MBA Summer Internship - Global Operations Strategy & Programs (m/f/d)

adidas – Lucerne, Switzerland 
Creating the future of sport inspires our work every single day. We’re always on the lookout for talented new students. Always learning, always improving. Curiosity keeps us growing both as a company and as individuals. Come test your strengths, broaden your skills, share your input and pursue your passion with an internship with the Strategy & Programs team. 
This is a key in-house strategic position for an organized, passionate, and growth oriented future leader who understands how to create value for our shareholders and consumers. This special projects-oriented role will be a key influencer in helping to harmonize S&P ways of working across this business area. In addition, the role will work closely with the S&P SLT in helping drive a more consistent consumer-led viewpoint across all channels (Digital, Strategy, Finance & Retail).  


•    Extensive knowledge in Finance and/or Accounting and high-level understanding and experience with retail math and retail financial drivers
•    Proven understanding of retail needs with a focus on product presentation, merchandising, and enhancing sell-through, and in-depth knowledge of retail KPIs  
•    Ability to identify and quantify sales opportunities and market trends  
•    In-depth understanding of digital IT products and capabilities  
•    Strong understanding of and experience leading a digital marketing strategy, including (but not limited to) digital media, branded website development, social media, and mobile   
•    Solid understanding of Project Management and Process Engineering methodologies  
•    Pronounced influencing and negotiation skills, honed through (senior) stakeholder management, refined written and verbal communication with the ability to simplify complex matters and tell compelling stories   
•    Strong analytical skillset with a clear focus on result delivery. Self-motivated and track record of performing in a high-paced, complex environment, experience in top-tier consultancy and/or FMCG Value Chain and Supply Chain Management is a plus   


•    Supply Chain Management
•    Strategy & Programs
•    Commercial Finance
•    Retail
•    Digital Commerce
•    Demand Planning
•    Consumer


•    Working towards an advanced degree or qualification in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Digital
•    Strong analytical and quantitative skills to share ideas and influence Senior Management with fact-based reasoning
•    Solid foundation in continuous improvement tools and services, e.g., problem solving and process improvement  
•    Result-driven way of working with clear action-bias  
•    Expertise in project management and structuring, i.e., proven ability to develop comprehensive project plans and drive alignment with stakeholders  
•    Strategic communication skills and visual finesse to build business cases, strategy papers and internal pitch decks  
•    Solid skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.  
•    Strong knowledge in financial modeling
•    Familiarity with collaboration and tracking tools, e.g., SmartSheet, JIRA, and Confluence  
•    Advanced methods of data analysis and reporting   


•    Enrolled in a full-time MBA for the whole duration of the internship
•    Ideally 4+ years of relevant work experience
•    Available to participate in our MBA internship program from June to August/September 2022 (12 weeks)
•    Application Deadline: October 31st, 2021
•    Start Dates: June 1st or 15th, 2022 
•    Duration: 3 months 
•    Location: Lucerne, Switzerland


•    Submit your resume and, instead of a traditional cover letter, please submit your personal adidas 1-pager and show us your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the brand and this role. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-pager is submitted as a PDF. Inside of it, you can use any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc. 
•    Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  MBA Summer Internship - Global Operations Strategy & Programs (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Strategy
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363994
Date:  Sep 30, 2021