Manager, Project Manager


Manager, Project Management



Area:                                                                                       Global Operations

Department:                                                                           Strategy and Programs

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           Director Project Management

Indirect/secondary reporting line:                                        N/A

Subsidiary / country                                                              GCA & APAC

Location:                                                                                Shanghai

GSMS Grade:                                                                                         M4

Personnel managed:                                                          No



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This is an in-house strategy key position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented talent who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.


  • Drive major change initiatives across functions
  • Manage stakeholder’s relationship and secure buy-ins to project deliverables
  • Support enhancement activities on project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of Strategy & Programs within own network


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead program, project activities and manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to (senior) management
  • Execute overall project management and work streams deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring)
  • Design and drive analytics framework to support project execution
  • Lead interpretation of project results and translate into insights to steer the project successfully
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Provide guidance and manage activities of assistant project managers and business analysts
  • Manage Fulfilment Strategy & Programs departmental activities (e.g. knowledge sharing and employer branding)




Key Relationships:


  • Initiate project activities and connect with other stakeholders to share activities at work stream level (e.g. GOPS, IT)
  • Initiate and drive discussions with stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback and gather input on solutions
  • Establish working relationship and maintain regular contact with stakeholders
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
    • Product (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
    • Markets (SCM and Sales functions) 
    • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
    • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
    • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Soft skills:

  • Capability to simplify complex matters and provide options
  • Ability to build storyline to convey messages in a simple way
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and high level of influence skills
  • Ability to work independently


Hard skills:

  • Strong Excel analytics
  • Extensive PowerPoint knowledge and skills
  • Project management lean six-sigma certification
  • Experience with project planning and process mapping tools (e.g. MS Project, Visio)
  • Basic knowledge of enterprise solutions (e.g. SAP, development systems)
    • Other HR toolboxes (e.g. Campus and self-learning modules)


People management skills:

  • Work with and guide interns
  • Manage work stream teams
  • Assist coaching of more junior team members



Requisite Education and Qualifications: 


  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. management consulting, or regional exposure)
  • Within which ~2 years of relevant project management or industry experiences
  • University degree required


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:  Manager, Project Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  290429
Date:  Apr 4, 2021