Manager BU HO Processes - BU Originals, Basketball & Partnerships (m/f/d)

Manager BU Headoffice - Process, Originals, Basketball & Partnerships



Define and support implementation of business process management in accordance with strategic direction of the BU across all global business units/ functions/ creation centers / markets for the adidas or a specific sub-brand.  Achieve consumer satisfaction as well as a positive brand image and corporate profitability with an efficient/commercial value approach.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Support Director BU Process on developing and driving structure and process guidance for the BU of Originals, Basketball & Partnerships
  • Define and manage interaction process to ensure alignment between Brand, Sports BU and Originals, Basketball & Partnership processes.
  • Manage & develop BU and creation process in accordance to Brand and BU Strategy
  • Collaborate with the BU first line, facilitate discussions and foster the decision-making process
  • Support change management within the x-functional teams
  • Facilitate process trainings and onboardings on a constantly growing and collaborating team
  • Operate with BPO network to generate BU insights and to consider BU specifics in the decision-making process
  • Create, manage & communicate BU calendar and manage process alignment for a sub-brand across all creation centers including process / system integration
  • Drive/lead cross-functional projects as empowered by Line or BU Management
  • Organize/facilitate major milestone meetings during creation & interaction process


Key Relationships:


Focus depending on specific role, but end-to-end business process contains the following collaboration scheme:



  • Senior leadership within Originals, Basketball & Partnerships
  • Brand Process & Operations, Brand Planning
  • Global Operations (Projects, Materials, Development, Costing, Sourcing, Planning)
  • Design
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Sales (Wholesale, Retail, eCom)
  • Global IT


  • All Management levels (including senior executives).



  • Global
  • Creation Centers
  • Markets



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Knowledge in process management in product creation and/or market processes, combining theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • End-to-end/ solution oriented understanding.
  • Proactive evolution-oriented mind set.
  • Cross-functional/ cross-brand mindset.
  • Project management skills
  • Work independently and ability to spot and develop opportunities
  • Analytical, communication and mediation skills
  • Strong competence with various tools, procedures etc

Language skills:

  • English: fluent
  • Another European language advantages
    IT skills:
  • MS Office:                                     Advanced
  • Project Management Software:   Basic
  • Smart Sheet:                                             Advanced
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • University degree or equivalent education required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job or job function.
  • Business Process Management experience advantageous
  • Change and Project management experience advantageous



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Job Title:  Manager BU HO Processes - BU Originals, Basketball & Partnerships (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  332028
Date:  May 26, 2021