Manager Business Development

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


As Manager Business Development, you support the execution of adidas’ strategic business plan by managing key strategic initiatives as well as cross-functional projects in Emerging Markets.



Key Responsibilities:


Project Management:

  • Act as a key player in driving and supporting cross functional initiatives
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Update leadership regarding status of individual projects in a consistent and effective manner
  • Coordinate/support collaborative global projects, process improvements, new tools’ implementation and best-practice sharing that are in alignment with the strategies and priorities of the organisation


Head Office & Insights:

  • Prepare and present business proposals and presentations to key stakeholders
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Maintain EM Data & Insights SharePoint hub
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify industry trends, competitive landscape, channel trends and consumer preferences
  • Generate insights to inform strategic thinking



Key Relationships:


  • EM Business Development community
  • Sales, Marketing, Finance, IT and HR hub teams
  • EM Internal Communications
  • Key stakeholders identified for specific projects and initiatives



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute business development strategies to drive growth in target countries
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to gather and interpret market data
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills (e.g., communication, stakeholder management)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential. Additional languages are a benefit
  • Professional experience in Emerging Markets a distinctive advantage



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration ideally with focus on Sales/Marketing/Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in business development, sales, or related roles, preferably in the sporting goods industry, retail or consulting
  • Leadership: experience of project lead responsibility
  • Cross-functional experience ideally with sales / marketing / finance / operations

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Job Title:  Manager Business Development

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cape Town
TEAM:  Sales
State:  WC
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497830
Date:  May 23, 2023