Manager GBS Continuous Improvement (m/ f/ d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Global Business Services (GBS) has been created to provide globally unified services based on standardized and automated solutions across different functions and markets. This will enable us to drive operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity and workload. In adidas GBS we leverage state of the art technology and cultivate a human-centric and innovative mindset to continually raise the bar of the user experience.

Continuous Improvement will drive continuous improvement cross GBS Centers, across all global processes.  He or she will support CI lead and Ops/GPO on the development of the strategy for Continuous Improvement and to support on prioritisation of initiatives based on impact on business value/customer experience and efficiency etc. It’s meaningful position for Adidas 2025 strategy. The role holder will help to collaborate with CI Governance senior manager/Center CI lead on CI methodology/framework build up as well as implementation.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collabrate with Adidas Global CI Hub to design/build up Adidas own CI approach
  • Support to create framework for all workstreams on CI methodology launching with agile and efficient way of working
  • Support workstreams and TOP AREAs to drive ESSA(Elimination/Simplification/Standardization/Automation) opportunity identification.
  • Support to deliver operational efficiencies, process standardization and hamonization
  • Provide coaching on LSS/process re-enginer project to help project successful implement
  • Drive mindset of continuous improvement as a culture of Adidas
  • Support to build up continuous improvement training program
  • Leverage TTT program to deliver continuous improvement training to center
  • Continuous Improvement event design and promotion
  • Support best practice sharing cross centers/workstreams


Key Relationships:

  • Operations Center Leads
  • Functional GBS Operations teams
  • Global process owner
  • GBS Delivery excellence global team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the area of end-to-end process improvement and/ process standardization in Finance/HR/Procurement
  • Extensive experience of Continuous Improvement methodologies (both theoretical and practical application) LEAN/DFSS/DMAIC. SPSS modelling is preferred
  • Automation project experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of E2E-processes in Global Business Services
  • Extensive experience of Continuous Improvement methodologies (both theoretical and practical application) LEAN/DFSS/DMAIC. SPSS modelling is preferred
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex situatiosn and develop innovative solutions within a changing environment
  • Experience of providing clear guidance and in instructions to operational teams and coaching
  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools
  • Strong data analysis and RCA capability
  • Knowledge of SAP FI and CO a plus
  • Vitural team management skill
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent experience, preferable in accounting or business administration
  • Six Sigma Black Belt as plus


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Job Title:  Manager GBS Continuous Improvement (m/ f/ d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  377669
Date:  Nov 10, 2021