Manager - Project Management & Strategy (M/F)

Manager - Project Management & Strategy


GBS Program Management


adidas Global Business Services (GBS) is the engine to drive the transformation to ONE adidas. It is the company's operational backbone, through delivering standard global services, focusing on enhancing customer user experience, and providing consistent skills and quality.


It delivers high quality services in the areas of Order to Cash (O2C), Source To Pay (S2P), Record to Report (R2R), Controlling & Reporting and HR Services for adidas companies and subsidiaries located in Europe, North America and Latin America.


As our success journey continues, adidas Porto keeps learning, keeps moving and keeps growing.  We are creators in our fields, thinking strategically about how digital tools can make reporting more transparent and targets more controllable. If you see yourself as a coach, playmaker, planner and problem solver, we invite you to be a part of our team.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The GBS Project Management & Strategy position is a part of the Global Team of GBS Program Roadmap based in Porto in the management of overall GBS transformation (for Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific), ensuring the execution of projects in GBS, as well as improvement projects in Operations, support Transitions teams in the execution of transitions, and support all other teams with project management capabilities.



  • Develop feasibility studies for new scope / new business, building scenarios, recommendations and risk analysis
  • Create business case models for new scope, as well as manage and drive Business case governance (deviations and new scope changes)
  • Project management and development (in a GBS environment nice to have), ensuring: 1) full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans 2) Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan through effectively coordinating people and resources 3) Monitor and highlight any project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan and make suggestions to implement corrective or preventative actions. 4) Control the allocated project costs on time in budget.
  • Manage, co-ordinate and enable project stakeholder throughout the project life cycle, in-order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization
  • Interpersonal skills to liaise with GBS stakeholders (leadership, operations, process excellence, delivery excellence)
  • Ensure the PMO team prepares all documentation required for projects, reporting to Board and other governance bodies


Key Relationships:

  • Leadership
  • Transition team
  • Process Owners (Process Excellence teams)
  • GBS Center Operations (Porto in Portugal & Dalian in China)


Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent analytical skills, managing data from multiple sources
  • Model and scenarios development for new business scope
  • Presentation building skills and storytelling
  • Ability to interact at a high management level
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of GBS organizations from feasibility to full implementation (nice to have)
  • Pro- active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Good communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (namely Excel, PowerPoint)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive work experience in mid to large scale project or program management
  • Business
  • Storytelling / presentation building
  • Model case development
  • Business case knowledge




Sound good? Apply directly and be part of our tomorrow.

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Job Title:  Manager - Project Management & Strategy (M/F)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205858