Manager Sustainability Data Management (Footwear OR Apparel focus) (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

This position contributes to adidas’ mission to be the best sports company in the world by managing the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art sustainability analytics to ensure informed decision making, reporting and communication. In addition, this role provides guidance on our material data structure to back up our product sustainability claims.


Key Responsibilities: 

Sustainability data management

  • Develop data guidelines and trainings for the x-functional teams regarding material sustainability topics  
  • Verify sustainability data integrity in our material database by use of KPI and analytical dashboards
  • Design and develop automated reporting solutions and dashboards with data engineers to help our internal team towards our sustainability goals
  • Prepare sustainability data for internal and external audit

Sustainability analytics

  • Propose and implement the IT system enhancements necessary to support our sustainability roadmap
  • Enable effective decision making by analyzing data from multiple sources and compiling it into a digestible and actionable format.
  • Identify business and process improvement opportunities by monitoring existent sustainability parameters, analyzing data and partnering with internal teams
  • Connect the dots between Sourcing Traceability, Sustainability and Advanced Creation teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple competing projects under a deadline.
  • Ability to proactively communicate on an on-going basis with cross functional teams to ensure a smooth product development process.
  • Ability to work on a team or independently with the ability to motivate and mentor others as necessary.
  • Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management.
  • Ability to communicate and to lead discussions in small and larger groups, 
  • Strong team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people in a productive manner.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English.
  • Good understanding of processes and business principles combined with excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Access, ideally with first experience in using Business Intelligence (BI) tools.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Four-year college or university degree with focus on business administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  2. At least 5 years of experience in business analytics or data management
  3. Experience in sustainability projects and/or material management projects is an advantage 


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 Sustainability Data Management (Footwear OR Apparel focus) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  297743
Date:  Apr 4, 2021