Project Manager (TEMP 6months)

  1. General Purpose

As a Project Manager in adidas Studio A on the Lab A innovation team, your task is to manage and deliver small digital projects, significant RFCs, or sub-elements of mid-scale digital projects. The project scope is primarily on a global level across digital functions. Your objective is to conduct the projects within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on consumers’ expectations and requirements. Planning, executing, and tracking projects in cooperation with the respective functions and project team members are a few examples of what is expected from this role. Additionally, you will be focusing on resource management and coordination activities, acting as the central interface to stakeholders.


Specific to Lab A innovation topics, you will be journeying into uncharted, never-done-before territories where creative problem solving is a must. It’s a “fail fast” environment where you’ll be responsible for keeping the team on track by helping overcome obstacles and removing barriers to set up the team up for success.


You are a go-getter who is comfortable with the unknown and always looking to find a solution. You think outside the box and help provide the team with structure and tangible outputs at each phase of the project.



  1. Key Responsibilities

Scope: Manage and deliver small and medium digital projects


  1. Project/ Program Delivery
  • Deliver projects end-to-end successfully, ideally through effective application of PMI methodology.
  • Develop detailed plans that allow providing transparency on progress and identifying risks on time.
  • Identify interdependencies with other projects and solve issues proactively.
  • Drive continuous improvement of products, processes, or systems within the project scope.


  1. Resource Planning
  • Lead and manage team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects & programs.


  1. Communication
  • Act as the key contact person for stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate and effective communication methods to the project sponsors and important stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
  • As conflicts arise within projects, identify solutions, and contribute to their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner and escalate to project sponsors if necessary.
  • Manage change within projects and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.


  1. Project Controlling
  • Execute project controlling as an independent element to ensure that actual project costs are in line the committed budget.
  • Conduct engagement reviews. Verify compliance with quality assurance procedures. Validate if project are delivering against program KPIs. When KPIs and goals are not obvious, help SPM, creative strategist and creative director define them.
  • Monitor project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against plan to implement corrective or preventive actions.



  1.  Responsibilities
  1. Agile Transformation
  • Drive the implementation of elements of the transformation to full agile working mode and facilitate agile adoption.
  • Contribute to developing and orchestrating the demand & delivery process within DBC.
  • Facilitate initial demand discussions.


  1. Market Development
  • Create business cases per market with support from Analytics team to evaluate growth opportunities.
  • Propose priorities for market rollouts based on business potential and market specific needs.
  • Develop base platform capabilities required to fulfill business cases, together with IT.



  1. Key Relationships:
  • Leading Sr. Project Manager or (Sr.) Dir. Projects & Programs
  • Project Team
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling



  1. Requirements
  1. Education & Experience
  • In-depth professional experience related to project management within the Digital Creative industry
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in the ecosystem environment of the project area in scope
  • Experience in Finance is a plus
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various seniority levels as well as subject matter experts across various functions (Creatives, Developers, business stakeholders, product, and marketing teams, etc.)


  1. Soft-Skills
  • Excellent communication skills, especially when interacting with various levels of business
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Good numerical and analytical skills


  1. Hard-Skills
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Basic Experience and a broad understanding of IT
  • Working knowledge of Creative development and Creative processes
  • Working knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban
  • Working knowledge of PMI methods ideally with certification
  • Fluent English both verbally and written

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Job Title:  Project Manager (TEMP 6months)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Digital
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  456345
Date:  Jun 17, 2022