Project Manager Sustainability Own Retail (m/f/d)


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction and operations for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas. This supports the successful implementation of the corporate strategy supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, Workplaces collaborates within an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders and industry experts to provide value added service.


This is a position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented person who understands how to organize and manage cross-functional projects. The purpose of this role is to manage high calibre projects feeding in the strategy execution of the sustainability strategic business plan with a focus on sustainability process integration in the own retail business of adidas. This includes:

  • Drive projects across functions between global and market functions
  • Manage stakeholder’s relationship and secure buy-ins to project deliverables
  • Support enhancement activities on project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the Sustainability Own Operations relevance and visibility within own network


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive agendas on topics such as corporate footprint management
  • Senior stakeholder management, driving decision making effectively up to VP level
  • Manage projects, project activities and manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to (senior) management
  • Execute overall project management and work stream deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring)
  • Manage budgets and schedules for projects according to provided guidelines
  • Establish and manage governance of analytics framework to support strategy execution
  • Evaluate project results along defined KPIs and translate into insights and recommendations for strategic direction
  • Provide guidance and manage activities of assistant project managers and business analysts


Key Relationsships

  • Management / Senior Management
  • Sustainability / GOPS
  • Global Retail and market retail functions
  • Global and market Facility Management and Health & Safety functions
  • Global and regional Procurement
  • Finance and Controlling
  • External service providers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Conceptual problem solving to tackle ambiguity
  • Capability to simplify complex matters and derive insights and provide recommendations
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Self-motivated and high level of influence skills, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Staying calm under pressure/ being able to work on tight deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong Excel analytics skills, knowledge of smartsheet a plus
  • Extensive PowerPoint knowledge and skills
  • Project management experience (e.g. project planning and process mapping)
  • Experience in Own Retail business (ideally real estate, construction and/or facility management)



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree required, ideally related to Sustainability
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience in a multinational business, ideally sporting goods industry with exposure to Sustainability topics
  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience for strategic projects within international environment
  • Degree or training in Sustainability focused on environmental and energy relevant standards for buildings preferred

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:  Project Manager Sustainability Own Retail (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  311172
Date:  Apr 10, 2021