Scouting Manager - BU Football (m/f/d)

Purpose and Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The Player Manager is responsible for the relationship management, contracting, equipping, activating, and developing selected sports marketing partners


Key Responsibilities:

  • Service the portfolio of next generation adidas athletes (currently approx. 160) and serve as contact for player adisors and contact persons for the official teams of the Bundesliga club.
  • Contact for Athlete Service Management and Player Management on the status of shoe and item orders
  • Tracking the right shoe colors for the adidas contract athletes / adidas clubs and SoV (share of voice) players (as well as the competition) & weekly statistical evaluation
  • Accompaniment and coordination of contractors (players, scouting players, consultants) at shop visits & brand introductions in Herzogenaurach
  • Drafting and Supporting Presentations for Pitches of New Footballers & Updates to Global Player Management and Upper Management
  • Organization, support and implementation of projects with external partners (e.g. Scouting Camps)
  • Act as Brand Ambassador towards the various partners in the area of responsibility
  • Budget planning and budget maintenance of equipment along with the retainers budget for Scouting Players.


Key Relationships:

  • Local: Sports Marketing Team, Merchandising, Brand Marketing, Trade Marketing, PR, Digital, Finance / Controlling
  • Global: Global Sports Marketing, BU Football, Future, Legal
  • Externally: corresponding symbols or contacts in the area of responsibility, ie. Players and their family environment, coaches, agencies, consultants


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Very good communication skills, strong negotiating skills and relationship management, great empathy, openness, and high customer orientation
  • Good methodological skills in data analysis and strategic development
  • Good numerical understanding
  • Advanced MS Office skills, good SAP skills
  • German, English, Spanish fluent in spoken and written, 3rd language preferable


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in business administration or sports management with a focus on marketing / sales
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in sports marketing / sponsoring / product marketing - specializing in Football, and very good knowledge of the German football scene (consultants, players, clubs, ...)




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Job Title:  Scouting Manager - BU Football (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Düsseldorf
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  496934
Date:  May 12, 2023