Senior Director, Product Management - YEEZY

THE OPPORTUNITY


We are looking for a Senior Director to lead Product Marketing for YEEZY in Los Angeles, CA.
 
This role will be responsible for creating industry leading innovative products & data-driven go-to-market strategies.  Under your leadership, the team, will push boundaries with innovative and industry-defining footwear from inception to commercialization.

 
THE TEAM


We’re a strong, collaborative and diverse team based in Los Angeles. You’ll be collaborating directly with a strong, close-knit Design and Product Development triad, and cross horizontal partners including our Concept-to-Consumer, Brand and Culture Marketing teams to name a few.
 
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

 

You are an innovator and an empathetic leader at heart.  You’ve mastered the fundamentals of product marketing, and understand how far you can bend them before they break.  You’re not afraid to take risks because innovating and defining the future with high-performing teams inspires you. 


You’re a good fit for the role if you:

  • Have 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • 5+ years in product creation, marketing, merchandising or related field
  • 5+ years of management experience leading and inspiring diverse & global teams
  • University degree or equivalent education required; Masters degree a plus
  • Proven experience setting category vision, strategic objectives and financial targets
  • Proven record of steering creation teams to ensure proper implementation of the Brand, Yeezy Business Unit (BU) strategies in alignment with partner creative vision
  • Experienced in developing and implementing seasonal product marketing direction, initiatives as well as consumer framework and corresponding product strategies
  • Develop collaborative relationships with all cross functional partners and integrate relevant teams in planning, strategy and execution phases
  • Experienced in setting targets to achieve BU goals and seasonal initiatives for footwear business
  • Monitor product financials and KPI’s (sell-in / sell-through-rates, number of articles, volumes per article) and initiate commercial, financial and efficiency solutions as needed.
  • Identify business opportunities and risks; respond by initiating key action steps and mitigation plans while including relevant cross-functional partners
  • Prepare and present product range for creative/design/selection review sessions and internal brand milestones.
  • Excel at building cohesive, teams, triads and relationships across the broader organization.
  • Create a team culture that supports the principles of diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Understand complexities and challenges of the business.  Strong ability to identify root cause and create optimal path forward.

 
Bonus points for:

  • Displaying and modeling innovative, resilient empathetic and data-driven mindsets
  • Extensive understanding of consumer/marketplace as well as sneaker, fashion and sport culture.
  • Footwear Product Creation experience
  • Strong commercial, financial and business acumen
  • Strong communication, collaboration, influencing and presentation skills
  • Strategic minded with strong executional abilities

 

ABOUT US 


At adidas we believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.  
Our ambition is to be the best sport brand in the world and with that we hold the attitude that Impossible is Nothing.
  
Please note: 
Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.


 

 

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:  Senior Director, Product Management - YEEZY

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  470349
Date:  Aug 3, 2022