Senior Director Technology Consultancy - Sales

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The Business Solutions Manager is someone who can effectively cross-collaborate with multiple stakeholders to define the current and future state of adidas business and its processes, identifying issues and risks, suggesting mitigation strategies and driving towards technology solutions.     


Key Responsibilities: 

Business process improvement
•    Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for business process improvement which allow the organisation to quickly improve and implement business processes to meet business requirements. 
•    Sets direction and leads in the introduction and use of techniques, methodologies and tools, to meet overall business requirements, ensuring consistency across all user groups. 
•    Leads and plans business process improvement activities to analyse business processes; identify alternative solutions, assess feasibility, and recommend solutions which exploit new technologies and automation. 
•    Leads the development of organisational capabilities for business process improvement and ensures adoption and adherence to policies and standards.

Business risk management
•    Plans and manages the implementation of organisation-wide processes and procedures, tools and techniques for the identification, assessment, and management of risk inherent in the operation of business processes and of potential risks arising from planned change.

•    Manages provision of consultancy services, and/or management of a team of consultants. 
•    In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services. 
•    Engages with clients and maintains client relationships. 
•    Establishes agreements/contracts and manages completion and disengagement.


Specialist advice
•    Provides organisational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of specialist knowledge in the organisation. 
•    Maintains a network of recognised experts (inside and/or outside the organisation) who can deliver expert advice in areas relevant to the organisation's current and future needs. 
•    Provides input into professional development planning across a significant part of the organisation to further the development of appropriate expertise.

Portfolio, programme and project support
•    Takes responsibility for the provision of portfolio, programme and project support. 
•    Advises on the available standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques. 
•    Evaluates project and/or programme performance and recommends changes where necessary. 
•    Contributes to reviews and audits of project and programme management to ensure conformance to standards.


Business analysis
•    Takes full responsibility for business analysis within a significant segment of an organisation where the advice given, and decisions made will have a measurable impact on the profitability or effectiveness of the organisation. 
•    Leads the selection of appropriate business analysis methods, tools, techniques; selecting appropriately from plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches. 
•    Establishes the contribution that technology can make to business objectives, defining strategies, validating and justifying business needs, conducting feasibility studies, producing high-level and detailed business models, preparing business cases, overseeing development and implementation of solutions, taking into account the implications of change on the organisation and all stakeholders. 
•    Guides senior management towards accepting change brought about through process and organisational change.


Business modelling
•    Conducts advanced modelling activities for significant change programmes and across multiple business functions. 
•    Has an in-depth knowledge of organisation-standard techniques 
•    Plans own modelling activities, selecting appropriate techniques and the correct level of detail for meeting assigned objectives. 
•    May contribute to discussions about the choice of the modelling approach to be used. 
•    Obtains input from and communicates modelling results to senior managers for agreement.

Requirements definition and management
•    Plans and drives scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for large, complex initiatives. 
•    Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate requirements definition and management methods, tools and techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
•    Obtains input from, and formal agreement to, requirements from a diverse range of stakeholders. 
•    Negotiates with stakeholders to manage competing priorities and conflicts. 
•    Establishes requirements baselines. 
•    Ensures changes to requirements are investigated and managed. 
•    Contributes to the development of organisational methods and standards.

Change implementation planning and management
•    Ensures that there is a business perspective on how any new technical capabilities will be integrated into the business, including planning around key business cycles, selecting appropriate customers for migration, etc. 
•    Initiates the business implementation plan, including all the activities that the business needs to do to prepare for new technical components and technologies. 
•    Ensures sites deliver site implementation plans that align with the overall plan. 
•    Tracks and reports against these activities to ensure progress. 
•    Defines and manages the activities to ensure achievement of the projected business benefits after delivery. 
•    Outlines key business engagement messages that need to be communicated throughout the programme/project.


Relationship management
•    Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups. 
•    Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables. 
•    Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.  
•    Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding. 
•    Facilitates business decision-making processes. 
•    Captures and disseminates technical and business information.


People Management / Resource Management 

•    Responsible for salary reviews, recruitment, selection, assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources. 
•    Manages the effective implementation of resource planning, recruitment, selection, assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources.  
•    Advises on standards, methods and tools for resource management. 
•    Ensures compliance with relevant statutory or external regulations and codes of good practice. 
•    Contributes to the development of resource management policies, standards and guidelines and to audits and assessment of resource management processes.
•    Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development 
•    Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
•    Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business needs.
•    Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and GIT objectives 

Key Relationships: 

•    Global IT
•    Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
•    HR (Senior) Management
•    Controlling


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

•    Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Proficient spoken and written command of English  
•    At least 15-year experience in IT
•    12 years of experience in relevant area
•    10 years of experience in team management including professional grade

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 Technology Consultancy - Sales

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  325241
Date:  Nov 30, 2021