Senior Director Product Operations -Ivy Park and Human Race

We are looking for a Senior Director to lead our Product Operations - Ivy Park and Human Race team in Los Angeles, CA.
This role will work as part of the key leadership team for our Top Collaborators and help set the pace for the brand.  You will lead the ‘end to end’ development lifecycle for some of adidas’ most prominent creators.  Under your leadership, the team, will push boundaries with innovative and industry-defining Footwear and Apparel for Ivy Park and Human Race.
We’re a collaborative and diverse team across multiple locations. You’ll be collaborating directly with Design Leads, Marketing, Sourcing management, Supply Chain, Materials and other horizontal functions of Product Operations.
You’re a creative problem solver at heart; a true entrepreneur. You have a background in Development (FW & APP) and a history of working with Top Collaborators.  You’re not afraid to take risks and check your ego at the door.  Knowing the whole world is waiting for your shoes to drop, is the kind of pressure you thrive on, so you always hit your deadlines.  Leading and developing a successful, diverse team gets you out of bed in the morning.  You’re deeply passionate about your craft and can balance consistency and detail with creativity and data.


You’re a good fit for the role if:

  • You have 10+ years minimum years of experience, specializing in in Product Development, Sourcing and/or Materials or directly related field with appropriate management experience.
  • Proven experience and deep understanding of Yeezy, Pharrell and Beyoncé market.
  • Proven record of leadership and accomplishment in a multi-national environment.
  • Understand complexities and challenges of the business.  Strong ability to identify root cause and create optimal path forward.
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required.
  • Excellent fluent English (verbal and written) skills, German/Asia languages an advantage.
  • You’re an effective communicator, comfortable presenting topics at all levels.
  • You champion accessibility and inclusivity throughout Product Development process.
  • You can source, interpret, and implement feedback and insights into your process.

Bonus points for:

  • Analytical mindset, comfortable building reports and using data to drive decisions
  • Knowledge of, or experience in the sporting goods industry
  • Supply Chain Management background

At adidas we believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.  

There’s plenty of change around right now as workouts move from the gym to the garage and we take a timeout from many of the activities we’re passionate about.  

Our ambition is to be the best sport brand in the world and with that comes plenty of challenges. We thrive on solving these with the imagination and experience of our incredible teammates.  

We’re all on the home team for now — we’d love for you to join ours.  
Please note: 
We’re all remote while the world sorts itself out. Upon our eventual return to office, the working location will be Los Angeles, CA.
Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English


adidas requires all US based employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.  Proof of vaccination is required. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant laws.

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 Operations -Ivy Park and Human Race

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  354328
Date:  Jan 4, 2022