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Senior Director Product Ownership - SCM Distribution (m/f/d)

Purpose 

The purpose of the S&P Supply Chain Products Team is to enable operational excellence in our Supply Chain Management processes and systems, covering global SCM (and adjacent) functions, as well as market SCM teams. The key objectives of the Product Area Owner are:

  • Be accountable for the success of the Product Area, considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).
  • Drive the strategic evolution of the Product Area and its Product Portfolio in line with companywide strategic goals.
  • Define and own the vision, long-term roadmap and OKRs for the Product Area, considering the value for the relevant user groups and the company in alignment with strategic key stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for Product Area deliverables in line with the Product Area roadmap and committed delivery dates.
  • Ensure the strategic direction is properly translated into an effective and sustainable Product portfolio reflecting its strategic capabilities within the Product Area.
  • Identify and solve dependencies within and beyond the Product Area to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Drive synergies between department priorities and global decision-making.
  • Support while empower Products to define Product Visions, Roadmap, OKRs.

 

Key Accountabilities

Scope: Accountable for an entire product area (>5m € budget)

 

Demand Management

  • Ensure the Demand Management process is set-up in an aligned format by a defined Demand Intake, Review, Prioritization Process in close collaboration with Business Stakeholders on Market/Global Functions side, other Product Areas and/or large Programs.
  • Capture, communicate and drive refined and prioritized Demand via your Product Area Roadmap and OKRs.
  • Be accountable to drive capacity management in alignment with demand prioritization through strategic planning of Product/sub-team set-up.
  • Drive (IT) demand management & prioritization across Product Area and its Products, including alignment with Business Stakeholders, adjacent Product Areas, Global/Market functions, and Domains.
  • Ensure that strategic direction is properly translated into the are strategy and product portfolio and all known constraints and dependencies have been considered.
  • Ensure business cases are well prepared in order to control and monitor performance and results of all investments into the product portfolio.

 

Product Strategy & Delivery

  • Be accountable for the success of the Product Area, considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).
  • Drive the strategic evolution of the Product Area and its Product Portfolio in line with companywide strategic goals.
  • Define and own the vision, long-term roadmap and OKRs for the Product Area, considering the value for the relevant user groups and the company in alignment with strategic key stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for Product Area deliverables in line with the Product Area roadmap and committed delivery dates.
  • Ensure the strategic direction is properly translated into an effective and sustainable Product portfolio reflecting its strategic capabilities within the Product Area.
  • Identify and solve dependencies within and beyond the Product Area to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Drive synergies between department priorities and global decision-making.
  • Support while empower Products to define Product Visions, Roadmap, OKRs.

 

Partnership, collaboration & stakeholder management

  • Represent the business for the product domain, fostering strong relationships with key global stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlogs of the domain.
  • Act as the ambassador for your product domain, showcasing the key functionalities to markets and other strategic stakeholders, driving product adoption and assuring operational excellence together with IT peers.
  • Manage relationships outside the product domain efficiently to ensure that he product teams can work autonomously.

 

Backlog Management

  • Drive the evolution of the product area backlog in collaboration with product owners in your area.
  • Influence backlog priorities in the own area in line with strategic direction.
  • Influence roadmaps and backlogs from other areas or domains.

 

Data Ownership for Product, Campaign & Digital Asset Data

  • Assume ownership for the conceptual data model of the product area.
  • Drive alignment of strategy and roadmap across all stakeholder groups – closely working with group data management
  • Drive the cleanup of reference data, the prioritization of change to the data model and implementation of adequate measures ensuring data quality across creation area

 

People Management

  • Build the appropriate structure to be able to manage the respective organization effectively, identify and develop the future talents and create realistic succession scenarios for key positions.
  • Promote a high-performance culture by setting clear expectations and individual goals
  • Ensure appropriate leadership skills are present at every level by creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development.
  • Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and strategic objectives.

 

Key Relationships

  • Domain Product team(s)
  • Global SCM & GOPS functions, Market SCM teams & adjacent teams (Finance)
  • Global IT teams
  • Market SCM Development teams

 

Knowledge, Capabilities  and Skills

  • The qualities necessary to forge strong interpersonal alliances and motivate others at all levels both within and outside the global organization. Leverage relationships effectively to drive individual performance and move the team agenda forward
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven level of strategic thinking / Big Picture and leadership through vision and values
  • High business acumen around data architecture & data modeling
  • Proven experience in the design and leadership of transformation programs and change management projects
  • Excellent communication skills and facilitation skills especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Pro- active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent presentation skills

 

Qualifications

  1. University degree in business administration or a related field
  2. Minimum 10 years of relevant business experience in Supply Chain business or Tech functions
  3. Min 8 years proven leadership of diverse & global teams and projects in a matrix organization
  4. Market experience preferred
  5. Cross-functional business experience (gained in e.g. Finance, Sales, Operations, IT) preferred

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Job Title:  Senior Director Product Ownership - SCM Distribution (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  408751
Date:  Jan 19, 2022