Senior Director (m/f/d) Strategic Delivery Management

We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives. To change lives, we are strengthening the TECH foundation to reach and build direct relationships with our consumers. CIO & Transformation Office (CIO&TO) plays a pivotal role to orchestrate and accelerate activities for TECH.





Our Senior Director Strategic Delivery Management will be the lead of our strategic relationship with different Tech capacity partners (external vendors, internal tech hubs), to ensure efficient and quality delivery of our Tech portfolio under adidas 2025 Own The Game strategy. In this role, you will define strategic roadmap with our portfolio of partners, lead strategic business reviews, define evaluation framework and formulate engagement model with our internal & external teams.





  • You will define yearly overarching KPI framework for our partners, above the daily operational targets, in line with Tech strategy
  • You will set up process for partners’ performance evaluation and drive improvement if required, together with respective Tech domains
  • You will oversee of our interaction and spend with partners and ensure the cost of engagement meets delivery expectations
  • You will lead quarterly partner business reviews to evaluate performance, discuss improvement areas and align on the future plans for the relationships (e.g. innovation, share of business)
  • You will set up framework to advise on internal and external workforce deployment
  • You will be a key contributor in vendor contract negotiations with the support of Tech domains, Procurement and Legal
  • You will identify and mitigate business risks with our partners (e.g. over-concentration)
  • You will be a key enabler of our TECH 2025 strategy & Digital Transformation journey
  • You will partner cross functionally as required, including but not limited to, all Tech domains, Procurement, Legal and Finance




  • 12 years of experience in the field of Tech vendor management
  • 10 years of experience in team management including professional grade
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in IT
  • Living or working outside home market
  • 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
  • Has the desire to learn and grow as a leader and the ability inspire and empower others to deliver and contribute





               You will join us as a full team member enriching our IT leadership team and capabilities to even better push forward to make TECH and adidas a better place. You will be working in a flexible and family friendly environments. We have options for childcare, fitness, nearby airport (NUE), world-class campus, on site canteen, and other benefits that you’ll love. 





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Job Title:  Senior Director (m/f/d) Strategic Delivery Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  338908
Date:  Nov 26, 2021