Senior Manager, Workplace Management


Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio for all owned and leased properties, including lease and transaction management, all design, construction services, canteen services, and operational maintenance for all offices, showrooms and distributions centers for adidas Americas. Workplaces supports the successful implementation of “Own the Game” by supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, Workplaces collaborates within an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders including industry experts to provide value added service.

The Sr. Manager Workplace Management is responsible for the management and the coordination of technical facility operations by actively driving continuous quality improvement. This role will establish the highest standards for facility management, including but not limited to, building maintenance, canteen services, construction services, conveyance equipment maintenance, electrical equipment, and HVAC.  



•    Lead and manage all tasks related to property management, building maintenance, material handling equipment maintenance, janitorial, and canteen services.
•    Actively manage external partners to ensure efficient, maintained and operational material handling equipment (i.e., conveyance, PIT equipment, etc.).
•    Regularly audit external partners to ensure contract compliance and expected service levels to ensure maximum operational satisfaction.
•    Collaborate and support operations in the assigned service areas.
•    Develop and actively manage annual maintenance budgets for all service areas (both CAPEX and OPEX) in close partnership with the business stakeholders and assigned financial controller.  Accurately track actual spend and manage monthly/quarterly forecasts. 
•    Proactively identify opportunities for cost savings.  Track and report savings to leadership.
•    Manage and ensure accurate and timely invoicing from all external partners.
•    Manage operative, planning and acceptance for the design of new facilities, new equipment, and all other building modifications.  
•    Strategic and conceptual management over all related services.
•    Continuously develop, analyze, and optimize processes to related services.
•    Lead all phases of assigned projects, including planning, coordinating, executing, and acceptance.
•    Effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders.
•    Manage, coach, develop and train team members, input into performance reviews, provide feedback and allocate work considering complexity and experience level.
•    Introduce and ensure a leadership culture based on adidas principles within the entire department and across all hierarchical levels
•    Support occupational health and safety, for the respective area of responsibility, in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines, as well as minimizing risks. For a detailed description of obligations and tasks, please refer to the IMS Policy Annex ‘Health and Safety’ and the Corporate Security Policies.
•    Leading and/or support managing, planning, coordinating, controlling and ensuring the adidas Health & Safety standard through IMS Certification.
•    Lead the implementation plan to close findings related the external audit or authorities’ visits.
•    Lead and/or support all records and documentation in compliance with local, federal and ISO standards.
•    Report and monitor environmental, energy and targets performance for the location in Emeret system every month.
•    Support the global sustainability/energy efficiency/carbon reduction initiatives in relation to the buildings and operations to ensure the necessary certifications, such as Green Funds projects.



•    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk long distances; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move objects over 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



•    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to hot and/or cold and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high.

•    Fast-paced environment.



•    adidas employees 
•    Workplaces regional operation leaders
•    Respective business functions (GOPS, Corporate Governance, Finance, IT, Brands, Sales, Security, Health and Safety, other Workplace functions)
•    External suppliers
•    Applicable authorities



•    Ability to think outside the box to ensure continuous, strategic and conceptual improvement, as well as to implement an end-to-end mindset
•    The ability to create a clear framework for the work of team members / project teams
•    Ability to coach and lead (project) teams
•    Focus on service and customer satisfaction, people management/leadership culture
•    Strong communication skills
•    Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Smart Sheet)
•    Knowledge of conveyance and controlling systems
•    Self-motivated, proactive and innovative implementation of corporate goals
•    Project management, quality management and purchasing experience



•    Degree in Maintenance or equivalent technical education 
•    Minimum 7 years working experience in respective area
•    2+ years of experience in leading a business area and in people management
•    Experience in medium to large project or program management
•    Experience within distribution center environment

  • Employment at adidas is contingent upon providing COVID-19 vaccination status, although adidas will permit you to begin employment prior to submitting this information. adidas is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for accommodation in accordance with all relevant laws.
  • This role requires working 4 days in office and 1 day remote.  The working location of this position is Brantford, ON.
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.
  • Diversity and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace DIVERSE backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that REFLECTS our consumers and communities.

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 Manager, Workplace Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Brantford
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  494222
Date:  Feb 21, 2023