Senior Manager Business Development Israel

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


To support profitable and sustainable market share growth for adidas in Israel through the execution of market priorities and the exploration / development of new business development opportunities. To implement new processes to drive organizational effectiveness and efficiency and support the Senior Director Business Development EM and Country GM in addressing all extraordinary challenges to the organization


Business Development Key Responsibilities:


  • Align strategic priorities across management team and support Israel SLT & Senior Director Business Development EM in executing & tracking of global and Israel priorities
  • Address and solve cross-functional challenges and projects with high priority to country
  • Business Development
    • Markets: Support with strategic planning and project management with a focus on market entry strategy (selection of Operating Model set-up, financial modeling, etc.)
    • Channels & commercial business models: Support with evaluation, recommendation and project management for new business models and commercial channels with a focus on digital roll-outs (eCom, mobile, CRM, omnichannel)
    • Market research: Become point person for Israel market intelligence incl. macro-economic, sporting goods and competitive trends, as well as consumer insights
  • Project and Process Management
    • Support in organisation and coordination of monthly/ weekly SLT meetings, including ensuring & tracking execution of agreed action points
    • Lead progress tracking of key country priorities and reporting aligned with market / country templates
    • Manage major cross-functional projects through:
      • Creation of business cases to support requirements
      • Definition of project management frameworks, deliverables and KPI’s
      • Management of communication flow (e.g. support GM and management team in preparing regular executive updates)
      • Delivering results and impact assessment
    • Change Management - Assess the need and drive the change in business processes and organizational evolution to meet the needs of brands, markets, customers and consumers. Execute necessary change initiatives / projects.
  • Leadership & Communication
    • Embrace adidas Leadership Framework and be a role model displaying Confidence, Creativity & Collaboration


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Experienced Business Development professional with proven track record of successfully managing cross-functional projects
  • High personal impact and positive energy
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable presenting complex topics to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical backbone with demonstrated track record of turning ideas into business cases and leading projects to achieve bottom line results
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional, matrixed organization where indirect influence is as important as direct oversight in driving tactical execution
  • Strong interest and curiosity in sports industry, geopolitical developments and digital trends
  • Strong affinity with adidas and Reebok brands
  • Collaborative, flexible and open mindset
  • Pro-active and results oriented mentality, with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Fluency in English


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University Degree from leading institution in Business, Finance, Computer Science or another related discipline, MBA an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience within large organisations or in the consulting industry
  • Preferable experience in Retail / Fashion Industry / FMCG
  • Fluent in English and Hebrew, additional languages an advantage


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Job Title:  Senior Manager Business Development Israel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Holon
TEAM:  Administrative
State:  M
Country/Region:  IL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  451588
Date:  Jun 9, 2022