Senior Manager Head Office (m/f/d) - temp for 3 months


Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction and operations for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas. This supports the successful implementation of “Creating the New” 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 and industry experts to provide value added service.

Provide coordinative and operational support for global key initiatives for Workplaces. Support the development and execution of the strategic topics with a specific focus on managing major internal projects. Ensure we create and operate our workplaces in a way, that the best work environment for our employees is provided over the entire real estate lifecycle.



Key Responsibilities

  • Plan the upcoming Workplaces annual calendar, in consideration of the schedules of Global HR and to ensure that all initiatives to achieve the Workplaces strategy and operations are planned into the calendar and ensure consistency in implementation.
  • Support the VP Workplaces in translating strategy into Workplaces tactical actions and communication towards the target audience by establishing and maintaining a transparent connection with e.g. Workplaces SLT, HR Global Functions, HR Strategy and regional leadership and supporting the implementation plans for the Functions.
  • Act as contact point for the HR Strategy and the Global HR PMO team and disseminate information to and collate input from the Workplaces in a timely manner. Drive the operative application of strategic projects of the Strategy Office by providing coordinative support regarding specific implementation plans for the Functions.
  • Lead and/or support day-to-day project management as required, e.g. design project plans, maintain work plans, create and implement status update documents and monitor progress according to agreed milestones
  • For assigned projects ensure visibility of project progress, flag risks and support their mitigation; identify and manage, gain buy-in and engage, keep informed and connect with stakeholders
  • Create, manage and leverage sounding board and steering committee for respective project
  • Create a safe and secure workplace in compliance with global and regional requirements
  • Drive data collection & data quality in compliance with global standards
  • Developing business cases for investment or expense and create transparency and KPI tracking for the region in global alignment
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with senior business leaders and stakeholders
  • Balance internal vs. external resources and ensure a flexible set-up while balancing costs and dependencies
  • Performance & contract management of external suppliers
  • Create and maintain a network within the industry to keep informed on key trends and attend relevant conferences to manage learnings and build a talent pipeline


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for sports
  • Living the 3C’s confidence, collaboration, creativity
  • Strong stakeholder management capability and excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Strategic mindset and ability to translate ideas into action
  • Strong ability to manage service providers against performance metrics
  • Strong ability to drive cost analysis / annual budget diligence
  • Strong ability to work in both a creative and structured/analytical capacity
  • Proven track record for implementing complex and cross functional projects
  • Thorough understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within a large, international company
  • Very strong communication expertise, both written and verbal; ability to communicate and influence at the executive-level
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken) and the regional language; German skills are a plus
  • Some business travel (up to 15%) might be required



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • University Degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, HR or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience in leading and developing large teams
  • Minimum of 6 years progressive work experience in fast-moving consumer goods industry and/or consulting background


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 Head Office (m/f/d) - temp for 3 months

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  309089
Date:  Apr 3, 2021