Senior Manager Human Resources - Talent Pool (m/f/d)

Our Talent Pools are for those interested in being considered for future opportunities with adidas! While we may not have an opening currently, we anticipate needs in the future and we are looking for top talent!

To join our Talent Pool, simply click Apply and your information will be sent to our Talent Acquisition team. From there, we will reach out to you for a first phone interview if your profile matches the requirements of the posting.




To enable a people eco system around moments that matter – delivering value at every touchpoint and provide HR service and support to defined support area. Manages and acts as a key contributor for local or global HR projects and initiatives.


Key Responsibilities

  • Key contact of managers and employee base and consult on policies and procedures
  • Trusted advisor to people on all people related matters. Coach and mentor Line Managers to be empowered around people, engagement and performance topics/decisions
  • Support and execute the People Strategy in a defined area
  • Drive change management plans and execution of new Org Design set up
  • Source solutions to build skills and capabilities in partnership with Expert communities, operationalize the workforce planning process
  • Monitor dashboards and analytic trends
  • Build a Talent pipeline with robust succession plans for Management positions within the area of responsibility
  • Ensure our people products and processes are executed and adapt communication for customer base
  • Quickly respond to complaints, questions, needs from line managers, employees
  • On a regional level drive and support on site activities e.g. campus closure, holiday parties, all local initiatives, branding, etc.
  • Educate and support leaders, managers in their people R&R: appraisals, grievance, absence, H&S, Planning, TA, Briefings, development and training


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • HR Capabilities: Individual and collective labor law. HR Subject Matter Expert, use of HR metrics, change delivery support, organizational design, maintains external perspective, anticipating people trends, employee relations. Basic knowledge around workforce planning
  • Business Capabilities: Commercial awareness, customer focus, understanding HR strategy, understanding business, its value chain and key processes
  • Consulting Capabilities: Brokering solutions to meet business needs, ability to sell HR solutions to the business, trusted advisor, small group facilitation, coaching skills, project input and delivery
  • A good team player with basic management skills
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills to employees and small groups
  • Supports innovation and supports the development of new ideas, approaches and methods
  • Shows understanding of the overall strategy and the relevance for tasks
  • Builds sound arguments, has a clear opinion and conveys ideas to the point


Requisite Education and Experience

  • University degree or equivalent (preferably main subject Personnel Management)
  • Minimum of 6-7 years progressive work experience in the field of HR (preferably in an international organization)
  • English fluent (written and oral)


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 Human Resources - Talent Pool (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  252791
Date:  Jun 6, 2022