Senior Manager, Strategic Project Management

EMPLOYER:                   adidas America, Inc.


POSITION:                    Senior Manager, Strategic Project Management


DUTIES:                       Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives, projects, and programs, from planning to execution, across the US organization. Translate high-level, long-term corporate strategy into concrete activities, milestones and goals. Provide research and analytical support to identify, evaluate, and implement solutions for strategic priorities. Drive and guide initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking the modules and initiatives. Initiate regular communication and working sessions with the management team on initiative progress, issues, decisions and recommended future actions. Develop and share best practices across the organization. Contribute project management support and coordination among internal resources to successfully execute high-impact, cross-functional projects. Lead and oversee strategic checkpoints, support the development of 1 to 3+ year strategic and business plans, and report on monthly, quarterly results. Develop and execute a systematic approach to support senior management in identifying the right strategic priorities to focus on. Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization across functions. Drive and guide initiative business owners in setting objectives, developing detailed plans and KPIs. Align with the director to ensure projects are focused on the right strategic initiatives and priorities. Engage with business owners and management to determine role and contribution for each initiative. Coordinate and drive regular progress updates while ensuring consistent planning and execution from function to function. Work independently to design and lead research projects related to digital market trends, consumer engagement, and competitive intelligence to inform strategy. Drive budget management, business case modeling, cost/return estimations, and analytics. Closely track project life cycle and organize regular updates with management on initiative progress. During planning and execution, provide value-added analytical support to enable fact-based decisions. Coordinate with Human Resources on initiative KPI’s and performance evaluation. Develop and lead the project/program team to fulfill its mission and targets. Provide objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing expectations. Provide feedback to initiative business owners/team to ensure high quality, timely execution. Actively manage a network across the organization to ensure the project remains highly relevant to the business and its priorities. Drive and guide initiative business owners to further develop project management skills and discipline.


REQUIREMENTS:           Master of Business Administration degree, and two (2) years of experience in a related occupation. Work experience must have included: Two (2) years of experience leading cross-functional strategic initiatives for a global technology corporation; experience with strategic planning and project management in the digital space with a leading consumer brand; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; and experience in financial modeling.


JOB SITE:                     5055 N. Greeley Avenue, Portland, OR  97217


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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Strategic Project Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  316872
Date:  Apr 16, 2021