Senior Manager Projects FW

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The Supplier Management and Projects FW team plays a key role in supporting the achievement of the adidas ‘Own the Game’ strategy. The team is responsible for overseeing footwear supplier facing strategy and performance and driving continuous improvement across Footwear Sourcing.

As a member of the Supplier Management and Projects FW team, you will be responsible for driving and coordinating improvement projects across FTW Sourcing and will act as a Footwear Sourcing representative for cross-divisional initiatives.

In this role you will identify areas for improvement as well as solutions to operational problems using evidence-based methodology and best practice. You will work and engage closely with vertical and horizontal functions to plan and execute strategic footwear projects.

This is an exciting role with an opportunity to work with a dynamic and passionate team to help improve Footwear Sourcing operations and contribute to the success of adidas.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Own projects end-to-end within Footwear Sourcing; incl. definition of deliverables and KPls, creation of project plans and timelines, monitoring and driving of progress, and post-implementation assessments of project success
  • Work with subject matter experts to provide content input into projects, and to achieve optimal solutions for adidas
  • Provide regular and structured updates on project achievements and challenges
  • Drive process/system standardization and improvements; e.g. tailor development and commercialization process to design-for-speed, consolidate adidas/reebok planning codes, harmonize mi-adidas/your-reebok processes and standard operating procedures, etc.
  • Support development and enhancement of advanced software tools for Sourcing Operations; e.g. to support Allocation strategy
  • Proactively assess and suggest improvement opportunities for Footwear Sourcing across LOs/functional areas
  • Manage selected activities as defined by Director Supplier Management & Projects
  • Proactively work across functions to identify and resolve issues that are posing obstacles to the business.


Key Relationships:

  • Footwear Sourcing Management team
  • LO and functional teams
  • Suppliers
  • Brands Operations
  • CoE-S/BO/SCM
  • Global Supply Planning
  • other GOPS functions


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to 'connect dots'
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate at senior management level
  • Ability to motivate and lead teams of diverse professionals
  • Good understanding of process optimization
  • Good knowledge of Footwear industry and manufacturing methods a plus
  • Good knowledge of standard Software applications (Excel, PowerPoint)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in operations or project management/consulting
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another language an advantage

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 Projects FW

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Sourcing
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  358281
Date:  Jan 16, 2022