Senior Manager Projects

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Responsible for providing the coordination and management of the PMO work-streams with the respective Brand Marketing Leads and Sponsors, in order to facilitate the development of the adidas One Brand Marketing project.


He/she will achieve this mission by:

  • Driving, guiding and supporting Leads in the planning and execution of the respective work-streams and initiatives
  • Communicating project risks, escalating decision points, and obtaining required strategic direction from necessary organisational stakeholders
  • Establishing credibility with Leads and Sponsors (e.g. can be trusted for an accurate snapshot of where things stand)


Key Responsibilities:


Project Planning

  • Drive and guide Leads by creating and sharing a systematic and integrated view of selected work-streams (set the baseline: set work-stream objectives, role, define KPIs)
  • Ensure objectives are aligned with the strategic direction of the One Brand Marketing project


Project Management / Support / Communications

  • Coordinate and manage prioritization processes across markets/functions for each work-streams development
  • Provides project administration support to ensure documentation, supporting materials, and project plans are updated and readily available for internal teams and senior leaders.
  • Facilitate internal and external meetings when necessary
  • Consolidate and analyze data collected from project information, comparing results with baseline and communicating status to the Leads and Sponsors for review
  • Actively monitor completion of necessary deliverables of respective work-streams to translate implications of progress into outcomes and demands for Leads and Sponsors
  • Facilitate and guide the overall work-stream life-cycle from start to finish
  • Act as liaison and communication bridge across the organization to build alignment on work-stream direction and priorities, and to manage cross-work-stream interdependences 
  • Provide Leads, Sponsors and Global interfaces with regular updates on work-stream progress through the maintenance and development of project status reports.



  • Work-stream(s), Initiative(s) achievement – Time to Completion, Resource Utilisation
  • Contribution to the development of the overall business strategy and organisational set up
  • Qualitative feedback from Leads, Sponsors and Global Interfaces on overall project leadership, communications, problem solving, strategic influence
    Knowledge and Abilities:
  1. Strong process and project management skills – organized but flexible approach
  • Solid business sense and analytic/critical-thinking skills
  • Influential skills– able to mobilize people across functions towards a common objective.  Not just with logic but also by other means (e.g. appealing to authority, relationship, etc.)
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization abilities to handle multiple projects at the same time;
  1. Takes initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement with an owner mentality
  2. People oriented & Collaborative – ability to work with, service, and navigate across a wide network throughout the organization
  3. Confident, has good judgement and will assert and stand behind it
  4. Accountable, reliable and objective, leveraging fact base
    Requisite Skills, Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • University degree or above (MBA or other business-related qualification preferred)
  • 7-9 years of general business experience
  • Strong track record in cross functional/market level project management with leading consumer brands or consulting firms
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality work on time
  • Experience with initiatives/project tracking (e.g. knowledge of utilizing tracking tools)
  • Experience with synthesizing large amounts of data into updates that are easy to digest
  • Broad understanding of business value drivers and operations
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) and experience with problem- solving tools (e.g. logic trees, storylines, quantitative models)
  • Strong communication skills – written and spoken English


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Job Title:  Senior Manager Projects

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Sales
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  473493
Date:  Sep 2, 2022