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Senior Manager Strategic Project Management, Transformation

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives/projects/programs, from planning to execution, across the North America market (NAM).  Particular focus will be on managing and supporting  NAM’s two biggest priorities in the coming years, Profitability and SAP upgrade.

  • Translating high-level, long-term corporate strategy into concrete activities, milestones and goals
  • Driving and guiding initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking the modules and initiatives – while providing deep-dive support on select initiatives with value-added analysis
  • Initiating regular communication and working sessions with the management team on initiative progress, issues, decisions and recommended future actions. Also developing and executing multi-channel communications plans across the Market and Globally.
  • Developing and sharing best practices across the organization 

 

Key Responsibilities:   

Planning

  • 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

 

Management

  • Alignment with senior director to ensure projects and resources 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

 

Financial

  • Drive budget management, business case modeling, cost/return estimations, analytics (as required)

 

Systems and Processes

  • 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

 

People Management

  • 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

 

Training

  • Drive and guide initiative business owners to further develop project leadership skills and discipline

 

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • Global project leaders & stakeholders
  • Function heads, senior management, key stakeholders of projects and initiatives

 

External

  • Service providers / vendors

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management (including planning, organizing, and communications)
  • Manage relationships and diversity
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow, building business acumen and technical skills
  • Initiative & entrepreneurial – to take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement
  • Leadership & Influence – lead diverse teams and influence strategically towards common goals
  • Managing through change – ability to manage through changes and uncertainties

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of general business experience
  • Experience with leading consumer brand
  • Extensive experience in and strong skills of process and project management
  • Experience in working closely with senior managers and leaders across functions
  • Experience in SAP migrations and upgrades is a plus
  • MBA or other business related qualification is a plus
  • Deep skills in Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Basic financial and modeling knowledge

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 Strategic Project Management, Transformation

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  369795
Date:  Nov 26, 2021