Senior Manager Sustainability Direction (m/f/d)


Manage the development of a science-based and holistic directions and guidance for selected priority topics as in integral part of the sustainability strategy, including decarbonization, biodiversity and circularity.

Ensure that necessary guidance and direction for selected topics is operationalized for core functions tasked to execute agreed actions.

Engage with industry experts to develop industry standards and lead specified collaborative projects.




  • Lead the development a science-based and holistic direction and guidance of selected priority sustainability topics (i.e. decarbonization, circularity and biodiversity) in closest collaboration with GOPS, Brand and Sales team.
  • Act as to go person for the internal x-functional team to provide direction and guidance on relevant sustainability industry standards
  • Lead the engagement and collaboration with all key external expert stakeholder groups (i.e. industry associations, NGOs, academia) in close collaboration with Governmental Affairs
  • Lead the development and reporting of Science Basted Targets
  • Co-create business cases, pilots and implementation to support the incubation of priority topics
  • Create relevant policies to drive business integration
  • Create internal training and communication material
  • Provide corporate communications with relevant facts, data and progress updates for internal and external communication
  • Ensure all external reporting and disclosure requirements are considered in the overall sustainability reporting framework



Key Relationships

  • Brand: Strategy, Future
  • GOPS: Advanced Creation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management SCM
  • Sales: Digital, Key markets
  • Legal: Governmental Affairs
  • SEA: Field and Program Ops
  • Finance



  • Strong expertise in environmental science, decarbonisation, renewable energy and biodiversity
  • Experience in science-based target development and approvals
  • Strong knowledge in the area of stakeholder engagement
  • Advanced x-industry expert network decarbonization, circularity, biodiversity
  • Knowledge of footwear, apparel and accessories manufacturing
  • Experience in leading x-functional projects with a positive track record

•    Effective communication skills

•    Fluent in English (written and spoken)



  1. Four-year university degree, preferably master’s degree in environmental science, CSR or related fields
  2. Minimum 7 years’ work experience in sustainability with a focus on decarbonization, circularity and biodiversity

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Sustainability Direction (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  446238
Date:  Jun 5, 2022