Senior Project Manager 1

Key Responsibilities:


Project Management

  • Lead and manage to successfully deliver the assigned global and x-functional projects, end-to-end, ideally through applying PMI/a standardized methodology effectively.
  • Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans.
  • Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan through effectively coordinating people and resources.
  • Drive and measure engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures to ensure KPIs are met.
  • Monitor the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan in order to implement corrective or preventative actions.
  • Manage the change management approach for respective project and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
  • Finalize all activities across the projects/programs to formally close and hand over the project, ensuring project documents are approved, completed, maintained, and stored appropriately.




Dependency Management

  • Think globally and x-functionally in order to identify project dependencies and their impact, raise dependency issues with the project sponsor and co-create solutions


Resource planning

  • Form and lead multi-functional project team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects and programs.
  • Manage, coach, develop and train the formed project team members, input to performance reviews, provide feedback and allocate work considering complexity and experience level.
  • Partner with the internal market SCM, GIT, business units, finance department in order to identify and agree on project requirements and goals to then set up and manage related 3 PL projects on Warehousing and Transport .
  • Partner with the internal Supplier Management department in order to manage external suppliers (e.g. conduct interviews, financial management of external supplier costs).


Financials and Controlling

  • Establish project controlling as an independent element within the project to verify and control the allocated project costs on time in budget.
  • Ensure compliance to adidas & Supply Chain Management standards, e.g. PMO, controlling standards.
  • Manage project budget through tracking and reporting the monthly budget accruals and variances and ensure timely and accurate invoicing.



  • As conflicts and escalations arise within projects, identify solutions and propose these to project sponsor and support their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Management and project stakeholder throughout the project life cycle, in order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization.


If required: People Management

  • Ensure appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development
  • Allocate the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of systems, data and analysis and team feedback and make appropriate changes in order to meet business needs.
  • Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and Supply Chain Management objectives


Individual key responsibilities: (that are not captured within generic part, should not be more than 2-4 bullets): (to be filled out by Line Manager)



Full project budget responsibility


Key Relationships:


  • Supply Chain Management global and market-based teams/SCM market team
  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail/E-COM)
  • Supplier Management
  • HR Management
  • Controlling
  • External consultants (as needed)/3 PL provider


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to coach, guide and manage a (project) team.
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures.
  • Business mindset: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance, process driven.
  • Strong experience to manage complex global projects on 3PL WHS and 3 PL transport related initiatives.
  • Good market know how on 3 Pl Transport-/ Warehouse Provider and related networks.
  • Strong experience to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business.
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required.
  • Fluent English skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Supply Chain Management, or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive work experience in mid to large-scale project or program management in the field of logistics / transport management.
  • Strong experience with managing complex Distribution Center projects.  Ideally experience related to leading Greenfield/Brownfield Distribution Center projects or process optimization (of Material Flow) projects.
  • Ideally PMI/Project Management certified.
  • 1–2 years of experience in managing a team.

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Job Title:  Senior Project Manager 1

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Suzhou
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  JS
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  335091
Date:  Jun 9, 2021