Senior Project Manager, BU Originals Product & Design Head Office


Senior Project Manager


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Manage day to day business in the respective business unit and manage major, strategic projects for BU/function.

Ensure a smooth communication flow between product creation team and x-functional partners such as Brand Strategy, Product Operations, Design, Finance, CTC, market organizations and other head-office functions.


  • Key Responsibilities: Pro-actively manage the development of key, strategic business projects, to ensure company and brand objectives are met, cross-functional teams are aligned, critical seasonal timelines are met
  • Pro-actively manage the development of multiple concepts and projects, running on multiple seasons, ensuring objectives, budget and timelines are met, and ensuring on-time delivery of tools to Markets
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure clear communication, optimisation of processes, on-time deliveries to stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal/external teams to ensure BU/function’s processes and annual timings are aligned and harmonized, ensuring holistic process
  • Establish, communicate, and champion project methodologies
  • Write Create project charters and objectives design briefs, project timings, and project plans
  • Manage overall project workload and maintain project list
  • Manage overall budget for assigned area, planning annual budgets and forecasts, strategizing best use of funds
  • Organize resources and manage communication and interaction
  • Provide operational, process and organizational management support to superior and senior management team
  • Support teams in all operational issues
  • Ensure regular communication about business area and news in the organisation
  • Champion and support the fulfilment of strategies


Key relationships:


Depending on scope / type of project but in general:

  • Product Marketing at brand adidas
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Finance
  • Global Operations
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Processes & Operations
  • Head-office functions
  • Market functions (Wholesale, Retail, eCom)
  • Sales (all channels)
  • Global IT
  • Human Resources



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Proven skills and capabilities in project management & analytics, organization, time, and budget management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong client management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and talent to think big picture
  • Strong Negotiating and Collaborating skills
  • Self-starter, strong self initiative
  • IT skills:  Macintosh software, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced
  • Language: English: fluent


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:



  • University degree with equivalent work experience
  • At least 8 years work experience in project management, strategy, head-office functions, or related work area
  • in design related area (agency or company)
  • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  • Passion for adidas and its mission
  • Passion for sports, culture, design, brand strategy, project management



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 Project Manager, BU Originals Product & Design Head Office

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  344648
Date:  Oct 14, 2021