Senior Project Manager Commercial

Reporting into the adidas Senior Vice President of Commercial, this role is responsible for supporting the Senior VP of Commercial and the Digital, Retail, Wholesale, adidas Team Sport and Key Cities teams. This role is key to enabling the efficient, effective, and collaborative leadership of the commercial team and is the right hand to the SVP to communicate, align and drive business strategy. 


Key Accountabilities

• Manage projects and proposals for Senior VP of Commercial by prioritizing projects, performing research, following up with involved parties, and identifying the appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Develop and implement planning and project management process to ensure timely and high-quality execution.

• Perform business and operational analyses to support senior management in fact-based decision making. • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the collaboration culture in the Head Office team.

• Facilitate and coordinate Senior Leadership meetings, with duties including advance agenda preparation, collecting and organizing relevant information from necessary parties, preparation of needed documents, communication of meeting expectations of all involved parties, and creating/following up on action items and agreements.

• Drive and own all senior leadership meetings towards an aligned objective and ensure all follow up necessary as agreed to in meetings

• Own preparation for meetings with duties including agenda preparation, document creation, and collecting and organizing relevant information from necessary parties.

• Manage communications for Senior VP of Commercial including the creation of memos, planning, and support for meetings content, and all communication both company-wide internally and partners externally

• Create and maintain master presentation that can be customized for executive needs and various business situations.

• Create presentation proposals for Senior VP of Commercial including the story line, slideshow preparation, speaking notes, and research as required.

• Develop an understanding of strategic business plans and operating model in order to clearly articulate complex content to diverse stakeholders, and to be persuasive in communicating the organization’s messages in a variety of settings. This person should be confident in communicating in one-on-ones, team settings, and with large audiences.

• Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization across functions while executing a systematic approach to support senior leadership in identifying the right strategic priorities to focus on

• Closely track project life cycle and organize regular updates with management on initiative


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of people (C suite to apprentices), build relationships, be diplomatic, and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization

• Able to synthesize complex and diverse data to formulate actionable business cases and recommendations

• Ability to maintain confidentiality at the highest level


Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience):

• 4+ years related business experience required

• Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA preferred

• Fluent in English

• Ability to travel frequently as needed

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 Commercial

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Administrative
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  317928
Date:  Apr 7, 2021