Senior Project Manager - SPEED (m/f/d)


Drive projects to support workstreams associated with key SPEED programs, by providing project expertise, translating direction, managing communication, and enabling transparency to ensure that projects and initiatives are progressing toward established targets.


Key Accountabilities 

  • Create and maintain project office structure to support the implementation of the SPEED programs
  • Support Sr Director and Directors in driving improvement of SPEED models in the organisation
  • Support implementation of SPEED in selected Markets together and under Sr Director and Director drive and coaching
  • Contribute to the development of business cases for SPEED programs to ensure a tangible analysis behind any initiative.
  • Lead medium sized and smaller projects or sub elements of larger scale infrastructure initiatives within the SPEED initiative 
  • Support the development of the overall SPEED roadmap and maintain content, as well as standard tools and project templates for full project lifecycle to ensure a consistent and adequate project structure is operational; install tracking and progress reports relating towards the execution of the strategy.
  • Set-up and maintain detailed project planning and milestone tracking relating to implementations.
  • Participate to connectivity and alignment between SPEED programs and Transformation Topics.
  • Maintain departmental process in terms of meetings, targets & goal setting. 
  • Support Senior Managers in work stream execution for respective expertise and content in terms of workshops preparation, specific subject matter investigations, sponsor debriefings, etc.
  • Setup workshops, summarize results and execute debriefing

 Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience 

  • Good understanding of adidas end to end process and business models
  • Business acumen, solution and result oriented attitude
  • Strong project management skills from initiation to closure (scoping, structuring, work planning, status reporting tools, management updates)
  • Cross functional experiences e.g. GOPS, Marketing, Sales, consulting. Market experience is a plus
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills (verbal and written), to interact effectively and efficiently across different layers of a global organization
  • Ability to work and deliver in a changing enviroment, under limited guidelines, while adhering to specified timelines
  • Strong understanding of structured problem solving methodologies and  excellent analytical and quantitative abilities
  • Innovative thinker, action oriented and solution minded team player
  • High degree of self-management, enthusiasm, drive to perform
  • Excellent MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required


  1. A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, logistics, planning, supply chain, information systems, or operations; MBA a plus.
  2. 5+ years work experience, ideally in an apparel/fashion supply chain management, consulting, or retailing context
  3. Alternatively, 3+ years of strategy consulting with project experience in apparel/fashion, retail, and operations, combined with a graduate degree may be substituted for years of experience
  4. Fluency in English
  5. International working experience preferred
  6. Experience in systems design and implementation an advantage
  7. Experience in user training an advantage

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Job Title:  Senior Project Manager - SPEED (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  234322