Senior Project Manager Strategy & Programs (Sustainability Focus)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This is a key in-house strategy position focused on adidas’ Sustainability efforts for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented future leader. You will work directly with Adidas’ global sourcing organisation to lead and transform how we operate throughout the entire lifecycle of sport. Integrating sustainability in the way we design, manufacture, sell, play and eventually retire products. Read our Gameplan to further understand our commitments and progress. Adidas’ commitment to sustainability started long before the topic gained public attention. For 20 years, we have been a change leader in our industry, we believe through sport, we have the power to change lives.


We are looking for a passionate sustainability advocate who’s ready to create change and make a real impact in sports and fashion, you will:


  • Deliver major change initiatives in sourcing related sustainability projects, example topics you will work on include decabonisation, product and material innovation, circular services
  • Drive continuous improvement and acceleration opportunities to achieve Adidas’ sustainability targets
  • Manage cross-functional internal stakeholder relationships and external vendor relationships (if applicable)
  • Furthering project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of Strategy & Programs with (senior) stakeholders


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop functional sustainable sourcing related strategy and execution roadmap
  • Lead and drive project execution and workstream deliverables (e.g., project planning, milestones execution, progress monitoring and reporting) in alignment with strategic direction and aligned roadmap
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement and business acceleration opportunities, including implementation of new capabilities and obtain buy-in from x-functional stakeholders
  • Manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to sponsors and senior management, actively managing risks and issues
  • Lead interpretation of project results, conduct analysis, drive insights and synthesis and provide recommendations for staying on critical path and/or drive further value creation
  • Effectively deploy strategy and project management toolkit across workstreams to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Coach and manage sub-workstream resources (project and business) to deliver the agreed outcomes
  • Manage and participate in driving excellent in Global Operations Strategy & Programs departmental activities (e.g., knowledge sharing and employer branding)


Key Relationships:


  • Global Operations (Sustainability, Product Creation, Sourcing, Sourcing ops, Supply Chain)
  • Sales Markets
  • Marketing
  • Corporate functions (Tech, Legal, Finance)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Hard skills:

  • Strategic planning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Quantitative and analytical skills
  • Communication and storytelling skills across multiple levels in the organisation (project based and executive presentation)


Soft skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure and navigate through ambiguous situations
  • High degree of self-awareness and ability to adapt to different working styles
  • Growth mind-set, eagerness to be challenged and receive constructive feedback
  • Highly self-motivated, ability to independently manage portfolio of work and handle upward communication proactively
  • Advanced change management skills, ability to influence and persuade a network of stakeholders
  • Discipline in planning time management and organization skills


People management skills:

  • Experience managing project resources and leading workstreams
  • Experience in coaching junior team members, providing performance feedback and supporting learning and development of the team
  • Foster a collaborative and transparent team culture that encourages trust, open and constructive discussion of important issues


Requisite Education and Qualifications: 


  • University degree, project management certification (PMP, lean sigma certification), sustainability related certification
  • Minimum 5-6 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, internal consulting, project management, fashion/sportswear, or sustainability consulting background Within which 1-2 years of relevant project leadership, independent management of teams and workstreams
  • Experience in project management (project planning/governance, delivery lifecycle methodology, risks & issues management), agile delivery, lean six sigma desirable

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 Strategy & Programs (Sustainability Focus)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Hong Kong
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  HK
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  442462
Date:  Apr 26, 2022