Senior Project Manager - Supply Chain Programs (m/f/d)


This is a key in-house strategy position for an organized, passionate, and goal-oriented future leader who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.


  • Drive major change initiatives across functions
  • Manage (senior) stakeholder’s relationship and secure buy-ins to project deliverables
  • Coach and groom junior talents
  • Furthering project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of Strategy & Projects with (senior) stakeholders


Key Accountabilities

  • Lead overall program, project, and work streams deliverables (e.g., project planning, milestones execution and monitoring) in alignment with strategic direction
  • Identify business opportunities through development of new capabilities, and align and balance cross-divisions’ interest
  • Manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to sponsors and senior management (PMO activities)
  • Lead interpretation of program, project results and translate into insights to steer the project successfully
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit across work streams to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Coach and Manage activities of (assistant) of project resources (internal and external)
  • Develop a broad view of Adidas organization and processes to act as content driver and thought partner on projects
  • Contribute to the Strategy & Programs departmental activities (e.g., knowledge sharing and employer branding)
  • Adhoc support of the business in areas where strong structuring and strategic thinking might be required (e.g., crisis management, change management)


Key Relationships

  • Report directly to the Director or Sr. Director of Strategy & Programs
  • Drive project activities and connect with other stakeholders to share activities across work streams
  • Initiate and drive discussions with x-functional stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback, prepare, and align solutions
  • Proactively manage stakeholders, build relationships, and manage communication
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
    • Product (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
    • Markets (SCM and Sales functions) 
    • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
    • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
    • Corporate functions (e.g., legal, finance & performance management)


Knowledge, Capabilities and Skills

Soft skills:

  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • Engaging, open and react to feedbacks and improve
  • Highly self-motivated individuals
    • Independently manage portfolio of tasks and handle upward communication proactively
  • Change management skills of influencing network of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to synthesize messages and provide top-down communication  
  • Coaching experience


Hard skills:

  • Proven track records on wide areas of tools (e.g., Project planning, process mapping, enterprise solutions, Excel analytics, etc.)
  • Solid presentation and storytelling skills
  • Discipline in planning time management and organization skills
  • Project management lean six-sigma certification
  • Other HR toolboxes (e.g., Campus and self-learning modules)


People management skills:

  • Manage project teams
  • Coach junior team members through providing feedbacks to support the development and performance of the team
  • Drive and manage onboarding
  • Support recruiting
  • Foster a team culture that encourages trust, open and constructive discussion of important issues



  1. Minimum 5-6 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g., top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, or supply chain management, background)
  2. Within which 1-2 years of relevant project leadership, team management experiences
  3. University degree
  4. PMP and lean sigma certification preferred but not required

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 - Supply Chain Programs (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  379977
Date:  Oct 14, 2021