Senior Project Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


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
  • Furthering project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of EMEA SCM with (senior) stakeholders


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead overall program, project and work streams deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring) in alignment with strategic direction
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit across work streams to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • 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
  • Lead interpretation of program and project results to translate into insights to influence the relevant operational areas and contribute to the SCM strategy
  • Manage departmental activities (e.g. knowledge sharing and employer branding)



Key Relationships:


  • Initiate and drive discussions with x-functional stakeholders to collect and consolidate input, feedback and insights to prepare and align solutions
  • Drive project activities and connect stakeholders to share activities across work streams
  • Proactively manage stakeholders, build relationships and manage communication
  • Stakeholders can relate (but not limited) to the following core functions:
    • EMEA SCM (all functions)
    • EMEA Market (all functions) 
    • GOPS (Global IT, etc.)
    • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Soft skills:

  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • Engaging, open and react to feedback and improve
  • Highly self-motivated individuals:
  • Independently manage portfolio of tasks and handle upward communication proactively
  • Change management skills of influencing network of stakeholders
  • Coaching experience


Hard skills:

  • Proven track records on wide areas of tools (e.g. Project planning, process mapping, enterprise solutions, etc.)
  • Advanced MS Office skills, especially MS Excel, Access skills preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills, managing data from multiple sources and synthesize the complex data to develop innovative solutions
  • Experience in Business Case evaluation scenarios development for new business scope
  • Solid presentation and storytelling skills
  • Discipline in planning time management and organization skills
  • Project management, lean six-sigma certification


People management skills:

  • Manage project teams
  • Coach junior team members through providing feedback 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



Requisite Education and Qualifications: 


  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, or supply chain management background)
  • Within which 3 years of relevant project leadership, team management experiences
  • University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred

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

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  396753
Date:  Nov 24, 2021