Senior Tech Project Manager (Consumer Engagement)

At adidas, our love for sport drives who we are and what we do. But just as a ball is more than leather and thread, and a show more than padding and plastic, we are bigger than our products. We don't just work to create faster shoes and lighter fabrics. We strive to help athletes everywhere perform their best. We believe that it's hard work inventing the future of sport, and that's why we love it; that when you push your limits, you make it possible for others to push theirs.

We believe that through Sport, we have the power to change lives.

To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers and the best way to accelerate building direct relationships is through Digital.

Senior Tech Project Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

The management of projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of business processes to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. The adoption and adaptation of project management methodologies based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
The CDP Senior Tech Project Manager will lead together with the Product Lead and the Tech Lead the delivery of the Consumer Data Platform which aims to create consumer segmentation using real time data.

Key Responsibilities

Project management

  • Defines, documents and carries out small to medium projects alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. 
  • Applies appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
  • Agrees project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate. 
  • Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances. 
  • Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded.Reports program status and risks to the SteerCo.  
  • Ensures the project is correctly staffed and has the required skills to achieve the targets reporting the needs and feedback to chapter leads.


Portfolio, program and project support

  • Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects. 
  • Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects. 
  •  Sets up and provides detailed guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques. 
  • Supports program or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings. 
  • Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals. 
  • May be involved in aspects of supporting a program by providing a cross program view on risk, change, quality, finance or configuration management.
  • Is responsible for fostering the agile mindset in the project team specially the focus on delivering value to the consumer and continues improvement culture.
  • Manages the relationship with the vendors involved in the project being them implementation partners and/or service providers.


Requirements definition and management

  • Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
  • Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity. 
  • Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritisation of requirements. 
  • Reviews requirements for errors and omissions. 
  • Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source. 
  • Investigates, manages, and applies authorised requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.
  • You are interested in Data management and consumer focused.

Relationship management

  • Implements stakeholder engagement/communications plan. 
  • Deals with problems and issues, managing resolutions, corrective actions, lessons learned and the collection and dissemination of relevant information. 
  • Collects and uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management. 
  • Helps develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Supports positioning the project as a key enabler for new consumer use cases across Digital.

If required: People Management / Resource Management

  • Is involved in recruiting process and proposes support for hiring decision and pre-selection of candidates 
  • Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business needs.
  • Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and GIT objectives 

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English 
  • At least 7-year experience in IT 
  • 5 years of experience in relevant area
  • 2 years of experience in team management
  • Strong understanding & knowledge of regional and global market landscape and the respective customer  
  • Managed critical elements and cross functional and regional projects

 

WHAT IF I DON’T CHECK ALL THE BOXES?

 

Not a problem. At adidas, we’re keen to increase our team’s diversity of backgrounds and skills, and we’re more interested in the work you will produce than that work you’ve already produced in the past. If you’d love to work with us, then we’d love to hear from you

 

 

WHAT WE WANT TO OFFER

You will be part of a strategic program for adidas with a lot of opportunities to grow and reach your goals. Together and individually, we will fuel consumer obsession through latest technology. You will be working in a flexible and family friendly environment with open culture.

 

 

THROUGH SPORT, WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE LIVES 

Check out the adidas developer portal to see our latest projects, platforms, and tech stacks: https://adidas.github.io 
https://medium.com/adidoescode

 

 

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 Tech Project Manager (Consumer Engagement)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  Z
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  437991
Date:  Jun 15, 2022