Director Project Office

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives, from planning to execution, across the organization to achieve adidas China’s top priorities


He/she will achieve this mission by:

  • Driving, guiding and consulting initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking of projects
  • Providing deep-dive support on select initiatives with value-added analysis and business insights to drive initiative progress towards strategic goals
  • Communicating with GCA management regarding initiative progress, risks, and recommended future actions
  • Highlighting and communicating during regular Steering cadence how initiatives support and drive the overall GCA Strategy Roadmap


Key Responsibilities:


Project Planning

  • Develop and execute a systematic approach to support senior management to identify the right strategic priorities to take action on
  • Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization processes across functions
  • Drive and guide initiative owners to set initiative objectives, develop detailed plans and define KPIs


Project Management / Support / Communications

  • Get alignment with the management team to ensure the PMO is focused on the strategic topics and top priorities 
  • Engage with initiative owners and senior management to determine role and contribution for each initiative
  • Coordinate and drive initiative owners to generate regular progress updates while ensuring consistent planning and execution from function to function, and from head office to regions


Systems and Processes

  • Closely track throughout the project life-cycle and organize regular updates with senior management on module/initiative progress
  • During planning and execution, provide value-added analytical support to enable the management team to make fact-based decisions
  • Coordinate with Human Resources on initiative KPI and performance evaluation


People Management

  • Develop and lead the PMO team to fulfill its mission and targets
  • Provide senior management with objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing their expectations
  • Provide advice and feedback to initiative owners and team to ensure high quality, timely execution
  • Actively manage a network across the organization to ensure the PMO and the project portfolio are highly relevant to the business and its priorities



  • Drive and guide initiative owners to further develop project management skills and discipline



  • Initiative achievement, contribution to initiative teams, and overall business impact
  • Overall project leadership, communications, goal-oriented, problem solving, strategic influence.
  • Feedback from cross-functional team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Communicate with others
  • Strong process and project management skills – organized approach but also able to be flexible to meet changing needs
  • Solid business sense and analytic/critical-thinking skills – able to solve problems using both conventional judgment and ad-hoc analysis
  • Willingness to learn and adapt –to build business acumen and develop general management competency
  • Initiative & entrepreneurial – take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • 8-12 years of general business experience
  • Experience with leading consumer brand
  • Extensive experience in and strong skills of process and project management
  • Experience in working closely with middle and senior managers across functions
  • Experience in leading management consulting firm is a plus
  • University degree or above
  • MBA or other business- related qualification High proficiency or expertise with database, statistical and business intelligence systems (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R, SAP)
  • Solid skills in Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Basic statistics and modelling knowledge   
  • Strong communication skills – written and spoken English and Mandarin


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:  Director Project Office

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  500413
Date:  Oct 1, 2023