Senior Manager Strategic Planning

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Support & drive GCA strategy development and execution through data synthesis, decision-support analysis and planning processes


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning process

  • Contribute to the global and local Strategic Business Planning (SBP) process (e.g., document development, global submissions, communication packages)
  • Drive and facilitate the GCA long-term (2025) financial planning (top-line and P&L)
  • Support other regular and ad-hoc strategic planning activities (e.g., market visits, workshops, individual briefings)
    Market / competitor data
  • Assist in the development of data sources and central data repository of market and competitor intelligence
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of regular market & business reports to senior management
  • Identify key markets developments and ensure implications are considered in planning and decision-making
    Data analysis and decision support
  • Develop financial and quantitative models relevant to strategy planning (e.g., business simulation, revenue projection, market share development)
  • Synthesize data and prepare analysis to support senior management decision-making on priority topics (typically working cross-functionally)
    Strategic document development
  • Develop strategic presentations and business planning documents
  • Drive or assist in the development of executive level presentations and reports


External research

  • Participate in selected research/strategy projects, to ensure quality outcomes and applicability to the business
    Special projects
    Engage on major cross-functional projects (as required)
  • Proper management of SBP process and deliverables
  • Quality of market and competitor data reporting
  • Quality of data analysis
  • Overall business impact
  • Solid business sense and critical-thinking ability – able to solve problems using both conventional judgment and ad-hoc analysis
  • Advanced analytic skills – both quantitative (e.g., financial modeling, data analysis) and qualitative (e.g., market trends, competitor analysis)
  • Very strong communication skills – written and spoken English
  • Expert MS Excel users advanced excel user trained and experienced in complex modeling of financials (i.e. P&L, bottom up revenue forecasts)
  • Expert MS PowerPoint user advanced PowerPoint & ThinkCell user with high level story telling abilities 
  • Mature and credible interpersonal skills– able to quickly build trust and act as an influencer across the organization
  • Customer service orientation – a focus on user needs
  • Entrepreneurial – proactively defines goals and attacks them with creativity
  • Willingness to learn – a drive to learn about all aspects of the business and develop general management competency
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5-7 years of general business experience (ideally in more than one business function); equivalent experience in leading management consulting firm with strategic planning experience
  • Experience with a global apparel / consumer goods brand or retailer is preferred
  • Experience in working closely with middle and senior leaders across functions
  • University degree or above
  • Expert Power Point & ThinkCell user
  • Advanced Excel modelling ability
  • Basic statistics knowledge
  • communication skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Strategic Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  501152
Date:  Sep 23, 2023