Sr Specialist Athlete Servicing


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization


This role supports the Athlete Services Managers and the overall operations of Athlete Services in PDX to achieve outstanding results. This position ensures on-time deliveries of athlete footwear to guarantee on field and on court visibility of key brand footwear franchises. The person in this role assists in facilitating the links between Athlete Services partners aimed at achieving ‘Only the Best for the Athlete’. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates day to day operations, i.e., execution of footwear modifications, shipping, material ordering, organizing office or lab space, assessment, and more
  • Supports direct development for Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Football custom footwear including assisting with product creation systems
  • Supports Director and Athlete Services team to deliver on large scale Athlete Services projects, including budget management, and daily business
  • Collaborates with Business Unit triad, factories, and local Sports Marketing managers to support all stages of product creation and endorsement 
  • Manages shipments of athlete products and communication with Athlete Services Managers to ensure efficient process and on time delivery
  • Gathers and provides detailed analysis of project tracking (e.g., brief readiness, color design, confirmation, and line lists maintenance) to maximize productivity
  • Aids in communication between all departments and Athlete Services Managers
  • Takes ownership of assigned projects/tasks to ensure the timely and appropriate delivery of agreed objectives 
  • Supports material exploration, construction techniques, pattern/tooling engineering, last creation, and color design
  •  Supports day to day contact with our factory partners and suppliers
  • Other business duties as requested by the respective line manager


Key Relationships

  • Product/Sports/Brand Marketing at brand adidas 
  • Creation functions (Inline, Advanced Concepts, and Future) for footwear, apparel, and accessories
  • Global Operations
  • Corporate functions (e.g., Legal, Finance & Performance Management)
  • Factories and other external partners


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to lift, carry and stack boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Advanced user of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams)
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Results oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to openly communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work individually, with a high degree of flexibility 
  • Knowledge of product creation systems and software is an advantage
  • Knowledge of assigned sport categories; performing the sport preferred 
  • Foster a team culture that encourages trust, open, and constructive discussions of important issues


Requisite Education & Qualifications

 Sports experience/background in general and passion for sport and products 

 Background in product creation (footwear and materials) and factory experience

 Relevant functional working experience of 1-4 years in Sport and/or Footwear industries

 Sports Science education and lower extremity knowledge preferred

 Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree 


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:  Sr Specialist Athlete Servicing

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  480352
Date:  Sep 20, 2022