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Sr. Manager Retail Concept Management (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

Lead, manage and deliver small, medium and large-scale projects/store concepts on a global Retail level across markets and respective functions within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on the organisations strategic expectations and requirements.

This role will be the main point of contact for markets, cross functional teams within Global Retail and other global functions for Global Retail led concepts.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Project/ program management

  • Responsible for the definition, approach, facilitation and satisfactory end to end completion of projects (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines)
  • Full project planning within project management framework and toolset to ensure tasks, deliverables, milestones, critical path and scope are managed
  • Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the project
  • Ensure quality reviews occur on schedule and per procedure to ensure KPIs are met
  • Set and monitor project variables (cost, effort, scope etc.) against the project plan to implement corrective or preventative actions.
  • Manage change and ensure that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off
  • Provide effective leadership to the project team and take appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances.

 

Dependency/ complexity management

  • Think globally, locally and cross functionally to identify project and program dependencies and their impact liaise with the appropriate cross functional stakeholders to resolve issues and proactively offer solutions
  • Understand the relationship between own specialism and wider customer/organizational requirements.

 

Resource planning

  • Lead cross functional project team resources (at times internal and external) to deliver and support projects and programs.  Influence senior leaders to allocate project resources to secure the project/ program workforce
  • Monitor progress against agreed timelines and quality.
  • Facilitate effective working relationships between team members

 

Financials and Controlling

  • Follow established procedures for project cost control as an independent element within the projects/ programs to verify and control the project costs on time in full.
  • Ensure availability of the project cost status.  Apply appropriate methods for project controlling e.g. risk analysis, simulation calculations, target/ actual comparison.

 

Communication

  • Maintain and foster regular, accurate and appropriate communication to stakeholders (from project team members to senior executives) through project/ program lifecycle
  • Identify and maintain an in-depth stakeholder portfolio and broad network map, incorporating relevant cross functional areas, markets and other global departments to deliver and embed the projects/program.

 

Authorities:

 

  • n/a

 

Key Relationships:

 

  • Global Retail Teams
  • Market teams
  • BU’s
  • Global Retail teams
  • Retail Concept
  • External vendors

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Ability to provide a clear framework for a project that is indicative of strong project, risk and stakeholder management
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mind-set, ability to think end-to-end with a global mind-set
  • Ability to think strategically, analyse data and influence decisions
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Strong experience in managing many complex projects and programs simultaneously on a global level with significant budget
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and demonstrable project management tool experience e.g. MS project, smartsheet, Merlin, basecamp or equivalent

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Ideally holds a project management qualification (PMI, PRINCE2, CSM, ITIL, Lean Six Sigma)
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in mid to large scale project or concept management 
  • 2+ years Retail Experience/Retail Construction/Retail Concept Design is desirable

Experience in working with diverse, international and partly virtual teams

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. Manager Retail Concept Management (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Retail (Back Office)
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  262291
Date:  Sep 25, 2020