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Director Technology Consultant

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The role of the Technology Consultant is responsible for the planning, installing and for the 
configuration of software solutions and systems. It is capable to support employees with specific 
applications and provides expert advisory. The role analyzes information systems of adidas and 
individualizes specific system solutions to meet the demand of the business.

Key Responsibilities: 

Specialist advice

• Actively maintains recognized expert level knowledge in one or more identifiable 
specialisms. 
• Provides definitive and expert advice in their specialist area(s). 
• Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple 
sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organizational
objectives. 
• Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the 
organization

Business analysis

• Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify 
effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information 
management, practices, procedures, and organization change. 
• Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate business analysis methods, tools and techniques; 
selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) 
approaches. 
• Collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy 
studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies. 
• Prepares business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits 
through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks.

Requirements definition and management
• Plans and drives scoping, requirements definition and prioritization activities for large, 
complex initiatives. 
• Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate requirements definition and management methods, 
tools and techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or 
adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
• Obtains input from, and formal agreement to, requirements from a diverse range of 
stakeholders. 
• Negotiates with stakeholders to manage competing priorities and conflicts. 
• Establishes requirements baselines. 
• Ensures changes to requirements are investigated and managed. 
• Contributes to the development of organizational methods and standards.

Systems integration and build

• Defines the software modules needed for an integration build and produces a build definition 
for each generation of the software. 
• Accepts completed software modules, ensuring that they meet defined criteria. 
• Produces software builds from software source code for loading onto target hardware. 
• Configures the hardware and software environment as required by the system being 
integrated. 
• Produces integration test specifications, conducts tests and records and reports on 
outcomes. 
• Diagnoses faults and records and reports on the results of tests. 
• Produces system integration reports.
Porting/software configuration
• Configures software and equipment and tests platform-specific versions of one or more 
software products.
• Reports the outcome of testing and identifies potential improvements to the process and to 
the software products according to agreed designs and standards.

Application support

• Maintains application support processes, and checks that all requests for support are dealt 
with according to agreed procedures. 
• Uses application management software and tools to investigate issues, collect performance 
statistics and create reports.
• Experienced Technical Consultant with at least 12 years of expertise in eCommerce and 
Omnichannel processes
• Experience in Order Management solutions like IBM Sterling or SAP Hybris with focus in 
Availability, Order Processing and Fulfillment processes
• Strong partner for the adidas Consumer Order Management department to design 
industry leading processes (Cick and Collect, Ship from Store, Return in Store …)
• A team player with an open mindset to continuously improve current solutions to 
increase data integrity between IBM Sterling, SAP and POS
• Strong contributor to change management activities for the respective projects by 
guiding stakeholders so changes/processes are successfully implemented
If required: People Management / Resource Management:
• Supports resource planning and may have full responsibility in recruiting process. 
• Implements resource plans, including conducting recruitment interviews. 
• Facilitates selection, assessment and on-boarding processes, and internal resource 
allocation.
• Contributes to transitioning of resources, complying with relevant statutory or external 
regulations and codes of good practice.
• Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a 
motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and 
provided with career opportunities through development 
• 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 

Key Relationships: 
• Global IT
• Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
• HR Management
• Controlling
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 10 -year experience in IT 
• 7 years of experience in relevant area 
• 5 years of experience in team management including professional
• International Experience - ideally working abroad and mobile in leadership roles for 
multiple years and has functional/market experience in projects with a local/global 
perspective
• Participated in a global project execution/ significant contribution to local/functional projec

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 Technology Consultant

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Gurgaon
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  HR
Country/Region:  IN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  364462
Date:  Sep 30, 2021