Senior Manager Strategy Planning, Business Development

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Lead, drive and implement the Japan Senior Leadership Team head office operating model for Japan. Simplify and operationalize the Japan Senior Leadership Management Process and Calendar, support Japan MD and Senior Director Business Development with key Executive Management Presentations and visits, and secure accountability towards the joint Japan Plan by driving SLT decisions and actions/follow-ups.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with MD, Senior Director Business Development, and the Japan Senior Leadership team in developing the business strategy for Japan
  • Maintain and manage the Japan SLT dashboard to document SLT decisions including actions relevant to realizing the strategy, and secure action follow-up and accountability to the joint Japan plan and agenda
  • Support MD and SLT through driving preparation of Board meetings, Board visits and other executive management formats
  • Prepare MD and Senior Director Business Development for all internal and external meetings as required, organize and orchestrate team workshops
  • Prepare relevant documentation to ensure MD is prepared for all relevant interactions (Board, MD, CLG/ELG meetings/calls, Board check-ins etc.)
  • Set up and implement smart tools and solutions (e.g. sharepoint, smartsheet, etc.) as well as consistent templates in line with global templates and best practices.
  • Ensure team and stakeholder awareness of the purpose and deliverables at various Japan milestones
  • Act as an enabler and facilitator between global and relevant business functions in Japan (corp comms, brands, channels, HR, Finance, IT, etc.) in preparation and execution for any of the above key responsibilities


Key Relationships:

  • JAPAN: MD and SLT, teams across Brands, Channels, Finance, Corp Comms, HR, IT, SCM, etc.
  • Global: Global Corporate Strategy, Global Sales and Global Brand stakeholders for individual topics, other functions as required
  • Others: relevant stakeholders for specific projects/ topics as well as for best practice gathering


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Resolute and good problem solver, Drive to succeed and deliver against expectations
  • Good grasp of the global and Japan business incl. strong market and industry awareness
  • Strong conceptual understanding of the role of Business Development in the wider business
  • Strong interpersonal skills (influencing, communication)
  • Strong presentation skills (incl. mastery of ppt)
  • Ability to manage, develop and motivate internal and external project teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluent in English with preferred fluency in Japanese


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in business/marketing
  • Proven experience in cross-functional and collaborative working (matrix organization)
  • Functional: 6-8 years of relevant work experience in functions like Brand, Sales, Finance
  • Cross functional experience ideally with elements of strategic planning/ marketing/ sales/ finance
  • Industry: sporting goods/retail/ consumer goods

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Strategy Planning, Business Development

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  503423
Date:  Feb 17, 2024