VP GBS Hire to Retire (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


  • Responsible for developing, defining and implementing the vision and strategy of the end-to-end GBS Hire-to-Retire
  • Accountable for the design, build and operate of the solution with markets and global functions
  • Accountable for the improvement and customer satisfaction related to the process, including delivery of the efficiency savings and headcount reductions within HR. This includes also end-to-end solution governance, incl. enterprise model & process innovation (e.g. through IT enablers)
  • Drives the end-to-end execution of Hire-to-Retire GBS implementation, including the design, build and operations of the IT solutions and offshoring of over 100 positions
  • Co-creation of the functional strategy for HR and future solutions like robotics and automation of the processes
    Key Responsibilities and General Accountabilities:
  • Defining, developing and implementing the vision, strategy and methods by which HR organization conducts Hire-to-Retire processes delivered by GBS
  • Create the vision and lead the transformation to the GBS HR operating model
  • Drive strategic and financial targets for GBS HR and be responsible for the targets delivery
  • Own all design, build & operate activities for the HR solution during the full solution life-cycle & drive harmonization
  • Coordinate/drive decisions towards adoption and implementation of standard processes to limit deviations to the minimum
  • Work closely with HR leadership team and with HR Directors in the major markets to define strategy for Hire-to-Retire solutions
  • Lead team of solution managers for respective (sub)-processes in scope and coordinate process design & optimization activities, including strong collaboration with HR and IT
  • Provide a comprehensive governance framework for the respective solution across channels, markets and systems
  • Drive change and end-to-end solution awareness amongst stakeholders and communities
  • Ensure that on-going requirements raised by markets/functions are adequately evaluated and considered
  • Align major functional scoping or solution design topics with functional and GBS leadership
  • Drive continuous improvement and automation including delivery of savings within the process
  • Deliver group standard process templates and ensure compliance with the local laws
  • Ensure usage of the standard process and tools across departments, streams, channels and markets
  • Ensure high customer satisfaction related to executed projects and operations delivery in the centers and co-chair customer board for Hire-to-Retire
  • Support HR in the implementation of new standards and preparation of processes to be moved to GBS.
  • Define and implement the Hire-to-Retire organization in the centers and retained teams in the markets, including very clear roles and responsibilities, statements of works, charging models, etc.
  • Optimize of the delivery model over the time
  • Implement internal and external best practices
  • Act as a role model in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as the adidas Fair Play Code of Conduct and other internal policies
    Key Relationships:
  • GBS Head and her leadership team
  • Hire-to-Retire teams in Porto and Dalian centers
  • HR Senior Management and their teams
  • HR Strategy Office and PMO
  • Global IT and Corporate Solutions
  • Various Projects leaders
  • Data Privacy Officer and Legal
  • Work’s council, employee representative bodies
  • External consultants
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication, people management and change management skills
  • Learning agility – able to learn fast when put in the stretch zone
  • Strategic thinking and ability to translate strategy into concrete plans and deliverables
  • Understanding of E2E-processes in Global Business Services with focus on HR
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex situation and develop innovative solutions within and changing environment
  • Ability to work and deliver in changing environments, under limited guidance while adhering to specified deadlines
  • Ability to guide teams in a trustful and proficient manner
  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools
  • Full understanding of systems and tools in their area (deep knowledge of reporting tools)
  • Ability to manage complexity and diverse senior stakeholders
  • Multi-lenses business acumen and knowledge from various business areas is required
  • Ability to coordinate solution governance (incl. build of enterprise model, functional advice for process content and sub-processes), data for the end-to-end solution and prioritize demand
  • Vision and skills to define guidelines for solution building & delivery
  • Taking accountability for process quality, process review, compliance and status of enhancement projects / streams
  • Strong motivation and skills to drive standardization and efficiency within their process area
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school degree or equivalent experience, preferable in finance or business. MBA would be advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in Human Resources
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in leading international teams
  • Strong experience in process improvement or transformation programs
  • Willingness to travel
  • Adidas experience and understanding of the company’s business

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Job Title:  VP GBS Hire to Retire (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Human Resources
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205106