VP IT GCA Delivery Hub

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Creates value-add to business with cutting-edge IT solutions that enable the organization to win every moment with the consumers. Drives the digital transformation as a true business partner and continuously improves the quality of IT solutions, services and support, always having the end-user, consumers and cost-effectiveness in mind. He/She takes responsibility for all IT services delivered in the designated market. He/She is fully accountable for achieving high customer satisfaction, engaging motivated teams and actively helping to contribute to and implementing the IT strategy. 


Key Responsibilities: 


Enterprise IT Governance
•    Leads the establishment and maintenance of a function that provides a consistent and integrated approach to IT governance in line with the organisation's corporate governance requirements.
•    At the highest levels in the organisation's governance activities, provides assurance to principal stakeholders that IT services meet the organisation's obligations (including legislation, regulatory, contractual and agreed standards/policies)
•    Ensures that a framework of policies, standards, process and practices is in place to guide provision of enterprise IT services, and that suitable monitoring of the governance framework is in place to report on adherence to these obligations as needed
•    Establishes the appropriate guidance to enable transparent decision-making to be demonstrated, working with senior leaders to ensure the needs of principal stakeholders are understood, the value proposition offered by enterprise IT is accepted by these stakeholders and the evolving needs of the stakeholders and their appetite for balancing benefits, opportunities, costs and risks is embedded into strategic and operational plans.

Strategic Planning
•    Sets policies, standards, and guidelines for how the organisation conducts strategy development and planning. 
•    Leads and manages the creation or review of a strategy which meets the requirements of the business. 
•    Develops, communicates, implements and reviews the processes which ensure that the strategic management is embedded in the management and operational plans of the organisation.


Information System Coordination
•    Manages provision of consultancy services, and/or management of a team of consultants. In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services.
•    Engages with clients and maintains client relationships.
•    Establishes agreements/contracts and manages completion and disengagement.

Relationship Management
•    Determines the strategic approach to understanding stakeholder objectives and requirements.
•    Works with all interested parties to establish effective relationships between stakeholders, including responsibility for the relationship between technology functions and end users.
•    Establishes and promotes the overall vision for how stakeholder objectives are met and determines organisational roles and alignment.
•    Actively manages relationships with the most senior stakeholders, and is the ultimate escalation point for issue resolution.
•    Defines, and gains agreement on, the principles for establishing effective relationships between stakeholders, including responsibility for the relationship between IT functions and end users.

•    Takes responsibility for a significant consultancy practice, including practice development, proposals/sales to internal or external clients, account management and managing the delivery of consultancy services over a wide range of topics.

Emerging Technology Monitoring (Specific)
•    Plans and leads the identification and assessment of new and emerging technologies and the evaluation of the potential impacts, threats and opportunities.
•    Creates technology roadmaps which align organisational plans with emerging technology solutions.
•    Engages with, and influences, relevant stakeholders to obtain organisational commitment to technology roadmaps.
•    Develops organisational guidelines for monitoring emerging technologies.
•    Collaborates with internal and external parties to facilitate intelligence gathering.

Program Management (Specific)
•    Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a programme from contract /proposal initiation to final operational stage including the transition into “business-as-usual”; plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the programme.
•    Ensures that programmes are managed to realise business benefits and that programme management is informed by an awareness of current technical developments.

People Management / Resource Management 

•    Develops and communicates resource management policy, standards and guidelines in line with the organization’s strategic human resource plans. 
•    Takes overall responsibility for resource planning, recruitment, selection, assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources. 
•    Leads the development of plans to ensure that the organization has appropriately skilled resources to meet organizational objectives and commitments. 
•    Ensures that expert support is provided as required
•    Ensure 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 (Senior) 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 18-year experience in IT
•    16 year experience in relevant area
•    14 year of experience in team management including professional grade
•    International experience at the executive level
•    Cross functional and lead more than one global function 
•    Delivered across multi market landscape

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Job Title:  VP IT GCA Delivery Hub

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  336128
Date:  Nov 29, 2021