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Functional Trainee Program FTP - Global Sales (m/f/d)

Interested in being a part of something new within one of the most famous athletic and lifestyle brands in the world? Would you like to be one of the early pioneers to help lead adidas to its inevitable future of being the best sports brand in the World?


This is an opportunity to join a truly international business with an environment that is often described as dynamic, innovative, and culturally diverse. If you share our love for sport and competition and have the drive to be number one in what you do, then consider this option to join our winning team!


We want to be the best sports brand in the world - to do so; we have to pay particular attention to our different markets. Our Global Sales team builds the sales strategy for all our customer and consumer channels, and creates global programs and standards to support world class execution through our Markets. Direct to Consumer covers Retail, while our Wholesale business creates B2B and Key Account strategy and operational excellence globally. For the Trainee program we’re looking for Talents for our Global teams as well as for our Market Europe teams!


Job Profile

In the 18 months of the program, you will gain a diverse set of career experiences across our Sales Channels in projects and day-to-day business. As you progress through the program and perform well, you will build a global network within adidas which will support your ongoing career development within the group.


As a Functional Trainee in Global Sales, you will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • DTC & Franchise Management
  • Wholesale with focus on Key Account Management
  • Commercial Planning
  • Business Development
  • Sales Academy


Your Profile

  • University degree (Bachelor/Master) with a strong academic record
  • International mindset/experience
  • Relevant practical experience in Sales (up to 18 months)
  • True affinity/passion for sport and interest in the sporting goods industry
  • Living the 3 Cs
    • Creativity
    • Confidence
    • Collaboration
  • Complex thinking ability and creative problem solving
  • Analytical skills 
  • Strong customer focus and mindset                                          
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written/verbally)
  • Energetic team player & creator


You can apply for the FTP regardless of your citizenship. If you will make it to the final round and receive an offer, the offer would be pending on the approval of the residence and work permit for Germany. We will support you in obtaining those.


How to apply?

Please impress us with your CV, university transcripts and relevant job references in English and a video (max. 90 seconds). In this video be creative and show us your passion for the functional trainee program in Global Sales and why you want to be a part of adidas. Please submit your application by February 17th, 2019 (no cover letter necessary). Please include the link to the video in your CV. You can for example upload your video on YouTube, Dropbox or similar.


Application/Selection Process

  • Online application until February 17th, 2019 including CV, link to your video, university transcripts and relevant job references in English
    (you will receive feedback on your application latest 2-3 weeks after the application deadline had passed)
  • Phone-/Video Interview
  • Assessment Center
    (the assessment centers will take place during April and May)
  • The decision on who will join our FTP program will be made within 3-4 days after the Assessment Center took place


This exciting program will start on October 1st, 2019!


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions:

Location:  Herzogenaurach
Country:  Germany
Team:  Sales
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Graduate
Number:  189288
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