Project Manager/Senior Project Manager, Strategy & Programs

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


This is an in-house strategy key position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented talent who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.


  • Drive major change initiatives across functions
  • Manage stakeholders relationship and secure buy-ins to project deliverables
  • Support enhancement activities on project management capabilities and knowledge management of the team
  • Uphold and enhance the brand of Strategy & Programs within own network


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead project activities and manage effective and timely communication on project progress and results to (senior) management
  • Execute overall project management and workstreams deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring)
  • Design and drive analytics framework to support project execution
  • Lead interpretation of project results and translate into insights to steer the project successfully
  • Effectively deploy project management toolkit to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Provide guidance and manage activities of assistant project managers and business analysts
  • Manage Product Operations Strategy & Programs departmental activities (e.g. knowledge sharing and employer branding)


Key Relationships:


  • Initiate project activities and connect with other stakeholders to share activities at work stream level (e.g. GOPS, IT)
  • Initiate and drive discussions with stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback and gather input on solutions
  • Establish working relationship and maintain regular contact with stakeholders
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
    • Product Operations (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
    • Markets (SCM and Sales functions) 
    • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
    • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
    • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Soft skills:

  • Capability to simplify complex matters and provide options
  • Ability to build storyline to convey messages in a simple way
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and high level of influence skills
  • Ability to work independently


Hard skills:

  • Strong Excel analytics
  • Extensive PowerPoint knowledge and skills
  • Project management, lean six-sigma certification
  • Experience with project planning and process mapping tools (e.g. MS Project, Visio)
  • Basic knowledge of enterprise solutions (e.g. SAP, development systems)
  • Other HR toolboxes (e.g. Campus and self-learning modules)


People management skills:

  • Work with and guide interns
  • Manage work stream teams
  • Assist coaching of more junior team members


Requisite Education and Qualifications: 


  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. management consulting, or regional exposure)
  • Within which ~2 years of relevant project management or industry experiences
  • University degree required
  • Candidate with more experience may be consider as Senior Project Manager
Location:  Hong Kong
Country:  Greater China
Team:  Global Operations
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  190477
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