Purpose &Overall Relevance for theOrganization :
Asa Project Manager in Adidas Digital organization, your task is tomanage end to end delivery of projects across multiple productteams.
The project scope is primarily related to GDPR complianceacross brands and functions.
Your objective is toconduct the projects within the boundaries of time, cost &quality while focusing on consumers’ expectations andrequirements.
Planning, execution and tracking projects incooperation with the respective functions and project team membersare a few examples of what is expected from this role.
Additionally, you will be focusing on resource management andcoordination activities, acting as the central interface to localstakeholders.
PROJECT / PROGRAMDELIVERY
Orchestrateend to end delivery of GDPR Compliance across multiple productteams, ideally through effective application of PMI / Agilemethodology.
Identify interdependencies withother projects and solve issuesproactively.
Manage dependencies across teamsby conducting Scrum of Scrums / dependencies meetings or otherrelevant effective methods.
Work together withGlobal Privacy team, Business owner and product owners and driveforward legal and business requirementsdiscussions.
Develop detailed plans that allowproviding transparency on progress and identifying risks ontime.
Drive continuous improvement of products,processes or systems within the projectscope.
Lead andmanage team resources (internals and externals) to deliver andsupport projects &programs.
Actas the key contact person for localstakeholders.
Apply appropriate and effectivecommunication methods to senior management and importantstakeholders throughout the projectlifecycle.
As conflicts and escalations arisewithin projects, identify solutions and drive their resolution in atimely and appropriate manner.
Manage changewithin projects and ensure changes are smoothly and successfullyimplemented to achieve lastingbenefits.
Manageproject controlling as an independent element to ensure that actualproject costs are in line the committedbudget.
Conduct engagement reviews. Verifycompliance with quality assurance procedures. Validate if projectis delivering against program KPIs.
Monitorproject variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against plan in orderto implement corrective or preventiveactions.
Drivethe implementation of elements of the transformation to full agileworking mode and facilitate agileadoption.
Contribute to developing andorchestrating the demand & delivery process withinDBC.
Facilitate initial demanddiscussions.
Leading Sr.Project Manager or (Sr.) Dir. Projects &Programs
Respective business function (GOPS, Finance,HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale / Retail)
Four-yearcollege or university degree with focus on Business Administrationor IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education andexperience
5+ years of in-depth professionalexperience related to project management or similartopics
1-3 years of professional experience inthe ecosystem environment of the project area (Compliance) inscope
Knowledge of GDPR law and ability tointerpret law and convert it into businesssolutions
Experience in GDPR implementation aplus
Experience working with stakeholders atvarious seniority levels as well as subject matter experts acrossvarious functions (Developers, business stakeholders, product andmarketing teams, etc.)
Proficient spoken andwritten command of English
Working knowledge ofAgile working methods e.g. Scrum / Kanban
Workingknowledge of PMI methods ideally withcertification
Goodcommunication skills, especially when interacting with differentlevels of business
Ability to work in afast-paced environment with different internationalcultures
Solutions-oriented approach andentrepreneurial mindset
Good numerical andanalyticalskills
Strong MS-Officeskills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability totravel, domestic or international, asrequired
Basic Experience and a broadunderstanding of IT
Fluent English bothverbally and written