Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation :
Manage initiatives within Brand Strategy contributing to the execution of the Strategic Business Plan.
Key Responsibilities :
Manage and execute the objectives and operations of the adidas Brand Strategy, a strategic initiative or program. This includes handling the logistics (e.
g. making agendas, developing and coordinating the material to be used for the initiative, laying out reports, preparing presentations and communication drafts and setting up workshops, etc.).
Access research and insights from various data sources. Develop and present proposals. To develop such proposals, conduct extensive research and record data.
Drive communication between stakeholders, coordinators and other staff. Perform liaison duties between initiative owners.
Ensure continuous learning with respect to strategy management and communication methods.
Ensure monitoring of the initiatives as the owner. Assess work carried out in accordance with company procedures and policies.
Check that materials are properly used, requirements or other regulations are complied with and schedules are followed. Resolve problems or conflicts that occur.
Ensure budget adherence through monthly cost reporting and ensure timely and accurate PO creation.
Set day to day objectives and some longer term impact to job area
Implements department strategies
Easily discernible achievement of results based on service standards, operational targets and department strategy
Improvement and modification of products, processes or working methods as part of the daily work
Complexity & Problem solving
Wide range of advanced and complicated assignments and / or projects
Contributes considerably to the achievement of department and / or project targets
Moderately complex problem solving, requiring analysis and independent problem solving
Key Relationships :
Brand Strategy and Innovation Team
Brand Functions (Marketing, Brand Design, Creative Direction, Futures )
Bus (Head Offices, Strategy, Comms, Product,)
Global Operations ( Sustainability)
Other Global Functions (e.g. Legal, Finance, IT, HR)
Agencies and brand partners
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Fluency in English
Very good Outlook and Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Strong problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate across all levels
Knowledge of product creation cycle and business milestones
Global mindset and ability to work cross-culturally; experience within different countries and / or different cultures
Cross-functional experience, ideally within marketing and sales on a Market level. Experience with managing BU relationships preferred.
Previous experience in project management and strong facilitation as well as influencing skills
Strong collaboration skills with the ability to create effective, deep and successful working relationships across all levels of the organization
Understanding of change management processes within a matrix organization
Demonstrated knowledge of business KPIs and ability to work with numbers
Team player, highly collaborative
Specialist in business or technical skills with expert knowledge in some areas of work or systems (business champ).
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
University degree in Sustainability, Marketing, Economics, Communications, Business Management.
Min. 5 years of work experience in Marketing, Strategy, Project Management, or Marketing Research.
Cross-functional experience, ideally within marketing, sales or operations with global / local interface
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
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