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Adidas America Senior Manager, Project Management Office in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Manager, Project Management Office

Senior Manager Project Management Office

Area : Business Development

Department : Strategy

Direct Reporting Line : Director, Project Management Office

Indirect/secondary reporting line :

Subsidiary/country : US

Location: Boston

GSMS Grade: M3

Number of Personnel Managed :

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility :

Purpose and Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This role is responsible for driving and enabling the Marketing strategic objectives through identifying, developing and assessing strategic opportunities. The Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives reports directly to the Director of Projects but supports the VP of Marketing in the development of business plans, driving key strategic cross-functional projects as well as delivering market and consumer insights that influence business decisions

Key Responsibilities

  • Partners with the VP of Marketing and leadership teams to develop and execute the strategic priorities for the marketing function

  • Identify strategic opportunities across the functions that will drive top line growth and commercial viability.

  • Drives strategic initiatives for Marketing by tracking various projects, following up with involved parties, prioritizing projects, and making informed decisions on key initiatives.

  • Leverages consumer insights and market research (customer and industry trends) resources to deliver insights that support executive decision making and influence planning.

  • Conducts business and operational analyses to support senior management decision making

  • Manage stakeholders across business areas in order to integrate business data & strategic insights that drive and optimize business planning

  • Project analysis, fact-based decision making, process orientation, process re-engineering and/or design, effective meeting management and project management.

  • Create and/or update presentations including the story line, slideshow preparation, creation of speaking notes, coordination of materials and content from key stakeholders and research as required

  • Planning, preparation, coordination, and execution of leadership meetings with duties including advance agenda preparation, collecting and organizing relevant information from necessary parties, preparation of needed documents, communication of meeting expectations of all involved parties, taking notes and creating/following up on action items and agreements

  • Manage communications including the creation of memos, planning and support for quarterly meetings, coordination with key stakeholders

  • Develop and implement planning and project management processes

  • Management and completion of ad-hoc projects and duties as they arise

Knowledge and skills

  • Must possess strategic business acumen as well as understand how the functions strategy drives the Brand direction and strategy

  • Strong operational and analytical skills, with a strategic and action-oriented mind-set

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to influence and drive initiatives across functions and Brand

  • Capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of people (C suite to apprentices), build relationships, be diplomatic, and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization

  • Excellent Powerpoint and presentation skills

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse data

  • Experience formulating actionable business cases and recommendations

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Education and Experience

  • 10+ years related business experience required

  • Experience leading large-scale cross-functional strategic initiatives in a global organization

  • Experience working in the consumer goods industry preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA preferred

  • Fluent in English

  • Ability to travel

Signed by (Employee name and signature): ______ ______

Received by (Manager name and signature): ______ ______

Effective hire date: ______ ______

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.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Project Management Office

Brand: Reebok

Location: Boston

TEAM: Strategy

State: MA

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 342729

Date: Aug 4, 2021

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