As a Manager Digital Strategy and Programs in adidas market ecom organization your task is to manage and deliver small digital projects, significant RFCs or sub-elements of mid-scale digital projects. The project scope is on a local (market) level across brands and functions. Your objective is to conduct the projects within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on consumers’ expectations and requirements. Planning, executing and tracking projects in cooperation with the respective functions and project team members are a few examples of what is expected from this role. Additionally, you will be focusing on resource management and coordination activities, acting as the central interface to local stakeholders.
Scope: Manage and deliver small digital projects on a local (market) level
Project/ Program Delivery
Deliver projects end-to-end successfully, ideally through effective application of PMI/Agile methodology.
Develop detailed plans that allow providing transparency on progress and identifying risks on time.
Identify interdependencies with other projects and solve issues proactively.
Drive continuous improvement of products, processes or systems within the project scope.
Lead and manage team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects & programs.
Act as the key contact person for local stakeholders.
Apply appropriate and effective communication methods to senior management and important stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
As conflicts and escalations arise within projects, identify solutions and drive their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner.
Manage change within projects and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
Manage project controlling as an independent element to ensure that actual project costs are in line the committed budget.
Conduct engagement reviews. Verify compliance with quality assurance procedures. Validate if project are delivering against program KPIs.
Monitor project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against plan in order to implement corrective or preventive actions.
“If required“ Responsibilities
Drive the implementation of elements of the transformation to full agile working mode and facilitate agile adoption.
Contribute to developing and orchestrating the demand & delivery process within Global
Facilitate initial demand discussions.
Create business cases for your market with support from local/global Analytics team to evaluate growth opportunities.
Implement the base platform capabilities, build by global, required to fulfill business cases, together with IT.
Leading Dir. Digital Programs
Local Project Stakeholders
Digital Sales Solutions
Respective business functions (Ops, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
Education & Experience
University degree with focus on Business Administration, Communication or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
5+ years of in-depth professional experience related to project management or similar topics
1-3 years of professional experience in the ecosystem environment of the project area in scope
Proven market business acumen
Experience in ecommerce is a plus
Experience in Finance is a plus
Experience working with stakeholders at various seniority levels as well as subject matter experts across various functions (Developers, business stakeholders, product and marketing teams, etc.)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Good communication skills, especially when interacting with different levels of business
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset
Good numerical and analytical skills
Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Basic Experience and a broad understanding of IT
Working knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban
Working knowledge of PMI methods ideally with certification
Fluent English both verbally and written
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