Somewhere, in one of our workshops right now, the future is taking shape. We are constantly working to redefine the way clothing and footwear transforms the pitch, court or course.
This is what drives us : the feeling of discovery and the urge to innovate. When we create a product that makes our hearts beat faster, we know we™re onto something.
If this sounds inspiring, you might be one of us : Someone who loves to create the present, as well as shape the future.
There™s a reason adidas has been at the forefront of defining sport for more than 60 years : We never stand still. Everyday, we work to improve everything we create.
At adidas, interesting, amazing and inspiring aren™t just ideas. They are what we do every single day.
Drive and facilitate strategies across Core Creation Centers with a special focus on adidas NEO collections and CTM (Close to Market) opportunities.
Support the Senior Director Product Creation on driving continuous improvement in the product operating model, documenting best practices and delivering against the key metrics as defined by the Core FTW Senior Management Team.
This role requires strong project management skills, alignment and collaboration with HQ™s plus product functions and locations at the Asia Creation Centers.
Key Accountabilities :
Drive operating model excellence with an agile mindset seeking opportunities for continual improvement in process and product
Facilitate the designated areas of the collection to deliver against the defined metrics
Manage resources and work collaboratively during the creation process and communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
Be a consumer advocate cross functionally at the creation hubs
Connect the creation hubs to drive key horizontal topics to deliver against the designated products or processes
Build up and document best practices for the product creation teams
Work cross functionally with key partners in marketing / sourcing / development to realize the vision of the strategy
Analyze and report category performance and research competitive landscape
Ensure project / department milestones are achieved
Presentations on process and product to internal and external partners
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Strong business acumen and analytical skills
Ability to effectively distill processes and strategies across the organization
Superior organizational qualities with an even keeled approach to thrive in a fast paced and complex product creation environment
Influencing and negotiating prowess turning concepts and ideas into practices and action
Project management abilities
Effective presentation skills
Skill in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), with a special emphasis on the ability to use these tools to simplify complex information for diverse functions and audiences
Fluent in English (verbal and written)
Ability to travel internationally for cross functional interactions and market immersion
College degree, preferably in business
Minimum 3-5 years related experience in Business / Marketing Related Fields
Experience in Project Mgmt., Strategy and / or Marketing Advantageous
International marketplace experience and understanding
Strong advocate of creativity, confidence and collaboration with a growth mindset