Assistant Project Manager Supply Chain

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Lucerne (LU), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This is an in-house strategy key position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented talent who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.

  • Deliver project activities for major change initiatives
  • Manage project stakeholder’s relationship
  • Build and enhance project management toolkits through proactive participation
  • Contribute to Strategy & Program activities with passion and energy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage analytics on data, processes and various business challenges to support project execution
  • Support shaping of program, project direction through interpreting analysis findings and recommend solutions to support project goals
  • Support overall program, project management execution and work streams deliverables (e.g. project planning, milestones execution and monitoring)
  • Own and manage individual work stream activities and coordinate with project stakeholders
  • Ensure high quality and consistency of individual and cross functional work stream output
  • Proactively support [Product/Fulfillment] Strategy & Projects departmental activities (e.g. knowledge sharing and employer branding)

Key Relationships:

  • Support project activities and connect with other stakeholders to share activities at work stream level  (e.g. GOPS, IT)
  • Initiate discussions with stakeholders to collect and consolidate feedback (e.g. data, detail processes)
  • Establish working relationship and facilitate regular contact with stakeholders
  • Stakeholders can relate to the following core functions:
    • Product (Creation functions, Footwear, Apparel and A&G product ops, etc.)
    • Markets (SCM and Sales functions) 
    • Marketing (horizontal and vertical BU divisions)
    • GOPS (Global IT, SCM, etc.)
    • Corporate functions (e.g. legal, finance & performance management)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Soft skills:

  • Capability to simplify complex matters
  • Ability to translate messages and stories in a simple way
  • Highly motivated and strong perseverance
  • Solution mindset and action oriented

Hard skills:

  • Strong Excel analytics
  • Extensive PowerPoint knowledge and skills
  • Hands-on experience with process mapping tools (e.g. Visio)
  • Exposure to enterprise tools is a plus (e.g. SAP, development systems

Requisite Education and Qualifications: 

  • Accredited university bachelor or master degrees
  • First level of work experience mandatory (e.g. management trainee, project participation, or consulting experience)