Director (m/f/d) Strategy & Projects – Brand Reebok Europe – 18 months

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

Purpose & overall relevance to the organisation:

Drive Strategic Business Plan (SBP)  related projects to successful completion for Brand Reebok. Drive all business and key GTM milestones in close collaboration with VP Brand Reebok & 1st line Team.

Key responsibilities:

PURPOSE: Define, lead and implement strategic cross-functional programs/projects ensuring successful execution and generation of expected benefits thus contributing to the achievement of the agreed upon Global Brands objectives.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Lead strategic cross-functional projects and manage strategic cross-functional program.

PROJECT CHARTER/ OBJECTIVES: Manage resources and cross-functional project team and ensure proper staffing.

RESOURCES/ BUDGET: Define project charter objectives and budget for complex/ global / cross-functional projects. Support program set-up.

COMMUNICATION: Lead project communication and drive program communication.

PROCESS: Define project and process framework and embed in inline business process. Lead inline implementation.

SYSTEMS: Define project and systems framework and embed in inline systems landscape.

Key relationships:

Depending on scope/type of project but in general:

  • Product/ CtC & Business Development /Brand Marketing at Brand Reebok
  • Cluster Brand Directors & Teams
  • Senior Leadership Team (Europe & Global)
  • Finance
  • Global Operations
  • Marketing Operations & Business Development
  • Sales (Wholesale, Retail, eCom)
  • Global IT
  • Human Resources

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Previous sales & marketing experience within the international sporting goods industry
  • Previous experience in project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge about Business KPIs and ability to work with numbers
  • Possess a strong set of skills acquired through advanced training, study and experience such as influencing, negotiating, implementation, communication skills etc.
  • Broad & deep knowledge in own functional area, combining with broad knowledge of other areas.
  • Language skills:
    • English: fluent
    • Another European language advantageous
  • IT skills: pls. change/ add if appropriate
    • Outlook: Advanced
    • Word: Basic
    • Excel: Advanced
    • PowerPoint: Advanced
    • Teams: Advanced

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent education required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in job or job function.
  • Cross functional experience, ideally with marketing / sales /
  • Global Mind set and ability to work cross culturally; Experience within different countries and/or different cultures