Senior Transformation Manager -CIO Transformation Office(m/f/d)

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

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Transformation Management contributes in the definition and driving of the execution of the adidas Tech strategy under the guidance and in very close collaboration with the VP CIO & Transformation Office. This includes the identification of strategically relevant topics within and outside the organization, the evaluation of impact, the proposition of actions and the setup up of strategic initiatives as well as organizational development opportunities to address these topics together with the Tech Senior Management.

Focus of the team is to drive transformation programs with strategic relevance for adidas and in particular by leveraging technology opportunities for the Sporting Goods industry to be to a truly product led tech organization incl. setting up new tech hubs, defining the tech-operating model and ensuring that the product led operating model incl. corresponding sourcing strategy is established across the organization in a consistent manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Portfolio, program and project support

  • Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects.
  • Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects.
  • Sets up and provides detailed guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques.
  • Supports program or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
  • Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals.
  • May be involved in aspects of supporting a program by providing a cross program view on risk, change, quality, finance or configuration management.

Business Analysis

  • Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
  • Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems and identifies options for consideration.
  • Works with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.
  • Contributes to selection of the business analysis methods, tools and techniques for projects; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

Requirement and definition management

  • Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritization activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity.
  • Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritization of requirements.
  • Reviews requirements for errors and omissions.
  • Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source.
  • Investigates, manages, and applies authorized requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.

Relationship management

  • Implements stakeholder engagement/communications plan.
  • Deals with problems and issues, managing resolutions, corrective actions, lessons learned and the collection and dissemination of relevant information.
  • Collects and uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.
  • Helps develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

Key Relationships:

  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • our-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • At least 7-year experience in IT
  • 5 years of experience in relevant area
  • 2 years of experience in team management
  • Strong understanding & knowledge of regional and global market landscape and the respective customer 
  • Managed critical elements and cross functional and regional projects