Senior Manager HR Operating Model & Upskilling – HRE (m/f/d)

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

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

As Senior Manager HR Operating Model & Upskilling you support the definition of the HR Operating Model. In addition, you will contribute to the success by driving the upskilling program for the HR workforce to future-proof HR for organizational and operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

Help to define the adidas HR operating model incl. all relevant elements and service delivery, as well as the organization structure, sizing, and benefits calculation:  

  • Help design of a detailed HR Operating Model with all relevant elements (e.g. HR Governance, HR roles etc.) under consideration of overall HCM cloud implementation 
  • Help design and maintain the rules for the organizational structure creation and the span of control in different business units
  • Help to conduct regular audits of the organizational structure and recommends changes to make the organization more efficient
  • Understand and integrate job design methodology for job creation and job evaluation and design and maintain the job matrix of all jobs in the organization
  • Link organizational design to learning and career paths
  • Help to develop and identify the transformation needs of adidas’ HR department (processes, way of working, organization …)  
  • Ensure timely alignments with relevant stakeholders (e.g. functional team) on dependencies
  • Conduct workshops to validate organization design with stakeholders to ensure that the design satisfies requirements
  • Completes all appropriate documentation required especially by the processes design team that will help drive process design
  • Provide status to project management regarding the process area
  • Develops and test teams with the creation of test data e.g. for service rehearsal testing; ensures test data conforms to data security requirements
  • Analyze and define training needs for HR, identify the existing gaps
  • Drive learning journeys development and enablement approach for HR to build and upskill required future proof capabilities
  • Coordinate upskilling approach and roadmap with relevant departments 

Key Relationships:

  • HRSLT
  • Talent Partners
  • HR Business Partner Community
  • HR Talent/Rewards/HR Leadership Team
  • Strategic Workforce Management team
  • HR Rewards
  • Change Management
  • Business leaders across adidas (TECH & GBS)
  • Works Council
  • Data Protection
  • IT
  • External vendors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in organization design including team/job/role design and organizational development
  • Proven ability to deliver large scale complex organization changes, ideally in an international organization (expertise in HR transformation)
  • Strong business acumen, analytical and conceptual thinking
  • End-to-end HR process know-how desirable
  • Expertise in HCM System competencies
  • Capability to reduce complexity and to identify / manage dependencies
  • Proactive and effective communicator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Skilled in the facilitation of senior audiences through complex organization design activities and issues

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Organizational Psychology, Business, or related field
  • Minimum of 6-7 years of relevant work experience in relevant fields such as HR transformation, organization design, service delivery, HR operational excellence, HR Employee Experience preferably in a global management consulting business and relevant work experience in HR
  • Expertise in HR strategy development, HR operating model, HR process design and HR service delivery models
  • Track record in operating model design, project management as well as process excellence

International mind-set and English fluency