This position will contribute directly to the protection mandate of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, to analyse and support the security strategy of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors and to promote the implementation of a modern protection concept for the Board of Directors.
The Director Board Protection will implement Board and Executive Board security initiatives in line with the adidas values.
The incumbent will assess, manage and reduce to an acceptable level the security risks to the Executive Board and Supervisory Board.
This is an exciting position offering learning, development and design opportunities in an international environment within a multicultural, sports-minded team focused on "creating the new" and supporting the company's mission to be the best sports company in the world.
Support and drive the implementation of the Executive and Board protection concept making sure to create a safe and secure workplace.
Trusted and reliable contact person and advisor for Executive Board on safety issues such as travel security, workplace security and social media screening.
Development and constant review and roll out of Board travel policies.
Briefing on travel security (measures for countries with increased risk).
Implementation and organization of behavioral training for executive board members.
Introduce and manage regular social media screenings for the Executive Board
Management of fleet management for the board of directors and further training of board drivers through training and preparation, if necessary also for international certification
Protection of residential buildings by analysing existing systems and recommending new systems such as intrusion detection, fire alarm systems, EMA, etc.
Event risk management for board meetings, supervisory board meetings, public events etc.
Design of intervention measures, ensuring protection against eavesdropping.
Development and provision of instructions and advice to corporate protection and security teams within the company,
Acquire a comprehensive understanding of key processes, systems, initiatives and business models and continuously develop expertise
Developing expertise in assigned areas, including vigilance for company-wide initiatives, process and organizational changes. Leveraging the experience and knowledge gained in the context of Corporate Protections. Be responsible for training and updating the members of the Corporate Protection, Security and Executive Board teams as necessary.
Act as line manager for the responsible team members, which means defining quarterly objectives (business and development related) and evaluating performance. Provide coaching and development feedback to the team members.
Global Corporate Real Estate and Global Workplace teams
Global Legal, Internal Audit and Data Protection
Retail Real Estate
Local and global business leaders
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Highly results-oriented and self-motivated team player with compassion, integrity, trust and assertiveness
Proven track record in implementing complex and cross-functional concepts to protect the executive and board of directors
Strong ability to manage the protection of executive and supervisory boards within a global company / portfolio
Strong ability to operate across functions and understanding of external business factors
Strong ability to assess business risks at a global level
Ability to accept and meet deadlines, which requires effective time management and a sense of priority and agility
Strong analytical skills to manage large amounts of information from different sources and to derive meaningful observations
Strong interpersonal skills combined with a high degree of customer orientation; can easily navigate in complex organisations, interact with a variety of functions, target groups, management styles or cultures and create/maintain relationships
Curious and eager to grow; eager to learn and interested in tackling issues outside the comfort zone and looking beyond the obvious
Effective presentation and communication skills in English and German (oral and written) and a relaxed approach to information
Additional language skills are an advantage (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, etc.)
Mobile; business related travel up to 40% per year
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Security or equivalent experience
10+ years of experience in the management of corporate security or board protection projects
Industry experience, master craftsman for Security or similar education
Interdisciplinary independent perception of risk and security management processes in the task spectrum of a global company security
Experience in risk assessment
Evidence of training or discipline specialization relevant to industry and Group business model and channels
Experience in leading and developing teams
Experience working with SAP or Microsoft beneficial