Director Supply Chain Projects (m/f/d)

Adidas (Luzern, Schweiz) Vor 1 Tag veröffentlicht


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

  • Shape Fulfilment Programs with focus on function / market area.
  • Own a program, project portfolio and ensure delivery of major change initiatives across functions
  • Support vision creation and roadmap for global implementation of solutions and tools and set strategic direction for roll-out of capabilities across brands
  • Build and cultivate high performance team
  • Represent the brand of Fulfilment Programs to Global Operations community and beyond

Key Accountabilities

  • Support Fulfillment strategy development process and project portfolio prioritization
  • Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation within Fulfillment and Global Operations
  • Own and manage a program, project portfolio that drives change in the Fulfillment areas
  • Lead multiple (senior) program, project managers to deliver projects in alignment with strategic direction
  • Effectively deploy team and project resources to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
  • Lead communication to sponsors and senior management through effective story telling
  • Support Fulfillment people strategy definition and ensure growth and development of team members
  • Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance appraisal, team approvals, team budget control)

Key Relationships

  • Lead project activities and partner with stakeholders
  • Steer and encourage discussions with x-functional stakeholders to ensure adequate and timely alignment on proposed direction(s)
  • Independently identify and manage (senior) stakeholder group, establish solid working relationship and steer communication
  • 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

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

Soft skills:

  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
  • Creative, energetic personality, able to influence the agenda
  • Decisive, taking ownership and leadership appearance
  • Track record on coaching, talent and team management
  • Experience in multi-cultural and cross-divisional management

Hard skills:

  • Advance leadership and management training
  • Excellent presentation and story-telling skills
  • Proven track records in managing large teams and/or external consultant
  • Ability to launch large-scale projects and proven track records of strategic project management experience, advanced understanding of business process management, methodologies, and principles
  • Business acumen and in-depth knowledge on Sourcing and/ or operation related processes

People management skills:

  • Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers
  • Handle all related line management responsibility
  • Coach and mentor team members with people development plan
  • Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment
  • Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively
  • Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)
  • Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture
  • Ambassadorship across network


  1. Between 7-8 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, supply chain management, background)
  2. Within which 1-2 years proven track record of large-scale project / program management experience; direct report / team management a plus
  3. University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred
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