Director, Human Resources

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Human Resources


 Act as “Strategic Business Partner” and “Coach” to the organization in all relevant HR management issues and lead the Supply China Management/IT HR teams in China & HK. Ensure that we are providing the best HR strategies and services to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take active part in the design of the HR Support Area (Strategic) Business Plan (SBP) and manage the global execution and control of the plan for the respective support area and coordinate this with global partners where needed. Ensure harmonized implementation in all relevant locations of functional area.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with Management and contribute to the decision-making process of structuring and developing the team for the organization. Actively support business initiatives and business needs with effective HR measures and promote positive employee relations in the work environment.
  • Ensure that all aspects of staffing, employee relations, employee development, compensation & benefits for all employees of the Global Operations of the adidas group are delivered timely and in accordance with relevant labor and commercial legislation, in line with corporate guidelines and modern HR Management practice.
  • Support and drive development initiatives, in close co-ordination with Group Talent Management and Learning and in close alignment with global partners, in the areas of Training, Career and Succession Planning as well as Organizational development efforts
  • Ensure smooth processes for recruitment and transfer activities in support functions in close cooperation with global competence centers and lead the recruitment for 1st and 2nd Line Management for support area.
  • Manage personnel planning, annual salary rounds and promotions/salary adjustments for defined areas in accordance with GSMS-process
  • Ensure a global HR Reporting for respective functional area in close cooperation with Controlling and global partners.
  • Lead the HR team members and give functional direction according to the global as well as regional strategies and concepts ensuring a harmonized approach to all relevant HR processes (one voice to the customer).

    Key Relationships:

  • Senior Managers from Group HR
  • HR Leads for all relevant locations globally
  • HR Leads in location Hong Kong
  • HR Compensation & Benefits
  • HR Talent Management and Learning
  • HR Talent Acquisition Team
  • Performance Management

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • MS-Office skills, SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience in managing complex mid to large size projects within HR
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills to all employees including senior management.

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Diploma or degree from educational entity focusing on Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration or related field
  • At least 8 years of progressive experience in Human Resources Management of multinational company with experience in HR Management, Rewards and/or Development.
  • Proven strategic HR business partner, who supported business partners globally AND contributed to the further development of standard/global HR tools and programs
  • Experience handling complicated employee relations issues including union drives/organizing attempts, discrimination claims, investigations and downsizing.
  • Experience leading HR team on acquisition/divestiture and integration of a new organization is a plus


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The Facts

Jobtitle Director, Human Resources
Team Human Resources
Brand adidas Group
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 157073
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-10, 2017
Relocation no

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adidas Group in China

As a leading sporting goods company in the world, adidas Group established its wholly-owned China subsidiary, adidas Sports (China) Ltd, in Suzhou in 1997. Over the past 18 years, the increasing affluence of Chinese consumers, combined with the sport and fashion consciousness of Chinese youths, has seen adidas make giant strides in China. Through the company's relentless investment and unwavering commitment, China has become the group's second largest market worldwide. In 2014, adidas Greater China generated sales of 1.8 billion euros. Today, adidas Group China is headquartered in Shanghai and has regional offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu as well as two distribution centers, in Suzhou and Tianjin. In Greater China, adidas Group employs over 3,000 people.

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