Director Strategic Planning

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Strategy

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Drive GCA strategy development and execution through data synthesis, decision-support analysis and planning processes

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning process

Drive the global and local Strategic Business Planning (SBP) process (e.g., document development, local alignment, global submissions, communication packages), for the future 2-5 year period

Support other regular and ad-hoc strategic planning activities (e.g., workshops, individual briefings)

Strategic documents development

Develop strategic presentations and business planning documents to senior mgmt team

Drive the development of executive/board level presentations and reports, including GCA / BU / functional strategy communication & updates and YTD cross-functional business updates

Data analysis and decision support

Develop financial and quantitative models relevant to strategy planning (e.g., business simulation, revenue projection, market share development, financial statement analysis)

Synthesize data and prepare analysis to support senior management decision-making on priority topics (typically working cross-functionally)

Market / competitor intelligence

Develop and manage data sources and central data repository of market and competitor intelligence

Create and distribute regular reports to senior management

Identify key markets developments and ensure implications are considered in planning and decision-making

External consultancy and research

Manage external research activities, including agenda-setting, consultant selection and research planning

Actively engage with selected consultancy/research projects, to ensure quality outcomes and applicability to the business and support to strategy development

Consumer / market research

Oversee China and Global consumer research programs and projects

Special projects

Engage on major cross-functional projects at strategic development stage (as required)

People Management

Lead and develop Strategic Planning team members via on-the-job coaching and cross-function project work and other interactions


  • Proper management of SBP process and deliverables
  • Quality of market and competitor data reporting
  • Quality of data analysis
  • Effectiveness and impact of external research projects
  • Overall business impact

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of general business experience (ideally in more than one business function); equivalent experience in leading management consulting firm with strategic planning experience
  • Experience with a global apparel / consumer goods brand or retailer
  • Experience in working closely with middle and senior leaders across functions
  • University degree or above
  • MBA or other business- related qualification
  • Expert Power Point user
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Intermediate statistics and modelling knowledge   

    Strong communication skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Mandarin
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The Facts

Jobtitle Director Strategic Planning
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 163752
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-28, 2017
Relocation no

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adidas in China

As a leading sporting goods company in the world, adidas 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 companys second largest market worldwide. In 2014, adidas Greater China generated sales of 1.8 billion euros. Today, adidas 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 employs over 3,000 people.

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  • Working Hours

    8.30 - 6.30
  • On-Site Doctor

  • Retirement Plan

  • Company Sports

  • Company Events

  • Product Discount

  • On-Site Sports Facilities Pitch, Running-Track, Gym

  • Local Population Source: Vereinte Nationen

    14,35 Millions
  • Number of Employees at this location PVG - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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