Functional Trainee Program - Product Marketing (adidas NEO Apparel)

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Marketing & Communications

Do you like to work in an international sport, fashion and performance oriented brand and can you demonstrate genuine commitment, discipline and team spirit? Come be a part of shaping the future together with us. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

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. We interpret our customers´ needs in global markets and turn these into meaningful products and communication campaigns in various channels, where we demonstrate our authentic vision and passion of our brand adidas.

In the Functional Trainee Program – Product Marketing (adidas NEO Apparel) you will learn more about how to create products to be a desired brand on a global level as well as in key markets, in order to contribute to the brand adidas business targets. You will boost your career by understanding the creation and the commercial element of the business so that you can apply your learnings in your future career with our amazing brand. You have to think differently, take risks and go where no one has gone before.

We offer a unique platform to start your career coached by experienced mentor and managers. You will have the opportunity to rotate within 18 months through different Marketing departments in Shanghai and abroad. To provide a broader marketing insight you will rotate through the adidas world of product marketing and other accompanying marketing support functions.

Your Profile

  1. University degree (Bachelor/Master) with a strong academic record, ideally with specialization in Marketing, Business, Textile, or Fashion
  2. International mindset/experience
  3. Practical experiences (up to 18 months)
  4. True affinity/passion for sport and interest in the sporting goods industry
  5. Living the 3 Cs
    1. Creativity
    2. Confidence
    3. Collaboration
  6. Complex thinking ability and creative problem solving                                               
  7. Strong customer focus and mindset                                          
  8. Excellent communication skills in English (written/verbally)
  9. Energetic team player & creator

Please impress us with your CV if you believe that you have what it takes to shape the future of sports together with us by 30 Apr, 2017 (no cover letter necessary).

Application/Selection Process

  • Online application until 30 April, 2017
  • Video / Phone Interviews
  • Assessment Center (the 1-day assessment center will take place in June 2017)
  • The decision on who will join our FTP program will be made within 2 weeks the Assessment Center took place

This exciting program will start in September, 2017!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions:

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The Facts

Jobtitle Functional Trainee Program - Product Marketing (adidas NEO Apparel)
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas Group
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 157965
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-10, 2017
Relocation no

Sounds great for you? We would love to have you here.

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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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  • 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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