Senior Test Manager (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Information Technology


The Test Manager will own the test quality and deliverables. He or she will work closely with the CoE Project and Program Managers and the Test Execution team to ensure that applications are tested with high level of quality and are up to standards. The Test Manager will be the primary contact for all the testing activities within the project.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementing standard testing processes across all projects within the segment
  • Regulating and co-ordinating testing processes and standards across multiple and simultaneous projects and departments, for various browsers, countries and mobile devices
  • Managing the test preparation phases for the production of test effort, resource calculation, test data, test cases, test execution plans, and defect report life cycle flows (it is essential to set up for each project as developers use different life cycles)
  • Facilitating and training of defect life cycles to the project and development teams.
  • Preparing of “project test repository/know how”
  • Monitoring and managing test project plans across functions providing resource estimates and establishing tasks and schedules;  prioritizing and delegating  responsibilities to the team
  • Participating in preparation of quality assessments, reports, and metrics as well as formulating go-no go statement based on reports and metrics, test progress and defect status
  • Ensuring quality metrics are met through demonstrating a strong understanding of development practices
  • Evaluating requirements and defining testing objectives
  • Reviewing test plans and strategies estimates developed by the test leads
  • Developing and conducting improvement plans for project delivery
  • Identifying project risks and escalations
  • Enhancing test quality and effectiveness by working with the Development and Program Management to prevent problems and ensure that products can be tested effectively. *It is strongly recommended that the TM ensures Defect Management life cycle adherence and preparation of “fix packages” to development as it allows the TM to have some form of control over development
  • Presenting test improvements and developments in daily progress meetings including planned vs. actual test case progress, blocked, as well as the status of defects and promotion of defects that needs repairing for next days, data provided by test team leads and DM´s
  • Planning the best coverage of testing over multiple countries, numerous browsers and various devices to avoid duplication and reduce costs whilst ensuring quality coverage and minimum risk
  • Operating and communicating with the Project Managers to resolve schedule, resource, cost, quality tradeoffs with quality and business objectives in mind
  • Interacting with the customers frequently and tracking open issues, dependencies, and deliveries
  • Acting as the main liaison communicating between the team as well as the rest of the internal and external organization
  • Cooperating with other managers in the organization to maximize the success of the Independent Test Practice
  • Managing tools, libraries and harnesses to improve productivity
  • Performing process and people management
  • Identifying the domain expertise required by a given customer or project and verifying that the team resources satisfies that
  • Attracting and maintaining skilled talent to minimize retention in the team

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the software engineering process and in-depth comprehension of software test life cycle
  • Proven experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools
  • Excellent communication and people skills, especially diplomacy and advocacy capabilities
  • Skillful in planning, managing, and problem solving
  • Proficient in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders for the Quality of Deliverables under pressure from schedule and cost perspective
  • Strong working knowledge of Scope and Change management process as a custodian of quality
  • Tech savvy of SAP systems and/or applications (Preferred)


  • Required experience: 8+ years, and preferably 4+ years in Testing
  • ISTQB certification as test manager
  • College/university degree with a major in Computer Science and/or Business Informatics
  • Fluency in English

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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Test Manager (m/f)
Team Information Technology
Brand adidas Group
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 158070
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-16, 2017
Relocation yes

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