Business Manager

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Digital

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

As a Business Manager at DBC you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of a small or medium digital product. Together with your agile team you work on continuously improving and evolving the product in order to optimize the value for the consumer.

Partnering with IT and markets to define a robust product backlog, managing capability expansion increments and leading the team towards new functionalities & best practice definitions are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role. Additionally, you will be cooperating with various internal stakeholders, including Markets and other DBC areas to drive consumer engagement and satisfaction, as well as incremental revenues by delivering digital experiences.

Key Responsibilities 

Scope:  Accountable for a digital product of medium complexity

Product Strategy & Delivery

  • Be accountable for the product success considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).
  • Specify the product vision and roadmap as well as user stories considering the value for the consumer and the company as well as its role and impact on the adidas digital ecosystem.
  • Be accountable for product delivery in line with the roadmap and committed delivery dates.
  • Identify and solve dependencies with other product owners to ensure efficient delivery.

Stakeholder Management

  • Represent the business for the product, fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlog.

Backlog Management

  • Prioritize the items in your product backlog. Specify the definition-of-done in cooperation with the product team.
  • Own the refinement of your product backlog to ensure that the product team is delivering the right enhancements to drive consumer and business value.
  • Provide acceptance for delivered backlog items by the team, in line with the definition-of-done.

Monitoring

  • Be accountable for monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product.
  • Use data sources and feedback loops to ensure the team focuses on the right enhancements.

 „If required“ Responsibilities

People Management

  • Create a supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development.
  • Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and DBC objectives.

Key Relationships:

  • Product team
  • Global and Local Market teams
  • IT teams
  • Testing and Analytics  
  • Global & Local DBC and Brand organizations

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Education & Experience
  • Degree with focus on Business Administration, Communication or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in a Digital and/or eCommerce environment
  • 2+ years working as a Product Owner or product management related role, preferably in an Agile working setup
  • Experience working with stakeholders and experts at various organizational levels
  • Experience in creating strong internal business cases to support investment and internal resource requests
  1. Soft-Skills
  • Good communication skills and comfortable presenting to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely
  • Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Basic leadership skills are a plus
  1. Hard-Skills
  • Advanced domain knowledge
  • Familiarity with A/B testing or other multivariate testing
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban
  • Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies
  • Basic understanding of IT
  • Fluent in English both verbally and written

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Business Manager
Team Digital
Brand adidas
Location Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Number 177862
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-28, 2018
Relocation no

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