Digital Project Manager

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Digital

General Purpose  

As a Project Manager in adidas Digital Creative Services (DCS) your task is to manage and deliver digital creative projects part of a delimited workstream. The project scope is across brands and functions. Your objective is to conduct the projects within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on consumers’ expectations and requirements. Planning, executing and tracking projects in cooperation with the respective functions and project team members are a few examples of what is expected from this role. Additionally, you will be focusing on resource management and coordination activities, acting as the central interface to stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities  

Scope: Manage and deliver digital projects

Project/ Program Delivery

  • Deliver projects end-to-end successfully, ideally through effective application of PMI/Agile methodology.
  • Develop detailed plans that allow providing transparency on progress and identifying risks on time.
  • Identify interdependencies with other projects and solve issues proactively.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes or systems within the project scope.

Resource Planning

  • Lead and manage team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects & programs.

Communication

  • Act as the key contact person for stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate and effective communication methods to the project sponsors and important stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
  • As conflicts arise within projects, identify solutions and contribute to their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner and escalate to project sponsors if necessary.
  • Manage change within projects and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits

Project Controlling

  • Execute project controlling as an independent element to ensure that actual project costs are in line the committed budget.
  • Conduct engagement reviews. Verify compliance with quality assurance procedures. Validate if project are delivering against program KPIs.
  • Monitor project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against plan in order to implement corrective or preventive actions

Responsibilities  

Workstream development

  • Support DCS team role within adidas DIGITAL by delivering projects within your workstream
  • Contribute to developing and orchestrating the team of Project Managers
  • Facilitate initial demand discussions and identify opportunities.

Stakeholder management

  • Identify opportunities and kickstart business cases within your workstream with support from relevant areas of DIGITAL (Analytics, Strategy, Planning) to support the evolution of adidas vision for DIGITAL.
  • Propose priorities for projects part of your workstream to meet stakeholders requirements, production constraints and adidas DIGITAL priorities.

Key Relationships:

  • Adidas DIGITAL stakeholders
  • DCS Sr. Manager Project / Programs
  • DCS Project Team (including junior project managers, DCS Content Producers and Creatives.)
  • Global Project Stakeholders
  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • Controlling

Requirements

Education & Experience

  • University degree with focus on Digital Communication or Advertising or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of in-depth professional experience related to project management or similar topics
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in the ecosystem environment of the project area in scope
  • Experience in Creative Production or Advertising agency is a plus
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various seniority levels as well as subject matter experts across various functions (business stakeholders, product and marketing teams, Creatives, Developers etc.)

Soft-Skills

  • Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Good communication skills, especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Good numerical and analytical skills

Hard-Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Digital Creative Concept development and processes
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Experience and broad understanding of IT
  • Fluent English both verbally and written
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The Facts

Jobtitle Digital Project Manager
Team Digital
Brand adidas
Location Amsterdam
Location Netherlands
Number 199053
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-18, 2019
Relocation no

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