Director, Business Development PMO

Melbourne | Australia | Strategy
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
  • Contribute to the execution of the adidas Pacific organization’s operational and commercial strategies by managing key initiatives, projects and cross-functional projects; be an active team member in cross-functional teams
  • Drive the mid-/long-term planning of the business
  • Contribute to the management of both business and organizational changes through all aspects of change management including internal communication

Key Responsibilities:  

Project Management

  • Manage the Strategical Project Portfolio of adidas Pacific together with General Manager
  • Create full visibility and accountability for all strategic projects within adidas Pacific
  • Take ownership of strategical and tactical projects as PMO
  • Communicate updates to the Pacific Senior Management Team regarding the strategic projects in a consistent and effective manner
  • Build a network acting as focal point between local and global functions and other key support functions to ensure identification of relevant projects
  • Input into further development of the PMO format & structure of adidas Pacific 
  • Facilitating business remodelling projects from conceptualization to execution

Business Support

  • Support General Manager and senior management team in facilitating strategic priorities, monitoring and reporting business KPIs to key stakeholders, deep-diving on strategical key issues
  • Responsible for creating and managing the various executive level business reviews/update documents
  • Drive the strategic planning/business plans in line with PAC 2020 ambitions
  • Deliver market and competitive intelligence, research and analysis as required to support the planning processes and initiatives
  • Conduct and/or Coordinate required research, market intelligence or benchmarking analysis.
  • Develop growth strategies for markets, business units, etc. in line with PAC 2020 ambitions and implementing execution plans


  • Proper management of projects in terms of timelines and deliverables
  • Management of overall project portfolio
  • Quality of leading project meetings and the preparation for these meetings
  • Effectiveness and timeliness of escalation when required
  • Overall business impact

Key Relationships:

  • Sales Channels (Retail, WHS, ECOM)
  • Brand adidas, Brand Reebok
  • Finance
  • IT, SCM, HR
  • Global/ APAC Business Development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience within the international sporting goods and/or apparel/footwear industry or FMCG/Consumer Goods preferred
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functionally and at most senior level of the organisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business KPIs and ability to work with numbers
  • Exposure to Sports, finance, commercial roles, marketing and sales
  • Skills: Project Management, Planning & forecasting, Analytics
  • Ability to turn vision and plans into action
  • Good communication and written skills

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business studies, Marketing, Communications or equivalent professional experience, ideally in Sales and/or Marketing
  • At least 7 years experience in finance / commercial / PM related roles  with experience in relevant management advisory, project management and change management in a multi-brand organization or consultancy
  • Passion for sports
  • Advanced competency in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel & Powerpoint

What’s on offer?

 A competitive base salary, bonus scheme and adidas employee benefits are also on offer to the successful candidate

How do I apply?

  • Press the "Apply" button and follow the instructions
  • You will be required to fill out the online applications forms, and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter which addresses all above candidate requirements
  • Applications which do not attach a cover letter which addresses the job requirements specific to adidas will not be considered.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the steps above
  • Please note that due to the high volume of applications adidas receives, we will be unable to respond to all individual inquiries.


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The Facts

Jobtitle Director, Business Development PMO
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
Location Melbourne
Country Australia
Number 194346
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-23, 2019
Relocation no

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About adidas Pacific

While adidas is a large, global organisation, here in Pacific (Australia & New Zealand) our staff works collaboratively together on a first-name basis in conjuction with our team in South East Asia to form SEAPAC (South East Asia Pacific). We believe in our casual culture and in recognising employees who deliver beyond the requirements of their role while living our brand values. As of January 2015 we have approximately 500 employees across 37 locations (4 offices & 33 retail stores). Featuring an onsite gym, an employee store and kitchen facilities, adidas Pacific's head office in Australia is located 21 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. This close proximity to Australia's sporting capital means that our employees can enjoy major annual international sporting events in tennis, Formula One, and horse racing. The city is also home to the eighth largest sporting stadium in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Our Market is unique in the sporting world as we cater to 4 football codes - AFL (Australian Football), Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer.

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