Director Speed

Portland | United States | Strategy


Manage the implementation of SPEED (replenishment, speed to market, in-season response) program(s) for NAM.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Develop Speed project plan, translating Global Speed strategy into concrete activities, milestones, deliverables and goals 
  • Manage/coordinate all interdependencies of deliverables across all functions
  • Ongoing tracking of project progress, monitoring of quality inputs & outputs, and managing issues/risks
  • Lead or co-lead all project meetings and senior management team steering board meetings
  • Act as key point of contact with all Global and local stakeholders

Business Model development

  • Develop the implementation plan of Global Speed in NAM – GTM, product, channel, supply chain/IT, etc.
  • Develop business case with financial assessments, cost analysis and projections for adidas and customers
  • Identify and articulate all requirements for Speed model
  • Develop detailed roadmap towards 2020

Process development

  • Develop end-to-end process for respective Speed programs from concept creation to retail intro
  • Work with MOPs, BUs, Channels and Operations to align on process timelines and detailed requirements

Key Relationships


  • Global project leaders & stakeholders
  • US key functions (MOPs, BUs, Channels, Operations and all key stakeholders)


  • Service providers / vendors
  • Accounts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Sales/CTC/Project Manager with proven track record of success
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work cross-functional to achieve goals and objectives
  • Strong understanding of Supply Chain principles and commercial operating practices as well as financial principles
  • Ability to work on conceptual and operational level
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, negotiation)
  • Proven methodological skills (e.g. business planning, project management etc.)
  • Good knowledge of the adidas business along with significant industry experience
  • Very good functional skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel-expert)
  • Experience in both market and above market organization is an added benefit
  • Initiative & entrepreneurial – to take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement
  • Leadership & Influence – to lead diverse project teams and influence strategically towards common goal
  • Managing through change – ability to manage through changes and uncertainties

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Minimum 10 years of general business experience
  2. Leadership: experience (min of 3 years) in line management or project management, i.e. project lead responsibilities
  3. Experience with leading consumer brand
  4. Extensive experience in and strong skills of process and project management
  5. Experience in working closely with middle and senior managers across functions
  6. Knowledge in product creation & development processes and supply chain operations
  7. University degree or above
  8. MBA or other business- related qualification
  9. Solid skills in Word, Excel (expert level), Power Point etc.
  10. Basic financial and modeling knowledge
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The Facts

Jobtitle Director Speed
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Country United States
Number 185668
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-20, 2018
Relocation yes

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