Manager Business Development - EM LENA

Beirut | Lebanon | Accounting & Finance


To support profitable and sustainable market share growth for all brands (adidas & Reebok) in the Emerging Markets (‘EM’) and in LENA specifically through the roll-out of global and EM projects and the development and implementation of new strategic business concepts.  To improve processes and systems to drive organizational effectiveness and efficiency and to address all extraordinary challenges to the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in ensuring alignment of strategic priorities across LENA management team and support in executing global priorities
  • Help solve cross-functional challenges and projects with high priority to EM and LENA
  • Project and Process Management
    • Manage major cross-functional projects through:
      • Creation of business cases in collaboration with Finance
      • Definition of project management frameworks, deliverables and KPIs
      • Management of communication flow (e.g. support GM and management team in preparing regular executive updates)
      • Delivering results and impact assessment
    • Partner with key business, IT and Senior Management stakeholders and co-ordinate different streams & dependencies within and outside projects
    • Standardize and simplify business processes
  • Change Management
    • Support change initiatives / projects
    • Identify, analyze, prepare risk mitigation tactics before and after any project go-live
  • Leadership & Communication
    • Develop and constantly improve functional and inter-personal skills of oneself & any team members
    • Embrace adidas Leadership Framework and be a role model displaying Confidence, Creativity & Collaboration

Requisite Education and Experience:

  • Business degree from leading business school
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Project Management preferably in an international organization
  • High degree of commercial and business acumen; preferable experience in Consulting and/or retail / FMCG in Emerging Markets
  • Excellent analytical skills to manage large data quantities from multiple sources and systems
  • Proven project management skills; PMP certificate an advantage
  • Ability to provide input to and implement strategy
  • Experience of managing retail store roll-out plans, omnichannel solutions and digital capabilities (incl. eCom, CRM, etc.) preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to influence others towards a common vision or goal
  • Fluent in English, additional languages an advantage
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Business Development - EM LENA
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Beirut
Country Lebanon
Number 187471
Position Type Full time
Date Dec-05, 2018
Relocation no

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