Manager IT PMO, APAC & GCA

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Information Technology

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Manage & maintain project portfolio and support project delivery, significant RFCs or sub-elements of mid-scale projects on a local or global level across brands and respective functions within the boundaries of time, cost & quality while focusing on the customers' expectations and requirements. Support Director, IT PMO APAC & GCA to manage IT demands and portfolio across APAC.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Lead and manage to successfully deliver the assigned project or RFC, end-to-end, ideally through applying PMI methodology effectively.
  • Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans.
  • Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan by effectively coordinating people and resources.
  • Monitor and highlight any project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan and make suggestions to implement corrective or preventative actions.
  • If required, support any changes for the respective project and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
  • Finalize all activities across the projects/programs to formally close and hand over the project, ensuring project documents are approved, completed, maintained and stored appropriately.

Portfolio and Demand Management

  • Manage APAC IT project portfolio following GIT guideline
  • Collect and prioritize business demand align with business and GIT strategy
  • Drive standard by harmonizing business process and IT solution
  • Develop and measure project dashboard including quality, cost and NPS
  • Manage total IT project and RFC spending with controlling

Resource planning

  • Partner with the internal IT Supplier Management department and project sponsor in order to engage external suppliers (e.g. conduct interviews, financial management of external supplier costs).

Financials and Controlling

  • Control the allocated project costs on time and in budget.
  • Ensure compliance with GIT standards, e.g. PMO, IT controlling standards
  • Manage project budget by tracking and reporting the monthly budget accruals and variances and ensure timely and accurate invoicing.
  • Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Management and project stakeholders throughout the project life cycle, in order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization.

Key Relationships: 

  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Business mindset: very good numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance
  • Good experience in managing projects on a global level
  • Good communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups), especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BS degree with focus on IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive work experience in mid- to large-scale project or program management
  • PMI certified is a must, Agile/Scrum Master certification is desired.
  • Similar regional PMO experience, IT general management skillset, rich business system knowledge are highly desired
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager IT PMO, APAC & GCA
Team Information Technology
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 183692
Position Type Full time
Date Oct-19, 2018
Relocation no

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