Senior Manager PMO, Business Development

Tokyo | Japan | Strategy

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Contribute to the execution of the adidas Japan organization’s operational and commercial strategies by managing key initiatives, projects and cross-functional projects; be an active team member in cross-functional teams
  • Support 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 Japan together with Director PMO
  • Create full visibility and accountability for all strategic projects within adidas Japan
  • Take ownership of a small number of strategical projects as PMO
  • Further support a wider range of tactical projects as PMO
  • Communicate updates to the Japan Executive Team regarding the strategic projects in a consistent and effective manner in alignment with the Director PMO
  • 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 Japan

    Business Support

  • Support Managing Director and senior management team in facilitating strategic priorities, monitoring and reporting business KPIs to key stakeholders, deep-diving on strategical key issues


  • 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:

  • Previous experience in project management
  • Previous experience within the international sporting goods and/or apparel and footwear industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business KPIs and ability to work with numbers
  • Ability to turn vision and plans into action
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to create effective, deep and successful working relationships across all levels of the organization and multiple departments
  • Leadership capabilities of driving a team forward and tackle issues or hurdles
  • Understanding of change management processes
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Team player and can work independently with confidence in making decisions
  • Always open to new ideas and embrace change with creativity

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 5 years’ experience in relevant management advisory, project management and change management in a multi-brand organization or consultancy
  • Fluent in English
  • At least intermediate level in Japanese required
  • Passion for sports
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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager PMO, Business Development
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
Location Tokyo
Country Japan
Number 187393
Position Type Full time
Date Dec-20, 2018
Relocation no

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