Senior Manager Strategic Planning, APAC & GCA 1

Shanghai | Greater China | Strategy

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Support & drive adidas APAC strategy development and execution through data synthesis, decision-support analysis and planning processes

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning process

  • Contribute to the global and local Strategic Business Planning (SBP) process (e.g., document development, global submissions, communication packages), for 2020 and 2025
  • Drive and facilitate the APAC Reebok long-term (2020/25) financial planning (top-line and P&L)
  • Support other regular and ad-hoc strategic planning activities (e.g., market visits, workshops, individual briefings)

Market / competitor data

  • Assist in the development of data sources and central data repository of market and competitor intelligence
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of regular market & business reports to senior management
  • Identify key markets developments and ensure implications are considered in planning and decision-making

Data analysis and decision support

  • Develop financial and quantitative models relevant to strategy planning (e.g., business simulation, revenue projection, market share development)
  • Synthesize data and prepare analysis to support senior management decision-making on priority topics (typically working cross-functionally)

Strategic document development

  • Develop strategic presentations and business planning documents
  • Drive or assist in the development of executive level presentations and reports

External research

  • Participate in selected research/strategy projects, to ensure quality outcomes and applicability to the business

Special projects

  • Engage on major cross-functional projects (as required)


  • Proper management of SBP process and deliverables
  • Quality of market and competitor data reporting
  • Quality of data analysis
  • Overall business impact


  • Solid business sense and critical-thinking ability – able to solve problems using both conventional judgment and ad-hoc analysis
  • Advanced analytic skills – both quantitative (e.g., financial modeling, data analysis) and qualitative (e.g., market trends, competitor analysis)
  • Very strong communication skills – written and spoken English
  • Expert MS Excel users advanced excel user trained and experienced in complex modeling of financials (i.e. P&L, bottom up revenue forecasts)
  • Expert MS PowerPoint user advanced PowerPoint & ThinkCell user with high level story telling abilities 
  • Mature and credible interpersonal skills– able to quickly build trust and act as an influencer across the organization
  • Customer service orientation – a focus on user needs
  • Entrepreneurial – proactively defines goals and attacks them with creativity
  • Willingness to learn – a drive to learn about all aspects of the business and develop general management competency

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4-7 years of general business experience (ideally in more than one business function); equivalent experience in leading management consulting firm with strategic planning experience
  • Experience with a global apparel / consumer goods brand or retailer is preferred
  • Experience in working closely with middle and senior leaders across functions
  • University degree or above
  • Expert Power Point & ThinkCell user
  • Advanced Excel modelling ability
  • Basic statistics knowledge   
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
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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 Strategic Planning, APAC & GCA 1
Team Strategy
Brand adidas
City Shanghai
Location Greater China
Number 195780
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-25, 2019
Relocation no

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