Specialist Corporate Communications

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Administrative

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.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • To strengthen the company’s reputation in the development of grassroots sports in China.
  • To sustain the company’s positive image of a responsible corporate citizen in the community.
  • To represent, protect and engage employees through company programs including the employee union.
  • The upkeep of NGO partnership and vendor management

He/she will achieve this mission by:

  1. Providing coordination, communication and execution support to grassroots sports, CSR and union programs run by the Corporate Communications Department
  2. Managing working budget of grassroots sports, CSR and union programs

       Providing other support within the Corporate Communications Department where needed

  1. Maintain good cross-functional integration to ensure maximum output of quality for the programs

Key Responsibilities:   

Program Management

  • Supporting the communication of grassroots sports programs (particularly the school football program in partnership with the Ministry of Education) or other external partnership collaboration initiatives, both for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supporting CSR programs and union programs. This includes a) coordination for meetings, proposals, events and reports; b) communications for staff engagement; c) NGO management; d) event management; e) and other types of program support where needed.

Contract and Budget Management

  • Working closely with Legal, Finance, Marketing, Government Relations and colleagues within the Corporate Communications Department to ensure timely project approval and payment - tendering, contracts, quotations, requisition forms, good receipt forms, product orders, etc.
  • Tracking project budget status and providing regular updates.
  • Working closely with vendors and NGO partners to ensure their information as required by Finance or legal is most up-to-date.

Key Interfaces

Internal All adidas China functions, particularly GR, HR and Admin, Marketing, SCM, Retail, Finance, Legal and Regional Offices as well as adidas global functions, particularly adidas Fund and SEA   External

Government agencies, NGOs and vendors

  • On-time completion of an effective retail information system
  • Accuracy of collected information, insightful retail information analysis
  • Pertinence of analysis in improving retail productivity

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing and communications skill, both in Chinese and English;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in multinational companies;
  • Familiar with Microsoft PPT, excel, etc.

Competencies / Attributes

  • Clear logic
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Communication skills
  • Passionate about sports/CSR

Educational Background

  • Bachelor Degree;
  • Major in English or Communications preferred

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.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Specialist Corporate Communications
Team Administrative
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 177449
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-28, 2018
Relocation no

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Through sport, we have the power to change lives

adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry with the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach /Germany, the company employs more than 56,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 21 billion in 2017. In Greater China, the company employs more than 5,700 people and generated sales of over € 3.7 billion in 2017. adidas China was founded in 1997 and headquartered in Shanghai, one of adidas’ six key cities across the globe. With a population of 24 million, Shanghai is the largest city in China – and eighth largest in the world. It's the country's most important center for culture, commerce, and industry. Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the East'," Shanghai prides itself for being a fashion capital as well. Shanghai is also the headquarter of adidas Asia-Pacific market which is crucial to achieving the brand’s mission to be the best sports company in the world.

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  • Working Hours

    8.30 - 6.30
  • On-Site Doctor

  • Retirement Plan

  • Company Sports

  • Company Events

  • Product Discount

  • On-Site Sports Facilities Pitch, Running-Track, Gym

  • Local Population Source: Vereinte Nationen

    14,35 Millions
  • Number of Employees at this location PVG - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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