Sr. Product Manager

Shanghai | China (Peoples Republic of) | Marketing & Communications

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:

  • Be the consumer and sport expert
  • Influence and execute the category direction
  • Work with all necessary functions to deliver the category business objectives
  • Create ranges within the category from both an image and commercial point of view
  • Lead and develop your team, if applicable

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Influence and implement strategic category direction, proactively set range direction
  • Identify new business opportunities to drive innovation and/or commerciality
  • Show full understanding and drive the product creation process whilst managing all tasks within the given time frames
  • Become a role model for other team members in regards to product creation process
  • Show leadership through living the brand values
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with cross-functional teams and with interlinked departments to enable an efficient product creation process; ensure product excellence
  • Pro-actively analyse business, draw conclusions and act upon; drive profitability and efficiency
  • Strong knowledge of product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines
  • High level of product expertise to create industry leading products
  • Be a competent partner for product and ranging discussions with markets and retailers
  • Prepare and present ranges and business related topics - with respective audience in mind - by using relevant structure and content
  • Actively provide input for setting the CtC (Concept to Consumer) direction and implement it into relevant ranges in partnership with CtC counterparts
  • Identify projects to optimize category performance; work independently and steer to conclusion
  • If applicable: Build experience in managing direct reports, developing their functional and social skills; ensure clear and structured on boarding process for new team members

    Authorities:

  • Personnel managed – if applicable              Budget managed – no  

    Key Relationships:

  • Steer a strong relationship and ensure constant dialogue/feedback with
    • business unit and across other BU´s
    • cross-functional team ( Design, Development, CtC, Sports Marketing, Materials, Costing, Planning)
    • markets and relevant third parties

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Lateral thinking and challenge status quo
  • Communication skill set, including effective negotiation and clear transportation of information
  • Step up to conflicts, work towards a diplomatic solution
  • Be open for change, support execution of change management
  • Cooperate effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships
  • Basic leadership skills
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Efficiently plan and prioritize daily work
  • In-depth knowledge of respective product category
  • Advanced analytical skills, be solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel
  • Passion for sports

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree, preferably in marketing/business/textile/fashion
  • Minimum of 5 years Product Marketing experience with APP, FTW or ACC background
  • Experience in trade or sales is helpful
  • Fluent in English
  • PC skills (MS Office programs)

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 Sr. Product Manager
Team Marketing & Communications
Brand adidas
Location Shanghai
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 179274
Position Type Full time
Date Jul-11, 2018
Relocation yes

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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.

Facts about Shanghai

Shanghai is looking mostly for

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Design
  • Retail (Back Office)
  • Information Technology
  • Sales
  • Administrative
  • Digital

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Fact-Sheet

  • 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

    50k
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