Trainee - Project Manager IT [12 months]

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Digital

Want to practice what you have learned at university? Do you want to experience hands-on what your dream job is like? Are you a sports lover who aspires to work in an international environment with responsibilities for own projects? Then a traineeship at adidas will be an opportunity for you to join a truly international business with an environment that is often described as dynamic, innovative, and culturally diverse!

Traineeship at adidas

The purpose of this traineeship is to provide the trainee with experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge the traineeship student has already acquired at university and to acquire new skills and knowledge. This traineeship description contains tasks and responsibilities that will be learned step by step and the trainee will be accompanied by adidas employees at all times. adidas will ensure that the trainee is given tasks and responsibilities according to the level of competence of the trainee and any educational objectives for the traineeship period.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Shaping and building the best possible digital ecosystem for enthusiastic consumers, centered around the best online sports shop. Do you want to be the one that makes the difference in this journey? Are you a true digital player as well as consumer obsessed? Join us and contribute in cutting edge ecommerce initiatives and changes to our digital landscape, always focusing on the customers’ expectations and needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help build and maintain accurate project management dashboard reporting & metrics
  • Support delivery managers – working with all new agile delivery managers and POs to assist with feature releases planning and forecasts.
  • Preparing communication and/or escalations on the risks and the required contingency/mitigation actions to domain owners, project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Providing guidance during the financial forecasting (budget) process and proactively assist regular financial management for eCom domain area.
  • Proactively define, drive and implement improvements to increase the agile team’s maturity level in different product areas.
  • Help facilitating agile ceremonies
  • Focus on helping team to deliver value (remove impediments) and help identify hard dependencies across multiple product/project or domain areas.
  • Support Delivery Lead on increasing the agile maturity of the team based on our Product Area Success Framework

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Have good understanding of agile methodologies (agile certifications welcomed)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Pro-active and customer-oriented mind-set
  • Global mind set as the role requires working with global, virtual teams.
  • Omni-Chanel and eCommerce savvy with good eyes on innovations and
  • Latest digital trends
  • Basic understanding of JIRA and Confluence.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Fully graduated with a Bachelor or Master degree with focus on Project Management, Information System Management, or equivalent
  • Recent graduate (within the last 2 years)
  • Applied to EU citizens only due to work permit regulations

Traineeship start date

1 Mar 2020

Traineeship duration

12 months


Basic relocation package

Next recruitment step

WePow pre-recorded video interview

Please expect a response within 3 weeks as of application date

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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 Trainee - Project Manager IT [12 months]
Team Digital
Brand adidas
City Amsterdam
Location Netherlands
Number 204479
Position Type Graduate
Date Nov-05, 2019
Relocation no

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Get ready to build your career with one of the leading sporting goods companies in the world. When you join us in the Netherlands, you become a brand ambassador, living and breathing sport and a sporting lifestyle. The adidas culture in the Netherlands is best described as a high intensity group of problem solvers who aspire toward excellence and settle for nothing less. We are open, friendly, and hardworking and are known for our direct communications. Healthcare and education are a top priority in Dutch culture. Working here, you'll have an extensive choice of schools for your children and a wide range of affordable healthcare benefits. Additional adidas benefits include a pension plan, company sports, staff discount and much more.

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