Director Fulfilment Programs (m/f) - Adidas Group - Herzogenaurach - Wizbii

Director Fulfilment Programs (m/f)

  • Durch Adidas Group
  • Herzogenaurach (Germany)
  • Management / Projektmanagement

Job description

Country: Germany
Job Function: Supply Chain Management

State / Province: Germany
Position Type: Full time

City / Location: Herzogenaurach
Brand: adidas


Somewhere, in one of our workshops right now, the future is taking shape. We are constantly working to redefine the way clothing and footwear transforms the pitch, court or course. This is what drives us: the feeling of discovery and the urge to innovate. When we create a product that makes our hearts beat faster, we know we’re onto something.

If this sounds inspiring, you might be one of us: Someone who loves to create the present, as well as shape the future. There’s a reason adidas has been at the forefront of defining sport for more than 60 years: We never stand still. Everyday, we work to improve everything we create.

At adidas, interesting, amazing and inspiring aren’t just ideas. They are what we do every single day.


This is a key in-house strategy position for an organized, passionate and goal-oriented future leader who understands what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change.

· Shape Fulfilment Programs with focus on function / market area.
· Own a program, project portfolio and ensure delivery of major change initiatives across functions
· Support vision creation and roadmap for global implementation of solutions and tools and set strategic direction for roll-out of capabilities across brands
· Build and cultivate high performance team
· Represent the brand of Fulfilment Programs to Global Operations community and beyond

Key Accountabilities

· Support Fulfillment strategy development process and project portfolio prioritization
· Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation within Fulfillment and Global Operations
· Own and manage a program, project portfolio that drives change in the Fulfillment areas
· Lead multiple (senior) program, project managers to deliver projects in alignment with strategic direction
· Effectively deploy team and project resources to ensure high quality and consistency of deliverables
· Lead communication to sponsors and senior management through effective story telling
· Support Fulfillment people strategy definition and ensure growth and development of team members
· Perform line manager role on direct reports (e.g. recruiting, performance appraisal, team approvals, team budget control)

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

· Soft skills
· End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
· Creative, energetic personality, able to influence the agenda
· Decisive, taking ownership and leadership appearance
· Track record on coaching, talent and team management
· Experience in multi-cultural and cross-divisional management
· Hard skills
· Advance leadership and management training
· Excellent presentation and story-telling skills
· Proven track records in managing large teams and/or external consultant
· Ability to launch large-scale projects and proven track records of strategic project management experience, advanced understanding of business process management, methodologies, and principles
· Business acumen and in-depth knowledge on Sourcing and/ or operation related processes
· People management skills
· Lead and direct team of (senior) project managers
· Handle all related line management responsibility
· Coach and mentor team members with people development plan
· Foster a highly motivational and encourage highly diverse working environment
· Instills a team culture in which all important issues are discussed openly and constructively
· Support definition and drive people strategy (e.g. recruitment)
· Empowers individual team members and generates a can-do culture
· Ambassadorship across network


· Between 7-8 years of relevant work experience in MNC environment (e.g. top tier consulting, project management, apparel/fashion, supply chain management, background)
· Within which 1-2 years proven track record of large scale project / program management experience; direct report / team management a plus
· University degree, PMP and lean sigma certification preferred
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