Adidas Apply – Senior Director

Website Adidas

Job Description:

The Key City Sr. Director is responsible for providing a single and authoritative point of leadership and direction for the Key City strategy and execution plan within the Market; he/she is responsible and accountable for the partnering with commercial leadership to provide hyperlocal plans that elevate the markets ecosystem.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure key inputs provided to market KA, DTC plans to prioritise the Key City doors
  • Deliver Strategic plan and all review inputs to Global and Market teams to ensure leadership alignment, allocation of required budgets and resources to effectively deliver the plan.
  • Lead the development and Execution of Key City strategic plan.
  • Key Cities introduces a complex web of interfaces – this role will need to lead the navigation of this and create partnerships and collaborations across the full network of functions in order to effectively align the market towards the Key City plan.
  • Lead Action Planning and Execution – Lead and ensure the execution of the Key Cities 52-week calendar, in partnership with global, local and external stakeholders
  • Lead the Key City Marketplace and Activation roles to provide a seamless and cohesive plan that will ensure delivery of Key City Targets.
  • Lead and develop the Key City Local Team – Manage the local Key City organization and team to create positive outcomes for the city; Look for opportunities to provide cross-functional experiences to identified high-potential talents from both, inside and outside of the team
  • Actively Manage Stakeholders and Internal Network – Influence and partner with the stakeholder community – global and local, categories/brand and sales/markets – to advance Key City priorities.
  • Responsible to drive Brand & Business Success within the Key City – Balance the brand investment with the delivery of compelling brand, business, and commercial outcomes in the Key Cities, via shared decision-making, collaboration and alignment with the VP of Key Cities and
  • Commercial and marketplace leadership.
  • Responsible to Maximize Total Brand Impact and Synergies – Integrate, filter and converge diverse inputs into the Key City plan; Prioritize multiple inputs to maximize the execution of the Key City’s strategies
  • Drive the integration and interface for Key City plan with market priorities

Job Requirements:

  • Very strong interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, negotiation)
  • Leadership: minimum 5 years in management
  • Industry: sporting goods / retail / consumer goods
  • Ability to work in a Matrix organisation with experience in influencing Cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Change agent comfortable driving transformation and creating clarity within new and ambiguous climates
  • Cross-functional experience, ideally with marketing / sales / Management
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is a must. Skills and abilities in another language are a benefit, specifically the local language of the key city in which you oversee
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; MBA a plus
  • Senior level leader with a minimum of 8-10 years progressive leadership responsibilities within a Commercial Environment
  • Functional: minimum 5 years commercial experience in the sporting goods industry
  • Proven methodological skills (e.g. business planning, strategic development)
  • Mental flexibility, initiative, and determination
  • Deep functional experience in Brand Management, Marketing and/or Sales
  • Business: minimum 5 years
  • Extensive knowledge of the adidas Group business along with significant industry experience

Job Details:

Company: Adidas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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