Senior Project Manager Trend & Cultural i

  • Adidas
  • US - OR - Portland
  • 1 week ago

Company Name: Adidas

Location: Portland, OR, US


Senior Project Manager Trend & Cultural Insights
Area:                                adidas 
Department:                            Future & Creative Direction
Direct Reporting Line:                     VP or Sr.Design Director
Indirect/secondary reporting line:                 
Subsidiary/country:                                  U.S.A.
Location:                                       Portland
GSMS Grade:                            M3
Number of Personnel Managed:                 –
Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:    

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Manage major, strategic projects & applied research for Trend & Cultural Insights end to end across Future Innovation, Creative Direction Advanced Concepts, Brand Design, Color/Materials/Graphics.
Ensure the efficient and high-performance operational implementation of Trend & Cultural Insights projects via project, research, partnership(s) and budget management on a daily, quarterly and annual basis.


Key Responsibilities: 

•    Pro-actively manage the development of key, strategic Trend & Cultural Insights projects, to ensure company and brand objectives are met, cross-functional teams are aligned, critical seasonal timelines are met.
•    Pro-actively manage the development of multiple concepts and projects, running on multiple seasons, ensuring objectives, partnership/budget and timelines are met, and ensuring on-time delivery of tools to horizontal functions, BU’s, key stakeholders i.e. adidas group or licensee assets.
•    Collaborate with Trend Working Group Strategic partnership teams & Future/CD Head Office teams to ensure clear communication, optimisation of processes, on-time deliveries to stakeholders.
•    Collaborate with Future, Advanced Concepts, Creative Direction Resource team to ensure processes and annual timings are aligned and harmonized, ensuring holistic Trend & Cultural Insight end to end applied process are met.
•    Establish, communicate, and champion Trend & Cultural Insight methodologies.
•    Write Trend, Culture, Innovation, Insight, Design briefs, project timings, and project plans.
•    Manage overall project workload and maintain project list.
•    Manage overall budget for assigned area, planning annual budgets and forecasts, strategizing best use of funds.
•    Organize consultancy, forecasting, freelance and agency/temp resources and manage communication and interaction.
•    Support Trend & Cultural Insight teams in all operational issues.
•    Ensure regular communication about adidas Trend & Cultural Insights and news/applied content in the organisation
•    Champion and support the fulfilment of adidas Trend & Cultural insights strategies.


Key relationships:
•    Future & Creative Direction: Advanced Concepts, CD CMG, Brand Design
•    Brand Marketing Operations/BU’s & functions
•    Brand Communications
•    Business Units
•    Brand Design team/functions
•    Retail
•    Brand Management & CTC
•    Digital Innovation
•    Adidas Group & Brand Assets/Licensees
•    GOPS
•    Consultancies, Freelancers, Academics, & Agencies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
•    Proven skills and capabilities in project, organization, time, and budget management
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Strong client management skills
•    Strong Negotiating and Collaborating skills
•    Self-starter, strong self-initiative
•    IT skills:  Macintosh software, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced 
•    Language: English: fluent


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 
•    University degree with equivalent work experience
•    At least 5 years work experience in design related area (agency or company)
•    Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope & time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
•    Passion for adidas and its mission
•    Passion for sports, culture, design, project management