adidas strives to inspire and enable people to harness the power of sport in their lives. Sport is our very purpose. Inspired by our heritage, we know that a profound understanding of the consumer and their journey in sport is essential to achieving this goal. To anticipate and respond to their needs, we continuously strive to create a culture of innovation and creativity. Through our portfolio of authentic sports brands, we harness this culture and push the boundaries of products, services and processes to drive brand desire. Through sport, we have the power to change lives. adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company employs more than 60,000 people across the globe and generated sales of around € 19 billion in 2016.

May 24, 2017
Digital Brand Commerce (DBC) creates the digital future by delivering a premium digital experience centered around our consumers. The aspiration is to define and build the global ecosystem empowering BU’s and Markets by providing a consistent digital strategy, direction and capabilities, leading all one seamless experience across all digital touchpoints. The Global Digital Project Manager plays a central role in the digital creative services team in Amsterdam. Responsible for the realization and delivery of the creative brief from concept to final designs the digital producer will ensure the digital campaigns and projects are kept on scope, on time and within budget. This role is the direct point of contact for our clients (categories, markets and project owners) in regards to creative needs. He or she manages the client relationship, builds trust and looks for opportunities for both teams to succeed. He or she works in partnership with our clients to do outstanding work that benefits our consumer’s needs and expectations. This role also energizes and motivates creative teams (art director, copy writers and designers) to answer and challenge the client brief and deliver on and above their expectations.   Key Responsibilities   Serves as a leading interface between our categories, markets, agencies, and internal team, ensuring that projects schedules, deliverables, budgets and timings are established, monitored and adhered to. Autonomously handles the management of digital campaigns and projects from concept to final deliverables in collaboration with the rest of our team. Managing several projects simultaneously. Oversees quality assurance to ensure the final deliverables of a project meet the brief and agreed scope. Assists in the development and implementation of strategy across multiple digital disciplines including creative, content, production, eCRM, display, SEO, social, media, mobile and emerging spaces. Creates project plans, working with the creative team to ensure accurate time estimations and ensure the project timelines are kept on track. Solid daily communication with clients, making sure stakeholders are informed on the status of the projects. Reporting on the progress through documentation and meetings. Sets up project kick off and review meetings and co-ordinate client feedback & sign-off in-line with global strategy and style guides Works with client to receive analytics and measurement reports on the current status of our online platforms and campaign case studies to influence future campaign strategy Mentors and coaches junior team members Assists the global operations manager on the overall global strategy, implementation of workflow and project management systems. Taking an active roll in improving the quality of the out put of the project management team Research’s today’s industry standards and best practices to ensure you are taking advantage of the latest tools and processes. Evaluates the competencies of subordinates on a regular basis and provides prompt and feedback and guidance to drive high performance. Promotes a high performance culture by setting clear expectations and individual goals. Takes ownership for Talent Management processes to grow, develop and retain talents. Translates the company goals into team specific actions and business plans as well to control and monitor performance and results.   Knowledge, Capabilities And Experience   Advanced experience in project management – including critical path management to deliver projects on time and within budget Experience with digital production process and technical nature of developing digital marketing initiatives Working knowledge of: Office software Project planning tools such as Teamgannt / JIRA analytics systems standard CMS platforms digital channels (social, owned properties and emerging technologies). Demonstrated understanding and experience delivering solutions or services via new and emerging web technologies Experience partnering with and leading internal resources Be able to articulate which elements of digital marketing are suitable for different campaigns and how they deliver results Detail-oriented and highly organized Excellent Communication and people management skills English (spoken and written)   Qualifications   University Degree in Marketing, Communications, Design, Business or a related field Agency experience preferred 2 years in digital marketing managing creative and technical teams 5 years relevant marketing experience Extensive experience in relationship management, senior account management. Strategic mind-set. Experience of leading highly technical teams. Possess high level of interpersonal skills. Possess strong written and oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to cope well with ambiguity and uncertainty. Ability to apply concepts in strategy, marketing, advertising, e-business, media, and brand management. Ability to effectively lead and motivate multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to manage multiple projects, creating efficiencies and economies. _____________________________________________________________________________ The Certificate in Online Business recommends COB Certified E-Commerce Manager Program to support you with success in this role.  
Adidas Group Amsterdam, Netherlands Full time