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Adidas America Senior Manager, Transformation Office in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Manager, Transformation Office

Senior Manager Transformation

Department : Transformation Office

Direct Reporting Line : Senior Director Transformation Office

Indirect/Second Reporting Line :

Subsidiary/Country : Reebok

Location: Boston

GSMS Grade: M 3

Purpose & Overall Relevance for Organisation:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Transformation, this individual will help define and manage projects that drive transformational change to organization. Projects will either deliver large financial targets or enable change that unlocks future growth. This role is best suited for high potential / top talent individuals seeking to gain broad exposure to the company and to the senior leadership team at Reebok.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Define, scope, then project manage initiatives that drive transformational change to Brand Reebok

  • Manage end-to-end process from initial ideation phase through completion. Partner with initiative leads to create detailed and comprehensive work plans. Guide business partners towards achievement of relevant timelines and milestones.

  • Manage interdependencies with other workstreams

  • Build strong high integrity business relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, challenging upwards as well as downwards the status quo.

  • Design, prepare and facilitate results-oriented alignment meetings against key milestones.

  • Collaborate closely with Finance to deliver against the identified value captured for Reebok.

  • Proactively identify new opportunities and risk mitigating actions to further enhance the value capture of work streams.

  • Enable fact-based decision-making, creating transparency through the creation of regular status and project KPI reporting.

  • Facilitate communication activities with relevant stakeholders ensuring alignment with key milestones.

Example Projects:

  • Digital Commerce Transformation

  • Design To Value profit improvement

  • Product Briefing Excellence

  • Phased Product Creation

  • Improve Go To Market Readiness

  • Assets & Influencer Situation Assessment

  • Hype at Scale

  • US Market New Distribution Opportunity

  • Icon launch execution

Key Relationships:

  • Reebok Senior Leadership Team

  • Global Market Stakeholders

  • Global and Brand Marketing

  • Digital Brand Commerce

  • Product squads


  • Taking a large, complex problem and breaking it down into its component parts

  • Ability to SIMPLIFY

  • Comfort with ambiguity; and putting structure around it. Think conceptually, visualize how to get to the answer, mobilize people to execute

  • Agile learner. Strong intellectual curiosity and passion to dive into something new/foreign

  • Strong leadership and professional judgement: challenging a POV, driving accountability, influencing others

  • Strong influencing and communication skills; a keen interest and desire to build connections among people that goes beyond support

  • A willingness to listen, observe and learn from teams and individuals


  • Strong project management and process skills

  • Manage multiple projects at a time

  • Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking

  • Identify / manage dependencies

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience

  • Project management experience

  • University Degree in Business or related field

  • MBA in Business or a field related to project management / process excellence is an advantage

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Transformation Office

Brand: Reebok

Location: Boston

TEAM: Strategy

State: MA

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 299869

Date: Feb 18, 2021