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Adidas America Senior Product Manager - Top Creator in Portland, Oregon

Senior Product Manager - Top Creator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Influence and implement strategic category direction, proactively set range direction

  • Identify new business opportunities to drive innovation and/or commerciality

  • Show full understanding and drive the product creation process whilst managing all tasks within the given time frames

  • Become a role model for other team members in regards to product creation process

  • Show leadership through living the brand values

  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with cross-functional teams and with interlinked departments to enable an efficient product creation process; ensure product excellence

  • Pro-actively analyse business, draw conclusions and act upon; drive profitability and efficiency

  • Strong knowledge of product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines

  • High level of product expertise to create industry leading products

  • Be a competent partner for product and ranging discussions with markets and retailers

  • Prepare and present ranges and business related topics - with respective audience in mind - by using relevant structure and content

  • Actively provide input for setting the CtC (Concept to Consumer) direction and implement it into relevant ranges in partnership with CtC counterparts

  • Identify projects to optimize category performance; work independently and steer to conclusion

  • If applicable: Build experience in managing direct reports, developing their functional and social skills; ensure clear and structured on boarding process for new team members

  • Key Relationships:

  • Steer a strong relationship and ensure constant dialogue/feedback with

  • business unit and across other BU´s

  • cross-functional team ( Design, Development, CtC, Sports Marketing, Materials, Costing, Planning)

  • markets and relevant third parties Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Lateral thinking and challenge status quo

  • Communication skill set, including effective negotiation and clear transportation of information

  • Step up to conflicts, work towards a diplomatic solution

  • Be open for change, support execution of change management

  • Cooperate effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships

  • Basic leadership skills

  • Work independently as well as part of a team

  • Efficiently plan and prioritize daily work

  • In-depth knowledge of respective product category

  • Advanced analytical skills, be solution driven and result oriented

  • Ability to travel

  • Passion for sports

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree, preferably in marketing/business/textile/fashion

  • Minimum of 5 years Product Marketing experience with Apparel background

  • Experience in trade or sales is helpful

  • Fluent in English

  • PC skills (MS Office programs)

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 Product Manager - Top Creator

Brand: adidas

Location: Portland

TEAM: Marketing & Communications

State: OR

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 300484

Date: Feb 23, 2021