Purpose & Overall Relevance for theOrganisation :
As a key element within the One adidas pillar of Creating the New, Global Business Services (GBS) has been created to provide globally unified services, based on standardized and automated solutions, across different functions and markets.
This will enable us to drive operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity and workload.
After mastering the fundamentals, we will continue to expand the scope or services, as the GBS organization evolves and technological developments enable us to further enhance our operations activities to GBS.
We will continually set the pace for innovation at adidas by building technology and working with our people to professionalize our services.
The GBS Strategy & Business Development Director is responsible for developing the medium and long term strategy for GBS, in order to achieve maximum operating efficiency, better customer experience, company agility and decision making, and an effective compliance and control environment.
He or she will interact regularly with markets and functions to understand strategic priorities, operational roadmap and current pain points in order to construct future GBS roadmap, providing strategic direction for PMO, Process and Operational teams in GBS.
Key Responsibilities :
Develop and drive the medium and long term strategy for GBS
Co-ordinate and manage market and function teams to understand strategic priorities, operational roadmap and current pain points in order to advise on and build future GBS roadmap
Drive the Identification of pain points and current inefficiences or inconsistencies in markets in order to challenge the status quo and highlight opportunities for improvement
Develop a view on feasibility of the new developments globally and advise on build of roadmap
Create and develop scenarios and potential solutions which could be developed as part of the GBS offering, ensuring feasibility (from a delivery perspective) and that it would meet customer requirements and expectations
Develop and advise GBS senior management on strategy and business development opportunities
Drive agenda and prepare presentation materials for roadshow events and present GBS offerings to market and function stakeholder teams
Drive decision making for the further GBS expansion
Manage the achievement of the GBS business case
Development of future business cases in support of the long term implementation of GBS globally
Quantify and track the benefits realisation from GBS implementation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Ability to think highly strategically and future oriented
Excellent communication skills in order to drive the exchange with the markets and functions
Strong planning and organization skills, and ability to work and deliver in changing environments, under limited guidance while adhering to specified deadlines
Ability to work independently
Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting
Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools (especially Excel, Powerpoint)
Good SAP knowledge (ideally)
Enthusiastic and driven for results
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the area of business development
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the area of shared services