Project Manager - Brand Expression Sport's Brand

Portland, OR (partial on-site)
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Tamira Imondi

Job Description:

We are hiring a Project Manager with at least 3 years work experience in design related area (agency or company) to Manage major, strategic projects for Brand Design and Creative Direction.
Ensure the efficient and high-performance operational implementation of Brand Design projects via project and budget management on a daily, quarterly, and annual basis.

Key Responsibilities:
•Manage and oversee the development of key, strategic Brand Design projects, to ensure company and brand objectives and deliverables are met, and critical seasonal timelines are met.
•Manage and oversee the development of consumer-facing concepts and projects, running on multiple seasons, ensuring objectives, budget and timelines are met, and ensuring on-time delivery of tools to Markets.
•Collaborate with internal stakeholder teams to ensure clear communication of project status, optimization of processes, on-time deliveries to stakeholders.
•Collaborate with Creative Direction to ensure Brand Design processes and timings are aligned and harmonized, ensuring holistic Creative Direction process.
•Contribute to, follow and champion Brand Design project methodologies.
•Contribute to the creation of writing design briefs, proposing and producing the execution of design solutions, and setting project timings and plans.
•Manage overall project workload and maintain project and resource list.
•Manage budget for assigned projects.
•Forecast, strategize, and organize freelance and agency resources and lead communication and interaction.
•Ensure regular communication about adidas Brand Design and news in the organization.
•Champion and support the fulfilment of adidas Brand Direction with key partners and stakeholders.

Key relationships:
•Creative Direction
•Brand Marketing
•Brand Communications
•Business Units
•Brand Design team/functions
•Freelancers and Agencies
•Advanced Concepts
•Trend & Insights
•Product Teams
•Studio A
•Concept Development & Projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Proven skills and capabilities in project, organization, time, and budget management
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong client and stakeholder management skills
•Strong Negotiating and Collaborating skills
•Self-starter, strong self initiative
•Ability to manage and lead people regardless of reporting lines
•IT skills: Adobe software, Outlook, Excel, Word, Smartsheet, OneDrive, Keynote, PowerPoint: advanced
•Language: English: fluent

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
•University degree or Abitur with equivalent work experience
•At least 3 years work experience in design related area (agency or company)
•Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
•Passion for adidas and it´s mission
•Passion for sports, culture, design, project management