adidas AG

Senior Director HR - HR Finance & GBS (m/f/d)

  • Herzogenaurach
  • as soon as possible
  • Feste Anstellung
  • Jetzt bewerben

To lead and enable a people eco system around moments that matter – delivering value at every touchpoint by ensuring the implementation of the People Strategy for the respective function. Act as “Strategic HR Partner” to the organization and lead the HR team regionally and globally.


  • Key contact for senior customers and business leaders
  • Trusted advisor on people issues  to Senior Leadership Team; Coach and mentor Senior Leaders to be empowered around people, engagement and performance topics/decisions
  • Drive and execute the People Strategy for the area of responsibility, focusing on any areas of strategic importance
  • Lead complex organizational design, change and transformation programs, redesigning structures around strategic objectives in cooperation with the OD/OE department
  • Identify and build skills and capabilities against strategic initiatives, lead strategic workforce planning process
  • Use data, analysis and dashboards to shape organizational strategy
  • Build a Talent pipeline with robust succession plans for Senior Leadership positions within the area of responsibility
  • Develop Leadership Bench for the future
  • Drive consistent execution of core HR Processes in full compliance with adidas Group policy, legal and regulatory boundaries
  • Quickly respond to complaints, questions, needs from Senior Leadership Team
  • Highlight business priorities to Rewards, Talent and Strategy Office to ensure needs and requirements are embedded in new initiatives, programs and systems
  • Ensure a global HR Reporting for respective functional area in close cooperation with controlling and global partners.  Anticipating people trends/trend forecasting
  • Maintain a high level of communication with Management and contribute to the decision-making process of structuring and developing the team for the organization. Actively support business initiatives and business needs with effective HR measures and promote positive employee relations in the work environment


  • HR Capabilities: Employee relations, use of HR metrics, change delivery, organizational design delivery, maintain external perspective, anticipating people trends, strategic workforce planning
  • Business Capabilities: Commercial Awareness, business acumen, customer focus, aligning business & HR strategy, knowledge of the value chain and key processes to use and impact on the people outcome and strategy
  • Consulting Capabilities: Brokering solutions to meet business needs, ability to identify, shape and influence group HR solutions in a creative way. Trusted advisor, impact & influence, facilitation & coaching, project delivery, leadership development, team development. External supplier partnership
  • Innovative and strategic thinking
  • A leader with excellent management skills
  • Strong understanding towards the Group and customers’ needs and ability to influence and provide solutions, strong coaching and mediation skills
  • Articulate and clear in written and verbal communication. Engaging presentations to large groups and teams. Provides ideas and thought leadership on people topics
  • Confident, Creative and Collaborative and role models this within the team, coaching others around it across the team
  • Presentation and facilitation skills to all employees including senior management
  • Coaches others (ideally qualified)
  • Drives innovation and fosters the development of new ideas/approaches/methods
  • Drives change processes through an inspirational leadership style and excellent change management expertise
  • Ability to derive specific goals for area of responsibility from the overall vision/strategy, taking into account the relevant business KPI's
  • Excellent convincing and influencing skills. Deals effectively with difficult situations, negotiates persuasively, has a clear opinion and conveys ideas to the point. Initiates and develops important relationships based on trust and credibility
  • Strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution
  • Ability to interact at the highest levels of the company


  • Master degree focusing on Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field 
  • Minimum of 10-13 years of progressive experience in a multinational company with experience in HR Management, Rewards, Talent or business function
  • International experience and mindset
  • Lived and worked abroad
  • Fluent in English, ideally in other languages
  • Proven strategic HR business partner, who supported partners and contributed to the further development of standard/global HR tools and programs
  • Experience in handling complicated employee relations issues including union drives/organizing attempts, discrimination claims, sexual harassment investigations and downsizing
  • Experience in leading a HR team on acquisition/divestiture and integration of a new organization

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