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Senior Project Manager 3D Virtualization (m/f)
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Senior Project Manager 3D Virtualization (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Information Technology

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We're creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It's an obsession.

We've been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we've been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we're never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.


Manage and deliver mid-scale projects (

Key Accountabilities

  • Project Management
    • Lead and manage to successfully deliver the assigned global and x-functional projects, end-to-end, ideally through applying PMI methodology effectively in the 3D landscape
    • Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans.
    • Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan through effectively coordinating people and resources.
    • Drive and measure engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures to ensure KPIs are met.
    • Monitor the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan in order to implement corrective or preventative actions.
    • Manage the change management approach for respective project and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
    • Finalize all activities across the projects/programs to formally close and hand over the project, ensuring project documents are approved, completed, maintained, and stored appropriately.
  • Dependency Management
    • Think globally and x-functionally in order to identify project dependencies and their impact, raise dependency issues with the project sponsor and co-create solutions
  • Resource planning
    • Form and lead multi-functional project team resources (internals and externals) to deliver and support projects and programs
    • Manage, coach, develop and train the formed project team members, input to performance reviews, provide feedback and allocate work considering complexity and experience level
    • Partner with the internal IT Supplier Management department in order to manage external suppliers (e.g. conduct interviews, financial management of external supplier costs)
  • Financials and Controlling
    • Establish project controlling as an independent element within the project to verify and control the allocated project costs on time in budget.
    • Ensure compliance to GIT standards, e.g. PMO, IT controlling standards.
    • Manage project budget through tracking and reporting the monthly budget accruals and variances and ensure timely and accurate invoicing.
  • Communication
    • As conflicts and escalations arise within projects, identify solutions and propose these to project sponsor and support their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Management and project stakeholder throughout the project life cycle, in order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization.
  • People Management
    • Ensure appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development
    • Allocate the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and make appropriate changes in order to meet business needs.
    • Provide team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and GIT objectives

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

  • Ability to coach, guide and manage a (project)team
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment with different international cultures
  • Business mindset: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance with advanced budget knowledge.
  • Strong experience to manage complex projects on a global level with strong knowledge in Project Management Methodologies & tools as well as I.T Product Evaluation & Selection.
  • Advanced skills in Project Risk Management
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business with advanced skills in stakeholder analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of Collaborative Software Systems as well as I.T Test management Techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in Programme Management & Resource Allocation
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on computer graphics, design or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive work experience in mid to large-scale project or program management & in I.T
  • Experience in 3D IT projects or associated tools (e.g. Modo, Blender) would be an advantage
  • Ideally PMI certified
  • 1-2 years of experience in managing a team


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