The incredible adventure that led me to adidas in Herzogenaurach started when I applied for the ‘adidas x Hyper Island’ scholarship. The Digital Experience team in Amsterdam gave me the awesome opportunity to enroll in Hyper Island’s Digital Data Strategist program. There was no way I could refuse the chance to study at the best digital marketing school in the world, and potentially work with the greatest sports brand.
As the newest member the Digital Experience team in adidas Group, my job revolves around consumer analytics with a focus social media analysis. And with the upcoming World Cup – I’m super stoked! If you want to know how I ended up it Hyper Island and how I finally got my job as a Business Analyst in the Digital Experience team in Nürnberg please read the full interview here.
First part of the series was: Attitude at work
What did I learn as a leader on the company’s executive development programme (EDP) last year?
Well many things, but the most important was one particular awareness of myself: I don’t listen.
Over the last weeks we’ve had the pleasure of sharing eleven videos clips with you featuring just a small selection of the many, dedicated adidas employees from all around the world who have been working hard to bring the FIFA World Cup to life. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed the series and thank you for your interest and kind feedback.
So much so, that we have decided to go for an encore.
It’s not only about sport but also about physical activity and socializing.
My passion is running. If you’re a runner yourself you know the great feeling after a nice training session on the track or a long run in the forest. I want to motivate people to start running, to support people who recently started running or those who would like to get going again. That’s why I offer the Company Sports course “running technique training for beginners”.
In part one of our two-part series, we interviewed three of our employees and learned about their views on the acceptance of their tattoos in the adidas Group workplace.
To kick off part two of our series, I wanted to find out from a seasoned adidas Group veteran if there was similar sentiment. This led me to Janette, Global Operations Technical Manager, and over seven years at the adidas Group. I asked Janette if she thought she might not get the job because of her tattoos. Janette: “This definitely crossed my mind, but I decided to get my sleeve after already being with the adidas Group for seven years and didn’t feel my tattoos would be a factor in my future endeavors at the adidas Group.” It was quite the opposite of what I would expect. Janette felt even more comfortable with her visible ink as she continued to grow within our organization.