Project Manager Athlete Strategy & Partnership

Zurich, Switzerland

At a Glance:

We are looking for a driven and hands-on person who will support our cross-functional team that is focusing on defining, preparing, running and executing as well as evaluating all the projects in the area of Performance Running. Together with the respective project leaders and members, you will be responsible for the overall project coordination and reporting to secure timely implementation as well as tracking of the progress of the projects. Of course, you are a running enthusiast: you know which are key events and disciplines and running is a passion point for you: you love to compete and to achieve your high set goals not only as an athlete but also in business.

Your Team:

On’s cross-functional Performance Running Team is On’s newly established department that is responsible for all the athlete matters within On: from the recruitment of new and management of existing athletes to the development of future products (shoes, apparel, accessories) and services for athletes. By joining this cross-functional team, you will have the opportunity to be part of an agile and interdisciplinary team of experts in the area of Performance Running for our athletes.

Your Mission:

  • You manage the cross-functional projects of the Performance team in the project management tool (Asana) and working closely with the respective project leaders in order for them to secure delivery of key milestones on-time and in-full
  • You lead project routine organizations, project summaries and project status updates with the respective project leaders
  • You support all the cross-functional projects of the Performance Running team by working closely with the respective project leaders and manage all the project routines, like meeting, defining and follow up of action points, preparation of Senior Management presentations
  • You allow for a smooth information flow between the cross-functional departments to make sure project status and updates as well as potential risks/barriers are transparent to the organization
  • You support the Athlete Strategy & Partnership team for special projects related to the athletes
  • You support the Athlete Strategy & Partnership team for the order management process for goods for our athletes to secure high service level for our athletes
  • You lead the organization and tracking of the athlete contracts and approval processes within our organization, track and secure contractual agreements with our athletes

Your Story:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Business Engineering, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in project planning and management (e.g. Asana as Project Management Tool is a plus)
  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking
  • Understanding needs of athletes e.g. as a passionate runner 
  • You are a strong communicator, able to cooperate with various stakeholders across departments and cultures
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel
  • Fluent English and German, French as a plus
  • Able to travel for 1-2 days at a time, once a month, and on some occasion for a week or two

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.