Experienced Fashion Social Media Manager Lands Global Job With Adidas

Getting a recruitment enquiry from one of the world’s most well-known brands is always a good moment…


To know this enquiry comes from a repeat client whom you’ve helped before and that the brand has its own exceptional resourcing team. It is only a tribute to the specialist digital marketing knowledge and recruitment experience the team at clockworkTalent is able to provide.

We were delighted to be able to help adidas on a new project.

Earlier this year, adidas was expanding the global PR and Social Media expertise in the company headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

clockworkTalent has again been fortunate in bringing the adidas Originals team exceptional talent in the form of Jamel Derdour. A talented Social Media professional who brings with him a wealth of London Fashion industry experience working for Topshop, Jack Wills and more recently what was Conde Nast’s luxury eCommerce platform, Style.com.

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I hear you asking: But how’s this going to work? Jamel is in London and the role will be based at adidas HQ in Germany.

It’s only with the close communication between the hiring manager, the internal talent team and of course Jamel. We were able to work through the interview process using Skype, video conferencing and lots of calls before flying Jamel to Nurembourg to visit the offices where he would work. These can only be likened to an amazing university campus with the adidas spirit underpinning everything.

With Jamel ticking all the boxes with his professional skills, cultural fit and the right levels of ambition, passion and commitment. It was with pleasure he was offered and accepted a new job as the Senior Social Media Manager for Originals at adidas.

This is where adidas comes into their own. Being such a well-established organisation they are accomplished at relocating new employees. Jamel is our 2nd international introduction to be relocated with adidas and it still astounds me at the simplicity with which the well-oiled mechanics take over. Once contracts were signed the process appears seamless.

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Starting with Jamel’s personal stuff being packed up. This and he were transported to his new, temporary accommodation in Germany. Jamel was whirl-winded through an induction program which started with the basics from opening up a bank account, organising his transport to sourcing his longer-term home.

Within his first few months we’ve heard great reports. He’s had a whistle-stop trip through New York introducing himself to the agency and team and continues to build his identity within adidas. This is what can happen when you join an iconic global brand like adidas.

Jamel has been kind enough to review the support clockworkTalent were able to provide on this journey.

An asset in my application process, Natasha supported every step of the way from providing initial feedback about my new role to introducing me to my moving consultants. Natasha is a Recruiter I would highly recommend to any applicant who may want to explore opportunities presented to them.

Jamel Derdour, Senior Social Media Manager at adidas Originals

I am sure you join us in wishing Jamel continued success in his career. If, like Jamel, you’ve got a flourishing digital marketing career behind you. And if you’re open to job opportunities in either a brand or agency environment, please call me, Natasha for a discrete conversation on 0203 7514108 or send your CV to natasha@clockworkTalent.com!


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