Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Assure the purposeful, controlled and efficient use of financial resources by transparent analysis to proactively support business decision making processes and by ensuring effective internal controls.
Analyze and forecast financial, economic and other data, to provide accurate and timely information, concerning cost development, for strategic and operational decisions, working closely with multiple departments to monitor budget and forecast.
Key Responsibilities :
Develop and monitor KPIs for ad hoc, short- and long-term planning and bring responsibility into the business.
Maintain integrity of dynamic planning processes (forecast, budget, SBP) and the monthly closing along with adidas Group processes & targets.
Create transparency about business performance by analyzing and comparing data from different sources of information.
Ensure efficient communication with all key interfaces, within a broad range of stakeholders.
Identify key issues & opportunities, draw conclusions and provide creative recommendations and solutions.
Establish a valued business partnership due to objective and holistic controlling support.
Provide Senior and Group Management with correct, timely and in-depth financial analysis and other ad-hoc reporting.
Provide financial guidance to business partners to assist in making business decisions and achieve sustainable growth, profitability and targets.
Support the development and implementation of creative process improvements and best known practices and think about ways to simplify current financial management processes & analytical tools.
Show initiative to creatively approach new subjects, pro-actively drive & analyze related business processes.
Ensure smooth operation of the day to day business by taking on ownership for related actions.
Key Processes & KPIs
Operating Expenses and Capex Controlling :
Brand scope : adidas, Reebok
Market / Cluster : Europe / EE
Sales channel : Wholesale, Franchise, Corporate
Dimensions : - OPEX steering by cost division, campaign, project and asset
ACT, RFC, BUD, SBP
Sell Out Support, Capex, Shop in Shop
Duties : - Monthly standard reporting and planning
Monthly and yearly closing
Target adjustment process handling
ad hoc analysis and reporting
Cluster Sr Manager FP&A
OPEX Budget Owner
FP&A European Cluster Hub
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Analytical and financial modeling skills, comfort with Finance and Accounting principles and strong financial statement analysis ability.
High degree of customer orientation.
Independent handling of a variety of tasks with different levels of complexity by developing effective plans and organizing work efficiently.
Acting in a goal-oriented manner, prioritize and complete tasks in order of importance.
Thinking beyond the obvious and do not stop at the first answers.
Fluent in English (written and spoken).
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications
University degree (Dipl. / Master) in business administration with focus on Finance / Controlling
3 5 years working experience in the respective area
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.