Manager - Finance Operations FP&A

Employer
Adidas
Location
India
Posted
Apr 03, 2024
Closes
Apr 05, 2024
Ref
4634105757
Level
Manager
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Global Business Services (GBS) aims to provide globally unified services based on standardized and automated solutions across different functions and markets. This will enable us to drive operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity and workload.

GBS, the engine that designs, builds, and operates consistent adidas end-to-end business services & solutions globally to drive the transformation TO ONE ADIDAS enabling our Business Partners to focus on core business. GBS prioritizes executing transitions, processes, and solution roadmaps. It is the overarching goal to move the adidas Group to a much more consistent, standardized, and automated operating model with solid governance, architecture, and operating model.

The Controlling & Reporting Manager is responsible for the coordination of the GBS Controlling team that is responsible for conducting the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring process for the adidas company. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost controlling, business controlling and eventually performance management.

Reporting is collecting data and providing ad hoc analysis as well as standard reports. Therefore, reporting is also defining requirements of respective reports and drives classification, harmonization and standardization of data sets while driving best in class delivery in terms of timelines and data quality through plausibility and cross-checks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure team's management including coaching, training, motivation, and performance appraisal guidance
  • Enable the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes by acting as contact person (SPOC) for specific planning topics
  • Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and tools
  • Enable fact-based decision by creating transparency on budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes
  • Develop medium- large sized projects, implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements
  • Design, develop and implement state of the art analytic tools
  • Develop new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the department and overall targets
  • Significantly contribute to the achievement of the department strategy
  • Execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis
  • Manage cost centers and support cost center managers in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruitment requests, cost recharges, etc.)
  • Manage / support small sized projects; support the implementation of findings and sustainability of achievements
  • Identify significant improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions
  • Ensure smooth operation of the business by taking on ownership for related actions
  • Ensure good relationships with business partners and the global functional team on a proactive basis.
  • Develop and report relevant KPI's for area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the service delivery of a C&R team serving the customers, delivering performance that meets or exceeds service level agreement targets

Key Relationships:
  • GBS Controlling Team and Finance teams
  • Global Service and Process Owners
  • IT & Corporate Solutions
  • adidas Finance Team
  • adidas senior management team
  • adidas Market Controllers
  • Accounting
  • HR
  • Delivery Excellence

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good financial acumen
  • System expertise: Very good MS office skills (especially Excel), SAP S/4 Hana, SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud) and Power BI
  • Experience of Central Finance (CFIN) implementation
  • Comprehensive business understanding of processes and structure
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment
  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
  • Solid experience within Controlling & Reporting tasks: Actuals, Forecast, Budget and Reporting analysis.
  • Experience in complex data modeling and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills for influencing others
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to manage multiple, critical projects simultaneously, reprioritizing as required.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • SAP knowledge

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/ Controlling
  • 9 plus years relevant work experience as CPA or equivalent
  • Experience in a Shared Service environment
  • Broad and deep theoretical understanding of job function
  • Experience in a Shared Service environment
  • CPA certified
  • Proven work experience in people management / demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team.
  • 9+ years of working experience

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: THIS IS HOW WE WIN WHILE PLAYING FAIR.
  • COURAGE: Speak up when you see an opportunity; step up when you see a need..
  • OWNERSHIP: Pick up the ball. Be proactive, take responsibility and follow-through.
  • INNOVATION: Elevate to win. Be curious, test and learn new and better ways of doing things.
  • TEAMPLAY: Win together. Work collaboratively and cultivate a shared mindset.
  • INTEGRITY: Play by the rules. Hold yourself and others accountable to our company's standards.
  • RESPECT: Value all players. Display empathy, be inclusive and show dignity to all.

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.

Job Title: Manager - Finance Operations FP&A

Brand: adidas

Location: Chennai

TEAM: Accounting & Finance

State: TN

Country/Region: IN

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 509514

Date: Apr 1, 2024