Director Corporate Planning & Performance Management- Cash Flow & Liquidity KPIs

The Corporate Controlling function plays an integral part in the financial steering of the company. It includes all aspects of management reporting, financial planning, budgeting and performance management on a company level. The analyses and reports provide transparency to the Executive Board and drive both decision operational and strategic decision making and resource allocation across our Global Sales (markets and channels) and Global Brands (product categories and marketing) matrix organization.

The Director Corporate Planning & Performance Management - Cash Flow & Liquidity KPIs is a critical managerial position in the finance organization reporting directly into the VP, Corporate Planning & Performance Management. He/she will be actively involved in the development of the Corporate Controlling strategy, target setting, monitoring and for leading selected financial initiatives on behalf of the function. Key stakeholders and regular interaction partners include SVP Corporate Controlling, CFO and other Executive Board members, central finance functions (esp. heads of accounting, investor relations, treasury) as well as market and category Finance Directors.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Enable fact-based and efficient decision-making process by providing comprehensive and insightful financial analysis and simulations and derived balanced recommendations to the Finance Executive Team
  • Drive analysis of financial data on group level, by utilizing internal and external sources, combining this information to draw conclusions, considering the company’s goals and financial standing
  • Oversee financial modelling using historical data and providing simulations based on various industry-related operating metrics and identify trends
  • Prepare regular updates to the Executive Board on behalf of Corporate Controlling, identifying and addressing risks/opportunities in the execution of the company’s strategy
  • Support the Reporting, Forecasting, and development of meaningful analysis for Free Cash Flow, Operating Working Capital, Liquidity Ratios.
  • Interface with Integrated Planning Team to align on IDL Targets, Reporting, & Forecasting
  • Interface with CPPM planning team to align on OWC Targets, Reporting and Forecasting
  • Drive the creation of regular and ad-hoc presentations
  • Act as a role model and follow adidas Fair Play code of conduct and internal policies



Key Relationships:

  • VP, Corporate Planning & Performance Management
  • SVP Corporate Controlling and respective Senior Management/Leadership Team
  • VP, Treasury
  • VP, Integrated Planning
  • Senior Director, CPPM Planning & Forecasting
    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Very strong problem-solving skills (structuring, analysis, synthesis)
  • Strong understanding of FP&A, controlling and finance; knowledge of IFRS a plus
  • Strong analytical mindset and facility with numbers
  • Strong ability to draw to-the-point conclusions and recommendations
  • Experience in leading x-functional transformation & change projects
  • Change management skills and track record in delivering large scale/global projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills (stakeholder mgmt., influencing, executive presence)
  • Good leadership skills incl. experience in managing teams and a budget
  • Very strong communication, influencing & negotiation skills to appropriately serve senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers and customers
  • Innovative, action-oriented and solution-minded team player
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  
  • Advanced degree or qualification in Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience within Finance and Accounting
  • Track record of outstanding performance in education and career

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Job Title:  Director Corporate Planning & Performance Management- Cash Flow & Liquidity KPIs

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  321750
Date:  Nov 8, 2021