Director FP&A Franchise&Wholesale

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This position manages and guides the budget, forecast, reporting and analysis processes for the FRS/ WS Channel in China, which is the biggest channels   in GCA. The cornerstone activity of this role is to lead planning and analytics in alignment with globally and market defined processes and timelines.  The role also leads the team to provide business managers with timely, accurate and insightful reporting and analysis, which supports them in their business decision-making.  Other responsibilities include providing guidance and analysis for continuous process improvement, business case development, target setting and tracking, investment decision, pricing, cost efficiency and other project based or ad-hoc topics.

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Serves as the finance business partner for FRS/ WS Channel
  • Drives the annual budget process
  • Drives the monthly reporting and forecast process
  • Consolidates financial planning & reporting and FRS/ WS operational KPIs for Greater China
  • Drives the analysis of monthly financial results to create insight for business managers across the market
  • Develops and reports key KPIs for ad-hoc, short- and long-term planning in line with local requirements and global standards
  • Provides guidance and analysis for continuous process improvement, business case development, target setting and tracking, investment decision, pricing, cost efficiency and other project based or ad-hoc topics.
  • Ensures company adherence to reporting, planning and other controls in line with policy and audit requirements
  • Leads the FP&A team to high performance through day-to-day management, organization planning, performance coaching and feedback
  • Collaborates with the Global Business Services (Dalian) and locally-retained Finance Operations team on reporting, analysis, planning and internal control & audit requirement
  • Collaborates with APAC and HQ Finance teams for regular reporting, analysis, planning and other ad-hoc initiatives


  • Budget and forecast process (including milestones and deadlines) and target setting proposals
  • Monthly reporting and financial analysis
  • Review of expenditure to ensure alignment to budget, forecast and policy


Key Relationships:


  • Senior Director, FP&A
  • VP, Finance, GCA
  • SVP, Finance, APAC
  • SVP/VP, FRS/ WS China
  • Market Commercial & enabling function teams
  • Other China Finance teams (Accounting, Credit Management, Tax, Treasury, Purchasing, Internal Control)
  • Related Finance teams (Hong Kong, Taiwan)
  • Global Business Services (Dalian)
  • APAC Finance
  • Headquarter Finance
  • Internal Audit



  • FRS/WS partners
  • External Auditors



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Experience in running complex, cross-functional processes effectively
  2. Excellent analytical skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and determine effective actions
  3. Ability to effectively present information (written form and verbally), respond to questions and influence company leadership and decisions at all levels
  4. Ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment
  5. Experience to execute scenario planning and investment case analysis
  6. Desire and ability to work closely and influentially with Senior Leadership Team at Market and Global level
  7. Ability to coach, manage, align, motivate and develop direct reports and team
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree or qualification in Finance, Economics or Accounting
  • Solid Financial Planning & Analysis skills and experience
  • Familiarity with SAP and other relevant industry Finance systems/analytical software a plus
  • 8-12 years of broad based finance experience with progressive responsibility in industry leading companies and team management experience is a must



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Job Title:  Director FP&A Franchise&Wholesale

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  282568
Date:  Jan 13, 2021