Director Finance MENA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Core responsibility is to lead all operational Finance aspects of MENA and thus support Senior Director Finance MENA. This would include leading the Accounting teams in all countries in MENA, including general accounting, accounts payable, tax and treasury. This requires an in-depth understanding of the MENA region with a multi-country, multi-channel business.


Key Responsibilities:


Business Partner Role


    • Drive value creation through providing the business with adequate financial insights to drive better operational and strategic decisions
    • Develop and drive efficiency initiatives to constantly improve the service given to the business
    • Provide ongoing input from a financial perspective for business decision-making, e.g. optimum transfer pricing model, sales compensation structure, sales terms, accounts receivable aging, inventory levels, clearance and phase-out evaluation
    • Establish processes to closely manage key financial parameters, including OWC, DSO and cash flow to achieve annual targets
    • Lead and drive the Accounting Team to constantly challenge the status quo and to drive efficiency initiatives e.g. process automation for supplier invoices processing
    • Work closely with external stakeholders such as suppliers, banks and customers to improve the performance environment of the business i.e. identifying efficiency potentials with banks and working with customers to achieve all cash collection targets but yet also addressing customer’s needs.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Deep and Solid business understanding of Finance and Accounting principles, processes, and structure.
  • End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand.
  • Experience in an operational driven environment (timelines, milestones management).
  • Experiences on various modules of ERP system
  • Very strong knowledge and hands-on experience on SAP FICO process and related master data setup.
  • Broad and deep project management skills and experience in larger scale projects and/or change programs/initiatives; Experience in managing difficult and conflictual situations and meetings.
  • Excellent analytical skills in order to analyze complex issues and to improve processes and techniques.
  • Strong result orientation and pro-activity.
  • Ability to maneuver and work in a consistently changing and cross-functional environment within different management levels of a global organization and understanding of external business drivers.
  • Excellent communication skills to negotiate with internal and/or external parties with possible divergent interests and with different business areas.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, driven to deliver and succeed.
  • Provide leadership as well as engage and develop team members in a high-performance environment.

People Management


    • Lead a multi-cultural Finance Team and ensure the highest standards are met
    • Define organizational structure, set objectives, and manage workloads and results to achieve goals while adopting best practices and achieving continuous process improvement.
    • Ensure high employee engagement at every level through effective motivation, coaching, training, and development of personnel in the team.



Key Relationships:


  • MENA General Manager and MENA SLT
  • Finance counterparts of key customers
  • Several Group functions e.g. Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Insurance,
  • Service providers
  • Banks
  • Auditors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Strong business analytical and numerical skills (with a proven business acumen)
    • Strong managerial and operational skills
    • Strong execution skills
    • High sense of organisation and precision
    • Project and process management skills
    • Ability to lead, motivate, and develop the Finance team


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


    • University degree in business management
    • More than 7 years of functional experience in finance department and at least 3 years of leadership experience as Head of Department
    • International experience and track record
    • Preferably knowledge of adidas Group organization and processes
    • Language skills: fluent in English spoken and written


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Job Title:  Director Finance MENA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cairo
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  C
Country/Region:  EG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497775
Date:  May 24, 2023