Director IC&PP(Internal control & Profit Protection)


Director Internal Control & Profit Protection - GCA

Area:                                                                                                          GCA

Department:                                                                                            Finance

Director Reporting Line:                                                                        SVP FINANCE GCA

Indirect/Secondary Reporting Line:                                                                   -

Location:                                                                                                   Shanghai, China

GSMS Grade:                                                                                            M2

Number of Personnel Managed:                                                          6

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:                        Yes



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • To be a valuable business partner by raising awareness of internal control, continuously coordinating/conducting risk assessment and providing/following up on risk mitigating solutions


Key Responsibilities:   



  • Annual work planning for the GCA IC&PP team




a) Policies and procedures development/update

  • Ensure GCA policies and procedures be developed/updated with quality and in a timely manner


b) ICS Testing

  • Make sure internal control system (ICS) testing and SA be completed with quality and on time for GCA
  • Make sure identified issues be timely followed up and status be shared regularly with management team


c) Corporate Internal Audit (CIA)

  • Act as main contact for CIA for audit of entities in GCA and ensure all support required by CIA be provided in a timely manner (pre, during and post audit)
  • Make sure audit findings be timely followed up in GCA


d) Risk Assessment

  • Manage risk assessment for GCA in an effective and efficient manner
  • Conduct APAC risk assessment consolidation


e) Compliance management

  • Manage process audit/review as required by management team or considered necessary
  • Manage policy compliance reviews based on risk analysis, ensure quality report be delivered to management team and issues identified be timely followed up
  • Manage investigations effectively and ensure process issues identified be timely followed up
  • Develop and organize training on policies and procedures and policy/procedure compliance




a) Retail store compliance audit

  • Make sure store audit plan is prepared at the beginning of each year based on risk analysis
  • Ensure store audit plan is executed and action plans timely followed up


b) Retail shrinkage control

  • Develop/align stock take plans and procedures (own stock take and by third party) with Retail Operations
  • Make sure third party stock take plan is executed and procedure is followed by third party
  • Develop/implement regular shrinkage analysis to identify/follow up on issues and recommend/implement comprehensive countermeasures to eliminate or minimize losses


c) Data mining (retail & eCom)

  • Manage regular retail data mining to identify exceptions and fraud indicators and initiate reviews / investigations / management reporting
  • Improve retail data mining capability by exploring/implementing new exception report
  • Develop/implement eCom data mining tool/process


d) Retail investigations/incident management

  • Manage retail investigations together with Sr. Manager Risk Management and follow up on all improvement recommendations
  • Cooperate with local law enforcement body if necessary
  • Implement/maximize the value of global incident/investigation system 


e) Security solution (retail and DC)

  • Manage update of security related policies/standards
  • Manage annual DC security review and ensure all issues identified be addressed in a timely manner
  • Provide security solutions to retail and DC with the aim to maximize the investment value


f) Process improvement/training

  • Improve Store Operation Manual (SOM) with retail and make sure loss control procedures be well reflected
  • Identify training needs and develop/deliver profit protection training to retail 


People Management

  • Recruit and build GCA Internal Control and Profit Protection team
  • Motivate and develop team members in line with the company’s vision and strategy
  • Identify and develop talent in the team


Key Relationships:



  • adidas GCA management
  • APAC internal control and profit protection team
  • Group Internal Audit
  • Global Profit Protection
  • Group Policy and Internal Control
  • Group Risk Management






Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skill
  • Ability to interact cooperatively and work in a multi-national team towards common goals
  • Ability to organize work and projects, prioritize and meet deadlines in an efficient manner
  • Ability to balance need for operation efficiency and risk control
  • High degree of responsibility and personal integrity
  • Detail oriented and results driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Strategic thinking skill
  • Leadership skill
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • SAP exposure a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree or above
  • CIA or CPA qualification a plus
  • +12 years of internal audit/internal control/corporate profit protection/investigation experience with a multinational company (brand company preferred)
  • Audit/risk advisory experience with an international audit firm is a plus
  • Profound knowledge of best practices in internal control/internal audit/profit protection/investigation
  • Knowledge of best practices in retail industry and in eCommerce


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Job Title:  Director IC&PP(Internal control & Profit Protection)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  369931
Date:  Nov 24, 2021