Director S/4HANA Global Process Location Portland, Herzogenaurach or Shanghai - Talent Pool

We are looking for highly motivated and engaged candidates with a background in the fields of Tax, Treasury, Financial Planning & Reporting, Accounting or Source to Pay to be a part of the S/4 HANA transformation project. Based on your skills and interests in one of the mentioned fields, you would be assigned to one of the global workstreams.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

The SAP S/4 HANA program aims to equip adidas with a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including data driven AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. As part of the transformation program, there will be five workstreams within the overall Manage Business Domain area of Finance. The 18-24 month transformation program will orchestrate and drive the organization towards the design & implementation of the new ERP system.


The Director S/4 HANA is responsible for developing, defining, and implementing the end-to-end process within the defined scope together with the internal team members and external consultants.


Key Responsibilities and General Accountabilities:

  • Lead the analysis, design, and development of end to end finance processes, with specific focus within the Managed Business Domain as needed ( e.g Primary Data, Record2Close, h, Soure2Pay etc.)
  • Significantly contribute to the overall S/4 HANA roadmap and take responsibility of the delivery of results based on agreed deliverables, KPI & timeline
  • “Think Company” and focus on driving full standardization
  • Accountable for the relationship with key stakeholders in the project
  • Drive S/4 workstream(s) or sub-project with the respective profound process and technical knowledge within the boundaries of time, cost & quality, focusing on the expectations, implement results and ensure sustainability of solution.
  • Provide comprehensive expertise for operational processes or (primary) data related queries with your expert knowledge
  • Identify & understand the current pain points in SAP; define improvement potential and solutions through variance analysis and effective usage of data. Create transparency on priorities and facilitate recommendations for fact-based decisions on future processes
  • Ensure standardized data management processes and drive data quality improvement actions
  • Develop and implement adequate communication packages to present derived results, recommendations, and solutions
  • Manage compliance and global process guidance


Key Relationships:

  • Business Lead for Mange Business Domain
  • Project team
  • Finance HQ & market teams
  • Tech team
  • SAP
  • Consultants


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In depth understanding of Financial processes & data; and with solid accounting knowledge
  • Interested in Product Led way of working
  • Knowledge for the product area(s) as needed e.g. Tax, Treasury, Reporting
  • Understanding of the consumer goods industry
  • Ability to apply continuous process improvement concepts and tools; experience in process design, process mapping, improving process quality, process review and compliance
  • Experience of digital transformation including Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Deep and broad SAP FI/CO knowledge and willingness to develop S4/ HANA knowledge
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically as well as tactically, think out of the box mentality
  • Excellent analytical mindset
  • Implicit drive for standardization and (internal) consumer obsession
  • Result orientation and pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset 
  • Familiarity with project management, strong planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • If working outside from Herzo, willingness to be flexible with Germany working hours


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combinations of educations
  • Minimum of 8+ years of work experience in finance functions and process management or process improvement 
  • Proven experience with process redesigning; preferably with S/4 experience (for external mainly)

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:  Director S/4HANA Global Process Location Portland, Herzogenaurach or Shanghai - Talent Pool

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  291502
Date:  Apr 6, 2021