Finance Program Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives/projects/programs, from planning to execution, across the North America organization. Key priority will be on managing NAM TRANS4RM PROJECT representing the Manage Business segment specifically for FINANCE.

  • Translating high-level, long-term corporate strategy into concrete activities, metrics, milestones and goals
  • Driving and guiding initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking the modules and initiatives – while providing deep-dive support on select initiatives with value-added analysis
  • Initiating regular communication and working sessions with the management team on initiative progress, issues, decisions and recommended future actions
  • Developing, sharing & implementing best practices across the organization 


Key Responsibilities:   



  • Develop and execute a systematic approach to support senior management in identifying the right strategic priorities to focus on
  • Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization across functions
  • Drive and guide initiative business owners in setting objectives, developing detailed plans and KPIs



  • Alignment with Transformation Office leadership to ensure projects are focused on the right strategic initiatives and priorities 
  • Engage with business owners and management to determine role and contribution for each initiative
  • Coordinate and drive regular progress updates while ensuring consistent planning and execution from function to function



  • Drive budget management, business case modelling, cost/return estimations, analytics (as required)


Systems and Processes

  • Closely track project life cycle and organize regular updates with management on initiative progress
  • During planning and execution, provide value-added analytical support to enable fact-based decisions
  • Creates and maintains tools to support Strategy Execution governance processes


People Management

  • Develop and lead the project/program team to fulfill its mission and targets
  • Provide objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing expectations
  • Provide feedback to initiative business owners/team to ensure high quality, timely execution
  • Actively manage a network across the organization to ensure the project remains highly relevant to the business and its priorities



Key Relationships:


  • Global project leaders & stakeholders
  • Function heads, senior management, key stakeholders of projects and initiatives



  • Service providers / vendors
  • Accounts


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Change Management
  • Manage relationships and diversity
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Influencing others
  • Executive engagement
  • Willingness and ability to rapidly learn and adapt – to build business acumen in new areas
  • Initiative & entrepreneurial – to take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement
  • Managing through change – ability to manage through changes and uncertainties
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work cross functionally to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate discussions in small and large groups
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and use data to make decisions and influence outcomes.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Smartshteet, Tableau & basic financial and modeling knowledge
  • Excellent logical thinking and analytical skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of general business experience
  • Experience with leading consumer brands
  • Experience in working closely with senior managers and leaders across functions
  • Experience in leading management consulting firm is a plus
  • MBA or other business related qualification a plus


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:  Finance Program Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Marketing & Communications
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  369771
Date:  Nov 26, 2021