GBS Controlling & Reporting Team Leader (M/F/D)

adidas GBS in Porto is an international hub with over 26 different Nationalities all working together to drive the transformation to ONE adidas. It is the company's operational backbone, focusing on enhancing customer user experience, and providing consistent skills and quality. 

It delivers high quality services in the areas of Order to Cash (O2C), Source To Pay (S2P), Record to Report (R2R), Controlling & Reporting and Hire to Retire for adidas companies and subsidiaries located in Europe, North America and Latin America. 


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: 


adidas Shared Services in Porto delivers high quality services for Accounts Payable, Order to Cash, Retail Accounting, eCommerce Accounting and other Finance processes as well as HR Services for adidas companies located in Europe and Americas. 


Lead a team of operations according to the adidas GBS culture and strategy. Assessing the team's needs and act about it, drive it to achieve operational goals and targets. Ensure deliverables expected to the business, while developing the team's skills through the adidas performance culture. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manage a team between 4 up to max. 15 people, ensuring full responsibility for team performance and execution in accordance with defined KPI‘s and Stream startegy   

  • Ensure team’s management including, coaching, training, motivation and performance appraisal guidance, identifying improvement opportunities and implementing development action plans   

  • Support and actively partcipate in the recruiting process for own team   

  • Actively participate in the Employee Life Cycle, contributing with relevant inputs both to the management and the HR Team  

  • Prepare and support new team members functional onboarding and integration in the team and company culture   

  • Ensure good relationships with stakeholders and the global functional Team on a proactive basis as well as crossfunctional stakeholders and monitor cutomer 

  • Supervise the daily operations by adhering to the defined SLAs and ensuring that the team KPIs are maintaned, achieved an reported correctly and on a timely manner  

  • Handle escalations by providing support in resolution of complaints and issues, as needed  

  • Problem analyses and proposal or assessment of solutions, and respective implementation  

  • Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and tools and perform quality check on the work output of the team   

  • Perform or ensure day-to-day and period end processing responsibilities are completed in accordance with internal standards (e.g. desktop procedures, Group Finance manual)  

  • Monitor of work requests and allocation (ticketing and e-mails)  

  • During transitions: Ensure the necessary preparation and organization to receive and include new tasks or new work  


Key Relationships:  

  • GBS Porto Leadership Team (area of responsibility)  

  • Market BPs   

  • Operational Teams   

  • Area GPO Team   

  • GBS Porto Internal Controls & Compliance   

  • GBS Porto Delivery Excellence   


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Highly results driven and self-motivated team player  

  • People oriented and passionate about leadership  

  • Curious and growth mindset; keen to learn and approach subjects outside of comfort zone, look beyond the obvious 

  • Continuous improvement mindset 

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills 

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, shared services or similar  

  • Solid business acumen 

  • Experience with SAP is preferential  

  • E2E process knowledge and respective interactions with other teams 

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting 

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and high degree of customer orientation 

  • Availability to travel for periods of 3 to 4 weeks 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  

  • University degree in Commerce/Business Administration/Finance/ Controlling or similar. 

  • 5 plus years relevant work experience in the accounting / business area 

  • Proven work experience in people management / demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team 

  • Broad and deep theoretical understanding of job function 

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:  GBS Controlling & Reporting Team Leader (M/F/D)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  386196
Date:  Nov 24, 2021