Manager General FP&A (m/d/f)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Ensure the purposeful, controlled and efficient use of financial resources by providing dedicated financial planning & analysis within market Europe. Provide value adding analyses and insights to the management team, to country clusters and to the adidas Group. Coordinate planning processes and target setting. Manage projects to drive market profitability.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide FP&A teams, senior market-, country cluster- and adidas Group-management with correct, timely and in-depth financial insights regarding P&L, Balance Sheet and Statistics along with market and adidas Group processes
  • With your FP&A expertise contribute to the successful implementation of new finance processes and solutions
  • Support the European FP&A community with appropriate planning and commenting solutions taking advantage of the possibilities of Power BI and SAC reporting solutions
  • Closely team-up with the FP&A team in Chennai and provide support and ensure deliverables and timelines are aligned
  • Have the drive to continuously monitor data quality in reporting systems and connect with System and Process owners with the aim to implement corrections and  improvements
  • Provide ongoing support to Finance Leadership Europe, Europe Senior Leadership Team and business partners, e.g. demand planning, business development, HR, depending on defined processes and projects
  • Coordinate the alignment of targets and shifts and monitor the correct execution in the systems
  • Explore the opportunities the new and still changing reporting landscape offers, i.e. Power BI and SAC, with regards to digitalizing of financial reporting and analyses.
  • Continuously challenge financial reporting and controlling processes & tools with the aim for improvement & simplification
  • Provide financial content into information packages and management decks and create insights into Europe financial performance
  • Manage ad-hoc requests towards Europe finance and provide insights and meaningful analyses to create transparency
  • Consolidate results and forecasts and ensure financial input provided by the respective FP&A teams is meaningful, correct and aligned with expectations


Key Relationships:


Global: Group Finance (Market Finance, Corporate Planning & Reporting, Group Functions Finance, Group Accounting, Group Treasury),

Market: FP&A teams, Demand Planning, Business Development,

Country Clusters: Finance Directors, FP&A teams


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated analytical and financial modeling skills, comfortable with Finance and Accounting principles and strong financial statement analysis ability
  • Very good communication skills and customer orientation
  • Acting in a goal-oriented manner, prioritize and complete tasks in order of importance and urgency
  • Thinks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answer
  • Knowledge and digital skill set to work in Power BI and other reporting solutions
  • Fluent in English


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in business administration with a focus on Finance / Controlling
  • Min 3-5 years’ experience in financial planning and analysis


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Job Title:  Manager General FP&A (m/d/f)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  510414
Date:  May 24, 2024