Senior Manager Finance SCM EU

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The general purpose of Corporate & GOPS Finance is to be a financial consultant to the Corporate & GOPS Finance Senior Management by giving recommendations to enable and drive fact-based decision-making. The Finance Functions support and steer the business to achieve financial targets as well as the strategy based on the analysis of number indicators. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost (-centre) analysis, business analysis and performance management As part of Corporate & GOPS Finance, SCM Finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management and provides tailored key performance indicators. As a business partner we enable fact based decision making, best practice sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers. We derive corresponding solution through application of state of the art analytical tools and business expertise.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact to the SCM Europe DC Operations & Transportation team
  • Manage execution of SCM strategy to improve end-to-end group performance, cost and service levels
  • Manage the financial controlling of all logistic cost related to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) within European Distribution Centers
  • Proactively drive transparency on cost and cost drivers of the Supply Chain through cost management of the assigned budget by manage the budget process and forecast, reporting actual costs, explaining cost deviations, and identifying savings potential as part of cost saving initiatives
  • Act as a business partner, e.g. by ensuring financial but also non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate information for analysis for their business decisions.
  • Support business case development of Supply Chain projects and investments by challenging, identifying and quantifying improvement potential
  • Manage and support the development and continuous enhancement of balanced Key Performance Indicators, strive for transparency on business performance drivers and living a sustainable “performance management culture” within the Supply Chain Organization
  • Act as a team player, embrace continuous learning & improvement and cross-functional collaboration
  • Design, develop, support and implement state of the art analytic and reporting tools
  • Propose and support implementation of methods for advanced budgeting, forecasting and performance tracking; establish a benchmarking process; and deepen knowledge and understanding of industry trends
  • Support Europe FP&A in achieving commercial targets by implementing and validating commercial initiatives
  • Lead by example cross-functional collaboration
  • Manage (develop, coach, motivate and lead) a strong, diversified team; facilitate and foster continuous learning environment for the team which enables team members to perform


Key Relationships:

  • Senior management within the Distribution Centers and European Logistic network
  • SCM teams in Europe
  • Corporate & GOPS Finance Team
  • Sales Subsidiaries, Finance/Controlling Departments
  • Europe FP&A teams


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills in order to synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to coach, guide, manage, and develop a team
  • Strong result orientation and pro-activity with a high degree of customer orientation
  • Strong financial controlling skillset and accounting skills
  • Project management skills
  • Good understanding of end-to-end supply chains
  • Good understanding of performance management methods and improvement tools such as Balanced Scorecard, SCOR, SixSigma, Activity-Based-Costing et al.
  • User skills in SAP-CO/PA, Business Intelligence (SAP BW, IBM Cognos et al.)
  • Advanced MS Office skills, especially MS Excel
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration / Finance / Controlling / Logistics
  • 5+ years of work experience in related field; alternatively, 5+ years of relevant Performance/ Supply Chain Management experience
  • Knowledge of fast moving consumer goods, fashion industry and/or retail is an advantage

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Finance SCM EU

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  505290
Date:  Mar 24, 2024