Manager Workplaces Financial Management (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction and operations for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas.

This role is responsible for the operational Workplaces Financial Management for all regional and global teams, leading and implementing Financial processes focused on budget planning, KPIs, adidas Purchasing Tool Ariba Guided Buying, SAP, Capital Investment Requests,  IFRS-16 compliance, taxes, insurance and all other Financial processes.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain integrity of all Workplaces annual costs/budgeting and dynamic forecasting processes for Operational Expenses (OPEX) and Capital Expenditures (CAPEX). Accountable for quarterly/annual Workplaces financial forecasts
  • Provide guidance for budgeting and forecasting activities to Workplaces regional and global teams in close collaboration with Finance/Controlling
  • Implement and ensure monthly comparisons Forecast vs. Actuals and work closely with all Workplaces teams on forecast accuracy
  • Partner with key stakeholders across all regions and implement Workplaces financial processes, policies, tracking and procedural improvements
  • Ensure the partnership with financial controlling teams
  • Lead the needed financial planning activities within Workplaces based on the Financial Planning Calender
  • Responsible for cascading information from Finance Controlling to the Workplaces team
  • Provide action-oriented financial guidance and analysis of regional Workplaces business plans, targets and controls to influence effective decision-making
  • Ensure Workplaces leadership is provided accurate data and insights to drive actionable business decisions
  • Support strategic financial projects and initiatives within Workplaces
  • Develop and foster effective working relationship with stakeholders within Workplaces, HR, Controlling, Non Trade Procurement and all other key partners
  • Support establishing of cost benchmarking within and from outside the organization, define one standard on cost structure and work closely with Controlling to implement the defined cost structure for all needed locations
  • Support Market Budget Centralisation initiatives


Key Relationships: 

  • All Workplaces regional and global teams
  • Workplaces Commercial Management Teams
  • Global Controlling, Global HR
  • Market Finance Teams
  • Global and Local Procurement


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a highly flexible environment
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills 
  • Strong team player and the ability to work with diverse groups of people productively
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively communicate with internal stakeholders globally
  • Strong ability to organize and maintain data / Problem solving and analysis skills, experience in Finance
  • Solid accounting skills and experience
  • Advanced excel skills required
  • Advanced Powerpoint and presentation development skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Smart Sheet and SAP
  • Ability to create reports in a presentable manner to multiple different stakeholders
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, clients and customers.
  • Strong communication skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar role
  • Exposure to Corporate Real Estate, Finance, and/or Project Management
  • Will accept any equitable combination of education, experience and training

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:  Manager Workplaces Financial Management (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  467804
Date:  Sep 21, 2022