Sr. Specialist GBS Credit & Collections (M/F/D) - Temporary Cover

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


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


Credit and Collections are responsible for performing daily activities such as Dunning and Collection, Dispute management and Credit Management. The team deliver all activities in timely manner and with the required quality. The team supports projects, including process standardisation, tools implementation and other ad hoc projects.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Secure timely collection of receivables by working closely with the customer and other finance teams and resolving the causes of non-payment
  • Drive timely collection by following up on overdue invoices with customers, collection agencies and end consumers
  • Manage customer relationship, which includes problem resolution and root cause analysis
  • Assess & review the credit risk on the customer on regular basis, calculate and suggest the required credit limits
  • Decide on the release of the blocked orders and ensure timely release
  • Provide insight in the development of the accounts receivable position of the customer to sales and finance teams
  • Act as the first point of contact for the process related issues and escalations
  • Manage the relationship with customer service and other stakeholders in the business
  • Identify the improvement opportunities and support their implementation
  • Lead the process and improvement focused projects for Credit and Collections
  • Support ongoing projects for the implementation of technology solutions
  • Ensure the lowest possible write off for uncollectable balances
  • Provide insight into the calculation of the required provision for uncollectable balances
  • Support requests from partner Finance departments
  • Establish and maintain strong financial controls over the work performed
  • Acting as the backup for the Team Leader


Key Relationships:

  • Cash Application
  • Customer Service
  • Record to Report
  • Market Finance


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong Finance Acumen
  • Solid experience with SAP
  • Experience in a Shared Service environment or similar
  • 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
  • Solid interpersonal skills combined with a high degree of customer orientation: can navigate easily within complex organizations, connect with a variety functions, audiences, management styles, or cultures.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Highly results driven and self-motivated team player with compassion, integrity, trust and perseverance.
  • Curious and growth mindset: keen to learn and approach subjects outside of comfort zone, look beyond the obvious


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree
  • 5 plus years relevant work experience in the accounting / business area
  • 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:  Sr. Specialist GBS Credit & Collections (M/F/D) - Temporary Cover

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  501455
Date:  Sep 18, 2023