Senior Business Analyst Brand Finance - CCA

Senior Business Analyst Brand Finance – CCA (Creation Center Asia)



Area:                                                                                       Corporate Controlling

Department:                                                                           adidas Brand Finance

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           Director Brand Finance – Training

Indirect/secondary reporting line:                                        none

Subsidiary/country:                                                               China

Location:                                                                                Shanghai

GSMS Grade:                                                                                         M4

Number of Personnel Managed:                                           none

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility:           -



Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Act as a financial consultant and business partner to the CCA team by giving recommendations to drive fact-based decision-making.
  • Support and steer the business to achieve (financial) targets as well as the strategy.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Partner with CCA team in Shanghai and Tokyo as well as Global Brand Finance team by supporting in strategic planning and translating overall BU targets into sub-category targets.
  • Create transparency on KPIs with respect to business plans (e.g. Net Sales, Volume, Margin)
  • Manage medium sized projects and/or actively participate in projects, implement results and ensure sustainability of achievements.
  • Develop and implement adequate and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations, and solutions.
  • Develop and implement state of the art analytical tools to improve range creation/planning, margin calculation, market analysis, Strategic Business Planning etc. This includes standard reporting as well as ad-hoc analysis.
  • Constantly optimize day-to-day processes or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the department targets.  Work towards the achievement of department targets.
  • Provide financial knowledge to the CCA team and act as an interface between x-functional teams (Marketing, Design, Development, Marketing Operations, CtC-Teams, Strategy etc.) and different development locations (CCH, CCS, CCT, CCV, etc.) to drive alignment and to ensure smooth operation of the business.
  • Support cost center managers in all financial aspects (e.g. investment and recruitment requests, T&E, cost recharges, etc.)
  • Create transparency and documentation for monthly business review meetings including presentation to Senior Management
  • Act as back-up for other team members of the Global Brand Finance team during absences


Recurring (Weekly / Monthly) tasks:


  • Generate monthly sales, volume and margin reports and provide impactful analysis and insights on trends related to CCA (across Training, NEO, Originals, Running, and Outdoor).
  • Manage monthly Business Review process (analytics, presentation deck, presentation to Senior Management Team).
  • Ensure smooth quarterly Financial RFC process.
  • Work closely with Marketing Teams on any standard and ad hoc requests.
  • Provide Management Team with financial information upon request.
  • Support Director Brand Finance – Training in any arising special projects.

Key Relationships:


  • Local Creation teams in Shanghai and Tokyo
  • Global Brand Finance team in Germany
  • Local Market Finance team in Shanghai
  • Marketing Operations, Global Operations, Global Supply Planning
  • Corporate Controlling teams


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Deep business understanding of processes and structure
  • Result orientation and pro-activity; ability to accept and meet deadlines
  • Independent methods of operation
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment
  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
  • Understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
  • Experience in project management
  • Very good communication skills for persuasion, convincing others and a challenging attitude
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken); Mandarin as a plus
  • Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • Knowledge about Chinese sport and market as well as about commercial environment as a plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling
  • Excellent MS Office (e.g. Excel) and good understanding of analytical systems (e.g. SAP, BI, etc.)
  • 3-5 years professional work experience





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Job Title:  Senior Business Analyst Brand Finance - CCA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  339228
Date:  Jun 11, 2021