Senior Finance Manager Sales & Margin


Lead the planning and forecasting processes for the US adidas own retail business unit.  As a business partner, drive sales, margin and inventory productivity to support the financial and strategic objectives and initiatives.  Analyze and report key performance indicators and communicates results to senior management.  Drive business process improvements and operational efficiencies.


Key Accountabilities

  • Act as a strategic partner with senior management to develop action plans that assure delivery of the retail financial results
  • Independently develop conclusions and make recommendations on a wide variety of complex issues having a significant and strategic impact on processes within the business. 
  • Identify and present business risks and opportunities to inform operational decisions and the delivery of the strategic business plan
  • Identify, design and develop best practices that improve financial planning, modelling, analysis and reporting
  • Provide guidance and sound business advice to the business partners to facilitate sound decision making
  • Prepare and/or lead timely and insightful financial analysis of pertinent information to determine the progress against the strategic plan, budget and forecast to ensure integrity of the financial statements.
  • Prepare and present financial presentations for senior leadership and global partners
  • Develop and monitor the appropriate financial and operational metrics focused on Net Sales, margin, store traffic, conversion, average selling price (ASP), etc. and influencing drivers and levers to drive higher productivity and profitability
  • Prepare and/or lead the timely and insightful financial analysis of pertinent information to determine the progress against the plan to ensure integrity of the financial statements
  • Lead ad-hoc analysis and projects to support decision making by the senior management
  • Support the Retail team’s ultimate responsibility for the financial integrity of the financial statements (management and statutory).


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge in Finance and/or Accounting and high-level understanding and experience with retail financial drivers.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop creative and innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, clients, and customers.
  • Ability to coach, manage, align, motivate and develop direct reports.
  • Understanding in fundamental database design and development. Ability to gather data from multiple sources and manipulate the data to develop demand-driven and action-based reporting and analysis.
  • Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities to accomplish assignments simultaneously under tight timelines.  
  • Desire and ability to work closely and collaboratively with other members of Finance and Retail leadership teams.
  • Ability to execute scenario planning and post-mortems for diverse retail finance challenges and opportunities.
  • High level skills in Excel, PowerPoint and SAP knowledge (and other reporting systems)


Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience):

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 8-10 years related experience in Finance/Accounting and two years managerial experience
  • Industry specific experience strongly preferred including experience in a retail organization.
  • Advanced excel skills required
  • Familiarity with SAP/GRAPE/TM1 and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems/analytical software a major plus



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Job Title:  Senior Finance Manager Sales & Margin

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  338344
Date:  Jun 10, 2021