Senior Manager Finance - Brand and eCommerce, Financial Planning & Analysis, Emerging Markets

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

As a key member of the Hub FP&A team this position offers analysis and support to guide Finance and non-Finance stakeholders and help the ecommerce sales channel grow across EM region. 
This requires a detailed understanding of the business, correct and timely reporting as well as in-depth analyses combined with competent and professional business partnering. With strong understanding of eCom and marketing investment across a complex geographical region.

Key Responsibilities
• Establish a central eCom controlling function, bench marking against market leaders, aligning and monitoring KPI’s to optimize eCom opportunities across the region.
• Focus on profitability of eCom channel identifying opportunities to leverage internal and  third party partners (end to end channel review).
• Support EM Brand leads to prioritize marketing investment based on ROI.
• Develop and implement standardized business controlling processes & tools with ongoing drive for improvements & simplifications.
• Manage and execute standardized monthly and ad-hoc financial reporting / process and partner with business and Senior Management for enabling fact based decision making.
• Creating transparency acting as business partner for commercial, marketing and finance counterparts based on the actual reporting, forecasting/budgeting process, potential Risk / Opportunities and management comments.
• Coordinate, execute and participate in the budgeting process for Emerging Markets.
• Manage medium sized projects and/or actively participate in projects; implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements.
• Other ad hoc projects as required by FP&A lead.


• Establishment and monitoring of KPI’s to compare clusters across EM.
• Quarterly allocation of MWB investment
• Provision of monthly Digital trading report


Key Relationships

• VP Finance Market EM
• Director Financial Planning & Analysis, EM
• Senior Management FP&A, EM
• Market Finance Team
• Market Commercial teams
• Market Marketing teams


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience working in a multinational environment.
• Proven track record working in a digital environment;
• Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, solid knowledge on Finance and Accounting principles and very good financial statement analysis ability.
• An organized self-starter who can work independently handling of a variety of tasks with different levels of complexity.
• Desire and ability to work closely and collaboratively with EM markets, senior management and Global HQ.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Commercial acumen
• Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
• Strong analytics and presentation skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources (SAP, Excel, BI, Powerpoint, Thinkcell).
• Business fluency in English (written and spoken)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

• University degree in business administration with focus on Finance/Controlling, qualified accountant with strong commercial experience (CA, CPA, or CIMA membership or similar Accounting Body)
• Strong experience in financial planning and analysis.
• Digital experience: ideally in retail/apparel/fashion/consumer goods
• Advanced System expertise in Microsoft office (Excel, Powerpoint) and SAP.
• Strong competence with various tools, procedures, etc.
• 5-8 years of experience in the same or similar field.
• Proficient accounting skills and experience.

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Finance - Brand and eCommerce, Financial Planning & Analysis, Emerging Markets

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cape Town
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  WC
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  304269
Date:  Apr 8, 2021