Senior Manager Finance Programs & Projects, APAC

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

•    Manage and monitor key Finance initiatives within Finance APAC within the boundaries of time, cost and quality. 
•    Liaise with global counterpart to execute Global Finance priorities, programs and strategic initiatives in APAC.
•    Apply the common program management methodologies across different functions in Finance.


Key Responsibilities: 

•    Lead and manage assigned key initiatives within Finance, applying program management methodologies effectively.
•    Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design and align project plans.
•    Manage the execution and completion according to defined project plan through effectively coordinating people and resources.
•    Establish and drive quality assurance procedures to ensure KPI’s are met.
•    Manage change management approach for respective projects and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
•    Finalize all activities across the project/program to formally close and handover the projects and ensure proper documentation.
•    Execute regular reporting on the progress of the Finance initiatives assigned and help to further develop reporting methodologies. 
•    Provide solutions and facilitate decisions by structuring/analysing data and deriving the respective recommendations for Finance APAC Leadership Team.
•    Provide comprehensive expertise for assigned functional areas and processes towards team and business partners.
•    Think globally, regionally and cross-functionally in order to identify project dependencies and their impact, raise the dependency issues with the project sponsor and co-create solutions.
•    Form and lead multi-functional project team resources (internals/externals) to deliver and support projects and programs.
•    As conflicts and escalations arise within projects, identify solutions and propose these to project sponsor and support their resolution in a timely and appropriate manner. 
•    Use appropriate and effective communication methods to Senior Management and project stakeholder throughout the project life cycle, in order to successfully deliver and embed the project within the organization.
•    Establish project controlling as an independent element within the project to verify and control allocated project costs on time in budget.
•    Facilitate, coordinate and manage all Leadership meetings and key events within Finance APAC or across functions. 
•    Seek opportunities, provide recommendation and drive continuous improvement within Finance APAC for better efficiency. 
•    Ad hoc projects assigned by Line Manager. 

Key Relationships:

•    APAC FD and APAC Finance Team
•    All Market & country/cluster Finance teams 
•    Corporate Functions Finance teams
•    Group Finance
•    Global Finance Strategy and Programs team
•    Global Business Services (GBS)

•    Consultants

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Strong facilitation skills especially when interacting with different levels of business
•    Business fluency in English (written and spoken) "
•    Project management
•    Comprehensive business understanding of Finance & IT but also companywide processes and structures
•    Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
•    Thorough understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
•    Organized and structured approach to problem and tasks 
•    Result orientation and pro-activity
•    High degree of customer orientation


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

•    University degree with emphasis on Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting (e.g. MBA)
•    Minimum of 6-8 years of relevant working experience within Finance or IT program/project management 
•    Strong experience and ideally qualifications (PMI certified) in Project Management 
•    Experience within a project driven work environment

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Finance Programs & Projects, APAC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Singapore
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  294708
Date:  Feb 23, 2021