Senior Manager Finance Sustainability (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Global Operations Finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management across all Global Operations functions and develops tailored key performance indicators through active project management. As a business partner we enable fact-based decision making, best practice sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on the impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers. We derive corresponding solutions through the application of state-of-the-art analytical tools and business expertise.


Within the Global Operations Finance team, Sustainability Finance is tasked with business partnering with the Sustainability team, as well as relevant other teams including Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations, Brand and others as relevant. The goal is to drive business planning and target setting, enable fact-based decision-making on key initiatives and ensure adidas meets its internal and external sustainability commitments.


As Senior Manager Finance Sustainability you will focus on:

  • Controlling and monitoring of financial performance (budgeting, forecasting, reporting, analysing) of Sustainability Global Operations activities
  • Controlling and monitoring of non-financial performance (target setting, forecasting, reporting, analysing) of Sustainability Global Key Performance Indicators
  • Development, harmonization and enhancement of a sound and auditable environment for both Financial and Non-Financial Controlling
  • Development and tracking of x-functional sustainability business cases in product, traceability, reverse logistics and carbon



Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with assigned business functions and the respective Senior Management.
  • Enable fact-based decision making by creating transparency on Sustainability Global Operations activities across all financial levels (P&L, Balance sheet) through budgeting, forecasting and analytics.
  • Develop, manage and execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Identify significant and sustainable improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions.
  • Develop new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the business functions operations and overall corporate targets.
  • Lead medium/large sized projects in alignment with Corporate & GOPS Finance Senior Management team, generating Sustainability specific key performance indicators; implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations and solutions to Senior Management.
  • Design, develop and implement applicable state of the art analytic tools.
  • Provide comprehensive expertise for assigned functional areas/systems and processes towards team and business partners.
  • Ensure, constantly improve and foster smooth operation of the day today business, systems and working methods by taking on full ownership for related actions.


Key Relationships:

  • Senior Director Sustainability Finance
  • Sustainability Global Operations (all hierarchy levels)
  • Corporate & GOPS Finance including Corporate Accounting and Treasury
  • Brand & Sales Finance
  • Other Corporate functions (HR, IT, Shared Services)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive business understanding of processes and structure
  • Excellent data management and analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to steer and work in a consistently changing environment and among different management levels of a global organization
  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understand external business drivers
  • Thorough understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
  • Ability to think and act strategically and develop operational plans
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling/International Management
  • System expertise: excellent MS office skills (especially excel), fundamental SAP (FI/CO), BI
  • 5-10 years work experience in related fields

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:  Senior Manager Finance Sustainability (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  367029
Date:  Oct 20, 2021