Commercial Finance Specialist

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction and operations for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas. This supports the successful implementation of “Own the Game” by supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, Workplaces collaborates within an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders and industry experts to provide value added service.

The Senior Specialist Commercial Finance Management Region Americas is responsible to support in the establishment and further development of the commercial facility management at adidas locations managed by Workplaces in the Region Americas, specifically North America. The main tasks are participation in projects and execution of commercial support in the entire department (e.g. investment and order processing, invoicing, cost tracking, Project Management & Facility Management financial data, etc.).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Independent execution and support in handling of Purchase Orders inclusive GR booking and Invoice tracking and clarification
  • Independent solution of complex, commercial problems
  • Commercial support of projects and ensuring that they are implemented on time and in the right quality incl. cost tracking
  • Support in annual budget planning and monitoring of budget targets
  • Support in cost tracking and creation of cost-relevant evaluations
  • Execution of external settlements, invoicing
  • Preparation and gathering of the necessary information in month-end and yearly account closeout and accruals
  • Responsibility and timely execution of internal monthly allocations as well as process adjustments and support for system optimization
  • Coordination of commercial issues with suppliers, external companies and adidas internal departments
  • Support in the creation of documentation and presentations
  • Ensure compliance with commercial processes and guidelines
  • Support and optimize processes for the commercial management business of Workplaces
  • Documentation of the processes and decisions
  • Create transparency on costs and budgets


Key Relationships: 

  • Workplaces Regional Team
  • Workplaces Regional Operations Manager
  • Global Commercial Management Team
  • Group Functions Finance
  • Group Procurement  
  • External suppliers


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of internal procedures and processes
  • Advanced experience with budgeting, strategic planning, financial analysis
  • Personal initiative and independent work while in a team environment
  • High level customer service, internal and external
  • Excellent knowledge in the use of MS-Office products
  • Knowledge of SAP & ARIBA, advanced preferred
  • Ability to create reports in a presentable manner to multiple different stakeholders


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Finance or Business Administration
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in the field of Commercial Management or Finance
  • Strong English Language required, both written and verbal

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Job Title:  Commercial Finance Specialist

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  361334
Date:  Oct 1, 2021