Sr Business Analyst, Supply Chain Management

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

NAM SCM finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management and provides tailored key performance indicators to our critical Supply Chain business operations. As a business partner we enable fact-based decision making, best practice sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers. We derive corresponding solution through application of state-of-the-art analytical tools and business expertise.

The Senior Business Analyst SCM Finance focuses on financial controlling (budgeting, forecasting, reporting) of expenses and also in the development, harmonization and enhancement of the existing KPI architecture.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support execution of SCM strategy to improve end-to-end group performance, cost and service levels.
  • Manage and support the financial controlling of all logistic cost related to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) within North America.
  • Manage and support processes and tools that increases transparency on cost and cost drivers of the Supply Chain through cost management of the assigned budget by manage and support budget process and forecast, reporting actual costs, explaining cost deviations, and identifying savings potential as part of cost saving initiatives.
  • Manage cost centers and support cost center owners in all financial tasks (e.g. investment requests, cost recharges, etc.)
  • Act with a business partner mindset, e.g. by ensuring financial but also non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate information for analysis for their business decisions.
  • Support business case development of Supply Chain projects and investments by challenging, identifying and quantifying improvement potential
  • Support the development and continuous enhancement of balanced Key Performance Indicators, strive for transparency on business performance drivers and building sustainable “performance management culture” within the Supply Chain Organization.
  • Act as a team player, embrace continuous learning & improvement and cross-functional collaboration
  • Implement and maintain methods for advanced budgeting, forecasting and performance tracking; establish a benchmarking process; and deepen knowledge and understanding of industry trends
  • Develop and implement adequate and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations and solutions

 Key Relationships:

  • Supply Chain Management team.
  • NAM FP&A and Commercial Finance teams.
  • Global SCM Finance team.
  • Global Business Services


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive business understanding of processes and structure
  • Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • Very strong financial controlling and accounting skills
  • Very good analytical skills in order to synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions
  • Very good communication skills
  • Result orientated and pro-active with a high degree of customer orientation
  • Good understanding of end-to-end supply chains
  • Advanced user skills in SAP-FICO, Business Intelligence (SAP BW, IBM Cognos et al.)
  • Advanced MS Office skills, especially MS Excel, Access skills preferred
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)



  • University degree in Business Administration / Finance / Controlling / Logistics.
  • 5-7 years work experience in related fields.
  • Will accept any suitable combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and fast-moving consumer goods is an advantage.


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Job Title:  Sr Business Analyst, Supply Chain Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  446487
Date:  Jun 23, 2022