Team Leader (M/F) - Accounts Payable



adidas Shared Services in Porto delivers high quality services for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Retail Accounting, eCommerce Accounting and other Finance processes as well as HR Services for adidas companies located in Europe and Americas.

Accounts Payable is part of the S2P stream and split into Vendor Master Data maintenance, Invoice Processing, Freight, Payments and Expense Management. This role is responsible to lead several teams of the AP GBS Porto department, drive tactical topics and provide ongoing support to the AP director. The AP manager functions as escalation point and supports ongoing projects.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Ensuring correct and daily execution of key responsibilities in the adidas GBS according to the requirements of the company Accounting Manual for specific area of responsibility.

General functional expert with responsibility for processes and the delivery of services with his/her team.





  • Ensure team’s management including coaching, training, motivation and performance appraisal guidance;
  • Supervise the daily operations by adhering to the agreed SLAs towards the business partners;
  • Ensure good relationships with business partners and the global functional Team on a proactive basis;
  • Develop and report relevant KPI’s for area of responsibility;
  • Ensure that KPI’s are maintained, achieved and reported in a correct and timely manner;
  • Generate ideas for process improvements with respect to the processes in scope and ensure high quality and efficient work;
  • Problem analyses and proposal or assessment of solutions, and respective implementation.
  • Clarify markets questions on the technical and business set-up of the Freight Invoice Portal;
  • Support the implementation of new Logistics Service Provider (LSP) and transportation solutions in the system by measuring operational impacts while supporting the ongoing business;





  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools;
  • Solid knowledge in the use of SAP FI is an advantage;
  • Understanding of the bigger picture and end-to-end supply chain;
  • Professional knowledge of the Ocean, Air and Land transport markets;
  • Solid knowledge in accounting area (Accounts Payable preferred);
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and in writing, to interact effectively and efficiently on different layers of the organization and external providers
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.;
  • Problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Hands-on attitude;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual;
  • Good communication skills / good team player;
  • Team management skills.




  • University degree or equivalent experience, preferable in accounting or business; with emphasis on the areas of logistics, planning, supply chain, information systems, or operations;
  • 4-5-year work experience, ideally in a supply chain management or a fast-moving logistics environment, particularly related to freight forwarding and shipment management;
  • Knowledge or involvement in legal-finance and invoicing processes within supply chain environment.
  • Direct functional experience;
  • Proven work experience in people management/ demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team.

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Job Title:  Team Leader (M/F) - Accounts Payable

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  326748
Date:  Jun 11, 2021