Process Harmonization Manager (M/F) (Maternity Cover)

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

However, our success journey continues and we will now integrate several additional Teams in Porto. We are creators in our fields, thinking strategically about how digital tools can make reporting more transparent and targets more controllable. If you see yourself as a coach, playmaker, planner and problem solver, we invite you to be a part of our team.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Support in the execution effort to safeguard the process standard (including process documentation) in this large scale strategic project and governance activities and also actively  support the design of new or enhanced process standards to achieve continuous improvement of the overall process landscape in line with business demands coming out of the Omnichannel ambition. Shared accountability with Business Process Owners in Retail, eCom and O2C to deliver harmonized business process solutions for the enhanced system architecture.


Key Responsibilities:


Business Partnering/Communication


  • Partner with Project Management, markets, Finance BPOs and specialists, IT and Management on supporting solutions in line with the global template process
  • Enable fact-based decision making by creating transparency on detailed process execution flow and dependency
  • Lead small to medium sized projects within the Omnichannel Program, implement results and ensure sustainability of achievements.
  • Develop and implement adequate communication packages to present derived results, recommendations and solutions.



  • Support the enhancement and improvement of working methods for day-to-day processes and systems.
  • Support the development and implementation of state of the art analytic tools.


Service Management

  • Oversee and resolve any escalations in application operations to ensure that GIT targets and KPIs are achieved. Manage service level adjustments, either up or down, depending on business needs.
  • Proactively identify and deliver KSR efficiency potentials and savings. Drive quality improvement actions.



  • Support the development of new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the achievement of the strategic overall targets.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the department strategy, providing sustainable business solutions to stakeholders of various expectations in line with our obligation of harmonization



  • Identify improvement potentials through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions.
  • Manage & execute standardized reporting and ad hoc analysis.
  • Provide solutions and facilitate decisions by structuring/analysing data and deriving the respective recommendations.


Functional expertise

  • Provide expertise for ERP finance processes in multiple systems (mainly SAP RTL and SAP AFS) towards team and business partners in OMS/DtC and further process harmonization programs/projects
  • Possess full ownership of process documentations for ERP finance processes as well as sound understanding of upstream processes in Purchase and Sales (MM and SD modules)
  • Support the governance of finance process standards in SAP AFS and SAP RTL systems during the Omnichannel program
  • Support Omnichannel rollouts as well as process harmonization programs/projects in ERP finance processes


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Deep business understanding of processes and structures
  • Result orientation and pro-activity
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to manoeuvre in consistently changing and complex business and project environments
  • Ability to operate cross-functional with understanding of external business drivers
  • Understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
  • Very good communication skills for persuasion and convincing others
  • Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience of the SAP FICO functionality and related master data setup
  • Good knowledge of SD and MM processes and setup is preferred
  • Good knowledge of SAP RTL processes and setup highly welcome
  • Experience on small to medium scale project management desirable
  • Lean 6 Sigma background and/or other process optimization tools preferred
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Relevant university degree; advanced degree or professional certification desirable
  • 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Willing to travel with maximum 50% in different regions
Location:  Porto
Country:  Portugal
Team:  Accounting & Finance
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Temp
Number:  204276