Director , Finance and Operations APAC, adidas Golf

Tokyo | Japan | Accounting & Finance

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Manage all functions providing Finance & Operations support to the adidas Golf APAC organization. More specifically, provide oversight over the financial reporting & planning for Finance activities. Ensure operational excellence for demand planning, and coordination with local adidas entity on shared services support.

Key Responsibilities

Finance Duties

  • Be the key financial advisor to the leader of the adidas Golf APAC region
  • Manage and ensure the efficiency of all APAC wide reporting and planning tasks required to produce consolidated financial results
  • Analysis of actuals, forecasts, and budgets against targets
  • Support the business with financial input for decision making including analysis on margins, return on investment
  • Ensure the successful completion and analysis of reporting to global adidas Golf for ad-hoc, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually reporting requirements
  • Manage budgets/forecasts related to OPEX, CAPEX, and cash flow
  • Develop reports and analyses that support the Company on its effectiveness and progress against objectives


  • Manage processes over demand planning, purchasing forecast, etc.
  • Support activities related to logistics with shared service warehouse including capacity planning, inventory management, KPI analysis, process improvement and ad-hoc solutions related to golf products
  • Support the organization with overall inventory management through stock reporting, analysis, KPI data, etc.


  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and Group Finance Manual (GFM) at all times
  • Maintain a strong internal control environment by monitoring the effectiveness of the control environment, establishing proper internal controls over decision making, and adherence with local & group policies
  • Ensure that a robust control environment is in place for the APAC Golf organization
  • Identify & recommend opportunities for creating or enhancing business procedures in order to improve controls or gain efficiencies
  • Coordinate with local, regional, and Global Legal teams on all legal and contractual issues
  • Work with the IT Department to develop and enhance systems to improve operational efficiency of Finance and other departments

People and Stakeholder Management

  • Manage a diverse team located in four locations across Asia
  • Take and accept responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures.
  • Control the selection and training of Finance & Operations staff, establish leadership with positive tone at the top, set performance plans and delegate responsibilities to staff
  • Provide timely feedback and complete regular performance reviews for staff to optimize team performance
  • Ensure that direct reports set high quality performance plans and goals with their teams
  • Be the key messenger to global Golf HQ on all matters relating to APAC’s financial and operational performance

Key Relationships:

  • aG Asia Senior Management, APAC Finance Teams, Global aGolf Finance team, adidas Japan (shared services), Dalian FSS, and adidas Greater Asia Finance and Operations teams.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal skills to manage and develop people, communicate effectively externally and internally, manage diverse relationships
  • Ability to balance an entrepreneurial mindset with an eye for detail and control
  • Strong financial background with understanding of key concepts for tax, accounting, etc.
  • Basic understanding of operations and related activities
  • Ability to organize and plan while multi-tasking many different priorities
  • Perform analysis and problem solving, ability to make decisions
  • Project and people management experience is critical to the position
  • Develop relationships with Regional/Global personnel

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business
  • Certified or Chartered Accountant with accreditation preferred
  • At least 10 years relevant experience within Finance role
  • Preference for good Operational knowledge & background
  • Experience in people management
  • Fluent in Japanese and English
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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.

The Facts

Jobtitle Director , Finance and Operations APAC, adidas Golf
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas Golf
City Tokyo
Location Japan
Number 196916
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-07, 2019
Relocation no

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