GBS Controlling & Reporting Manager (M/ F)

Porto | Portugal | Accounting & Finance

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The purpose is to support the management and coordination of the GBS Controlling team that is responsible for conducting the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring process for the adidas company. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost (-center) controlling, business controlling and eventually performance management.

Reporting is collecting data and providing ad hoc analysis as well as standard reports.  Therefore, reporting is also defining requirements of respective reports and drives classification, harmonization and standardization of data sets while driving best in class delivery in terms of timelines and data quality through plausibility and cross-checks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure team’s management including coaching, training, motivation and performance appraisal guidance;
  • Enable the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes by acting as contact person (SPOC) for specific planning topics
  • Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and tools
  • Enable fact based decision by creating transparency on budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes
  • Develop medium- large sized projects, implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements
  • Design, develop and implement state of the art analytic tools
  • Develop new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the department and overall targets
  • Significantly contribute to the achievement of the department strategy
  • Identify significant improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions
  • Provide comprehensive expertise for assigned functional areas/systems and processes towards team
  • Ensure smooth operation of the business by taking on ownership for related actions
  • 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;

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive business understanding of processes and structure
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment
  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
  • Solid experience within Controlling & Reporting tasks: Actuals, Forecast, Budget and Reporting analysis;
  • Experience in complex data modeling and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills for influencing others
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to manage multiple, critical projects simultaneously, reprioritizing as required.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/ Controlling
  • Experience in a Shared Service environment
  • Proven work experience in people management / demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized team.
  • + 6 years working experience
  • Ability to travel 40%
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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.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle GBS Controlling & Reporting Manager (M/ F)
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Porto
Country Portugal
Number 193829
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-01, 2019
Relocation yes

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