Manager Group Policies & Internal Controls (m/f/d)

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Drive compliance with Group standards [Global Policy Manual (GPM), Internal Controls best practices] and ensure adequacy of Internal Controls mechanisms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as group-wide competence center for Internal Control Framework and support projects on group-wide corporate governance topics
  • Further develop and manage the group-wide Internal Control System (e.g. preparation & follow-up, on-site support)
  • Maintain and improve the GPM intranet (MS SharePoint) portal
  • Maintain and improve the Group ICS intranet (MS SharePoint) portal
  • Manage the ‘good practice sharing’ forum on the Group ICS portal
  • Manage all activities re the ICS reporting tool BWise (e.g. maintenance, improvement)
  • Manage the quarterly action plan follow-up process
  • Coordinate the ICS reporting processes (e.g. Audit Committee, Executive Board, Corporate Functions)
  • Coordinate the ICS communication processes (e.g. ICS awareness workshops, ICS conferences)
  • Support the annual ICS Control Self-Assessment process
  • Support the quarterly global representation letter process
  • Support accountable team members for arising topics as per predefined market and process responsibilities (e.g. ICS Testing, BWise, GPM)
  • Support the preparation of new policies and update/ enhancement of existing policies
  • Ensure the group-wide internal communication of new/changed policies and ensure that they are understood and followed
  • Manage and lead internal projects (e.g. BWise improvement projects) and be involved in cross functional projects (e.g. GPM communication projects)


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Key Relationships:

  • External Group Audit Auditors and Managers
  • Group Corporate Governance Functions (e.g. Corporate Internal Audit, Global Risk & Compliance Management) and relevant local functions in connection with the overall Internal Control System (ICS)
  • Peers and senior managers of other Group Finance Functions (e.g. Group Functions Finance, Corporate Performance Management) and local finance teams (Markets/Clusters/Countries)
  • Peers and senior managers of other Group Functions re Global Policy Manual

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of Internal Control Systems
  • Good analytical, organisational and time management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient computer skills (MS-Office)
  • Presentation skills, experience in project management
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Administration from a university or comparable institution with focus on Finance / Audit / Accounting
  • Job experience (at least three to four years) in External Audit, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance Function, Corporate Accounting/Controlling in an international corporation with complex organisational and system structures