Director Global Process Planning & Reporting – (f/m/d)

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

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

GBS, the engine that designs, builds and operates consistent adidas end-to-end business services & solutions globally to drive the transformation TO ONE ADIDAS enabling our Business Partners to focus on core business.

GBS prioritizes executing transitions, process and solution roadmaps. Implementing one service framework, performance measurements and GBS customer board. Furthermore GBS is driving the implementation of robotics process automation (RPA).

It is the overarching goal to move the adidas Group to a much more consistent, standardized and automated operating model with solid governance, architecture and operating model.

The P2R stream is designing and implementing end to end services & solutions as Global Process Owner (GPO). GPO’s can effectively cross-collaborate with multiple stakeholders to define the current and future state of adidas business and its processes, identifying issues and risks, suggesting mitigation strategies and driving towards technology solutions.

GBS Operations operate by executing Global Process Owner services and solutions.

P2R drives innovations to secure operational and timely processing in the GBS centers in line with global accounting standards and other regulatory requirements.

Scope of P2R:

  1. Continuous Accounting
  2. Tax
  3. Treasury
  4. TradeCo
  5. Close/ Consolidation Reporting
  6. Financial Primary Data
  7. Internal Controls
  8. Financial Planning
  9. Enterprise Performance Management
  10. Cost Controlling / Analytics

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead the implementation of the solution, system requirements and service strategy for a specific process or sub-process within the P2R products, in line with the overall solution roadmap
  • Be accountable for the success of Product and Strategy delivery related to Planning, Reporting, Cost Controlling / Analytics
  • Specify and lead the vision, roadmap, demand, and requirements, in close collaboration with the business owners and project teams
  • Create an actionable plan that your team delivers
  • Create and drive agreement on KPIs/SLAs for the service (with both the customer and the operations organization)
  • Ensure compliance of sub-process solution against the overall solution governance framework
  • Identify and solve dependencies with other product owners
  • Manage the relationships with key customers and project team, of relevant process or sub-process and ensuring their views and requirements are captured
  • Act as the ambassador for area of responsibility, showcasing the key functionalities, driving adoption, and assuring operational excellence together with peers
  • Build and develop a high-performing team of product owners
  • Lead by example cross-functional collaboration

Key relationships

  • Business owner (Global HQ, Market and Local Finance)
  • GBS VP’s
  • GBS Cross Functional Standards team (O2C, S2P, H2R)
  • GBS Transition Management Directors
  • GBS PMO
  • GBS Ops Delivery Excellence teams
  • GBS operation teams
  • Project Team
  • Trans4rm project
  • Corporate Finance, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Treasury & Taxes
  • Support Functions, i.e. IT
  • External system providers/ consulters
  • External contacts/ corporates for knowledge sharing and trends

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In depth understanding of a Global Business Services end-to-end process
  • Extensive experience in process design and process mapping, ideally within Shared Services
  • Familiarity with project management and lean six sigma approaches, tools and phases of project lifecycle
  • Experience of RPA and digital transformation
  • Experience in meeting planning and facilitation of physical and virtual workshops in a global working environment
  • Experience of coordinating solution governance (incl. build of enterprise model, functional advice for process content), data for the end-to-end solution and prioritizing demand
  • Vision and capability to define guidelines for solution build and delivery
  • Experience in designing for and improving process quality, process review and compliance
  • Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports/project team
  • Ability to coach, guide and manage a team
  • Pro- active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written),
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), proficient in MS Office

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or comparable degree, a plus
  • 8+ years of professional experience in process management or process improvement, as well as (ideally) some experience of operational delivery of these services, preferably a FP&A and Analytics experiences
  • Proven track record or working with senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge in data science and analytics, a plus 
  • Impeccable and to-the-point written and oral communication skills (English) 
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to people from other fields
  • High resilience and solution-oriented attitude