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Adidas America Senior Business Analyst - SCM Finance in Portland, Oregon

Senior Business Analyst - SCM Finance

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The general purpose the Group Functions Finance is to be a financial consultant to the Group Functions Senior Management by giving recommendations to enable and drive fact-based decision-making. The Finance Functions support and steer the business to achieve financial targets as well as strategic goals. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost analysis, business analysis and performance management.

As part of Group Functions Finance, SCM finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management and provides tailored key performance indicators. As a business partner, we enable fact-based decision making, best practice sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with assigned business functions.

  • Enable fact-based decision making by creating transparency on all cost levels (OPEX, CAPEX) through budgeting and forecasting.

  • Manage and execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis.

  • Manage cost centers and support cost center owners in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruitment requests, cost recharges, etc.)

  • Identify improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions.

  • Manage medium sized projects and/or actively participate in projects generating specific key performance indicators; implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations, and solutions.

  • Develop and implement applicable state of the art analytical tools.

  • Provide expertise for assigned functional areas/systems and processes towards team and business partners.

  • Ensure and constantly improve smooth operation of the day today business, systems and working methods by taking on full ownership of related actions.

Key Relationships:

  • SCM teams in NAM

  • Group Functions Finance Teams

  • Market Finance / Controlling Departments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Deep business understanding of product creation processes and structure

  • Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources

  • High degree of customer orientation

  • Ability to maneuver and work in a consistently changing environment and among different management levels of a global organization

  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understand external business drivers

  • Experience in Project Management

  • Very good communication skills for persuasion and convincing others

  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling/International Management or other related fields

  • System expertise: excellent MS office skills (especially Excel), fundamental SAP (FI/CO), BI, project management specific tools, Cognos TM1 experience a plus

  • 5-7 years’ work experience in related fields

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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.

Job Title: Senior Business Analyst - SCM Finance

Brand: adidas

Location: Portland

TEAM: Accounting & Finance

State: OR

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 304589

Date: Feb 22, 2021

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