Manager FP&A Consumer Direct - 6 Months Contract


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Manager FP & A Consumer Direct - 6 Months Contract

Europe is changing fast: country borders become less relevant for both our consumers and customers. They are looking for the best product and they want it fast. To continue to lead the game on our home turf, we have decided to go forward with one aligned strategy across Western Europe. This strategy combines the potential of our innovative brands and cutting-edge products with excellence in routes-to-markets and back-office functions. Now is your opportunity to join this team. Western Europe is a market of 4 clusters (Central, North, South, France and Iberia) with an annual sales value of around € 4 billion, handling both brands adidas and Reebok across all channels.




Provide financial planning and analysis for the Own Retail-, Franchise- and eCommerce (Consumer Direct ‘CD’) business in Market Western Europe to support the longer term strategy as well as short term business cases and tactical decisions ensuring profitable business and sustainable growth.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Functional:
  • Develop Business Analysis- & Business Plan-thinking with the Regional and District Managers
  • Establish state of the art analysis (gross to net, mwb, ooh) and turn new tools to action by involving cluster controllers and business partners
  • Work closely with all retail back office partners (store operations, marketing, and merchandising) on assigned projects to improve the partnership and co-pilot the business as finance consultant.
  • Manage the dynamic planning processes (SBP, IBP, budget, forecast) as well as month end closing for CD according to group policies and guidelines
  • Ensure weekly sales FC and related planning tools
  • Manage & execute monthly retail reporting incl. detailed plan/actual comparison for relevant KPI’s and ad-hoc analysis
  • Assist on the financial configuration for store openings, remodelling’s and closures (‘BPMs’)
  • Develop and implement adequate and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations and solutions
  • Identify risks and opportunities and derive recommended action steps


Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience:


  • Very good communication skills for persuasion and convincing others
  • Deep business understanding of Retail processes and structure
  • Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
  • Challenging attitude
  • Strong competence with SAP AFS (FICO, BI, GRAPE, MicroStrategy)
  • Business fluency in English (written and spoken)




  1. University degree in Business Administration / Finance / Controlling
  2. Functional: 3-8 years professional experience
  3. Knowledge in retail and/or brand FP&A


Location:  Herzogenaurach
Country:  Germany
Team:  Accounting & Finance
Brand:  adidas Group
Position Type:  Temp
Number:  161569
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