Director Financial Planning & Analysis EM
Dubai, DU, AE
منذ 6 يوم

Purpose & Overall Relevancefor the Organisation :

This position manages and guides the budget, forecasting and consolidation processes in a complex geographical area with 10 subsidiaries and 9 different currencies in SAP & adirace system landscape.

The primary responsibilities in this position include driving consistency and alignment of planning, reporting and pricing timelines and methodology for the market in alignment with globally defined planning processes.

In addition, cross-functional activities such as driving cost efficiencies, establishing a consistent reporting environment and optimizing pricing decisions to maximize profitability are key responsibilities of this position.

The role ensures financial and non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly relevant information, analysis and trade-

off alternatives for their business decisions.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Develops and monitors key KPIs for ad-hoc, short- and long-term planning in line with global standards
  • Drives the planning and execution of the annual budgeting process
  • Manages and maintains best-of-class monthly and ad-hoc financial forecasting process and acts as a support / business partner for commercial, brand and finance counterparts for the actual reporting and forecasting / budgeting process including potential R&O
  • Ensure timely & accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end closing reporting according to Group policies (including monthly comments).
  • Provides updated management information to Group Sales & Finance on a regular basis related to actual achievements and forecasts
  • Drives the Business on Hand (BOH) analysis and highlights major R & O to counterparts in Global Sales & Finance coming from the orderbook status / orderbook forecasts.
  • Manages financial planning of all operational subsidiaries, with additional support required for corporate activities and those outside traditional reporting systems
  • Oversees the analysis of monthly financial results and delivers monthly consolidation in collaboration with Finance Director and Accounting
  • Leads the preparation, analysis and presentation insightful reporting of financial and operating results for senior leadership
  • Partners with sales and brand leadership to analyse, design and execute strategies to maximize profitability and optimal product mix.
  • Leads FP&A team to ensure optimal alignment and high performance
  • Leads cost efficiency / profitability efforts (coordinates forecasting, defines areas of responsibility and monitors progress)
  • Analyses proposed business opportunities, projects and other pending decisions to determine impact on company’s financial results and to identify ways to improve the economics for the Company and prepares post mortems on outcomes
  • Provides on-going input on Operating Working Capital, i.e. accounts receivable aging, DSO, inventory levels, non current stock, accounts payable, Cash flow) for better decision making.
  • Actively collaborate with business partners in EM countries and global stakeholders in terms of providing information and consolidation of results.
  • Provide support to EM countries regarding accounting treatment issues to ensure compliance with group regulations
  • Manage T&E spending and provides regular detailed reporting on T&E of all subsidiaries.
  • Lead large sized projects, implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements.
  • Manages approvals and monitoring of Capex spending of all subsidiaries.
  • Manage global Retail controlling with all reporting, approvals, (i.e. BPM management, Rollout Plans, Impairment Test), additional information on a store basis, presentations and monthly business updates
  • Breaks down market targets to country targets and subsequently prepares target letters and other official communications between the Market MD / Market Finance Director and the country level Finance Managers.
  • Monitors target achievements for all functions and countries, analyses and reports target adjustments to Group and reflects Group decisions regarding these target adjustments into country target achievements.
  • Coordinate the financial planning cycle for strategic planning as like Target Envelope 2020 or SBP including the consolidation of all 10 legal entities as well as provides input to Senior Management regarding possible improvements in countries and channels (retail / wholesale / Fra e-com).
  • Authorities :

  • Planning and reporting milestones and deadlines
  • Target setting proposals
  • Governance over policies and authority levels
  • Key Relationships :

    The main stakeholders / customers to be dealt with :

  • InternallyManaging Director of EMVP Finance Emerging MarketsFinance Senior Directors / Director and Market Finance TeamAll EM SLT members Market Commercial teamsMarket Brand teamsGroup Finance & ITGroup Functions FinanceGroup Planning and ReportingGroup Brand and Sales FinanceGlobal Sales
  • ExternallyConsultantsInternal and External Auditors
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders and cross functional business leaders
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and determine and implement effective action plans
  • Desire and ability to work closely and collaboratively with other members of senior Finance leadership team at Market and Global level
  • Ability to coach, manage, align, motivate and develop direct reports
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize the most complex data and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to execute scenario planning and investment case analysis as appropriate
  • Excellent analytical, written, oral, organizational, and presentation skills to influence company leadership and decisions at all levels
  • Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :

  • Advanced degree or qualification in Finance, Economics or Accounting (e.g. MBA or CPA)
  • Solid accounting skills and experience
  • Advanced excel skills required
  • Familiarity with SAP, COPA and other relevant adidas and industry Finance systems / analytical software a major plus
  • 8-10 years of broad based operational finance experience with progressive responsibility in industry leading companies
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