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Manager Business Analyst

Country : USA USA

State : California

County : San Diego County

Town : Carlsbad

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Manager Business Analyst for Brand Finance - BU Golf is the financial consultant and analytical business partner to the HEAD of ADIDAS GOLF and his/her respective Marketing and CTC teams. Empowered to provide the business with fact-based recommendations and strategic insights. The Manager Business Analyst for Brand Finance - BU Golf supports and steers the business in achieving its financial targets by creating transparency around business performance and outlook.
Key Responsibilities:
- Own the financial reporting for the BU Golf on financial KPIs (Net Sales, Volume, GIM/STD-Margin, Sell Through, Sales Discounts, ASP, MBV) on a fiscal and seasonal level
- Own, maintain and development the standard reporting to drive better and fact-based decisions
- Partner with the Golf finance team and support in strategic planning and translating overall BU targets into fiscal, seasonal, regional & divisional targets
- Be the SME regarding the new IBP 2.0, own the Global Forecast, collaborate with regional stakeholders and facilitate monthly & ad hoc conversations to align financial plans
- Provide financial knowledge to the ADIDAS GOLF team and act as an interface between x-functional team (Marketing, Design, Development, Marketing Operations, CTC-Teams etc.) and different development locations (CCH, CCP, CCS, CCT, etc.) to drive alignment and to ensure smooth operation of the business
- Manage medium sized projects and/or actively participate in projects, implement results, and ensure sustainability of achievements
- Create transparency and documentation for monthly business review meetings including presentation of these contents to the Sr. Management of ADIDAS GOLF
- Support regular budget and forecast processes and occasionally other FP/A tasks (e.g. V300, OOH, MWB, Royalties, Category P/L)
- Act as back-up for other team members of the Brand Finance ADIDAS GOLF team during absences.
Key Relationships:
- GOLF Team (Marketing Product Triad, CTC, Regional Finance / Merchandising / Demand Planning teams)
- Brand & Sales Finance teams, x-functional Brand Finance team / Corporate Controlling, Global Data Analytics Team, GBS
- Global IBP, Global Supply / BU Planning, BPO


- Deep understanding of processes and structure
- Result orientation and pro-activity; ability to accept and meet deadlines
- Solid understanding of adidas system landscape
- Power user knowledge for Microstrategy a plus
- High degree of customer orientation
- Working knowledge of SAP a plus
- Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment
- Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
- Understanding of the complexity, interactions, and dynamics within an international company
- Experience in project management
- Very good communication skills for persuasion and convincing others
- Business fluency in English (written and spoken)
- Very good analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
- University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling
- Good understanding of analytical systems
- 4+ years professional work experience
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