Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
As part of Group Finance, Sourcing Controlling team is responsible for financial controlling and cost management across all Sourcing functions and derives tailored key performance indicators through active project management.
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.
We derive corresponding solutions through application of state-of-the-art analytical tools and business expertize.
Key Responsibilities :
As Senior Manager Sourcing Controlling, you will focus on :
Business partnering with SVP / VP Sourcing
Support execution of Sourcing strategy to improve end-to-end group performance, cost and service levels
Drive budgeting, forecasting and reporting process for specific Sourcing division(s)
Implement and drive workforce analytics for operational as well as strategic business
and workforce planning
Financial support of key projects impacting the specific Sourcing division(s)
Lead Controlling consolidation of total Sourcing organization
Actively communicate and implement Group Functions Finance direction and strategy for the Sourcing organization
Partner with the SVP / VP Sourcing and team to analyze the impact and dependencies of core cost drivers
Lead the budgeting, forecasting and reporting process for the Sourcing divisions, explaining deviations and identifying saving potential
Drive the identification of Sourcing workload drivers with the business, establish reporting thereof and translate into strategical analysis of the workforce.
Ensure alignment with other divisions where possible
Manage and support the coordination of the quarterly risk assessment for Sourcing and its functions, consolidate and facilitate review with Director Controlling
Lead the consolidation of total Sourcing OPEX, Other Results, CAPEX and FTE budgets, forecasts and reports
Act with a business partner mindset, e.g. by ensuring financial but also non-financial managers are provided top notch and highly accurate information and communication packages for analysis for their business decision
Develop and implement Controlling-related state of the art reporting and analytic tools.
Manage cost centers and support cost center owners in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruitment requests)
Hire, manage and develop Sourcing Controlling intern and ensure related knowledge repository of tasks
Key Relationships :
SVP / VP in Sourcing, Global Operations, including :
Footwear Sourcing Senior Management, esp. VP Sourcing Operations Footwear
Footwear Sourcing cost center owners and Liaison Office leads & managers
Group Functions Finance Herzo
Other Group functions (HR, IT)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Excellent analytical skills, managing large data quantities from multiple sources
Ability to maneuver and work in a consistently changing and cross-functional environment within different management levels of a global organization
Good business understanding of sourcing processes and structure
Result orientated and pro-active with a high degree of customer orientation
Very good communication and presentation skills
Experience in using business intelligence and analytic software, system, database, such as SAP-CO, SAP BW, IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy etc.
E xcellent MS office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint)
People Management experience is an advantage
Fluent in Business English written and spoken
Requisite Education and Experience I Minimum Qualifications :
University degree in Business Administration / Finance / Controlling / International
5-8 years of work experience in related field
Knowledge of fast-moving consumer goods, fashion industry and / or retail is an advantage