Vice President Controlling

Somerville, United States of America

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Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 15+ years’ experience in a Corporate Finance or Accounting environment
  • 5+ years in Senior Management roles managing high performing teams
  • Strong analytical and data organizational skills required
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Profound HFM and SAP knowledge required
  • Expert knowledge in Excel is a must
  • Ability to marry ‘top-down’ approaches and ‘bottom up’, especially in Forecasting phases
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of Management, subsidiaries and PUMA SE International Controlling
  • Drive for results
  • Team Player mentality that drives strong collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to work on competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized and accurate working style

Your Mission

  • Responsible for the consolidation of the financial planning and reporting in the Region and for the preparation of the business reviews and presentation to the Board.
  • Specifically responsible for the Wholesale, Retail, and JV controlling and financial planning process for both US & Canada business (Net Sales, Gross Profit, OVCs, and Inventory), ensuring alignment between Finance and business partners (Sales, Planning) on all main KPIs including ingoing margins and product category level planning
  • Oversee the development of operational reporting and analysis on the results for Sales, Margin, OVC, Inventory and Open to Buy, including analysis vs plans and prior year results
  • Challenge the sales plans to identify risks and opportunities on an on-going basis
  • Drive cross-functional alignment to deliver plans, especially on Quarter-End and Year-End (incl.Customer Service, Credit, Warehouse, Operations, Sales)
  • Manage inventory requirements and Open-to-Buy process
  • Support Accounting with Month End close process as needed, providing critical reporting and validation of results. Provide and coordinate the collection of supporting documentation for external audit.
  • Support in EBP implementation
  • Drive the strategic development of Business Intelligence to support the organization with analytical requirements and process efficiencies
  • Manage and develop the Financial Controlling & Business Intelligence teams to uphold an environment that is collaborative, with a problem-solving and service-oriented mindset, supporting partnerships across the organization
  • Represent the brand and utilize the PUMA Brand Values (Brave, Confident, Determined and Joyful) in all decisions, actions, processes and practices

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

PUMA supports over 21,000 employees across 51 countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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