Group Head Finance Operations (f/m/d) Germany

SIGNA Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time


as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (“SSU”) is a NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) listed specialist online sports retail company based in Berlin, Germany. We own companies and brands in various sports including bikes, tennis, outdoor and team sports. We sell equipment and apparel via our 100 own online stores, collaborate with 500+ independent brick and mortar shops, and partner with over 1000 sports brands. Together we serve 7+ million customers around the world.

We are a ground-breaking online sports company with ~4,000 experts, specialists, innovators and entrepreneurs. We are on a journey to reinvent the industry and push the boundaries of what sports companies can do. SSU and its businesses in bike, tennis, outdoor and team sports gives us scope for collaboration, learning and growth. Every day brings new opportunities. This is what it means to be part of SSU.

Job Objective

In order to support our strong growth and to build a best-in-class centralized Global Finance function, we are looking to hire an experienced and highly motivated Finance leader who will assume the position Group Head of Finance Operations and Integrations for the SSU group.

The Group Head of Finance Operations and Integrations will be a part of the Group Accounting and Reporting team which is responsible for group accounting, reporting and the overall finance operations and integrations across the group. This role is critical to the SSU strategy in defining a group systems blueprint template which will facilitate a more central approach to the accounting teams globally. This role will work closely with the subsidiaries of the group in order to implement best practice operational finance processes and centralised systems. Furthermore, you will work closely with the Group Finance VP’s in designing an operating model for the finance group that can execute the company’s vision for both organic and inorganic growth.

The part you’ll play

  • Project manage the creation of group templates were applicable with relevant stakeholders.
  • Partner with Group IT to design and manage the migration to the target finance operating blueprint, including managing the ERP (SAP 4HANA) implementation.
  • Develop and implement centralised finance operational processes in relation to key finance objects within SAP and other tools as needed.
  • Partner with Group IT and other stakeholders to implement system tools for T&E, contract management and procurement, etc.
  • Partner with Group finance on the selection and lead the implementation of a Group planning and consolidation tool.
  • Develop a playbook to migrate and integrate acquired assets to the target financial blueprint expeditiously.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Experienced Finance leader with broad and deep experience within large enterprise SAP implementations.
  • Multiple SAP full life cycle implementations is a perquisite for this role.
  • Finance Operations P2P, O2C and R2R process experience.
  • Approach challenges in a pragmatic and empathetic manner.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and build constructive relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Team building.
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and lead by example.
  • Passion for Sports and Tech is very welcomed!

What you need to know

  • Work with a passionate team.
  • Permanent employment contract.
  • 30 days of vacation each year.
  • 10 days working from abroad.
  • Flexible, hybrid working model.
  • Best possible view from the 30th floor in the Upper West in Berlin Charlottenburg.
  • Employee discounts in our own shops and from a wide range of partners.
  • Frequent office lunch and team events.
  • Employee Assistance programme with access to mental wellbeing trainings and professional coaching services for you and your family members.
  • 40EUR public transport subsidy.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

We at SIGNA Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models. As such, we provide a place for you to come, work and collaborate in any of our offices in the country you are employed in. And of course, you can work from home if needed.

About us

SSU is firmly in growth mode, so far in 2021, we have entered the US market with the acquisitions of Tennis Express and Midwest sports, two of the largest tennis platforms in the US, we have acquired WiggleCRC, a global bike retailer, thus creating the biggest online bike retailer in the world. On 15.12.21 Signa Sports United has successfully floated on the New York Stock exchange and is now a publicly traded Company.  

Our growth has been propelled by acquiring new Brands in leading sports businesses and scaling our current portfolio through our end-to-end e-commerce as-a-service solutions, connecting & enabling offline specialist retailers and integrating with digital sports communities. 

News & Insights

since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange
since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange

Since 15.12.2021 we are a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. We have been honoring this important day with some celebratory moments together with our Business Units and colleagues watching remote all around the world. Being a publicly listed company is an amazing achievement and has fueled our energy even more - we are here to conquer! If you have passion for sports - join us! Many exciting open vacancies are waiting for you!

Our benefits

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues


Recruitment Manager

I’m Tayla, The Recruitment Manager at SIGNA-Sports United.

Throughout my career I have had a people-centric focus. It is what drives me and gives me purpose. My passion is to help others, explore and accomplish their dreams.

With an analytical mindset and a passion for people recruitment became my home. A home where I
could build strong relationships and match candidates with their dream positions and careers. My
purpose has always been about inspiring, encouraging and fulfilling aspirations.

Hence why I started at SSU, it is a place that encourages growth, autonomy and innovation. An
environment where your opinions are valued and your impact great. A place filled with passionate
people, hardworking and collaborative, with a team spirit that inspires.

Be INSPIRED, by joining an amazing team of high-calibre individuals that are passionate about sports
and the outdoors. We are SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, we are DRIVEN, we are PASSIONATE, and we are INNOVATIVE!

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