Senior Project Manager: Finance (f/m/d) Germany

SIGNA Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time

Berlin

as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (SSU) has built the global #1 sports e-commerce & technology platform with market leading positions in Bike, Tennis, Outdoor & Team Sports. We are leveraging our unique tech and operating platform to power our leading online stores like Fahrrad.de, Bikester, Probikeshop, Tennis-Point, Outfitter, and many more. 
 
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.  

Joining SSU would mean you will be part of high-calibre team, united by passion, driven by innovation, and pioneers in the Sports & Outdoors arena. Have the power to have tremendous impact and be a part of a team that fosters growth, leadership, community and transformation.  

Objective:

The purpose of this role is to act as a Project / Program consultant for Finance by driving the execution and implementation of the main projects for SSU, both outside-in (what is the impact of non-Finance projects on the Finance setup) and inside-out, managing Finance projects (e.g. SAP S 4/Hana implementation and roll-out at subsidiaries, BI-evolution, SOX-implementation etc.) and make sure, relevant business units are appropriately involved. Additionally, creating transparency on the impact and dependencies of process, core cost and service drivers to enable and drive fact-based decision making. 
 

What you will be responsible for

  • Manage the Finance Program roadmap by applying Project Management methodology effectively 
  • Partner with all business functions (up to Sr. Management) for the assigned area of responsibility  
  • Identify with Business stakeholder, improvement areas and project scope 
  • Develop project/program plans incl. budget, business case and timelines 
  • Monitor the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the developed project plan in order to implement corrective or preventative actions 
  • Manage roll-out/resource planning incl. milestones for the assigned area of responsibility and progress tracking  
  • Manage the reporting to CFO/Deputy CFO to facilitate decision making  
  • Manage Stakeholders  
  • Co-lead, together with Business Functions, the improvements design, execution and sustainability of them, share “best practices” 
  • Implement adequate communication packages to present derived results, recommendations, and solutions. 
  • Track execution and value impact 
  • Coaching other team members 
  • Key Relationships:
    Work effectively and collaboratively across multiple functions/businesses and hierarchies: 
  • Group CFO/Deputy CFO 
  • Functional/Business Senior Leadership  
  • Group Strategy team  
  • Group IT team 
  • Project sponsors 

What we're looking for

  • Passion for bringing SSU to the next level of effectiveness, efficiency, and employee engagement 
  • Very good planning and organization skills, including project management skills from initiation to closure 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and act in utmost confidentiality with sensitive leadership information 
  • Profound understanding of business processes on operational and tactical level combined with Project Management experience (classic and agile), financial and operational understanding  
  • Experience in managing difficult situations and meetings 
  • Ability to independently facilitate workshops on various topics in an output-oriented manner while dealing with a high number of different stakeholders 
  • Proven creativity and curiosity to identify and solve a wide range of functional challenges 
  • Capability to independently structure, analyze, and synthesize findings  
  • Ability to interact effectively across hierarchies, functions and cultures 
  • Ability to adapt to and deliver in quickly changing and uncertain environments  
  • Ability to work, structure and prioritize independently on a wide range of assignments 
  • Strong (internal) customer and service orientation in day-to-day work 
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills  
  • Very strong skills in working in Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Creative, confident and collaborative nature 
  • Fluent in English and German (written and spoken) 
     

Requisite Education And Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc., Diploma) in business administration or similar 
  • 8 or more years of work experience – a min. two years within a Finance department environment (preferably within different companies, ideally in e-commerce environment) 
  • SAP (S 4/Hana) experience a strong plus 
  • PMI Certification a plus 
  • Experience in facilitating workshops 
  • Experience within multiple functions a plus 
  • People Management experience 

What you need to know

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

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

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues

Reports

Tayla
Tayla
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!

Get in Touch: careers@signa-sportsunited.com

Contacts

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