Senior Specialist- Profit Protection Trend Analysis and Optimization (M/F/D)

Adidas (Bavaria, Deutschland) Vor 2 Tagen veröffentlicht

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Working as part of the Profit Protection team, your primary objectives are the protection of company assets as well as ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of reporting and compliance with applicable external laws and internal regulations.

The position is integral to the on-going focus on Corporate Governance. With focus on own retail and omni-channel but limited to those channels, it aims at

1. Analysing and managing key loss prevention data around areas such as digital fraud, while looking for trends and patterns to help Market Europe’s management team make business and risk management decisions

2. Identifying risk in all processes and areas relevant for Market Europe (incl. potential legal & regulatory issues)

3. Develop performance measurement frameworks - KPIs, goals, user needs, benefits - and analyse the performance of Market Europe relevant processes and activities against these as well as adapting the approach and framework appropriately and in line with any changes.

4. Transfer of identified topics into action recommendations for Market Europe Management teams as well as global functions.

5. Manage and monitor risk mitigating measures for Market Europe and establish regular progress reports

6. Support and conduct investigations based on respective standards

7. Stipulate change to enhance Market’s Europe Corporate Governance

Key Responsibilities:

  • To proactively and continuously review, assess and identify risk within the relevant business areas and functions (e.g. retail, procurement, finance, sales). 
  • Manage IC & PP data in all relevant system (e.g. BWISE, LUMI, Perspective)
  • Manage third parties providing services to Market Europe’s IC & PP function
  • Source, collect and extract data that is accurate and fit for purpose
  • Identifying trends and systematic issues in all processes and areas relevant for Market Europe using internal and external data sources
  • Review and monitor retail data (e.g shrinkage/cycle counts/stock counts) affecting the P&L of retail stores (DTC) and develop / recommend comprehensive countermeasures to eliminate or minimize losses.
  • Ensure appropriate root cause analysis and recommendation management for all investigations handled by Market Europe’s IC & PP function
  • Perform data analysis for POS high risk transactions (e.g. shrinkage, post void/return & exchange, staff discounts)
  • Evaluate all internal & external available data focusing on identification of exceptions and fraud indicators and initiate reviews / investigations / management reporting
  • Monitoring remediation of all identified control deficiencies / risks / audit findings
  • Support respective functions to identify effective and efficient countermeasures for identified risks
  • Coordinate decisions towards adoption and implementation of standard processes to limit deviations to the minimum within the market
  • Drive change and end-to-end solution awareness amongst team members and stakeholders
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with relevant professional standards, legal requirements and internal policies and procedures, and complete timely reports/findings to the relevant stake holders utilising the appropriate IT systems.
  • Act as role model in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as the adidas Fair Play Code of Conduct and other internal policies
  • Leverage functional expertise and operational insights to support senior leaders in decision making.
  • Proactively get involved in new projects and identify opportunities to add value.
  • Take accountability for successes and failures and see them as a source for learning.

Key Relationships:

  • Market Europe Management Team
  • Support functions for Market Europe
  • Governance functions globally
  • IC & PP community globally
  • Market Europe business and back office functions 
  • GBS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Indepth knowledge of Retail Loss Prevention, both in-store and online
  • Awareness of specific fraud risks arising from new digital retail opportunities
  • Experience in performing risk assessments and identifying key business and financial risks
  • Ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualisations
  • A methodical and logical approach.
  • The ability to plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Fluent in English and fluent in at least one additional local administrative language for Market Europe
  • Strong communication skills and high degree of stakeholder orientation
  • MS office suite of products – upper intermediate to advanced
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proven track record on data analytics and translation into business impact as well as preparing meaningful decision templates based on the analytics and impact evaluation

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree or other tertiary education
  • Functional: 3-5 years professional experience
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