BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our Finance Team, at our location in Cologne we are looking for a


Finance Project Manager (m/f/d)


  • As Finance Project Manager (m/f/d) you take full charge of the most complex and comprehensive international finance projects to ensure they are fully integrated into the overall business structure.
  • You manage a portfolio of finance initiatives (such as new market entries) and implement multiple initiatives simultaneously. To ensure a successful delivery you involve multiple departments and will be the interface within the Birkenstock Group for these projects.
  • You understand the interdependencies between finance, controlling, technology, operations, and business needs so your project management style is holistic and end-to-end.
  • To resolve issues you ask questions where needed, reach out to experts, prioritize and perform follow-ups.
  • With your excellent organization skill, you create and execute comprehensive project plans to include scope, schedule, budget, and resources and to ensure everything goes as planned. You adhere to PMO processes, complete the necessary project documentation and gain approvals throughout the project lifecycle.
  • You regularly provide status reports regarding the project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues and communicate with your colleagues across all levels of the organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, project management or similar or equivalent working experience
  • Multiple years of experience in finance / controlling and project management
  • Practiced project leader in cross-functional initiatives in an international, hybrid project environment
  • Skilled motivator and team builder with proven ability to negotiate
  • Excellent analytical as well as organizational skills and ability to bring structure to ambiguous environments
  • Fit in MS Office, SAP R/3, S/4, JIRA, Confluence
  • Good presenter with strong communication skills in German and English, written and spoken



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. Xenia Tesch is looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!


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