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ESG Reporting Manager (m/f/d)

Cologne, Germany
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
BIRKENSTOCK is a global brand which embraces all consumers regardless of geography, gender, age and income. The company is deeply footed on a family tradition of shoemaking that can be traced back to 1774. With around 6200 employees worldwide, BIRKENSTOCK is the largest employer in the German footwear industry. To ensure our quality standards, we produce over 95% of our products in Germany and source more than 90% of our materials and components from Europe. The BIRKENSTOCK Group is headquartered in Linz am Rhein and maintains several locations in Germany, as well as sales offices in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

For our Accounting department, at our location in Cologne, we are looking for a

ESG Reporting Manager (m/f/d)

  • Establishment and development of ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting in accordance with CSRD and EU taxonomy
  • Adding sustainability aspects in all areas of the organization (accounting reporting, controlling & performance management, risk management & ICS)
  • Defining and tracking sustainability indicators
  • Dashboards design for management and development & maintenance of data collection processes for sustainability reporting
  • Taking over the monitoring of data and the preparation of deviation analyses to derive recommendations for action to identify, prioritise and control measures
  • Coordination and implementation of CO2 accounting (CCF and PCF)
  • Supporting the business departments and operational units in data procurement and data preparation
  • Implementation of requirements from the EU Taxonomy Regulation and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) through regulatory developments
  • Coordination of the external, global audit through the external auditor
  • Close cooperation/coordination with the technical, product teams

  • Successfully completed studies in economics or a comparable degree program, ideally with a focus on controlling, finance & accounting or CSR, sustainability or sustainable finance
  • Knowledge of the relevant regulatory framework (CSRD, IFRS S1, IFRS S2, ISSB publications, etc.) as well as the basic frameworks, including the Global Compact, ESG ratings and reporting standards
  • Several years of experience in finance (business analytics, accounting), ideally experience in the implementation of ESG reporting standards
  • Strong interest in environmental and sustainability management
  • Experience with sustainability reporting or ESG regulations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), EU taxonomy and/or Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) desirable
  • Sustainability Auditor IDW certification a plus
  • Independent, structured and results-oriented way of working
  • Hands-on approach to work
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel) and experience with BI tools


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. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

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