SAP Business Analyst
Wilton, CT,USA
Job Reference SP-4007676657
Professional Areas Finance
Function Information Technology
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 7 - 10 years
Start date 2021-02-22
Application close date 2021-05-23
Summary
Louis Dreyfus Company is introducing our transformation program (named BOLD) focused on back office processes starting with Finance, Procurement and integration scheme with the group front office systems. The objectives of such strategic project are to enhance steering capabilities, increase control / compliance and improve efficiency through the implementation of group wide core model processes supported by standard organization principles and a single ERP (SAP S/4Hana).
The NAM Finance Solution manager will be accountable of implementing the BOLD solution in the region to support accounting and controlling activities.

Across the various phases of the project and for each country within the region, the role will be responsible for the following for the NAM projects:

- Build the Finance detailed planning in the respect of the Global program
planning

- Drive the delivery of a finance solution by the Finance team in the agreed
planning which support business needs with a maximal adoption of the core
model hand in hand with the BPOs and other teams

o Workshop preparation and solution sign off by business
o Prepare design authority for identified Gaps
o Articulate properly requirements to share it with Core team for System
customizing or with Factories for development or migration
o Manage Integration tests and User acceptance tests
o Manage training
o Organize hyper care and transition to run

- Coordinate the work between BPOs, integrator, internal resources and core
teams

- Ensure a stable solution, easily maintainable by support

- Manage one sub-stream (example CO, GL, .. ) depending of the expertise of
the candidate and the defined organization of the Finance team

- Raise alerts and risks with an adequate mitigation plan to the project
management

- Ensure local coordination, with a E2E view on processes

Financial: Not expected to manage the financials of the project

No direct reports to begin will need to coordinate integrator team and to be able to influence beyond the direct area of his / her direct team
Experience (including number of years)
- 10 years in IT SAP Finance/Controlling projects, ideally on multicultural projects,
with complex change management.
- Experience of integration between SAP modules (MM, PM, Concur,
Consolidation tool )
- Experience in management of a small team of 2 to 5 person, as team lead or a
project manager.
Knowledge: SAP Controlling modules. Knowledge on S/4 HANA is a plus.
Strong knowledge on project methodology and roll out.

Languages: English as a must have + Spanish as a nice to have

Systems: Deep experience with SAP CO (preferred) or FI is a must have. Experience with an S/4Hana is a nice to have
Technical/ Functional skills:

Communication and Business Relationship Management : Advanced - must be able to interact efficiently within various dimensions, at various level and in various geographies of the organization (within and outside of the project team)

Mastering of finance Processes : Intermediate - must understand finance process for LDC, challenge the BPO in case of GAPS

Project Management : Intermediate - should be able to plan the Finance work within the defined project metholodgy in a project environment. Should be able to raise alerts and to propose ways of working to Project management.

Business process transformation : Intermediate - must be comfortable to support BPOs change management plan.

IT awareness & system capabilities : Advanced - must be able to put in place sustainable SAP finance system , as standard as possible, to support efficiently business processes.

Team management : Advanced - must be able to build, develop and retain the appropriate team. Difficulty is more anticipated to come from the ‘virtual’ team management (Core team and BPO’s)

Other skills and competencies:

Analytical thinking : Advanced - Must be able to analyze a situation and then identify and evaluate possible solutions (turn complex situations into simples things to be able to make the best decision)

Team player : Advanced - Has to be able to act collectively and collaboratively

Auditing awareness & skills : Intermediate - Needs to be able to audit existing Sap solution and recommend solution to Gaps

Quality and details focus : Intermediate - Has to understand fully the details in order to come up with the appropriate solutions and recommendation
• English (Fluent)
Bachelor Degree: Engineering or Business Administration, ideally with a major in Finance

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
The NAM Finance Solution manager will be accountable of implementing the BOLD solution in the region to support accounting and controlling activities.

Across the various phases of the project and for each country within the region, the role will be responsible for the following for the NAM projects:

- Build the Finance detailed planning in the respect of the Global program
planning

- Drive the delivery of a finance solution by the Finance team in the agreed
planning which support business needs with a maximal adoption of the core
model hand in hand with the BPOs and other teams

o Workshop preparation and solution sign off by business
o Prepare design authority for identified Gaps
o Articulate properly requirements to share it with Core team for System
customizing or with Factories for development or migration
o Manage Integration tests and User acceptance tests
o Manage training
o Organize hyper care and transition to run

- Coordinate the work between BPOs, integrator, internal resources and core
teams

- Ensure a stable solution, easily maintainable by support

- Manage one sub-stream (example CO, GL, .. ) depending of the expertise of
the candidate and the defined organization of the Finance team

- Raise alerts and risks with an adequate mitigation plan to the project
management

- Ensure local coordination, with a E2E view on processes

Financial: Not expected to manage the financials of the project

No direct reports to begin will need to coordinate integrator team and to be able to influence beyond the direct area of his / her direct team

    Experiences
    Experience (including number of years)
    - 10 years in IT SAP Finance/Controlling projects, ideally on multicultural projects,
    with complex change management.
    - Experience of integration between SAP modules (MM, PM, Concur,
    Consolidation tool )
    - Experience in management of a small team of 2 to 5 person, as team lead or a
    project manager.
    Knowledge: SAP Controlling modules. Knowledge on S/4 HANA is a plus.
    Strong knowledge on project methodology and roll out.

    Languages: English as a must have + Spanish as a nice to have

    Systems: Deep experience with SAP CO (preferred) or FI is a must have. Experience with an S/4Hana is a nice to have

      Skills
      Technical/ Functional skills:

      Communication and Business Relationship Management : Advanced - must be able to interact efficiently within various dimensions, at various level and in various geographies of the organization (within and outside of the project team)

      Mastering of finance Processes : Intermediate - must understand finance process for LDC, challenge the BPO in case of GAPS

      Project Management : Intermediate - should be able to plan the Finance work within the defined project metholodgy in a project environment. Should be able to raise alerts and to propose ways of working to Project management.

      Business process transformation : Intermediate - must be comfortable to support BPOs change management plan.

      IT awareness & system capabilities : Advanced - must be able to put in place sustainable SAP finance system , as standard as possible, to support efficiently business processes.

      Team management : Advanced - must be able to build, develop and retain the appropriate team. Difficulty is more anticipated to come from the ‘virtual’ team management (Core team and BPO’s)

      Other skills and competencies:

      Analytical thinking : Advanced - Must be able to analyze a situation and then identify and evaluate possible solutions (turn complex situations into simples things to be able to make the best decision)

      Team player : Advanced - Has to be able to act collectively and collaboratively

      Auditing awareness & skills : Intermediate - Needs to be able to audit existing Sap solution and recommend solution to Gaps

      Quality and details focus : Intermediate - Has to understand fully the details in order to come up with the appropriate solutions and recommendation

        Required
        Languages
        • English (Fluent)

        Required
        Education
        Bachelor Degree: Engineering or Business Administration, ideally with a major in Finance

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