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Senior Manager Business Solutions -SAP FICO Expert

GLOBAL IT

 Every day, all over the world, products we create break records or set trends. Our brands help every kind of athlete to perform better, play better and feel better.

Our IT teams create business success by building the most innovative solutions that shape the future. In a digital world, IT is a critical touchpoint for millions of consumers and our employees. Whenever it gets tricky we tackle challenges together as a global team.

We need top talent to further build a high performing team. If you want to be a part of creating the new IT that challenges us to grow and stay competitive, start your career with us now.

OmniChannel

 Our team is responsible for designing, building and delivering best in class global OmniChannel IT solutions. We deliver best services across all consumer touchpoints. We are consumer obsessed and excited about new technologies and solutions that allow our consumers to get what they want, where they want it and when they want it.

  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR …? 

  • Making a direct impact to adidas consumers with your solution design
  • Being a trusted business partner designing sustainable and innovative Omnichannel solutions
  • Expanding and sharing your expertise around finance
  • A passionate team who truly believes IT creates business value through collaboration of empowered and autonomous teams

 WE ARE LOOKING FOR A…?

  • SAP FICO consultant with 5+ years of experience
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience with Finance (GL/AP/AR/EBS) and Controlling (CO, CO-PCT, CO-PA), technical background (ALE, EDI. ABAP).
  • A technical thinker with extensive knowledge of Cross-functional processes, integration with SD/MM
  • Experience in full Lifecycle Implementation
  • Knowledge of specific processes in fashion industries, wholesale and retail, eCOM solutions is a plus
  • Curious mind who is continuously analyzing our application landscape to identify opportunities impacting our consumer

 

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Demand Management

  • Capture, prioritize and structure the business demands and requirements for your respective IT department and your assigned work stream. This includes facilitating workshops with business and IT on complex processes to reach a clear outcome and action steps.
  • In order to deliver and complete RFC releases and project streams, allocated by the superior, understand, challenge and manage demand dependencies and business requirements within the business community and across GIT to maximize added value and continuous business process improvement.

 

Delivery Management

  • When delivering the release/project, ensure you execute within the boundaries of time, cost & quality and manage the customers’ expectations and requirements. This also includes ensuring that existing governance models are followed. Furthermore, support the stabilization and sustainable handover of projects to the respective support teams.
  • Build up a scalable/sustainable delivery team through identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities in order to execute successfully.
  • Contribute to change management activities for the respective projects/releases through supporting stakeholders that changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits. This also includes proper documentation, training, controls and metrics.

 

Service Management

  • Prepare formal SLA (Service Level Agreement) standards in alignment with the business, considering GIT KPIs, targets and budget. Ensure these standards are met by managing external vendors through monthly service level reviews and contract management.
  • Oversee and resolve any escalations in application operations to ensure that GIT targets and KPIs are achieved.
  • Drive quality improvement actions.

 

Functional and Technical Expertise

  • Full end-to-end understanding of respective business processes and best practices in order to translate internal and external trends into deliverables for the business. Drive these initiatives by securing a sponsor, resources and budget to realize added value and contribution to innovation within business and GIT.
  • Continuously enhance the current system landscape towards customer satisfaction by performing projects or change requests through the IT process life-cycle (Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing, Go-Live and Support)

 

Stakeholder Management

  • Identify the appropriate stakeholders for your area of work, considering the impact of your work and the broader cross-functional dependencies. Manage these relationships to meet stakeholders’ business needs and align expectations. Always strive to improve business partner satisfaction.
  • Represent your respective function at internal or external events when applicable.

 

Financials and Controlling    

  • Ensure the portfolio of I-codes you’re overseeing are transparent and effectively managed. Raise any issues or concerns to your superior.  If required, manage respective budget through tracking and reporting the monthly budget accruals and variances and ensure timely and accurate invoicing.
  • Contribute to the end-to-end financial process by providing regular forecasts and reports as required by your superior. Drive cost efficiency.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports or project team
  • Ability to coach, guide and manage a (project)team
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Business- and solution-oriented, global mindset
  • Good numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong knowledge of respective business processes and IT systems
  • Good experience in working on several projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and facilitation skills (small and large groups) especially when interacting with different levels of business
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
  • Fluent English (verbal and written)
  • Strong MS-Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience with Finance (GL/AP/AR/EBS) and Controlling (CO, CO-PCT, CO-PA), technical background (ALE, EDI. ABAP).  
  • A technical thinker with extensive knowledge of Cross-functional processes, integration with SD/MM  

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive work experience in mid- to large-scale (IT) projects or mid- to large-scale application service responsibility
  • If required: 1–2 years of experience in managing a team
  • SAP FICO consultant with 5+ years of experience  

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Manager Business Solutions -SAP FICO Expert

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Bogota
TEAM:  Information Technology
State: 
Country/Region:  CO
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  207408