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Technical Design Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 12/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373937A

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Technical Design Lead


3-6 months


As Technical Design Lead within the GCS you will be focused on the Finance Processes and you will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Collection of the demand for IT Technical work (projects, changes) by interacting with the business functions to understand their functional requirements for change and prioritization
  • Production (in collaboration with the Competency Centre) of a high-level technical solution document that will need to be agreed with the business and meet the Functional requirements provided by Governance & Change
  • Provision of the estimates (time and effort) for the Technical work (in collaboration with the Competency Centre) and discussion/sharing with the business counterpart for approval
  • Review the test plan for the work and ensure application testing is in line with technical design.
  • Being theGCS point of contact with Country (UK) and Group Finance Business teams, ensuring:
    • Alignment of GCS with the Finance strategy at group and country level
    • Understanding of the major Finance initiatives and evaluating their impact in terms of supporting Corporate Information systems
    • Active support of Finance transformation and improvement, by exploiting the IT features and capabilities
    • Quality and customer satisfaction monitoring with respect of the IT services provided by GCS to Finance against agreed service levels
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of the Finance Business Process (Account to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash) and of the related Technical Solution Template as built in the SAP platform and surrounding applications for Purchasing and HR.
  • Facilitate the integration/coordination with the other GCS SAP/ARIBA teams dedicated to Application Build and Test
  • Participate to global and local IT initiatives in order to ensure: design effectiveness and consistency with the solution template; business activation, key decision sign-off
  • Support the User Acceptance Test phase from a technical perspective to intercept issue, monitor quality levels and customer satisfaction
  • Manage one direct report in the UK, who assists with the above work

In order to be successful in this challenging position, you will have:

  • Good functional expertise of Finance applications (including the integration model with other external application in the Procurement and HR areas), and desirably of those ones which are managed by theGCS for Finance:
    • SAP ERP Finance Modules: FI, CO, PS
    • SAP BI Tools (BW and BO)
  • Basic knowledge of the following components
    • SAP ERP Modules: SD, MM
  • Significant expertise in terms of application life cycle management, especially with respect to the Demand/Inception/Design phase
  • Good capability to influence / drive decisions and to be recognized by the business counterparts and from the internal team as a trusted and reliable reference point.
    Must be able to discuss leading industry processes/practices
  • Good capability to manage the relationship and coordination with business and technical teams , facilitating aligning around requirements and technical solution design
  • Very good communication skills (in English and optionally Italian and German languages) to internal/external counterparts, to make verbal and written presentation, to document requirements, to formalize options and decisions
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organizational benefit
  • Familiarity with working in a high-volume, international and dynamic environment.
  • Required to travel for short periods to other SKY European locations fairly regularly

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

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