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SAP Business Process Manager, Finance/Legal

Palatine, IL

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The Business Process Manager (BPM) works within functions of Finance/Legal. The BPM is responsible for the management of IT/Business Systems related projects and enhancements. This position will manage external consultants and coordinate the activities of internal Functional Analysts, Business Process Teams and Technical Services assigned to projects and enhancements. The BPM’s resources will analyze, develop, configure, enhance, test and implement software solutions and applications in support of Weber’s business requirements established within the scope of the Project or Enhancement. The BPM must possess an in-depth understanding of the business across multiple functional areas and Business Units. The BPM will operate within the confines of the application landscape and capabilities. The BPM will maintain effective relationships with the business and leverage their knowledge and expertise to enable improved business processes in order to drive process optimization. They will enable the alignment of business strategies, resources, and capabilities in order to deliver optimal IT solutions to support the business.

This role may also help support and develop a PMO framework for non-digital projects and larger enhancements. This will include process refinement using best practices as well as monitoring of non-digital projects and large enhancements across the IT organization. This PMO framework will include annual project plan updates, long range planning, resource and expense planning as well as updates and education of key PM standards and agreed to processes. This role may also become involved with S4 HANA future projects and implementations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds effective working knowledge of all business processes and applications within the scope of their respective business areas.
  • Successfully partners with the user community to manage the project portfolio and ensure alignment of initiatives with the respective technology solutions.
  • Ensures alignment of the team as well as the user community with the vision of SAP “Best Practice” and standard processes, while assessing customer individual needs, meeting commitments and building internal and external partnerships.
  • Mediates across different IT teams utilizing knowledge of IT and roles and responsibilities within the organization.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to team members as well as external resources, by outlining the vision and direction for the organization as a whole and the team specifically
  • Develop, plan, and manage team work activities; develop project plans; complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Provides strategic direction on new functions and technologies in support of the user community and manage the implementation of the long-term vision.
  • Leads work sessions using a variety of requirements gathering methods such as interviews, documentation analysis, surveys, site visits, and business models with executives, managers, developers and subject matter experts.
  • Defines requirements in accordance with Weber’s System Design Planning (SDP) and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methods for management of project/product scope.
  • Focuses on process analysis and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business environment.
  • Researches and navigates new vendor products and identifies which products are needed to address/fix issues.
  • Demonstrates excellent SAP FICO and BPC configuration and process design skills.
  • Configures SAP FICO, BPC and Legal project and enhancement solutions with consultants and/or application Functional Analysts.
  • Support Concur and OpenText VIM/OCR enhancement and project solutions
  • Continually build knowledge and stay abreast of current SAP and other Finance and Legal software best practices, functionality, capabilities and technologies.

Education, Qualifications and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, IT or Finance and/or 10 years equivalent work experience.
  • 10 years of experience managing and delivering large IT projects at medium to large Manufacturing companies.
  • In depth understanding and configuration experience of the SAP including FICO, Concur, BPC, Financial Planning Solution and Processes, OpenText or similar VIM/OCR technology, along with integration points of all modules and related business processes.
  • Proven track record of managing successful SAP implementations.
  • Hands on experience in multiple SAP Modules including iDocs/ user exits and other integration points
  • In depth understanding of SAP development capabilities, understanding of ABAP development and interface requirements, capabilities and constraints.
  • Ability to think “process” rather than just function and solid understanding of end to end processes like “record to report”. Sound and accurate judgment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem solving skills; excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strategic thinking and sound knowledge of the respective business processes (independent of the system aspect)
  • Adept at developing system requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training and implementing business solutions ,while achieving deadlines and budget goals
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products, including MS Project or similar project management tool
  • Highly motivated self-starter who is innovative and quick to learn
  • Project Management skills and ability to manage a project end to end while managing internal and external resources. PMP Certification preferred.
  • SAP Certifications preferred
  • On-call availability for off-shift support.

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