IBM Global Business Services: Join a Leader. Consult with us. IBM Global Business Services helps top-tier clients solve their most complex business and technical issues. As a SAP Finance Team Lead, you will deliver innovative business consulting, business process design, systems integration, and application design and management to leading sector organizations in 17 industries worldwide. With access to resources that only a global leader can provide, you will learn valuable skills, gain access to a vast and diverse network of talented professionals, and enjoy unparalleled career, training, and educational opportunities. Visit http://www.ibm.com/ca/ for more information.The SAP Finance Team Lead brings SAP functional expertise to the project. Working closely with the Saputo Business and IT Team Leads, they will be jointly responsible for: defining the new processes/solutions; planning, tracking; and managing their respective resources within their modules/functional area of the SAP Project. The Team Lead is responsible for managing their respective teams’ deliverables on a daily basis at a very granular level. The Functional Team Lead will perform the Team Lead role while also performing a Functional Consultant role. Description of Duties/Scope of Work:
To participate with corresponding Saputo Business and IT Team Leads in jointly managing the execution of the specific SAP module deliverables according to plan;
To work with Saputo in developing the future “To-Be” view of the business processes leveraging SAP best practices; pre-engineered business processes; and Saputo business rules.
To actively lead the workshops with the Saputo Team to analyze, document and model the business processes, following the agreed methodology
To lead the review and approval of the project’s major deliverables as it relates to the Record-to-Report modules and scope
To lead and conduct comprehensive testing of business processes and document the results
To provide pertinent information for the Organizational Change Management process
To follow project standards and procedures, especially as it relates to both issue and scope management
To monitor team compliance to ensure they meet standards and procedures
To identify and escalate risks
To coach/mentor project team members, clarify assignments and deliverables, review the quality of work and manage the integration of team members’ work.
Lead a large and diverse team of Functional Consultants across the Record-to-Report stream
Collect key data to support building of the system to be used for the Blueprint phase in alignment with the Planning and Scoping report built as part of Phase 3B.
Analyze, document and model the business processes based on data collected during Blueprint workshops
Lead Blueprint, and ‘Straw-Man’ workshops
Ensure that the Saputo business objectives are met by leveraging the system or new business process to realize the desired benefits
Lead a benefit realization focused implementation with emphasis on benefits identified during the prior Phase 3B.
Lead the design of reports, forms, interfaces, conversions, and enhancement activities
Participate in the deployment of the new business processes including transition support
Support testing activities
Be responsible for managing test defects
Support and Guide Saputo’s Business and IT Team Leads
Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience and expert knowledge of SAP FICO and integration with other modules. Completion of at least one full life cycle large scale SAP implementations as a Team Lead
At least 3 year's experience working within a complex, global, projects
Ability to recommend approaches to address functional gaps
Excellent conceptualization and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
Experience with SAP Financial Consolidations