Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
The role of the Senior SAP FICO Consultant is responsible for the planning, installing and for the configuration of finance software solutions and systems.
It is capable to support employees with specific applications and provides expert advisory. The role analyzes information systems of adidas and individualizes specific system solutions to meet the demand of the business.
Key Responsibilities :
Actively maintains knowledge in one or more identifiable specialisms.
Provides detailed and specific advice regarding the application of their specialism(s) to the organisation's planning and operations.
Recognises and identifies the boundaries of their own specialist knowledge.
Collaborates with other specialists, where appropriate, to ensure advice given is appropriate to the needs of the organisation.
Provides Tech & Business expertise in SAP (AFS) FICO related processes and brings along x-functional knowledge towards SD module.
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration.
Works with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.
Contributes to selection of the business analysis methods, tools and techniques for projects; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile) approaches.
Brings along strong business process understanding in the O2C (Order-to-Cash) area.
Requirements definition and management
Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile) approaches.
Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity.
Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritisation of requirements.
Reviews requirements for errors and omissions.
Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source.
Investigates, manages, and applies authorised requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.
Translates complex SAP FICO specific business requirements into system solutions.
Porting / software configuration
Assists in the configuration of software and equipment and the systems testing of platform- specific versions of one or more software products.
Documents faults, implements resolutions and retests to agreed standards.
Provides profound hands-on SAP FICO expertise for configuring system related changes and especially in the Order to cash area (customer invoicing, customer clearing, customer payment area).
Owns & drives solution design under consideration of end-2-end system impact (including outbound & inbound interfaces) and has a very strong focus on standardization & harmonization.
Identifies and resolves issues with applications, following agreed procedures.
Uses application management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics.
Carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks.
Considers operational requirements already during solution design.
Drives issue resolution & escalations in the SAP FICO area if required.
Key Relationships : Global IT
Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale / Retail)
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
College or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficient spoken and written command of English
At least 7-year experience in IT
Minimum 5 years of consultancy experience in SAP FICO module (SAP AFS knowledge is a plus).
Strong cross-functional SAP knowledge towards SD module.
Very strong understanding of tech & business processes in the Finance and Controlling area including outbound & inbound interfaces.
Strong understanding & knowledge of regional and global market landscape and the respective customer
Managed critical elements and cross functional and regional projects
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
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.