Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress.
The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars : protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life.
The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.
Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.
2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Solvay Busines Services (SBS) is the global organization supporting internal and external growth by integrating the major end-to-end administrative processes as well as the information services of the Solvay Group, through three strategic objectives : strategic agility and customer centricity, service excellence and talents and innovation.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of this position are :
Design, build coordination and maintain reliable and cost-efficient IS solutions aligned with businesses and end-to-end process requirements in Accounts Payables and T&E domain
Support business and process experts in improving processes and tools in order to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and compliance of Accounts Payables processes
Handle escalated support requests
The key activities are :
Collect and analyze functional requirements related to Procurement applications, assessing gaps and how they can be implemented within our current solutions
Design, test and build IS solutions linked to Procure-to-Pay process and more specifically to Accounts Payables, preparing also training materials, giving training to Key users and coordinating tests and deployment
Provide the latest level of support to customers, and contribute to improving the quality of support delivered by operation support teams
Contribute to projects related to the deployment of existing applications, and to projects to build new applications, acting as a coordinator on the Accounts Payable domain
Lead transversal projects when related to Account Payables
Market watch and benchmark our process / solutions / applications
Collaborating with developers, outsource team or software editors to deliver these features / requirements
Participate in the actions of standardization, optimization, automatization of the processes
Design & maintenance of related reporting solutions
Education and Experience
University Degree in IS
Professional experience required :
A minimum of 5 years of SAP FI configuration / support experience in ERP 6.0 or above
Must have at least one full lifecycle SAP R / 3 implementation experience (Project Preparation till Go-Live)
Experience in animation and continuous partnerships with outsourced providers would be a plus
Experience of working in an international and multicultural environment
Ability to understand the problems faced by Business / Functions and its complexities
Must have solid experience with all areas of SAP / FI with a special focus on General ledger, and Accounts Payables
Must have good experience with provisioning process in SAP / MM
Experience with LSMW, IDOCS, SAP query & Interfaces
Able to read and understand ABAP code
Knowledge of interfaces between FI and other SAP modules : CO, MM, SD
Ability to analyse functional and technical needs and identify gaps and alternative solutions relative to the existing design
Ability to evaluate the impact of configuration or process changes across FI and other SAP modules
Ability to resolve configuration and functional business issues across FI processes.
Ability to write functional system specifications to support FI processes as well as document as-is system solution
Experience with Readsoft and / or Ariba and / or Concur and / or BW-Qlik sense would be an advantage
Good functional knowledge in finance and controlling
Behavioural competencies :
Ability to work closely with clients as well as providing consultation to find solutions and identify business process improvements
Effective communication, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to multitask
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to work autonomously and to be proactive, driving process simplification / automation
An open mind to drive change
Fluency in English, written and oral, in order to be able to attend / conduct meetings with business users, colleagues and external partners and to write business specifications and documentation