Associate Director, Procure to Pay Solution Architecture

Job Description

Auto req ID: 184549BR

Job Description

Bring your passion and talent to our stage and share our PepsiCo vision to be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business

PepsiCo IT exists to shape, create and deliver technology capabilities to accelerate PepsiCo’s growth. Our vision is to power PepsiCo with the best talent and technology in the world. To achieve this vision, our team spans a wide range of IT capabilities. We partner with every PepsiCo business function – consumer insights, marketing & innovation, sales & eCommerce, supply chain & operations, and all back-office functions – to increase business value through new technology and digital solutions.

India will be a global IT Technology Hub for PepsiCo. The global IT Technology Hub in India will play a significant role in the delivery of IT services across all five of our global capability teams:

  • Chief Technology Office (CTO)
  • Global IT Operations
  • Global Information Security
  • Global Development & Delivery
  • Strategy, Planning & Transformation
The IT Global Development & Delivery (D&D) organization partners with our businesses and local IT Business Relationship Managers to build and deploy high value IT solutions that bring new business capabilities to life. D&D has 4 key functions:
  • Delivery: Deliver high quality projects, maximizing solution commonality and reusability across markets
  • Development: Lead the technical design, build, and quality assurance of all technical customizations and solution development landscapes
  • Planning & Testing Services: Deliver release planning, testing, and D&D processes / services / tools to enable delivery excellence and reduce risk to PepsiCo’s IT landscape
  • Enterprise First / Design Authority: Build a global digital foundation with harmonized business processes

As a member of D&D’s IT Hub in India, you will be part of a high performing team and get the opportunity to:
  • Work with the latest and greatest technologies in the CPG industry such as SAP S/4 and Salesforce
  • Experience the action and energy of an organization that delivers hundreds of projects every year and manages total project budgets of $300-$400 million annually
  • Support operating units across the globe - with the possibility of traveling on-site for key projects
  • Build innovative solutions and frameworks for the global platforms (SAP S/4, SalesForce, E-Commerce, Mobile Applications, JDA etc.) that will transform PepsiCo
  • Have access to technical and leadership development programs and get critical experiences to grow your career
  • Be part of a culture that celebrates and embraces integrity, diversity, and inclusion

We are seeking a Procure to Pay Expert responsible to support the implementation and deployment of the Procure to Pay area of the Enterprise First Global template. The objective of this role is to ensure that the Global Template solution supports the Direct/Indirect Procurement process for PepsiCo’s direct/indirect materials. Expert in the SAP procurement processes including Contract Management, Quotation, Vendor setup, processing orders, Good receipt process and invoice reconciliation. Knowledgeable in Ariba or SRM solutions and integration with SAP. Collaborates in business process standardization of the business processes and ensuring that the configured system conforms to the Global Template approach while meeting the needs of the business. The role will be based in Hyderabad, India and Report to Solution Design, Procure to Pay.

Qualifications/Requirements

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Direct/Indirect Procurement Global Process Lead to implement and deploy the end-to-end solution - Accountable
  • Support decision-making for procurement of direct/indirect materials localization of functionality in the Global Template during deployment - Accountable
  • Partner with the PTP Lead and RTR team on the Accounts Payable to implement and deploy the end-to-end solution – Consult / Execute
  • Collaborate with the Direct/Indirect Procurement Global Process Lead and Global SMEs to implement and deploy the Global Template – Consult/Execute
  • Actively engage and educate business process owners on solution optimization, simplification and standardization capabilities – Consult / Execute
  • Ensure global lift and shift opportunities are deployed across the sectors – Consult / Execute
  • Collaborate with all scrum teams to implement and deploy the end-to-end Global ERP solution leveraging agile methodology – Consult / Execute
  • Work closely and collaborate with onshore and offshore scrum team members to ensure a prioritized and sufficient product backlog for the teams to work against – Consult / Execute
  • Participate in key Sprint planning, retrospectives and other key ceremonies – Consult / Execute
  • Along with scrum team identify, monitor and implement key agreed-upon improvements - Consult / Execute
  • Adopt and adhere to Agile principles and values (see www.agilemanifesto.org):
    • Adopt development practices which focus on quality and value, while increasing efficiency, and minimizing waste
    • Foster an environment where communication, teamwork, and innovation are encouraged
    • Help to implement Agile engineering best practices such as continuous integration, automation of testing and delivery, and continuous peer review within teams.

Key Competencies Required:
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Coaching/Facilitation skills (as promoted by the Agile Coaching Institute), including but not limited to
    • Levels of Listening
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Root Cause facilitation
    • Training techniques

Key Qualifications/Requirements:
  • 5-10 years of experience configuring, deploying and managing SAP ERP with a focus on the Direct/Indirect Procurement modules of SAP including the complete end to end PTP functionality.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Deep and broad Procurement experience within the direct/indirect procurement are in a global capacity
  • Previous leadership role on a major SAP transformation project
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on varying business requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the following tools, disciplines and processes are nice to have: SAP Solman 7+, MS VSTS, Quality Center and MS Project
  • Solves highly complex problems within their work team
  • Strong influencing, facilitating, and consulting skills in working with stakeholders at all levels in the organization and across departments
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in timelines and sequences
  • Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Consulting background a plus

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular