IT Associate Manager / Executive Manager – S/4 Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Functional lead will be part of the S4 Competency center being setup under D&D function in Tech Hub at Hyderabad. This role be responsible for design, build, test and govern the Change request and configuration requests in the Financial Planning capabilities area. The role manages a group of expert partners (contractor) professionals to deliver the solutions on time at high quality with optimal cost and protects the integrity of the global solution templates. This role develops the capability within D&D function to deploy the PepsiCo Global template (PGT) in agile manner to markets.
Partner with the Financial Planning Lead to review and validate the proposed solution – Accountable
Work with extended partner team to execute all Configuration Requests and Change requests within sprint.
Own the system /feature delivered to deployment team
Support decision-making for Financial Planning localization of functionality in the Global Template during deployment - Consult / Execute
Partner with the functional teams in Finance and Controlling areas to bring in complete integration of various processes which will ensure deployment of end-to-end solution – Consult / Execute
Collaborate with the Financial Planning Global Process Lead, Financial Planning Business project experts 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.
Professional Qualification (CA, ICWA or Equivalent) is required
10 years of experience configuring, deploying and managing SAP ERP with a focus on SAP BPC, SAP BPS & SAP BI-IP including the complete end to end FP&A functionality.
Knowledge of integration points to Financial Planning applications and related business processes.
Previous team lead 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, Azure DevOps
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
Job Type: Regular