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An influential role with accountability to drive and lead the "Simplify Finance" ERP program PMO and governance, oversee the deployment and interim state management, as well as drive the value capture and Finance application sunset roadmap. Responsible for operational success, strategic alignment and integration of activities with other major Finance functions. Fully accountable for the success of the Simplify Finance Planning, Strategy and Deployment function. Influences strategy and sets policy and direction. Provides the oversight for ERP Finance program spend of ~$30M, and directly control budget of ~ $3M, managing ~ ~50 heads. Acts as a key advisor to Head of Simplify Finance Architecture and Portfolio, influencing the strategic direction of the business.
Orchestrates tower governance and steering/management communications.
Oversee total resourcing for the Finance program, covering Controllership and other Finance L2 teams
Leads program planning, scoping and execution; delivery of key milestone and program phases.
Oversees the Finance-wide MOC program: ensure change impacts are addressed; Finance stakeholders and 4,000+ Finance employees are ready for ERP.
Drives alignment between various Finance Functions on their requirements and deliverables.
Owns management of escalation and issue resolutions for the program.
Sets strategic direction for deployment of Simplify Finance program.
Fully accountable for Finance Interim State management, including mitigation of risk profile.
Oversees Simplify Finance program deployment, testing and Hypercare execution.
Drives interlock and ongoing management of Interim State processes and environments.
Drives value capture for Simplify Finance ERP program.
Manages Finance application sunsets roadmap
Manager data retention and archiving requirements.
Accountable for leading an organization of directors, managers and individual contributors, ~50 heads, by setting overall initiatives, allocating financial and human capital for programs and projects, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of financial programs.
Provides the oversight for ERP Finance program spend of ~$30M, and directly control budget of ~ $2M-$3M.
Consults with business leaders at the EXEC2 and EXEC3 level to drive and influence strategic decision-making within a broad scope (e.g., balancing risk, approving significant deals).
Leads process improvement and policy development initiatives.
Manages large external vendor relationships (e.g., system integrators).
Ensures that the financial strategies and initiatives within area of accountability are integrated with corporate and business strategies.
Knowledge and Skills
Superior ability to provide finance consultation to senior managers within area of expertise.
Superior understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis.
Excellent project management and prioritization skills.
Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across geographies.
Ability to build partnerships across functions.
Excellent communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences.
Strong leadership and staff development skills.
Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.
Strong Business Acumen: The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to identify customer needs and use end-user knowledge to evolve services and create effective strategies and programs to drive business growth. This person must have the skills, experience, and market/customer insight to identify and capitalize upon emerging business trends and opportunities and exceed customer expectations.
Setting Strategy: The successful candidate will have the ability to set a vision, communicate that vision, and develop the goals and objectives to enable that vision. He / She will be able to combine their strategic acumen with their operating strength to ensure strategies and programs are grounded in a deep understanding of customer needs. This person provides clear direction, sets clear priorities, and allocates resources to the highest value opportunities. Further, they understand how to optimize decision making and track / measure success to maximize value and drive revenue.
Results Driven: The successful candidate will set compelling goals and will be tenacious in accomplishing them. He / She has an ability to set priorities, allocate resources, take accountability, and achieve results.
Leading People: The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence who inspires, manages, coaches and respects people. He / She will have an inclusive style; they will build trust, frank dialogue and respect, and foster teamwork. This person will also have a clear commitment to developing key talent and building future leaders. He / She empowers team members and fosters a culture of accountability.
Collaborative: The successful candidate will have experience collaborating across a matrix as part of driving best practices.
Driving Change: The successful candidate will have the experience to evaluate a current state operating model, identify performance improvement initiatives, and drive those initiatives into the organization without disrupting client service.