This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager and is responsible for working with Nestle peers including all LGO business functions, both internally and externally to develop, maintain, and enhance GLOBE SAP Financial systems from a functional and technical standpoint.
The Senior Solutions Analyst should have in-depth technical experience related to the SAP Finance and Controlling (FICO) modules focused on Product Costing. He or she must possess strong knowledge of Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Supply Chain Finance principles.
The candidate will assist with development, testing, and support activities related to the implementation of all new system functionality and daily support. This includes analyzing and understanding technical challenges, configuring systems to support business processes, and resolving technical issues.
' Provide on-going production support for Factory Controllers during Period End Close, Operational Planning cycle, and day to day cost analysis.
' Support Financial Services with troubleshooting Material Ledger and COGS Bolton issues.
' Serve as the Point of Contact for core Supply Chain reporting (R/3 (CCA, PCA, B/W), Essbase, etc.) issues.
' Regularly monitor status of systems hosting business applications and resolve service desk tickets.
' Provide technical assistance to customers and collaborate with appropriate teams to implement/ test system solutions.
' Support the configuration of defined processes using best practices to satisfy business requirements.
' Collaborate with business users and colleagues to design, develop, test, train, and implement process or system enhancements and production support solutions.
' Provide technical analysis for the FICO functional area to develop functional/technical specifications and change requests.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
' A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required.
' 3+ years of experience with SAP FICO.
' Conceptual knowledge of information technologies and methodologies.
' Solid understanding of standard financial business processes within Activity Based Costing, General Ledger, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Materials Management, COPA, Period Closing Functions, Financial Statements, Planning and Budgeting Reporting is preferable.
' 5 years of experience in a functional/technical position; preferably with ERP applications and/or a multiple systems Global environment.
' 2+ years of experience in implementation of ERP or complex applications
' Experience with SAP Implementation Configuration Tool (IMG) in the FI and CO modules.
' Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret technical requirements and translate them into system specifications.
' Excellent verbal and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities.
' Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including aptitude for mentoring and coaching others, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.
' Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.
' Ability to work on multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
' Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have clear answers.
' Ability to identify alternatives, workarounds, or temporary solutions.
' Ability to challenge the status quo and recommend new methods/solutions to problems and issues.
' Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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