The role you’d play :
Team & Project management
Provide the right guidance and support to the respective team including prioritisation, resource plan, and PDRs etc.
Identify issues that would stop you, and the team delivering to agreed budget and timescales
Development plan for your own area, understanding how to feeds into an overall project plan.
Understand overall project methodology and how to work within a project environment.
Identify, highlight and plan mitigation for risks in own area.
Be the point of contact and represent teams, and departments interest in a project, focusing on reporting, and delivering the projects to realise the business benefits.
Able to have challenging conversations, and constructs the message in a structured and clear way
Use relevant techniques to influence and present views and thoughts in a persuasive and credible way
Support & Service
Responsible for support SLA and service delivery of related applications
Actively participate in the business change review, prioritisation & management process
Understand the impact of the change (big or small) and sign off the right solution
Contribute to the release & change management forums where is needed (CRB, TAB & CAB)
Understand the Pentland customer centric service management framework
Responsible for delivering against the agreed BSLA in the respective area
Business / IT Strategy
Translate the IT strategy into solutions and how it will achieve business outcome and benefits realisation
Architecture & IT technical
Responsible for the business capability modelling and value stream mapping in the respective subject matter area
Responsible for problem formulation (define the issue) and solution shaping (effective solution to address the issues) in the respective subject matter area
Own the end to end Architecture :
Define, design, deliver and evolve systems architecture;
Understand how the different technologies that form the architecture fit together
Responsible for articulating the architecture in a meaningful and easy to understand way
Responsible for the end to end solution management in the respective subject matter area :
Solution definition and realisation : turning solution proposals into reality in a way that effectively addresses the issues raised by all stakeholders
Being able to manage the solution through its natural lifecycle
Have a good understanding of the key business processes and being able to support where is needed
Accountable for the application configuration and its associated governance
Oversee the high-level solution delivery of the application / system
Quality assurance for all the documentation related to the specific solution / system landscape
Detailed and credible estimation of high level and detail task-based elements of the project plan depending on the stage of the project.
Identify the Continuous improvement opportunities in the solution landscape
The must haves : Technical
Excellent technical knowledge of SAP FI and CO configuration
A sound understanding of Finance processes and the impact that Order to Cash and Procurement to Pay processes have on Finance.
A good technical knowledge of associated applications & solutions specific to the area of responsibility
Broad awareness and understanding of all the business processes used at Pentland.
Pro-active in approach and keen to suggest new and innovative solutions.
Able to lead & work with ambiguity and flexible to accommodate multiple changes in priority.
Ability to manage stakeholders at all levels with exceptional communication and networking skills.
Ability to provide detailed resource planning for a global team across many projects and applications.
Experience of leading global teams including onshore and offshore resources and ensuring the team meets their deliverables.
Ability to build and grow the team member’s skills and capabilities and forward plan for future capability requirements.
Ability to work with Project managers and plan projects in line with task being defined and resource capability.
Experience of providing thought leadership to the team to design & deliver business solutions that cover current & future business needs.
Enthusiastic about leading and motivating a team; have exceptional people skills with an ability lead, collaborate, delegate with clarity, empower and lead direct reports with focus on getting the best out of people.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including ability to conduct formal and informal presentations and workshops with the ability to communicate across all levels of the business.
Exceptionally well organised and able to prioritise, communicate and manage expectations with various levels of stakeholders.
Committed to having a continuous improvement mind-set that spans people, processes, technologies and own self.
Able to work independently, with a confident, assertive and customer focused outlook.
Able to deliver quality work and to commit to and meet deadlines.
Able to demonstrate positive attitude - go the extra mile, committed, willing to take on challenges and has a can-do mind-set.
Able to demonstrate energy, drive, enthusiasm, determination and passion.
If this sounds like the perfect role, please apply and we’ll be in touch soon.