Head of Finance (SAP) Technology

Recruiter
IBAM Consulting
Location
London
Salary
£120,000 - £140,000 + Bonus and pension
Posted
02 Apr 2021
Closes
13 Apr 2021
Ref
2040307894
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
A large Asset Manager is looking for a "Head of Finance Technology". The successful candidate will have looked after SAP / ERP type systems and will have been instrumental in moving them to cloud iterations.

Previous experience in being a leader under the CFO office and experience in large Finance type systems is cmpulsory.

The role will requitre leadership of a team north of 30 people acorss muliple geographies and regulations.

You will have accountability for the full product management lifecycle of a new suite of products and the team responsible for delivering it. This is a highly collaborative role, where success requires getting into the weeds with the product and development teams, as well as being able to influence and engage executive and internal partners to deliver business value while creating internal products our business partners will love.
Duties and responsibilities
You will:
  • Obsess over creating amazingly intuitive experiences that deliver business value
  • Confidently communicate your strategy across the organization to influence stakeholders to align behind the objectives
  • Lead, develop, and inspire an Agile Delivery team of analysts, subject matter experts, developers, architects, and data analysts
  • Lead teams to define and execute against our most important priorities in service to our vision and strategic goals
  • Establish or participate in Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean rituals which establish a rhythm for the team, promote ongoing communication, and iterative refinement of product initiatives
  • Define Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to measure success/failure; lead teams to align on and deliver OKRs for customer benefit, product quality and business outcomes
  • Regularly and systematically use data to uncover opportunities, monitor product performance, and drive decision making
  • Drive analysis for undefined or white space problems and make good decisions with ambiguous data
  • Prioritize, clear and remove blockers to orchestrate successful launch or optimization cycles
  • Execute with urgency to deliver solutions and on priorities
  • Influence cross-team agendas proactively to deliver outcomes while balancing short and long term objectives
  • Champion the use of the right technology to deliver on product initiatives and strategic intents
  • Serve as an inspiring leader, contributing practitioner, career guide, and mentor to your teams
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned


Technical skills and qualifications
  • Demonstrable experience in and passion for building and implementing great products in the SAP space.
  • Experience working with Product Management, Agile, Design Thinking, and Lean methodologies
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. MBA or Master's degree desirable
  • Prior experience in Agile product management
  • Significant financial services product experience
  • Consistent track record of running systems change programmes in Finance
  • Experience running SAP suite products: ERP, BW, BPC and integrations with those system is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of FP&A Product Anaplan is a plus
  • Willingness and desire to lead product teams that work across multiple disparate finance applications.
  • Experience implementing at least one major ERP lifecycle project
  • Able to recommend process improvement options with confidence and expertise
  • Understanding the business processes and how these are supported by the systems
  • Shown success working with global, self-directed, virtual product teams
  • In-depth understanding of Agile process and principles
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, leadership, and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

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