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Job Title: Global ERP Solution Architect– Finance -Unilever Market Place
Location: UniOps Bangalore
Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas and disrupt processes; use your energy to make this happen. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best. Every day, nine out of ten Indian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.
Every individual here can bring their purpose to life through their work. Join us and you’ll be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers. Among them, you’ll channel your purpose, bring fresh ideas to the table, and simply be you. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, we’ll work to help you become a better you.
In the retail ecosystem, go-to-market landscape has been constantly evolving with the entry on various B2B platforms. Unilever has an opportunity and right to win by rewiring our traditional model towards omnichannel. We are in a unique position to seamlessly combine online and offline experience today and we must maintain this advantage before new players catch up. Unilever Market Place will invest in a differentiated marketplace brand proposition, which will be translated into a detailed business design and operations. Scaling UMP at pace requires us to establish marketplace as a truly independent and arm’s length business.
Main Purpose of the Job:
You will be responsible for leading the Design / Implementation of end-to-end Integrated Finance accounting, reporting and group reporting capabilities in SAP S4 Hana for Unilever Market place. This will encompass execution of core business processes in Source to Pay, Order to cash, Record to Report, Fixed Assets, Tax Accounting, Statutory compliance, Information Security, Product Costing and Financial Controls and integration across other core product / tools in the Global chase, as applicable, by working with stakeholders across business, SI Partners and IT functions. As a marketplace business going across 10+ countries with millions of customers, suppliers this will be a complex and challenging initiative requiring who has leadership, resilience, energy and experience in the space of end to end to finance.
This role will be pivotal leadership role in developing Best-in-Class solutions in the area end to end finance modules which enables Unilever Market place to have a competitive advantage in the market and to operate as an independent entity from initiation to build to deploy to ongoing enhancements.
This role will Design and Implement Capabilities in SAP S4 Hana for Unilever Market place in the area of End to finance.
Lead detailed blueprint workshops to validate and document functional specifications across finance function
Partner and configure complete financial structure like enterprise structure, chartered of accounts, cost centre, budgetary and statutory reporting as per business requirement.
Drive standard design to make the future system & process more resilient and efficient
Responsible for build in ERP and other enterprise applications relevant to financial accounting and reporting at right level along with System Integrators
Responsible for Testing, Train the trainer and cutover activities during deployment
Responsible for Efficient landing of the financial modules across various markets, as relevant and as per plan
Support and govern the ongoing run of financial shared service centre and group reporting, closing cycles
Drive design clarity and on board key local statutory requirements and align expectations across stakeholders in global and local teams
Design core / Standard capabilities for finance processes as “Relevant” to leverage SAP S4
Extensive experience as a Subject Matter expertise / Project Manager with a proven track record of successfully designing and deploying Integrated finance capabilities (End to End starting from design to deployment including managing budgets) Capabilities in SAP as ERP
Deep exposure to and proven ability to lead technical, functional and process teams across setting up Finance structure, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Order to Cash, Tax accounting, Legal and Statutory compliance, Fixed assets management, payroll management, financial forecasting, product costing, Inventory accounting, Banking and Treasury management, group and external reporting including deep process expertise
An understanding of key operational processes relating to supply chain and Customer development, with an ability to learn and understand current business processes and help to build right financial model, new processes/procedures that are tightly integrated with financial accounting and controls.
Detailed Understanding on financial controls and overall control framework including access controls and budgetary controls as relevant.
Good communicator with the ability to explain technical issues in an easy-to-understand way
Proven Delivery experience in Agile, scrum and Squad models involving both country business team and vendor partners
A clear external lens on IT development and trends that can support the roadmap for supporting financial module as applicable to support various business process across various markets as product in SAP S4 Hana
Background in global organisations and projects with multi-country implementation
Experience with managing SI partners and strong knowledge of the partner model/relationship
Demonstrable experience of working on complex, large-scale business transformations
Good understanding of soft skills involved in successful management of projects and team motivation
Deep understanding and expertise in managing application support at least cost.
As the role is Global, the successful candidate will be required to work flexibly to accommodate time zone differences."