• Lead SAP Analyst (Finance)

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Information Technology
    Pentland Brands

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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.


    Key Purpose of Job:

    As part of the Pentland IT, System of Record, Solutions Delivery team. You will be responsible for coordinating all IT finance system administration and delivery across all brands globally. Leading a team of senior analysts and business analysts. Coordinating finance application support and project delivery. Responsible for being a custodian of best practices, customer coordination, stakeholder management, testing and support of various applications that directly impact the business.




    • Provide an excellent support to the business in the day-to-day running of the operational business systems across Finance application.
    • Supervising the implementation of changes to the system, including those which have a multi-brand and global impact.
    • Ensuring a high quality service and platform through coordinated, robust and multi-brand / global testing, and documentation.
    • Involvement in the investigation and planning of training requirements for business users, and team members.
    • Ensuring procedures related to identification, changes, testing, documentation, approval and communication of any modification to the system are followed.
    • Developing a deep understanding of your domain and have responsibility for the solution delivery in the Finance area.
    • Management of team resourcing across support, projects and business as usual ensuring an accurate reflection of the teams’ commitment and availability.
    • Development of team members, building capability within your team, and across the wider IT team, and managing their careers and developing their skills and experience.
    • Applications responsible for –
    1. SAP FI, CO,
    2. SAP GRC
    3. Oracle - Hyperion
    4. Concur, Egencia
    5. SuccessFactors (HR)
    6. DeSL (PLM)



     What you need to have

    • Excellent technical knowledge of SAP Finance (S4HANA experience desired)
    • 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.
    • Ensure that projects are aligned to business and IT strategies and do not duplicate functionality.
    • For strategic initiatives work with the business solutions team to provide consensus-based enterprise solutions that are scalable and adaptable to changing business needs.
    • A sound understanding of concept to consumer processes across Finance, sourcing & shipping, warehousing & distribution and, a good technical knowledge of associated applications & solutions specific to the area of responsibility
    • Broad awareness of the business processes and priorities across Pentland.
    • Good awareness of system of records applications & solution delivery practises and initiatives within the industry.
    • Knowledge and understanding of third party integration and the various technologies that can be deployed.
    • Ability to own the relationship with the third parties including managing budget, costs and SLAs associated with the partners.
    • Experience of leading at least two full project life cycles with a focus on implementation of SAP with 3rd party integration.
    • Proven track record in successfully using technology to enable a strategic business advantage for commercial benefit

     What we need to see in you

    • Passionate about global brands.
    • Commercially aware and understand the balance between value versus cost.
    • A good team contributor, working with the other members of the Systems of Record team to set up people and projects for success.
    • 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.
    • Pro-active in approach and keen to suggest new and innovative solutions.
    • Exceptionally well organised and able to prioritise, communicate and manage expectations with various levels of stakeholders.
    • Able to work independently, with a confident, assertive and customer focussed outlook.
    • Able to combine a flexible approach with a desire to “go the extra mile”.
    • Committed to having a continuous improvement mind-set that spans people, processes, technologies and own self.
    • Able to lead & work with ambiguity and flexible to accommodate multiple changes in priority.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Good understanding of project management & solution delivery approaches.
    • Experienced in managing various stakeholders including Third-Parties, Implementation Partners and Business stakeholders.
    • Willing to work in different time zones and travel when needed within projects.


    Measures of success

    • A defined stakeholder engagement plan which is aligned to deliver initiatives within own area of responsibility.
    • Personal development and training plans for themselves and their team.
    • Establish themselves as an effective communicator both verbally and written, communicating both business and systems knowledge in a clear and concise manner, and able to amend style to suit individual.
    • Display pragmatic behaviours and understands outcomes prior to proposing solutions and values simplicity.
    • Successful delivery of projects and change initiatives to quality, timescales & budgets, deliver quality work relating to area of responsibility.
    • Contribute effectively in all aspects of IT by providing quality service.


     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.


     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    



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