Senior Process Expert
Shell
Manila
1d ago

The Role

Purpose & Accountabilities :

This position will report on an operations basis to the SAP 4 Hana Finance Lead in the Finance ERP Transformation Organisation of Shell and will liaise with stakeholders based across various geographical locations.

The role holder needs to be able handle a variety of accounting issues and activities in their specific process, utilizing experience and analytical skills to assess complex problems and design solutions under challenges imposed by early stage maturity of the S4 next generation ERP.

The successful candidate must possess strong communication skills and be capable of developing highly effective relationships with various stakeholders

Dimensions :

This role is designed to support the Finance organization in the evolving S4 landscape and product maturity with respect to ERP transformation scenarios.

Responsibilities include involvement in ongoing S4 public cloud pathfinder projects, private cloud deploys and activities supporting readiness of further implementations.

These include but are not limited to :

  • Supporting the business assessments around the development of the next generation ERP SAP / 4 HANA roadmap in the attempt to close the gap with standard SAP functionality
  • Designing, confirming and then deploying fit for purpose S4 Global standards per Process and associated controls
  • Input into the Enterprise Data model and also ensuring deployments meet the minimum data standards
  • Legacy ERP simplification and review of customisations along with the Business Excellence and IT Analysts
  • It will give the successful candidate an opportunity to :

  • Work in a global cross functional environment, with exposure to a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Influence process and product design through the SAP for Oil & Gas in the Cloud consortium and the SAP Shell Co-innovation programme
  • Expand their knowledge of Project Management through the Agile methodology used in S4 deployments
  • Deepen finance process and business knowledge, the deployments are not limited to a specific Shell business
  • Develop a broad network of contacts across Finance and beyond including working across and through Process Owners / Architects
  • Help design an S4 integrated support model in an S4 Hana environment
  • Manage requests for changes and enhancements
  • Participate in global expert networks to share experience and best practices
  • Provide change management & training with regards to system and process changes as further S4 pathfinders and then pilots are deployed
  • Support efforts of user acceptance testing, training and stabilization
  • Work with the NextGen IT Centre of Expertise (CoE) in identifying and prioritizing process enhancements and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Knowledge transfer of process and functionality changes to user community, interpreting SAP public cloud quarterly scope releases and bi-annual innovations for private cloud along with the IT CoE
  • This position offers the unique challenge in that a combination of business (financial) and SAP functional & technical knowledge is required to be able to effectively communicate with Finance users and IT developers

    The ability to influence without authority as S4 deployments will require the support and acceptance of users in Finance Operations, Business Excellence, IT or in the Operating Units who have no direct reporting lines to the GPO or ERP Transformation organization.

    The Senior Analyst will work with various stakeholders across the Finance and IT organisations, such as the Finance Global Process Owners, local Asset and Business Finance teams, FO Process experts, IT CoE, IT Managers, UBCC Delivery teams and IT Support teams.

    Technical skills :

  • Professional / Degree in Accounting / Finance, minimum 8-10 years of finance and accounting related work experience in MNC.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to determine the underlying issues and to relate them to the relevant financial and business principles, and offer recommendations to optimize the benefits from NextGen ERP deployment
  • Strong accounting and systems knowledge to work through issues and assess solutions
  • Good knowledge of Financial and systems / applications (SAP).
  • Leadership skills :

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Proven ability to motivate others and develop strong relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and outcome driven, able to influence without direct authority across different functions and in a multicultural and diverse business environment.
  • Courage, to deliver a global standard then the candidate must be able to say no’ to step outs or customizations
  • Highly developed analytical skills with perceptive and clear strategic abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and build trust with senior stakeholders and Business partners
  • Clear and concise English communication, both oral and in written, is a must.
  • Experienced in working in a virtual environment. Affinity for change and the ability to work in ever evolving teams as well as through others.
  • Start Something Remarkable

    Shell Business Operations (SBO) Manila is focused on driving excellent corporate performance in Finance, Human Resource, Customer Service, Order-to-Delivery, and Contracting and Procurement.

    We enable Shell to operate in a global-competitive and ever-changing business environment.

    A career in Shell will offer you remarkable opportunities for growth, true experience across different business areas and the tools you need to discover and develop your skills within the energy industry.

    We’re looking for qualified individuals with the drive to create significant business impact, as well as to collaborate with a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds.

    If you are a great team player, possess superior communication skills and problem solving abilities, join us and see the impact that you can make across our global business.

    Please note : We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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    The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell.

    Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

    Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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