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
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