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Business Architect Director, Finance Systems Transformation

Boston Consulting Group

BCG is a global consultancy with 35+ North America offices that partners with business leaders and society to solve industry-defining challenges.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Join us as we embark on a journey to transform BCG’s Finance organization. “Future Finance” is a multi-year journey to prepare the Finance function for the BCG of the future: a BCG that continues to grow, and one that has become more complex, more diverse and more interdependent. By rethinking structures, harmonizing processes across geographies and business entities, and automating key tasks with new technologies, we will deliver a simpler and more efficient operating model encouraging collaboration and flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of BCG.

In this role, you will be a key member of the finance systems transformation delivery team, known internally as Project MasterChef. You will drive the implementation and mobilization of our new SAP S4/Hana ERP collaborating with Global Process Owners and subject matter experts across the business to ensure that the functional elements of the delivered solution match customer requirements. In this role you will be responsible for leading the functional system design with a focus on simplification and harmonization, stakeholder engagement and broader project management for delivery on time and in line with business needs. You will serve as the bridge linking the work of the Global Process owner teams and the SAP solution implementation.

Key Areas of Focus
Provides high level support and expertise across all functional aspects & business verticals of Core System
Focuses on the process redesign and optimization, process harmonization, regulatory aspects, and complex design issues
Serves as a functional SME for the technical and architecture team to steer project teams as needed towards end objectives
Core member of the Design Authority and Architecture Board
Ensures functional content across different workstreams are compatible with each other, pass quality gates and make the right trade-offs
Guides delivery and architecture teams from a business process perspective to handle day to day challenges and owning the resolution of issues from the technical landscape as they arise
Works closely with Business, Engineering, and other teams to understand technical needs and dependencies, and ensures functional features and solution architecture are managed collectively, and adhere to design principles
Engages directly with key stakeholders (both in user community and through the various levels of leadership) to resolve feedback points and to ensure adoption of the solution

YOU’RE GOOD AT

Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making-You’re able to independently resolve issues/problems using critical thinking, analysis and data always keeping the big picture in mind, but also reach out for advice and counsel when you need it. You maintain a high level of intellectual agility and resourcefulness when faced with significant ambiguity and fluctuating priorities and constraints. You have the tenacity to drive problems to resolution.
Teaming with people across the organization-You have excellent communication skills and you’re an active listener who knows how to manage stakeholders across all levels of the organization. You build strong relationships and you’re a collaborative and strong cross- functional team player, capable of partnering across geographies and practices. You have a demonstrated customer service motivation.
Working independently-You are self-motivated and take initiative. You look for opportunities to contribute and work well with a virtual team. You’re enthusiastic about working with a global team, and comfortable being responsive and flexible across time zones
Managing across many workstreams and deliverables –You are able to multitask, prioritize and manage multiple deliverables with realistic but aggressive deadlines and commitments. You have strong attention to detail and have excellent time management skills.

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)

Advanced degree preferred
Language and global skills: High fluency English, global experience preferred
15 years’+ work experience in SAP, ideally within an S/4 Hana multi-tenant environment with deep subject matter expertise across the solution
Willing and able to create detailed solutions and troubleshoot issues when needed
Experience delivering all phases of an SAP S/4 Hana implementation in a mix of organization types
Experience working in various delivery methodologies
Experience working with external partners (systems integrators)
Proficiency with MS Office applications

YOU’LL WORK WITH
The Project Maserchef team includes a broad range of IT and Finance team members dedicated to the project. In your role, you will collaborate with Finance colleagues across our Local, Global and Regional teams, as well as other global functions and cross functional teams (e.g. Staffing, Lead to Cash/ClientView, BI&A, etc.). You will work closely with the Global process owners coordinating and managing activies for the core process areas covered under this implementation as well as a peer IT Delivery Lead who will be coordinating technical activities
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.

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Boston Consulting Group

BCG is a global consultancy with 35+ North America offices that partners with business leaders and society to solve industry-defining challenges.

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