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Lead-Business Readiness

Orica USA, Inc.,
Watkins, CO Full-time
Posted on December 22, 2019

Lead-Business Readiness, Orica USA, Inc., Watkins CO. 

Responsible for overall design of functional (Finance) processes. Ensure requirements and proposed design translate to effective and efficient business processes. Monitor all ongoing strategic and tactical initiatives that have a defined statement of work and time bound implementation plan. Determine functional business process scope definition. Determine functional high-level solution design, including process definition to level 3. Ensure program solution and methodology is aligned to standard SAP technologies and future product roadmap. Work with project business representatives and external consultants to ensure program solution is aligned to Orica transformation initiatives, operating model and organizational structure. Work with key business and IT stakeholders to communicate program information, manage expectations and advise on system capabilities. Identify program issues and risks, working with project team to resolve and mitigate impacts. Work with 4S team to ensure that program solution is integrated with other functional areas and partner applications within IT landscape; to define the program implementation deployment approach and program deliverable set, templates and methodology. Determine finance resource plan to support program scope and implementation schedule. Assist to ensure program solution and methodology is aligned to standard SAP technologies, toolsets and future product roadmap. Ensure business requirements are translated into functional and non-functional requirements that can be leveraged for solution design and development. Ensure functional capabilities of solutions are documented using appropriate standards and methodologies to then design / develop processes and procedures with a focus on continual improvement. Single point of contact for VP Finance-NA to obtain information about ongoing and planned future projects in the region. Establish cadence around project progress monitoring and reporting. Maintain scorecard on actual versus target savings or profit improvement from identified projects. Furnish regular summary of projects in monthly business review meetings and identify areas of concerns related to project execution. Consult with project team in providing financial analysis support for projects or initiatives under consideration. Liaise with project owners regularly to understand ongoing issues and challenges associated with respective projects. Work with senior leadership to identify and plan strategic initiatives involving footprint optimization, reorganization, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, and other initiatives of strategic nature. Lend support for capital justification related to projects under consideration, outside the normal sustenance or growth capital. Coordinate with Operations / Finance / Accounting to validate savings and profit improvement and ensure proper treatment of project costs (capex vs. restructuring vs. nonrecurring expense etc.). Provide project management support to ongoing process/systems improvement initiatives and deliverables including high quality documentation and artifacts in Finance.

Requires bachelor’s in finance, accounting or business plus 72 months of senior financial management experience in a large multinational manufacturing organization and 12 months of project management experience. Also requires: strong general management capabilities; broad and detailed knowledge in SAP finance functionality; accounting and financial management business and technical skills; detailed understanding of system integration points with Finance and other business areas; demonstrated analytical and problem resolution skills; able to define and document business processes; understanding of project management principles, processes and standards; understanding of project lifecycles and managing various streams of work and interdependencies; organizational and time management abilities; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated understanding of the regulatory framework in which multinationals operate and the link between business decisions and their impact on the regulatory outcomes. 30% travel required (North America and Dominican Republic).