IBM SAP Business Planning & Consolidation Functional Architect in AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

IBM is the world's largest SAP Partner; we have worked together for over thirty years and have more than 5000 satisfied joint customers. This is your opportunity to join the world’s leading SAP integrator and transform some of the most influential and creative organizations. You’ll be part of an award winning SAP Consulting team, benefiting from world-wide knowledge sharing and leading edge technology. We’re currently looking for senior SAP experts and leaders to enhance our growing team.As a Senior SAP BPC consultant you will be particularly involved in the design or redesign of BPC processes of our national and international clients. You are a challenging counterpart for our clients and able to communicate on CFO level and recommend the best possible SAP solutions to complex business issues. You will also be responsible for drafting and implementing Business Blueprints and coordinating the configuring the SAP system with on-shore or off.-shore teams and support the implementation in the client organization. Your role will not be limited to delivering functional expertise, but will also cover the human aspects of implementing changes to existing structures and ways of working. You will be teaming with colleagues and client staff, where our (and your) role is always based on a realistic commitment to deliver results. You enjoy learning about technologies like S/4HANA, Watson and Blockchain and sharing your experience and knowledge with your team members, thus maximizing the results. Additionally, you see it as a challenge to actively participate in pre-sales-processes. Your attitude is critical and you always challenge existing solutions. Your profileYou have an academic background or bachelor’s degree in finance (business administration/accounting/controlling). You have worked in similar roles for at least 5 years. You have gained deep knowledge of and experience in the design and implementation of SAP BPC, covering the full project cycle, preferably in an international environment. You have good working knowledge of –and a strong feeling for- financial processes and are able to independently pinpoint issues and find the appropriate solutions. You have a clear view and opinion on relevant SAP developments. Knowledge of (integration with) other SAP solutions and modules is expected.You possess the combination of analytical, communication and presentation skills that are essential for a senior business consultant. You are ambitious, enthusiastic and have a strong personality. You are able to quickly earn confidence from both clients and colleagues and you are being regarded as a reliable advisor.Working in and managing projects that transform and add value to our leading clients in the BeNeLux in a team of multi national colleagues and client staff is the next step in your career! You are willing to travel in Europe when needed.

Strong experience in architecting a planning and consolidation design with a solid finance / analytics / business planning background. You should have experience of at least 2 full implementation cycles in an international environment. Ideally you would also have project experience from SAP BW/BI solutions and S/4 HANA Finance implementations.Very Strong presentation & communication skillsClient Relationship and engagementWilling to take on challenges in new areas at new clientsAbility to architect a functional business planning & consolidation solution linked to an overall Finance transformation program

A strong finance background with a knowledge of best practice finance processes

A drive to expand your network in the SAP community

Ambition, excellent leadership skills and a talent for building successful client relationships will be highly valued, as will, experience with integration of mobile solutions into the warehouse solution.

English, Dutch or French are required.

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