This role is to act as Business Process Owner (BPO) for Projects Mega Process as part of Gilead's SAP implementation. As a team player, the person works closely with external ERP implementation consultants to solve complex problems, help business functions to form strategies and assist execution.
Success requires an individual to think strategically, connecting the dots of the bigger picture, as well as being comfortable in the details of the all key deliverables. Candidate must be self-motivated, comfortable working with minimal direction in a global, fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment. The candidate should have expertise in the following areas: SAP Project System (PS), project management, capital budgeting or R&D FP&A.
Essential Duties and Job Functions:
- Proactively understand use cases and business requirements to address FP&A and business challenges in transitioning to SAP.
- Processes in scope of this role include end-to-end project lifecycle management, financial planning and forecasting using PS, Fixed Assets and Prepaid, and project management reporting.
- An ability to adjust and adapt to the rolling out and day-to-day changes that transpire in the implementation of large projects.
- Assist in data conversion and migration from the Oracle into the SAP for all existing and new projects.
- Help to design, set-up, test, and deploy SAP PS solutions and ensure that all the pieces work together seamlessly.
- Addresses escalations by quickly assessing root causes and developing analysis and problem solutions.
- Assist and facilitate project-related testing, roll-out, training, and post-mortem work.
- Train super-users and general end users on SAP PS functionality with a goal of thorough and complete understanding of such functionality.
- Experience with SAP Project System (PS) practices in processing initial project setup and maintenance, approval workflow, budget and forecasting, internal and external sources planning and reporting, fixed asset management, and various management reporting.
- Business Savvy and Financial Acumen: The candidate will possess exceptional financial analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Independent Worker with Cross-Functional Orientation: The candidate must be a self-starter and have proven ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization.
- Continuous improvement: The individual will leverage expertise of functional groups and best practices to recommend systems and process improvements.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
- 8+ years in a financial planning and analysis role, preferably with ERP system implementation experience. Project management experience is highly desirable. A BA or BS degree is required.
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision and develop solutions for a variety of situations.
- Able to meet deadlines, multi-task, and provide actionable recommendations.
- Highly motivated, committed to drive change, continually improves processes and delivers results.
- Working knowledge of SAP PS and/or Oracle preferred.
- Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
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