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SAP Business Product Owner

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Role Purpose
As a Senior Manager within the UK Firm, you will be responsible for the delivery of the strategic direction of the UK firms SAP platform from a technology perspective as well as ensuring the successful delivery of the BAU programme of application enhancements which will be driven by UK business requirements.

Role Responsibilities
• Establish the appropriate governance structure to manage and drive the Finance Technology platforms in conjunction with the business.
• Lead the relationship with the Business product owners, business customers and business leadership,
• Prioritise issues and have sufficient autonomy to make decisions
• Become a expert with deep content knowledge around the core Finance systems with the core platform being SAP and be able to communicate at various levels within the organisation to help drive required business outcomes
• Actively participate in Design Solution discussions and help provide input from a customer perspective
• Proactively identify features to be delivered based on voice of the customer and key business stakeholder discussions.
• Owns the technology vision, roadmap, and content presentations in respect of the platforms
• Demonstrate new functionality in release demonstrations, and be accountable for analysing functionality against the business direction.
• Lead and manage product management meetings with various vendors to represent the UK firm in the correct forums.
• Identify ways to improve processes so they are lean and efficient while meeting business delivery requirements and new Change requests.
• Identify ways to continually improve on the existing quality standards.
• Providing appropriate reporting around the Platforms, with regards to performance, Change Requests, SLA compliance and process improvement.
• Line management responsibilities for one or more of the supporting team including; objective setting; performance management; guidance and support; specific coaching when and where required

Knowledge, Skill & Qualifications
• Demonstrable Technical product knowledge with a key ability to help drive the future direction of the Finance platform, whilst maintaining the key focus on the business strategy and priorities.
• You must have demonstratable experience across the following IT platforms (SAP ECC 6.0 SAP BI)
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people (both internal and clients/ potential clients).
• Functional experience of SAP. This includes indepth understanding of SAP configuration, functionality and linkage to business processes.
• Experience of core ERP and / or business systems - including SAP
• Experience of using SAP data analysis tools.
• Experience in SAP business analysis and understanding of core financial business processes (procure to pay, record to report, order to cash etc within an SAP environment)
• A good understanding of technology platforms supporting the industry

• Ability to break down SAP technical data analysis into accessible business terms, which express clear opinions to all levels and are applied to the wider business environment.
• Ability to work positively with the full range of individuals and groups involved in the usage of the key platforms.
• Excellent Stakeholder management skills and experience at all levels.
• Provides an Outside-In, Customer-Driven, Design Thinking Perspective.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the various ITS teams.
• Excellent leadership and management skills.
• Being able to understand the wider objectives and Strategy of the Technology organisation

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