IT Manager - Digital Finance
Posted on: November 22, 2021
IT Manager - Digital Finance
As a technologist, you get it. You understand the need to focus on
end-to-end customer experiences while driving an agile business
model. At Kimberly-Clark, a Fortune 500 company home to
billion-dollar consumer brands like Kleenex--, Huggies-- and
Cottonelle--, we're on a transformation journey. And we're looking
for tech talent like you to drive change throughout our
organization - to drive best-in-class supply chain and finance
capabilities and cost efficiencies through a digitized business
transformation leveraging SAP S/4 HANA as the backbone and core of
our operations. To achieve and enable top-tier CPG growth, we're
looking for you to help enable a synchronized and connected Supply
Chain by leveraging data, automation, and intelligence to drive
dynamic sense/respond actions and increased performance from
dynamic customer/consumer needs or market conditions. If you're
already excited about this challenge, you'll also want to know that
you'll need to help the organization evolve to be a data and AI
driven company with an integrated foundation of data, software and
AI shared across the organization - one architecture supported by
open integrations (APIs).
This is not going to be easy. But when you bring your ability to
anticipate and adapt to changing market needs; to partner with the
business; and to drive consumer-centric and focused outcomes, you
can expect to work in an environment that has the spirit of a
start-up with the resources of a multinational CPG. You will
co-create with technology professionals in a unique environment
that fosters and supports original thinking. You'll drive digital
solutions that better serve consumers, customers, and employees.
What's more? You'll be helping to create products that help
individuals experience more of what's important to them.
Get ready. Every day, we're fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an
understanding of people's most essential needs. Are you in? Join
us. Apply now.
As part of Digital Core Transformation team, this role is
accountable for managing the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA and
surround system capabilities supporting K-C business processes and
data insights in the Finance Function.
Direct responsibilities for this role include:
- Manage teams in S4 Hana solution design, system configuration,
testing, and delivery of best in class capabilities related to the
Digital Core program supporting Finance operations as well as
best-in-class solutions running outside of the S/4 core in the
AP/AR and FP&A areas.
- Involves effectively planning, managing and coordinating
multiple S4 Hana projects in a dynamic distributed environment with
numerous and complex stakeholder's groups and execute on-time and
- Lead teams in designing IT solutions at an enterprise scale,
supporting business processes in alignment with the company's
strategic vision with a strong focus on business outcomes.
- Develop best practices, scalable mechanisms, and repeatable
processes on all aspects of the transformation: planning,
blueprinting, design and build/deploy phases of the
- Operate in close partnership with the IT and business
leadership, subject matter experts, external consultants, cross
functional teams etc.
- Lead, prepare for and support operational readiness and
production cutover efforts with HyperCare support.
- Advise business partners on the implications of standard or new
SAP solutions that can be applied to a problem.
- Partner at a strategic level with business stakeholders to
communicate successes, demonstrate IT value and appropriate
governance of IT activities Will be accountable for DTS
Communication and Change management with the respective leadership
teams for all aspects of IT, incl. budget, Business demand &
portfolio, strategies and priorities.
- Provides Information and Digital Technologies Leadership.
Should be conversant and have demonstrated understanding of Next
Generation digital technologies including API's/microservices,
automation including RPA, machine and cognitive learning, user
- Consistently demonstrates the One K-C Behaviors. Maintains and
evolves cultural awareness, acts with global fluency. Adopts a test
and learn, fail fast mindset with calculated risk taking.
- Demonstrates deep learning agility and promotes a learning
culture. Acts and influences as a people leader across the
organization. Takes personal accountability for self-development,
while building and developing talent around them.
Desired Skills / Expertise & Experience
- Strong oral, written and presentation skills and excellent
prior experience of producing high caliber dashboards, reports,
analytics, papers, presentations and thought leadership.
- Must have managed S4 Hana or prior SAP implementations with
direct accountability for a successful Finance implementation
across GL, AP, AR, Asset Accounting, Consolidation and
- Excellent functional knowledge and demonstrated proficiency for
IT enablement of any of the above-mentioned SAP business processes
in an S/4 construct. Deep knowledge of integration points with
other functions mandatory (e.g. Logistics, Order-to-Cash,
- Experience in other Finance solutions (especially SaaS
solutions) will be desirable (Anaplan, Concur, Taulia,
- Participated on multiple full cycle global SAP
- Managed S4 Hana or SAP implementation teams, both internal as
well as vendor partners.
- High Learning Agility with outcome-oriented and a
- Ability to create and execute outcome-oriented strategies and
build/sustain meaningful business relationships.
- Must be a constructive challenger/assertive. Ability to
challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to
- Solid managerial, analytical and problem-solving
- Ability to manage and collaborate with internal business,
technical, and external consulting teams.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced
- Experience to work in a global setup with peers, leaders &
teams across geographies and ability to work in a cross-cultural
- Experience driving results in multi-partner environments,
expanding across multiple geographies.
- Minimum of 10 years IT experience in end-user industry or IT
consulting or Tier 1/2 Systems Integrators or with IT Product based
- Minimum of 7 years' experience on directly managing S4 Hana or
SAP implementations in Finance with integration to Analytics and
Enterprise Data Management.
- Formal training & certification in Program Management (PMP,
etc.) and SAP Functional modules is preferred.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an
indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries.
Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's
population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to
enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as
Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend,
Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80
countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we
believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their
best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come
Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive
organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of
its team members to brands that make life better for people all
around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that
reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your
original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success
of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer
and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information,
citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work performed by employees assigned to this
classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required
for this position .
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities
Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the
essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the
country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does
not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its
sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work
authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all
roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to
drugand alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for
the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization.
The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable
mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in
K-C's sole discretion.
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