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IT Manager - Digital Finance

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

IT Manager - Digital Finance

Job Description

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 on budget.
  • 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 program.
  • 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 experience.
  • 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 FP&A.
    • 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, Procurement).
    • Experience in other Finance solutions (especially SaaS solutions) will be desirable (Anaplan, Concur, Taulia, etc).
    • Participated on multiple full cycle global SAP implementations.
    • Managed S4 Hana or SAP implementation teams, both internal as well as vendor partners.
    • High Learning Agility with outcome-oriented and a transformative mindset.
    • 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 drive solutions.
    • Solid managerial, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to manage and collaborate with internal business, technical, and external consulting teams.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience to work in a global setup with peers, leaders & teams across geographies and ability to work in a cross-cultural context.
    • Experience driving results in multi-partner environments, expanding across multiple geographies.


      Key Qualifications
      • Minimum of 10 years IT experience in end-user industry or IT consulting or Tier 1/2 Systems Integrators or with IT Product based firms.
      • 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 law.

        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.

        Primary Location

        USA-TN-Knoxville

        Additional Locations

        USA-GA-Atlanta-Roswell, USA-TX-Dallas

        Worker Type

        Employee

        Worker Sub-Type

        Regular

        Time Type

        Full time

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