SAP FICO Senior Consultant

Munich Anywhere in Italy Anywhere in United Kingdom Anywhere in Portugal Anywhere in Netherlands Anywhere in Germany


As the functional lead, the Senior Consultant owns and runs the deliverables within the FICO functional area. 

The individual would lead the module, managing the FICO stream as a small project and be responsible for the overall delivery of the work within FICO functional area, with high client satisfaction, while managing a team of consultants, both from onsite (EU based) and offshore. He/she would be involved in the assessment of the client’s business processes, understanding the current business practices, while also driving the discussions in eliciting the future “To-Be” requirements considering the future target operating model of the client. The Lead Consultant is responsible for driving the discussions related to the “To-Be” business process finalisation, helping to resolve any process related and/or technical issues. During the discussions, it is expected to follow the “Why Not” approach, by challenging the process flows of the client and ensure that the “To-Be” process flows adhere to or are closer to the industry practices within the Fashion space. He/she should work to identify the potential Gaps that may exist, and define the best fit solution related to the business process as well as the technical set up in the SAP system. The Lead Consultant will be involved in preparing the detailed level plan for the FICO functional area as well as working with the Project Leadership team in developing and finalizing the overall integrated master project plan. The Lead Consultant would also be involved in and providing the needed input related to Data Migration, Testing, Training, Cutover Planning, and Post Go Live activities related to their specific functional areas. 

Essential Functions

  • Overall accountable for the successful delivery of the work captured within the FICO functional area on time and in the expected quality
  • Engage with the client by analysing client’s business processes and defining the best fit solution. This involves the performing the required configuration and working with the team as well as the clients in finding the right solution
  • Maintain and expand client’s contact at high levels and be viewed as the trusted advisor to the customer, demonstrating the ability to connect with customers to discuss industry practices and SAP functionality
  • Take ownership by leading the FICO functional area being responsible for the overall delivery of the work with high client satisfaction
  • Be the “Go-To” person for the FICO area, while supporting the other colleagues in the team in their deliverables
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the detailed plan for FICO for the given scope, deliverables, timelines, and resources. This includes supporting team members in the preparation of individual work plans following the appropriate implementation methodology and the tools used in the project
  • Working with the Project Leadership team in developing and finalizing the overall integrated master project plan
  • Leading the design workshops and detailed discussions with the customer, in business language, and clearly identifying the requirements
  • Analysing the customer business processes and define the best fit solution in SAP to run the specific business processes as well as address the pain points

Essential Functions (Continued)

  • Assigning work and managing the consultants within the stream in the preparation and completion of the Business Process Documents, System configuration along with the Configuration rationale documents, Functional Specifications for RICEFW objects, Functional Unit Testing and related documentation, Test Scenarios and Scripts, Training documentations, Data Migration field mapping documents and any other deliverables within the stream using appropriate implementation methodology and tools used in the project
  • Be involved in and providing the needed input related to Data Migration, Testing, Training and Cutover Planning, and Post Go Live activities related to their specific functional areas. 
  • Understand customer requirements and assist in upselling additional business by bringing any opportunities to the attention of the Project Leadership team
  • Continuously develop SAP core skills within the functional and cross-functional expertise and Fashion business as well as domain knowledge
  • Perform any additional duties commensurate with the role, as and when required by the Project Leadership team
  • Invest time in the professional development of other consultants through coaching and mentoring 
  • Be a role model through dedication to customer service, problem solving and demonstrating a high level of capability
  • Being capable and available for interviewing candidates for potential opportunities within the company
  • Perform any additional duties commensurate with the current role, as and when required by the management

Required Qualifications

  • Deep proficiency in FICO functional area 
  • Domain knowledge in the Fashion and Lifestyle industry
  • Experience in playing lead roles within the FICO functional area
  • Experience in working in a Consultancy firm is an added advantage
  • Lateral knowledge of all complementary modules, especially related to the cross modular integrations
  • Minimum of 6 full cycle implementations, with at least 2 being S/4 HANA Implementations
  • Fluent in English (Proficiency in other languages such as German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese are an added advantage)
  • Experience in FIORI, working with the apps within the FICO area
  • Knowledge and experience in working as a Financial Accountant / Management Accountant would be added advantages

Desired Qualifications

  • General degree or equivalent/recognized professional qualifications
  • Formal training/certification in core module of SAP is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written. Ability to articulate ideas and opinions to all stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and work in teams - interpersonal skills are essential
  • Leadership capabilities, result orientation, conceptual thinking, and innovative mindset
  • Ability and willingness to take on new initiatives/technologies

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