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SD Lead - Project Support

  • Location: Berkshire, Wokingham
  • Salary: £315 - £316 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 5478456
  • Recruiter: Harvey Allan
This vacancy has now expired.

Job Purpose

  • Support EMA Finance community with systems related projects, queries, training, and change requests
  • Act as main point of contact with IT to lead in decision making related to Sales & Distribution and associated flow of information to FI/CO
  • Exhibit deeper knowledge of OTC master data, VAT implications, plants abroad, pricing, and billing
  • Deliver robust user-testing of systems solutions and comply with validated environment requirements
  • Represent EMA Finance in cross-functional reviews of business process and systems solutions
  • Collaborate with EMA Financial Systems & Strategy team to mutually make decisions so SD integration with Finance is flawless
  • Work with Global Financial Systems & Strategy team to understand and adhere to system standards and execution protocols
  • Identify opportunities to maximise existing systems functionality and streamline related business processes
  • Ensure Financial and SOX Compliance by understanding responsibilities and accountability for internal controls
  • Understanding of GxP, Non-GxP, and validated environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The role may require ad hoc responsibility across other operations

Main Responsibilities (The major end results the job is expected to achieve)

  • Support SAP Order To Cash systems and business processes in EMA SAP Fusion markets
  • Main point of contact for Finance community across EMA region for all queries & reporting requests relating to SAP Fusion, SAP BI, and related interfaces
  • Work with Finance end users on issue resolution, diagnosing problems, identifying and documenting root causes, escalate to IT when appropriate
  • Comprehensive understanding of billing (trade and inter-company)
  • Understanding of pricing conditions, customer master set-up, VAT in relation to billing, plants abroad, and calendars
  • Knowledge of SAP finance batch jobs and how it operates is essential
  • Ability to articulate and translate business requirements
  • Overall knowledge of integration with Finance
  • Develop UAT plans and perform testing in HP ALM for SAP Fusion implementation, SAP/BI enhancements, break fixes, and SAP role changes
  • Help prioritise and manage the escalation of SAP Fusion/BI issues and tickets
  • Escalation point for any period end billing activities, reconciliation, queries and/or failures
  • Support Vision Care customers with implementation of EDI billing, from scope definition to deployment including change management in partnership with EDI Technical Team
  • Ensure finance documentation (job aids, desk top procedures, general information, batch jobs, etc) is kept up to date and centrally stored
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes ensuring no negative impact across other Order To Cash and Finance functions
  • Support standardisation of process improvement and sharing best practice across the organisation
  • Participate in Project teams as Subject Matter Experts on SD and subsequent Finance Business Processes as required
  • Ensure conformance to all J&J compliance and security policies and procedures
  • Any other relevant work

Knowledge / Experience / Skills required



  • In-depth understanding of SAP configuration and functionality across SD, FI/CO modules (please note: this is not a hands-on configuration role)
  • Proven experience in SAP SD/FI/CO implementations and production support, either as Business Power User, or Functional Analyst
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Finance core business processes
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integration points with OTC processes (Intercompany billing, Customer Billing, Customer Master, Pricing, Order Flow)
  • Proven knowledge of G/L, A/R, A/P, Cost Centre Accounting, Profit Centre Accounting, Profitability Analysis and Internal Orders, Procure to Pay processes, SAP Query
  • SAP BI query and reporting knowledge
  • Proven experience of handling VAT related changes (tax codes functionality and set up, VAT rate changes, condition records, customer master)
  • Experience in interface support
  • Highly computer literate, Proficient use of Microsoft packages, with emphasis on Excel and Visio

Assignment and Planning of Work (The planning of work and how it is generated)

  • Much of the work revolves around answering questions and queries from FI and OTC users across EMA SAP Fusion markets
  • A primary focus is project management and support any month-end, quarter-end and year-end related questions for EMA Finance users across the Fusion markets
  • Leading projects will be required; some projects may be company-wide, others are Vision Care only to roll-out of existing system functionality and related business processes to additional countries in EMA region
  • An ability to adjust to changing timetables and short lead times is frequently required

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