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  • Posted: Mar 22, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.
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    D&T Voyager Regional BA Africa


    This Role will support functional global lead and Regional deployment lead of SAP S/4 into the relevant Market. Ensureas smooth transition from ECC6 to SAP S/4.  

    Top Accountabilities

    As the D&T Regional Finance Lead will report to D&T Voyager Finance Lead and will work alongside the deployment area leads, data leads, technical leads and testing leads to deliver a seamless go live for the relevant region. Ensuring the solution encompasses the regional variations (for both SAP S/4 Hana and non SAP solutions).  

    Accountabilities include:

    • Participate in global design workshops and represent regional points of integrations
    • Ensure global solution development is deployed for region with relevant controls and regulatory requirements in the region,  
    • Works closely with functional Finance Lead, SAP Center of Excellence, bring regional business requirements to life
    • Identify local systems, tools, reports, regulatory requirements for countries in the region
    • Ensures all end to end process and tools integrations are complete and accurate, works with Regional Business Process lead to ensure all required process activities are end to end executable for the region through the new architecture without leaving regulatory process deviations
    • Leads the implementation of global standards for markets and not allows local deviations into the new global asset, promotes global solution where possible and works with global design authority and process owners to ensure regulatory requirements are the only exception
    • Works with the business to identify required changes, translates to build requirements, works with relevant technology team to ensure build is accordingly executed
    • Supports Regional Deployment Lead to ensure management of 3rd Party applications and organizations that require remediation and / or testing. 
    • Works out testing requirements for regional tools
    • Supports the deployment of finance tools and requirements into the markets  
    • Good understanding of data and cutover requirements for the region, supports Regional Deployment lead to build data, test and cutover plans for the region
    • Communicate with global workstreams to align dependencies and plans for the region
    • Supports the Regional Lead if necessary to ensure that the build is aligned to architectural standards and roadmaps complies with regional business plans and supports regional regulations as well
    • Engage with regional controls responsible teams e.g. GAR, CARM, ITGC to ensure the delivery is compliant and secure
    • Help identify and supports engagements with relevant regional Stakeholders and SMEs to participate in and support:
      • Solution development - advising on local variations
      • Data quality activities, remediation and signoffs
      • Identification of local applications and integrations that require remediation or solution development considerations
      • User Acceptance Testing – building, executing and signoff of test scenarios
    • Partners with the Regional Business to support the Finance Functional Area Leads on aligning process and technology to business requirements.
    • Work with Functional Data Leads to coordinate and manage regional data activities, remediation, and signoffs for both master and transactional data.
    • Supports regional lead to ensure that remediation of changes in S4 relating to local applications is fulfilling regulatory requirements
    • Partners with the Regional Leads, if necessary gets involved in the creation of UAT test plans, and help to coordinates users to provide test scripts
    • Supports the Testing Lead in the Regional coordination and execution of Performance Testing
    • Manages hyper care for the Region after go-live in Finance area, provides inputs for issue resolutions, supports users and provides updates on solutions and fixes

    Required Competencies

    • Strong knowledge of regional stakeholders, business processes and technical landscape
    • Leverage business process knowledge & proficiency for the region and ensure business requirements and solution meets standards
    • Experience working with 3rd party applications and the management of 3rd Party software providers in the region
    • Understanding of software development lifecycle with experiences of Agile and Waterfall Methodologies.
    • Competency in designing, building, testing, and deploying the SAP solutions
    • Effective project scoping and delivery

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • 10+ years of finance and technology experience
    • Proven ability to understand how technology choices impact business outcomes
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent business relationships 
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage cross-functional teams 
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a global team and manage internal D&T Stakeholders
    • Proven ability to impact and influence, at a senior stakeholder level, virtually across functions / markets with solid networking, influencing & communication skills. 
    • Demonstrated ability to provide effective and targeted communication
    • Experience of working in a distributed environment (e.g. on-shore, off-shore, etc)
    • Proven ability to work with 3rd parties to deliver the desired outcome
    • Fluent English knowledge, additional fluent regional language knowledge is an advantage

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