SAP SME Manager
About the role
Leading companies see Business Systems as an integral part of how they manage their business to protect value and drive performance. Risk Assurance specialists help companies to do business with confidence by identifying, measuring and managing risk more effectively over key ERP systems such as SAP, SAP, AX Dynamics etc. Our approach centres on providing advice and assurance that is focused on each client's individual challenges.
In the simplest terms, we help clients to identify measure and manage their system risks more effectively and help them to address their pains with sustainable solutions. Our specialist knowledge extends to implementation and project assurance, ERP Security and controls reviews plus adding value to clients by helping design their ERP security and control environments during implementation. Furthermore we are helping clients with ERP Architecture, Strategy and Road Map support as well as with technical implementations of emerging technologies such as SAP GRC, ERP selection support, ERP and IT systems effectiveness reviews, technology and regulatory compliance and information management analytics and optimisation. Since our expertise spans over a wide range of industries and sectors, on each and every project we undertake the advice and assurance, our support is focused on the individual needs of that client.
You role will be to support the SAP specialist team and to grow our market footprint. We expect you to bring proven technical experience combined with business process and consultancy skills to have insightful and value add conversations with clients.
Who we're looking for
The successful applicant will be working in our growing Systems and Programme Assurance team in the South East region.
Working as part of a growing team to increase our footprint at SAP clients in the SE.
Able to talk to technical and non-technical clients credibly, understanding and articulating the impact of system decisions/ changes/ issues on the wider business.
Able to help develop and deliver our proprietary tools around segregation of access, business process mapping and controls design, GRC and data analytics tools.
A strong deliverer who can support the senior management team in delivering excellent quality reviews every time. Able to manage a team successfully, strong people skills.
Good overview knowledge about the current SAP market and its market makers, providers and implementers.
Experience of working in a project environment either as part of a project team or as an assurance provider.
Can talk credibly with clients over ERP strategies and ERP Roadmaps, Application Architecture and Identity Management Strategies.
Essential skills and experience
The following skills are required for this role:
Strong proven experience in SAP ERP domain. At least five years’ experience of the SAP E-Business Suite and a demonstrable understanding of core SAP Financials processes;
Understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and knowledge of at least one GRC system would be beneficial;
Good knowledge of the ERP market and its stakeholders;
Deep technical IT background and some practical experiences preferably in technology areas such as IT delivery, security and identity management.
Experience or reviewing ERP functional and technical design specifications;
Good understanding of common business processes;
Understanding of Internal Control Frameworks e.g. COSO and end to end business processes
Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities; PRINCE2 knowledge and/or certification preferred;
Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential) with an ability to build strong relationships with clients and with PwC teams;
Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels, and good report writing skills;
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions whilst demonstrating integrity and courage to challenge the status quo;
Possession of strong team working skills;
Well-developed listening and questioning techniques;
Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development.
Prepared to travel in the UK and to a smaller extent overseas, and to work to tight deadlines, when necessary;
Demonstrate a breadth of experiences that enables you to hold broad business conversations and articulate complex issues to clients in a manner which is clear and unambiguous;