Nestle Business Solutions Expert, Finance & Controlling (FICO - COPA) in Arlington, Virginia

We are Nestl s GLOBE Team a global IS/IT function that operates as a shared service for all of our Nestl businesses. Our follow-the-sun model strategically positions these operations across the world in order to provide the most efficient and effective level of technical service and work-life balance is a driving force. Together, we are the largest SAP implementation in the world, and with operations in 197 countries, our systems and opportunities are excitingly complex. It is about thinking big.

The Business Solutions Expert F&C Planning & Controlling supports the GLOBE Solution and complementary applications, primarily in the areas of:

  • Business Planning, Forecasting, Period End Close functional areas, Financial reporting and Decision Support.

  • Sustaining, implementing, process improvement, and leverage activities delivering process implementation and improvement targets.

  • Striving to deliver simplified, standardized and shared processes and solutions that satisfy the business needs.

  • Strengthening solutions through leveraging their expertise and active participation in GLOBE functional networks (GFN).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gains Nestl in the Market (NiM) insights and understanding, considering end-to-end process optimization, to make recommendations on the GLOBE solutions to meet business requirements.

  • Leads/guides Market project team in undertaking small-scale business process improvement projects, Business Requirements. Co-ordinates/leads deployment of new GLOBE functionalities across many markets.

  • Establish and connect expert networks within and across markets to leverage the solution and support best practices.

  • Co-ordinates & delivers functional specifications.

  • Performs assessment on system changes or new applications prior to release and/or implementation to ensure there are adequate knowledge and documentation.

  • Deliver targeted training and coaching on Best Practices, Applications and new Functionality to improve business performance.

  • Eradicate business disruption through ticket reduction.

  • Develop with the market actions plans to deliver improvements from Leverage Reviews and Business Excellence (BE).

  • Accountable for sustaining the solution through TechM. Collaborate on complex tickets.

  • Compliance - Have general awareness of all published Guidelines and standards.

  • Advises and coaches market contacts to anticipate and to continuously improve trouble free usage of the GLOBE Solution; and work closely with offshore sustain groups to achieve SLO adherence and deliver lowest cost sustain, to drive optimization and simplification of support organization to drive out waste.

  • Strengthening solutions through leveraging their expertise and active participation in GLOBE functional networks (GFN).

  • Leads/guides Market project team in undertaking business process improvement projects or initiatives; and/or the deployment of GLOBE process or solution functionalities.

  • Establish and connect expert networks within and across markets to leverage the solution and support best practices.

  • Makes recommendations on how to address business needs by leveraging the GLOBE Solution and utilizing Nestl practices.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM):

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.

  • Bachelor s degree preferred .

Experience (Years/Type):

  • Excellent Finance and Control business knowledge and experience required.

  • 6 years of experience with SAP (R/3 & S/4 Hana) or experience in full lifecycle implementations of SAP in a consumer goods environment required.

  • Strong balance between functional and technical expertise is required.

  • Exposure to business/operational processes in FICO Planning & Controlling, ideally with international experience gained from different markets preferred.

  • Business Excellence processes experience in FICO Planning & Controlling preferred.

  • Project management experience is preferred.

  • Ability to Travel up to 20%.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: IT, Nestle Globe