Nestle Expert Business Solutions- FICO Costing in Arlington, Virginia

We are Nestle s GLOBE Team a global IS/IT function that operates as a shared service for all of our Nestle 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 FICO Costing supports the GLOBE Solution and complementary applications, primarily in the areas of:

  • Manufacturing, Distribution & White Collar Costing, other business areas integration and Period End Close functional areas including reporting.

  • 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).


  • Gains Nestle 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 business process improvement projects, and co-ordinates/leads deployment of new GLOBE solution functionalities and processes across markets.

  • Eradicate business disruption through timely issue resolution and collaborate with Managed Service providers for extending support wherever needed.

  • Advises and coaches market contacts to anticipate and to continuously improve trouble free usage of the GLOBE Costing Solutions; 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.

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

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

  • Establish and connect expert networks within and across markets to leverage the solution and support best practices. This includes strengthening solutions through leveraging their expertise and active participation in GLOBE functional networks (GFN).

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

  • Coordinates & 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.

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




  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required

  • Bachelor s degree preferred

Experience (Years/Type):

  • Excellent Finance and Control business knowledge and experience in a manufacturing environment required.

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

  • Exposure to business/operational processes in Financial Costing functional areas, ideally with international experience gained from different markets.

  • Good Business Excellence processes experience in FICO Controlling.

  • Good general technical specification, configuration and general solution understanding/knowledge of mainly SAP Activity Based Costing, Cost Allocation methodologies, Product Costing including Material Ledger etc.

  • Strong balance between functional and technical expertise.

  • Strong SAP Costing integration knowledge with other SAP Modules (T&P, P2P, COPA, MH, SD).

  • 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: Nestle Globe, IT

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.