• Head of IT Applications Finance and Procurement

    Posted Date 8 months ago(9/17/2018 9:11 AM)
    Job Code
    Information Technology
    # of Openings
  • Overview

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    The Head of IT Finance and Procurement lead and manage a team of internal and externals IT members in charge of the corresponding IT solutions and services with a Global or Corporate scope ( 3 - 5 internals and about 10 externals). As IT partner to the finance and procurement teams the main mission is to guide, support and enable the business people on IT but also functional aspects. Overall Finance and Procurement team is in charge of the maintenance, improvement and support of existing IT solutions and services, as well as IT specification, business process support and technical implementation of new solutions. The team is ensuring that operations and projects happen with a strong focus on cost effectiveness and a priority on business value driven initiatives. This position is also in charge of the functional definition and implementation of the IT application strategy aligned with the IT group for his area of responsibility.


    • Coach & develop direct reports to keep up on new trends and technology. Energize the  team and ensure people continuity and development to effectively achieve team and department mission.
    • In charge of business relation management and support business demands and prioritization  in the Finance and Procurement area for Corporate and Global scope.
    • Ensure an efficient and cost effective (manage IT budget in his scope) delivery of IT solutions and services with the internal resources as well as the offshore teams.  
    • Ownership of the applications delivered and under service accountability (ensure service levels).
    • Responsible for project definition, assignment and end to end implementation and roll out for small and medium sized projects assigned to his team.
    • Manage external suppliers and offshore teams in close collaboration with the procurement and IT supplier management team.
    • Ensure IT compliance and IT security for Finance and Procurement solutions and services under his management.


    • Graduate degree in Science, Finance or related discipline with an IT focus.
    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in relation IT and/or Business management.
    • MBA, Executive MBA, or certification in IT /  Finance and Procurement is an advantage


    • Strong experience managing internal or external teams including offshore.
    • Strong experience in the delivery, development and support of IT Business Applications OR  in charge of business operation with deep exposure on IT systems in the field of procurement or finance.
    • IT project management preferably in the field of Finance or Procurement (complex SAP ERP roll out is a plus)
    • Experience in dealing with senior business stakeholders with a proficient understanding of Business Applications in designated functional area

    Knowledge & Skills

    Excellent understanding of Finance and Procurement functional aspects

    Excellent business analytical skills, problem solving orientation and fast decision making

    Solid experience in people management, development and coaching with teams in a global and multicultural environment

    Strong analytical, design with preferably development skills including troubleshooting and integration of IT technologies more particularly on SAP FI/CO

    Language Requirements

    English, (German, French are a plus)

    Travel Requirements

    On occasional basis primarily in Europe


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