BT Group

SAP Planning Business Analyst

BT Group
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
09 Dec 2023
23 Dec 2023
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This role can be based in Bristol or London.

Closing Date: Monday 18th December 2023

Why this role matters

The Finance Centre of Excellence (CoE) is a core part of the Group FP&A team. The Finance CoE was established to help BT maximise the value that we gain from our investment in SAP, and to develop new Data Science capabilities that help unlock the value in our data. The CoE comprises three core delivery teams: Reporting, Planning and Data Science.

The Reporting and Planning teams lead the design, delivery and support of standardised templates, models and dashboards to enable best in class financial reporting and planning. The Data Science team connects Finance with operational data and analytical capabilities to enable greater access to insight and automation of manual processes.

This role sits within the CoE Planning team, and the focus of the role is to use your SAP technical expertise to design new planning models, templates and dashboards, and guide end-users on best practice use of SAP planning tools, including SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC).

What you'll be doing
  • Lead on the design of SAP planning models, templates and dashboards that improve the level of planning capability across BT Finance
  • Work closely with Group and Unit Finance team stakeholders to ensure development of appropriate planning models, templates and dashboards that meet or exceed their requirements
  • Share your expert SAP technical knowledge and experience, and guide stakeholders on the best way to achieve their requirements within our SAP tools
  • Be a vocal advocate for SAP planning capability development, and the value-add that can be achieved from an efficient and effective system-based SAP planning approach
  • Support the delivery of planning development projects. Lead the co-ordination of UAT and training to ensure the final product delivery meets end user requirements and complies with your design guidance
  • Work closely with the BT Digital function to ensure appropriate technical support is in place for new planning development initiatives
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships across Finance and BT Digital and within the CoE.
  • Maintain sufficient understanding of current performance trends across BT in order to ensure planning capability developments support key commercial challenges
  • Lead on the design of SAP planning models, templates and dashboards that improve the level of planning capability across BT Finance
The skills you'll need
  • Expert understanding of SAP planning design best practice, particularly in SAC and BPC.
  • Functional knowledge of the SAP platform to inform planning design and delivery (e.g. S/4 HANA, BW, BPC, SAC)
  • Experience of Financial planning processes (e.g. annual budget / long range plan / forecasting) and design of SAP planning capabilities to support these.
  • Brilliant design, documentation and presentation skills
  • 10% on target bonus
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • BT Retirement Saving Scheme; 5% employee, 10% BT contribution
  • BT Share Plans
  • Discounted BT products including TV, Mobile and Broadband
  • World class training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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