Finance Business Process Re-engineer & Project Manager (perm)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
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Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we create products and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with Apple might be your dream job… Just be prepared to dream big. Apple has been operating in Cork since 1980. We have grown to over 5000 employees, serving our customers through a wide range of critical business functions, which are key to Apple’s continued success. Teamwork is important at Apple, and every day you will connect with and be supported by your peers and colleagues at one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world. As an individual, you will have responsibility for contributing to our continued success and be a key player within your job function. We support and promote career development throughout the organisation, offering an exciting career with many opportunities to enable you perfect your existing skills - and acquire new ones. The successful candidate will become a member of the wider Finance team at Apple. With over 300 employees from a multitude of backgrounds, the Finance department in Cork supports all functions of Apple in EMEIA, including Sales Fulfilment, Logistics, Manufacturing and Operations, Apple Music, Apple Retail as well as being part of the Global Finance Shared Service (GFSS) function. This is a key role in a dynamic environment with the potential for the role to develop further with additional responsibilities in line with business requirements. The Global Finance Project Manager will provide both local & global project management, working in close partnership with finance and cross-functional project teams in order to drive critical projects within time and budget while delivering key business requirements.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong leadership / influencing skills at all levels
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology with an emphasis on conflict management and facilitationProven track record of working with hands on with technical teams to bring projects to market on time and on budgetExperience implementing new entities and processes in support of an expanding global footprintExperience indirectly managing a global, diverse teamExperience collaborating cross functionally and working directly with business usersAbility to develop strategies, and implement solutions.Outstanding interpersonal, communication and presentation skillsA high level of independence as demonstrated through clear problem solving skills, effective process evaluation, strong team and business relationship building, and delivery of high quality workAbility to function in a fast-paced environment and prioritise multiple projects under tight deadlinesAbility to quickly develop strong working relationships with global business partnersExcellent negotiation skills in addition to the ability to deal effectively with ambiguity will also be critical


    The role requires a strong ability to plan a project including tactical details to achieve strategic objectives. A background in Finance / Accounting is required while a SAP Financials qualification or experience. would be preferred. A key aspect of the project manager's role and responsibilities will include

  • Developing, leading & executing PLC project management deliverables, including Business Requirements Documents (BRDs), detailed project plans, milestones and deliverables for seamless project implementation and adoption of new systems and processes.
  • Providing concise updates regarding overall status, issues, risks and recommended actions to be taken.
  • The individual will also act as a liaison between the business and technology groups to ensure business project needs are met. They will identify and manage the major project milestones. This requires the individual to actively seek out material issues impacting the project and quickly resolve the issues to ensure timelines and functionality expectations are met.
  • Partnering closely with project team members and cross functional business partners, responsibilities include developing detailed change management, communication, transition and testing plans to ensure seamless execution, adoption, and overall business and system readiness
  • The ideal candidate for the position will have extensive experience working within global companies with a strong global mindset and a solid understanding of cultural differences. Given the nature of the role, the ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities in an unstructured, global and virtual environment will be very important. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working well with all levels of leadership and an ability to actively engage stakeholders and customers to ensure that projects are done on time and within budget.

    Education & Experience

    Finance / Accounting qualifications & experience required SAP Financials qualification or relevant experience is preferred

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