SAP S/4 HANA Finance Business Analyst - Domestic Appliances

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Competitive salary
17 May 2021
19 May 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
We challenge you to engage with our key functions within the Finance domain to ensure that IT proactively delivers value to business. Domestic Appliances is a complex enterprise operating in global markets. Today, there is not a single coherent way that IT engages with its stakeholders in a strategic and proactive way, ensuring IT is most effectively enabling its strategy.

The Platform Analyst is a SME with deep domain, functional and technical skills of the Finance processes and platform(s), with the main focus on SAP S/4HANA. This relates specifically to Tax, Treasury, Closing & Consolidation and Record to Report. You are involved in E2E application life cycle management teaming up with the BPO and BPE in your domain. The activities for a Platform Analyst include ideation, feasibility studies, roadmap development, project initiation, estimation, design, user story creation, backlog creation, build, test, validation, deployment, maintenance, operations and decommissioning of the applications including continuous improvement cycles ensuring the right quality and performance levels.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Be the inspiration and be instrumental in our transformation journey for DA Group Functions Platform, act in a global role, to build, deploy and operate end to end IT solutions, involving, stakeholder management, delivery, operations and decommissioning with minimum customization or software development, and understand how IT can help solve issues and make them thrive. Become an SAP S/4HANA SME.

You are responsible for:
  • Supporting the intake of business requirements and deliver Solution Design in your domain, together with the Lead Architect, your team lead and BPO/BPE
  • Identifying E2E Business Processes together with BPO / BPE that are critical
  • Ensuring high quality backlog, boosting the performance of scrum teams
  • Owning, optimizing E2E Solution Development Process and supporting to realize the solution
  • Supporting business in demonstrating the capabilities, training, deployments, onboarding business/ markets & change management
  • Ensuring that the solutions design/ technology meets the functional and non-functional requirements with focus on Releasability, Reliability, Security and performance
  • Ensuring that solution design meets platform architecture principles & guidelines. Provide feedback on continuous improvement to architecture community
  • Responsible for Software Quality, Compliance & Regulatory aspects of the solution
  • Responsible for validating test strategy and plan, test cases, automation, regression and test execution
  • Raising impediments on time to lead and support resolution
  • Identifying Kaizen opportunities at work and improving process and delivery
  • Endorsing the content of the release (including NFRs) prior to release and managing inter-dependency with other programs
  • Actively working to reduce technical debt and refactor the application for performance
  • Support during crisis management for business continuity across global timezones
  • Supporting Platform Landscape upgrades, improvements to stay aligned with OEM guidelines
  • Competence Development of New entrants (Employees and Partners)
  • Stay current with Market knowledge on Platform Technology Curve

You are a part of

The new Domestic Appliances IT Group Functions Platform team. This team will be responsible for unlocking the full potential of Philips Domestic Appliances. As we value diversity, we have a multi-functional and diverse team, with different points of view, different ways of thinking, new capabilities to strengthen and improve the digital strategy for our customers.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience in SAP and largely in your functional domain
  • Working knowledge of SAP S/4HANA is desirable
  • Experience with the implementation of SAP Finance solutions
  • Analytical skills; architectural thinking and creation; switching from helicopter to detailed view
  • Ability to identify pragmatic approaches to solutions, balancing business needs, innovation and maintainability
  • Great communication, consensus building and stakeholder management skills
  • Bachelor Degree or above
  • Team player
  • A Lean mindset

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Domestic Appliances?

Philips' Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world.

In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, as it is not a strategic fit for the company's future as a health technology leader, and committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves.

In its 128-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company's successful track record in managing complex change of this scale. Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to 'make their mark' and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.


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