Finance Application Delivery Director

Tech Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-2825


Job title: Finance Application Delivery Director
Responsible to: VP Information Technology, Corporate IT
Department: Global Financial Applications
Location of work: London, King’s Cross

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The A Side: A Day in The Life

As the head of the SAP build team, you will build the roadmap of each module with respective solution architects, plan/initiate the projects and change requests, and execute delivery diligently. Closely work with VP Corporate IT to provide transparency in the status of each initiative and the Business Process Analysts in the Finance Operation team to understand the business requirements and translate them into the tasks for the build team along with the solution architects.

The Finance Application Delivery Director will be a team player who can bring the various experts within UMG and external parties to deliver the meaning results for the finance and physical supply chain community. The main objective of this role is to deliver the new finance and logistics capabilities from technical perspective to increase the efficiency of our finance and physical supply chain users and to provide new insights to support their operations. You will have multiple direct reports to manage the delivery team effectively.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be organised

  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Self-motivating, adaptable, able to prioritise and able to inspire and motivate others.
  • Strong sense of ownership to the delivery of projects and services.
  • The ability to deliver to a high standard in a suitable time frame.
  • Plan resources effectively and keep track of the utilisation closely.
  • Diligent in planning, monitoring and executing tasks within the SAP build team.

Be collaborative

  • Strong communication skills with both business stakeholders and multiple teams within IT.
  • Credible and comfortable dealing with stakeholders at senior executive levels.

Be financial

  • Track financials with internal team’s and multiple vendors’ activities.

Person specification

  • Proven track record in complex SAP implementation/delivery.
  • Accounting knowledge/experience preferred would be preferable.
  • Experience in managing a geographically spread team would be preferable.
  • Experience of working in a global environment would be preferable.
  • Exposure to the media industry would be preferable.

 Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.