Regional SAP S4 Record to Report (RTR) IT Lead - Europe - SAP FI/CO

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Xylem |ˈzīləm| 
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XYLEM is looking for a new colleague for the following position: 
Regional SAP S4 Record to Report (RTR) IT Lead
The Regional SAP S4 Record to Report (RTR) IT Lead will identify and define a regional strategy that innovates, simplifies, delivers, and supports Xylem’s ERP ecosystem. The Lead will serve as an expert resource to Lead the regional Xylem ERP Program for the Record to Report process.  This includes co-creating & rolling out the Global Template Definition, Build, Localization, and Deployment across the Globe.
This role also requires the Lead to harmonize the record-to-report (RTR)solutions with other enterprise technologies, including but not limited to data management, business intelligence, sales and operations, manufacturing, and engineering solution sets throughout their respective lifecycles.
The Lead will interact with all levels within the company, including technical and business leads across various functional organizations who will help define the strategic approach within a complex and diverse ERP landscape. They will oversee Record-to-Report (RTR) projects to execute the roadmap most efficiently and effectively, including implementation, configuration, development, and operational support of all ERP systems. The Lead will provide technical and people leadership and bring deep hands-on ERP experience.
Strategic Planning: 
Collaborate with IT leadership, business leadership, and internal and external subject matter experts to define and align the ERP strategy with Xylem’s and IT’s overarching strategies.  Continuously seek to improve the ERP Record to Report (RTR) ecosystem and streamline operations to improve performance, reduce costs, and increase agility to respond to changing business needs. 
Follow established development methodologies and best practice enterprise architecture standards to harmonize the ERP plan and make a strategy with the overarching Xylem information systems architecture, standards, and methods. Participate as a critical contributor to the ever-evolving Xylem enterprise architecture and information framework, working collaboratively across the various IT service delivery teams.
Development and Operations:
Oversee the ERP regional Record to Report processes, which is a team that provides regional development, configuration, and operational support. Collaborate with Enterprise Applications Peer process leaders to manage demand, set priorities, and estimate and deliver projects within scope, schedule, budget, and quality metrics. Ensure the ERP Record to Report (RTR)landscape's security, availability, and performance.
Build innovative solutions to reduce complexity and simplify the application landscape—source internal and external technical resources. Balance business needs with practical and agile software development practices.  Establish standards and tools across the Record to Report (RTR)team based on industry best practices, leveraging agile, iterative, and waterfall development methodologies and DevOps processes as appropriate.
Partner with enterprise applications process leads, integration, master data management, database administration, infrastructure and security teams, business subject matter experts, and external vendors to provide end-to-end support of Regional ERP applications and supporting systems and services. Help establish Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and ensure they are met or exceeded. Monitor and report on SLA performance. Ensure response to escalated Record to Report (RTR)issues/incidents.
Oversee project management activities for ERP Record to Report (RTR)projects where needed. Collaborate to standardize critical processes and systems. Ensure adherence to all defined policies, procedures, and standards. Collaborate with the Training and Communications team to provide a Record to Report (RTR)eLearning to end users.
Stay current on new technologies impacting the ERP ecosystem. Research and continuously improve ERP functionality, availability, and performance. Participate in architecture committees. Ensure maximum, measured efficiency and effectiveness of ERP systems.
Staff Management:
Provide training, coaching, mentoring, supervising, and evaluation of staff to maintain optimum performance in job duties. Create accountable, motivated, and continuously learning teams. Ensure the successful transfer of knowledge from the existing and future ERP systems.  Coach direct reports to develop, nurture, and build solid relationships with their business partner counterparts. Ensure collaboration and efficiency between internal and external team members. Resolve all issues and points of conflict within your team and the business partner organization and escalate to leadership as required.
Contribute as a member of the Enterprise Back Office Solutions leadership team. Represent the Record to Report (RTR)team in governance bodies, including architecture, change and demand management committees, and strategy discussions. Ensure compliance with all statutory and legal requirements in countries where ERP systems are used and support Corporate Audit’s efforts in conducting and continuously improving the risk management activities across ERP systems. Help establish and participate in ERP System User Groups.
Ensure adherence to Xylem’s Smart Steps project management methodology, support business case development, and approve relevant project documentation.
Qualification : 
  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS or CS preferred, or relevant concentration, with 12+ years of experience; or a Graduate Degree (Master) in MIS or CS preferred, or relevant concentration, with 10+ years of experience; or relevant and equivalent business or IT experience of minimum of 14-18 years
  • 10+ years of solid experience in various aspects of large-scale ERP application platforms, operations, and support in international business environments, with at least five years experience in a manufacturing environment (Record to Report (RTR)processes / sub-processes). Hands-on experience deploying and supporting SAP S/4
  • Experienced in offshoring and outsourcing of support and operations activities.
  • Excellent people manager and leader of leaders, able to inspire and communicate effectively with a remote (onshore/offshore) multicultural team
  • A track record of building, maintaining, and managing strong relationships with Regional business leaders across many different stakeholder groups
  • Excellent customer service ethic
  • Knowledge and understanding of operations processes, record-to-report (RTR)management, finance and accounting processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate technology concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proven track record and experience developing solutions and successfully executing programs that meet objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment
  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations
  • Must be a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment, and meet overall objectives
  • Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling, and resource management.
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary, and virtual teams across diverse time zones to achieve tactical and strategic goals
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations
  • High level of personal integrity and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity
  • High degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision
  • English language fluency
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  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.