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Corporate IT Finance Systems Application Consultant (SAP FICO)

Date: 27-Jun-2019

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 159182
Job Function: IT
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Sub-department: Shared IT Finance Systems

Office Location: Lisbon CoE (LIS_COE)

Travel Required: up to 10%

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Corporate IT Finance Systems Application Consultant (SAP FICO) to cover standard SAP applications from a business implementation and build point of view (Handling of new implementations, new requirements, and application support during hyper care phases).


Generic Tasks

* Consulting and analysis of financial business requirements

* Provide solutions using the template approach in the SAP ERP Single Client landscape

* Implementation, documentation, testing and training of new enhancements and functionality (due to change management and/or SAP release upgrades)

* 3rd level support on incident handling (during hypercare phases).

Specific Tasks

* Assist in architecting of business solutions on the ERP Single Client template.

* Part of teams on localization requirements implementation using SAP standard solutions or own-developed ones.

* Assist in elaboration of specifications for SAP ERP and TM (Transportation Management) Finance and Controlling topics

* Ensure proper impact and risk assessment of gaps by adhering to Corporate Finance, Controlling and IT standards of Panalpina.

* Assist actively in the evaluation process of gaps / changes in functionality of the new Template.

* Follow up realization and testing of gaps / changes with development and rollout teams.

* Implementation and build support of finance related changes in operational applications (e.g. AirWarder, CASS solution, SAP TM, FOS, L-Base)


* Higher business degree with special fields finance and controlling;

* Minimal 2 global SAP FICO implementations;

* Minimal 3 years of SAP FICO Change Management / Incident management experiences;

* Expert in SAP ERP FI (New General Ledger)/ CO (OA, PCA, CCA, PRA)/ SD / MM;

* Know-how in the area of SAP Treasury / TM (Transportation Management) is an advantage;

* Understanding of business principles and language, mainly the fundamentals of finance and profitability;

* Business administration competence;

* Overall understanding of business processes and interdependencies;

* Knowledge of finance business processes;

* Knowledge and experience with documentation standards such as blueprints, functional and technical specifications, test scripting and protocols as well as training material.

* Experience with SAP Solution Manager (Solution Implementation, Roadmap and Test Management).

* Willingness to travel;


* Ability to communicate openly and confidently

* Effective listening

* Ability for systematic and rational analysis to identify the root cause of problems

* Willingness to challenge the status quo and to drive innovation and change

* Assertiveness

* Capable to find pragmatic solutions.

* Internal customer focus

* Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces

* Stress resistent

* Team player

* Ready to take personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals

* Planning & Organizing (Ability to prioritize, plan, assign & control)

* Be authentic, approachable, open and honest

* Excellent English knowledge both oral and written

Specifics for Job / Environment

* You will be part Global IT Services, located in our Center of Excellence based in Lisbon (Saldanha), with peers located in Basel and others cities of the world;

* Permanent contract with 35 hours per week;

* Up to 10% travel

Please submit your application in English.