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Finance Controls Implementation Manager (SAP)

Manchester, Lancashire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£55,000 to £60,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Controls Implementation Manager (SAP), to join our client Ekaterra Tea, a leading global FMCG company with Brands such as Lipton, PG Tipps & Pukka, based at their manufacturing facility in Trafford Park, Manchester.

This is a full-time temporary role to run until July 2023, working a 36.25-hour week with strong possibility of becoming permanent.

This role will offer flexible home working 2 days per week, with 3 onsite at the facility.

This role is paying up to £60,000 per annum, pro rata, PAYE or up to £300 day rate for Limited Company Contractors.

The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.
As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.

Job Summary:
Working under the direction of the Global Finance Manager, the Implementation Lead will work within the supply chain finance workstream and be responsible for the successful implementation of all finance requirements relating to the SAP system for the Manufacturing Unit. The successful applicant will ensure that the processes and controls are implemented in line with global blueprint for controls and processes necessary for the manufacturing unit.

This person will be the supply chain finance single point of contact for the manufacturing unit during the ERP implementation, working closely with the Controller, Global Project Team, 3rd party implementation partner and the Global supply chain finance team, to ensure a smooth implementation and transition to the new ERP and finance processes and controls framework for the manufacturing unit.


Single point of contact co-ordinating all aspects of the SAP implementation plan including:
Attend all relevant communication sessions with EY and Accenture
Undertake testing of the new system, to assess suitability of design, user testing, assessing the processes/controls and making recommendations for adjustments.
Responsible for training and hypercare (elevated support) delivery post go live for users.
Assess current finance processes and controls and manage transition to new end state finance processes and controls for the sourcing unit.
Working closely with internal and external finance and technical teams and evaluate how system changes will affect processes, controls, master data, and reporting.
Co-ordinate training requirements for users on site
Working with the controller on the cutover process ensuring all cutover activities are being carried out/completed and transitioned on time in full.
Track project requirements and delivery against milestones with the implementation teams
Working with the controller to implement all reporting requirements from new ERP or other tools as required.Education and Experience

Demonstrated experience in finance ERP implementation roles within manufacturing environments.
Relevant Finance experience with involvement in systems implementation
CIMA/ACCA qualified
Project Management experience with SAP implementation knowledge preferred, but not essential
Experience of working with SAP S4H desirable not essential
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  • Job Reference: 663458335-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: MANPOWER
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Temporary