Costing Process Design Manager

Posted 6 September by Jefferson Wells
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I am working with a multinational Pharmaceutical business who are going through a change and transformation period and hence looking to recruit a solid team of professionals to support this. As Standard Product Costing Process Design Manager you will:

  • Support in the development and implementation of standardised best practise global standard product costing processes delivering efficiency and effectiveness, including defining and running workshops, capturing outputs and interpreting to ensure clear requirements are defined
  • Support finance shared services in adapting globally standardised standard product costing processes & policies to ensure regional compliance
  • Support the Business Process Lead and Process Design Lead in defending and driving the adoption of the solution, analysing deviations or localisation to determine where there is valid justification driven by business criticality or statutory requirements
  • Provide analysis to support the definition of the SAP ECC and SAP BW solutions, based on defined requirements ensuring the end deliverable meets the requirements laid out by the Design team
  • Support in the development and implementation of global cost accounting policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), KPIs and month-end-close processes SLA's in accordance with: - International Accounting Standards - Internal policies and guidelines - Industry best practise
  • Support the development of global standardised standard product costing reports (identifying standard SAP ECC reports, defining SAP BW reports and providing knowledge transfer and training to end users on interpreting reports)
  • Support the development of process and systems roles according to segregation of duties
  • Contribute into Standard Product Costing related master data definitions, usage and policies - including analysis of business scenarios and their impact on master data
  • Support UAT and validation of test results, including analysis to support defect resolution
  • Support the production of communications and training materials
  • Be the change champion and assisting in the governance of change management

Your essential qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience of costing processes and best practices within the Pharma industry
  • Experience in designing best practise processes, process re-engineering skills
  • An understanding of relevant International Accounting Standards
  • Some knowledge of standard costing process design and relevant controls
  • Able to support Leads in client workshops to drive design decisions, solutioning and system demonstration, including defining, drafting, facilitating and gathering outputs for workshops
  • Strong Excel modelling and analytical skills
  • Hands on experience of SAP ECC and BW systems including providing functional expertise, hands-on delivery, customization, guidance, presentation, and instruction
  • Experience of at least 1 SAP full implementation project lifecycle (from a functional perspective), preferably from scoping and planning through to post go live support
  • Demonstrable success in a team environment seeking and providing coaching and feedback to team members
  • Ability to manage appropriate stakeholder relationships in a project environment
  • Experience of working in large projects with a multivendor environment
  • Experience of developing project plans and project management
  • Possess and apply strong written and oral communication skills together with effective negotiation, influencing and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to understand, prioritise and execute multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Experience of change management and change management processes
  • Process design experience


  • Chartered accountancy qualification (or part qualification)
  • Work experience in supply chain finance
  • Prior experience and knowledge of SAP, SAP BW and BW on HANA functional capabilities as well as business processes and industry best practises
  • An understanding of the functional, application and technical architectural elements of an SAP programme.
  • Prior knowledge of upcoming changes in SAP FICO/CO-PC with SAP S/4HANA, as well as expertise in the latest SAP financial technologies
  • Experience preparing design documents (User Requirement Specification, Functional specification, Solution design document)
  • Solid working knowledge of SAP & BI tooling (BW would be a bonus)

Hit apply if this sounds like the right fit for you, and I will be in touch to discuss further.

Reference: 43942977

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