Senior IT Application Expert Finance & Controlling

Switzerland, Basel
Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

This position reports to Team Lead IT Application Services & main responsibility is to control the implementation of IT solutions and ensure adherence with Lonza standards and guidelines & to act as delivery manager for IT Application activities & will be contributing to the solution of complex support requests and organize professional problem management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze and prioritize user requirements, advise internal stakeholders in terms of IT solutions for Finance and Controlling, approve concepts and specifications, organize and facilitate workshops, oversee configuration and customization of systems, work out test plans, contribute to the creation of test scripts, test execution and training documentation, lead trainings and data migration activities, control global process and system governance, adhere to GMP and quality policies.

  • Manage the development service in projects. Partner with system development providers, train them in terms of Lonza standards and guidelines, perform the hand-over of technical specifications, advice and monitor the realization of software programming, perform quality control of deliverables.

  • Organize the integration of system enhancements into existing IT business applications: Liaise with internal customers, ensure testing and transfer into productive operations. Responsible to transfer new applications to the support organization. Delegate common incidents and problems to the IT support organization. Provide 3rd level support for complex incidents. Contribute to the resolution of critical / urgent incidents. Organize professional solution of problems.

  • Take over accountability for a specific functional area / IT system module. Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of Lonza custom IT business applications. Get familiar with newest generation IT solutions and advise internal partners on innovate IT technologies.

Key requirements:

  • Expertise in CO (Product Costing, material Ledger, COPA, Project Systems, Cost center accounting, Profit center accounting ) modules other SAP skills preferred is SAP FI (New G/L ,AP, AR, FA).

  • Extensive years of SAP implementation experience in FI/CO area, Must have hands on expertise in  New G/L, Product costing , Material Ledger, COPA, PS,CATS and other FICO areas.

  • System configuration and/or customization knowhow functional specification development, and testing experiences are a must.

  • Excellent understanding of the finance and controlling  business processes and concepts being used. A minimum of 5+ years IT Business Consulting experience in the FICO area.

  • Experience with global roll-outs and global SAP template deployments.

  • Familiarity working with distributed project & support delivery teams in multi-time zones, multi-language, multi-cultural environments.

  • Experience with integration such as Third Party Payroll, Concur,  etc.. 

  • Familiarity working with Third party consulting and software vendors.

  • Conceptual thinking

  • IT project methodology

  • Analytical skills

  • Teaching ability

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Presentation and moderation skills

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R42641
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