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SAP S4HANA SC Finance Business Partner, ekaterra, Turkey (Short-term)

Istanbul, Istanbul

Job Title: Supply Chain Finance Lead, Finance, ekaterra, Turkey

Job Type: (Short-term Contract/Blossom project) - Immediate Hire

Work Location: 

- One role at Findkili, Turkey

- One role at Pazar, Turkey

About ekaterra:
With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities. Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.

At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.

Your Role

Working under the direction of the Global SU Finance Manager, the SU Implementation Lead will be responsible for successful implementation of SAP S4H for the Sourcing Unit and the SU processes and controls in line with the end state controls and processes design.

This person will be the single point of contact for the SU working closely with the Sourcing unit controller, Global project team (Blossom), 3rd party implementation partner and the Ekaterra Global supply chain finance team to ensure a smooth implementation and transition to the new ERP and processes and controls framework for the sourcing unit.

Your Key Tasks:

  • Single point of contact co-ordinating all aspects of the Sourcing unit SAP implementation plan (as defined by the Systems implementation partner and the Blossom team) including:
  • Collecting the master data and transactional data required in S/4 HANA sytem for factories.  
  • Communicating local requirements to Blossom team and track them until completion.  
  • Co-ordinating the go live and hypercare plans and supporint first MECs in SUs
  • 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. Recommend changes based on their evaluations and input.
  • Ensure that workflows are in line with the global end state design for the sourcing unit.
  • Working with the ERP implementation partner identify key group of core users who will perform UAT testing in line with requirements.
  • Co-ordinate training requirements for ERP users on site ensuring delivery in line with Blossom team plans.
  • Working with the SU controller on the cutover process ensuring all cutover activities assigned to the SU controller are being carried out/completed and transitioned on his/her behalf on time in full. 
  • Track project requirements and delivery against milestones with the implementation teams identifying and co-ordinating resolution of any constraints or issues.
  • Working with SU controller to implement all reporting requirements from new ERP or other tools as required. 

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in finance ERP implementation roles within manufacturing environments.
  • Relevant Finance IT project experiences with involvement in SAP implementation
  • Project Management experience with SAP implementation knowledge preferred
  • >3 years in SC and factory finance roles highly valued
  • Worked in FMCG, Multi-national companies
  • Professional qualifications CIMA/ACCA etc
  • Fendikli, Pazar or Darabzon residents are a must

Who we are looking for

  • Demonstrated excellent, in-depth, and hands-on knowledge of financial landscape and  processes Preferably with an understanding of the complexities of multi-currency, multi-site, and multi-organizational implementations.
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Office package
  • Good supervisory skills and communication skills
  • Good interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Attention to detail and a proactive, problem-solving approach is required
  • Fluency in English and effective communication skills are required

The qualities we look for

ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

What’s in it for you

We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders, and we believe in making space to grow an owner’s mentality. Like nature, we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and work levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing, and a better you.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online by clicking on “Apply” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.

For any further clarifications please do not hesitate to reach out and send your resume to our AMET Talent Sourcing Lead, Shahdan, Zahran shahdan.zahran@ekaterratea.com

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