About the job
Job Title : Senior Delivery Manager Finance Platform
Job Location : Global
Be part of the worlds most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas and disrupt processes; use your energy to make this happen. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best. Every day, nine out of ten Indian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.
Every individual here can bring their purpose to life through their work. Join us and youll be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers. Among them, youll channel your purpose, bring fresh ideas to the table, and simply be you. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, well work to help you become a better you.
UniOps purpose is to make it easier to work with and at Unilever, so that our people can focus on customers and driving consumer demand. UniOps delivers best-in-class, cost effective and reliable operations, and enables business growth through data and technology.
UniOps will achieve this through its three-pillar model of Platforms, Experiences and UniOps in Market.
Finance Business platform within Enterprise platforms and products aims to deliver high quality finance information in an easy-to-use fashion by globally deploying future fit tech with agility, speed, efficiency while maintaining resilience of our existing systems. Focus of this platform is on global finance projects and applications. We simplify processes via best-in-class technology, we deliver solutions that drive competitive advantage,
Lead Design & Delivery of Global Finance solutions supporting the digital transformation agenda
Ensure standardisation of tools & capabilities across markets (as much possible) allowing only local solutions for legal and fiscal demands
Responsible for delivery of projects within time, scope, and budget constraints.
End to end project owner for IT capability delivery ensuring a fit for purpose solution is landed
Accountable to manage E2E lifecycle, from project initiation through design, build, test, deployment to running effective PGLS.
Lead & partner with senior stakeholders in business and experiences
Work with business stakeholders to understand scope, needs, timelines and trade-offs
Own delivery roadmap and deployment strategy
Interface across multiple teams markets, experiences, D&A, Landscapes etc. Acts as single point of accountability for IT to improve productivity and reduce risk.
Stakeholder management across IT platforms, Key Vendors.
Partner with the ECC landscape and other IT teams to effectively localize and deploy global solutions to increase value realization
Maintain a strong connection with cross functional platform teams (Ex: EBI, Information Security) to ensure seamless operations.
Overall, ensure integrated solution delivery across IT solutions/teams
Build delivery plan, and align other project teams to it
Co-own value delivery from projects with the business/experience lead.
Manage end to end IT budget to meet financial targets
Ensure appropriate governance meetings are used effectively with relevant stakeholders to track and trace actions/requirements.
Support with business case
Responsible for growing and nurturing talent including succession planning ensuring organization is fit to win short and long term
Digital Platform management (Application Development, Application Maintenance, Lifecycle Management, Resilience and Service delivery) for applications that have global coverage.
Responsible for delivering secure, resilient and efficient application to business
Ensure changes are deployed and application is run effectively and is aligned to business needs and opportunities.
Thorough collaboration and partnering with Experience Leads to articulate business requirements and to influence/shape future plans
Constantly evolve the application landscape towards its end state unlocking business value from upgrades and retiring non-value adding functionalities
Support with business case creation for opportunities to scale out the application
Supporting the IT strategy & roadmap design
Support the optimization of end-to-end costs of the platform(s)
Sustain and Develop vendor relationships & teams
Ensure that Service Providers resolve incidents and issues in an efficient and effective manner, and that the root cause analysis studies are conducted, and clear improvement plans are identified
Skills, Experience And Qualifications
A well-rounded Finance professional. Experience around Tax and treasury applications will be an added advantage. Deep knowledge of operations and the value chain in a consumer goods company, that is complemented by knowledge of emerging technologies to deliver a world class service.
Ability to influence and communicate with senior leaders
A strong ability to understand complex business processes/requirements and translate them into technical solutions to deliver on those requirements.
Ability to work with imperfect information while still maintaining high standard of delivery.
Ability to communicate complex solutions in a precise, actionable, business language to senior management and influence the adoption of IT capabilities.
Ability to speak across functional silos and bring them together
Excellent understanding of the interactions between people, processes, and technology
Ability to work remotely and with wide range of stakeholders from business to IT
Ability to manage paradox of driving global solutions while catering to country needs
Experience in building business cases
Passion for high performance: take personal responsibility for on time in full delivery
Ability to manage multiple requests simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment
Ability to work to tight deadlines in a challenging environment
Ability to cope with uncertainty and drive through change
Strong analytical, numerical and prioritisation skills
Ability to manage virtual teams
Ability to work as a part of a cross-functional team in an agile manner without necessarily having a traditional team set-up
Ability to balance strategical, tactical and operational aspects of the implementation
Should be able to drive overall efficiencies and cost reduction
Good understanding of Finance Functions, tools and technologies.
An up-to-date understanding of best practice applications design & E2E systems integration
Good overall knowledge of a broad range of technology and technology trends
Strong technical expertise to dissect solutions and know what good looks like
Needs to balance fit for purpose solutions: over-engineered solutions versus essential to do business
Entrepreneurial drive, displays a thirst for knowledge enabling personal growth and development.
Having a good accountability, growth mindset and bias for action.
Ability to manage multiple requests and priorities simultaneously in a highly VUCA and competitive market
A strong network within the company and credibility to lead the dialogue with relevant Leadership Teams
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
Team player with the ability and tolerance to work with others.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills
Passionate people focused individual, valuing diversity and different cultures.
Recognises the importance of a well-defined clear business strategy.
Excellent leadership qualities, encouraging ownership, assertiveness and challenging to get the best from teams and partners
Understanding of relevant tools and platforms (e.g., cloud platforms, web technologies, continuous integration, and deployment), with an eagerness to learn about new and unfamiliar technologies.
Experience on Application Maintenance, Service Delivery, and IT Platform Management.
Strong Talent Catalyst with proven track record of leading and building skilled talent and teams
Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
Experience And Qualifications
Professionals with experience in Finance domain. Overall experience of 15+ years preferred, 8+yrs in Finance IT
Experience in either setting up and managing a portfolio of Tech products is a must (4-5 years).
Experience in business engagement, project management with compelling story telling skills.
Strong track record of working with business stakeholders to drive definition, alignment, and support for IT solutions to address complex business issues
Familiarity with working with multiple 3rd party or offshore suppliers
Clear experience of managing IT Transformational projects end to end. Past-experience of designing systems or components, ideally on large projects
Proven track record in developing roadmaps for digital
Proven track record of leading and developing IT professionals.
Experience of working within a global complex organization
Well-equipped on agile principles
Global Controllers and Accounting Department.
ECC Landscapes and other IT teams and horizontals like CSRM
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