Stryker Sr. Solution Manager - Finance in Portage, Michigan
Position Summary :
The Sr. Solution Manager is responsible for build governance and execution of the Finance solutions/applications in accordance with EA guidelines. The Sr. Solution Manager is responsible for the delivery of capabilities and other supporting technologies within the Finance area into Stryker sites. The Sr. Solution Manager is responsible for leading the production of detailed technical documents, configuration and/or development within the assigned applications, understanding of the overall design and architecture of a platform, and delivery of the end to end solutions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities :
Perform activities following Stryker’s Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework and processes
Responsible for the build and technical delivery activities for all products/applications/technologies assigned to the team
Responsible for the delivery of capabilities across the Stryker Accounting and Finance application portfolio
Working with Demand Review Board to manage supply and demand into Global Application Delivery (GAD) group
Responsible for all planning and execution activities for the GAD group in Finance
Responsible for the overall systems architecture and design in the larger context of complex heterogeneous systems.
Manages and coordinates with external suppliers and deployment partners to ensure they meet their contracted deliverables, agreed upon timelines, and metrics.
Lead/champion new generation of technologies in the Finance arena
Accountable for choosing the right technology platform for implementing an architected solution
Formulates deployment strategies to ensure reliability and scalability for Stryker systems
Assesses technological risks that could jeopardize the growth and/or operations of the organization; makes recommendations on applications retirement
Leads and directs the work of Solution Leads, Technical Solution Analysts and Solution Architects within the Finance area and or enterprise programs.
Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top-level contributor/specialist.
Writes specifications, develops architectural concepts and artifacts.
Works closely with vendors through the entire system development lifecycle and ultimately accountable for their performance against measured KPIs
Accountable for smooth transition to Service Delivery (Run)
Manages the HR designated tasks for the people within their team
Financial focus on delivering activities on budget, leveraging time on value-driven activities and ensuring external resources meet contractual deliverables.
Special projects/assignments as required.
Education & Special Training
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in the areas of Computer science, Engineering, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent field of study required.
Master's degree in MIS, MBA or related disciplines preferred
Degrees in Accounting and Finance preferred but not required if work experiences would be enough
Specific certifications in SAP Finance a plus
Qualifications & experience:
Minimum 13 years of professional experience required,
At least 10 developing and delivering enterprise Financial applications preferred.
Deep understanding and knowledge of enterprise systems including but not limited to SAP S/4, Hyperion, SAP BPC, Blackline, etc.
Strong Finance and Accounting process knowledge in Monthly Close, Consolidations, Reporting, Budgeting, Planning
Extensive knowledge of medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industry and basic knowledge of adjacent areas in terms of processes, organization, products and IS requirements
Experience in leading resources in projects and programs
Ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications
Strong commercial awareness and acumen and dealing with vendors
Exhibits acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
Versatility and willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Experienced in enterprise solution methodologies, preferably in both traditional waterfall and agile approaches preferred
International experience and/or exposure working in other business functions preferred
Knowledge of Lean, ITIL, PPM, PMO, etc. standards and processes preferred
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Senior Management
Must be able to generate, explain, and present detailed schedules, objectives, reports, and other documentation accurately
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix organization structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and persuasion, rather than relying entirely on command and control.
Experience developing strategic business process methodologies to drive collaboration and business results
Demonstrated understanding of business-wide needs and processes and ability to work strategically with multiple facets of a global business
Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
Ability to drive initiatives and projects independently from start to finish
Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills to a diverse set of audiences
Work From Home: Occasional
Travel Percentage: 30%
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com
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