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Global Head of SAP Platform & Corporate Apps

Location: Lancaster
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

About us Come be a part of driving National Grid s digital transformation! We are digital creators, continuous learners and daring innovators. We leverage digital innovative ways to create products and catalyze the transformation of National Grid's business units into more agile and digitally native organizations in our shared purpose of bringing energy to life. We need you!At National Grid, we keep the lights on and homes warm. But it s so much more than that. We keep people connected and society moving. This is no easy feat, and it takes all of us. But National Grid supplies us with the environment to make it happen. As we generate momentum in the energy transition for all, we don t plan on leaving any of our customers in the dark. So, join us and help bring energy to life. Job Purpose Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of the Finance, HR, and Corporate applications development, improvements, changes and continuous improvements working with a cross functional process/product team
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership and guidance to the development, implementation, and improvement of the evolving portfolio of software applications that support our Finance, HR, and Corporate functions teams.
  • Accountable for the entire global (US/UK) SAP Ecosystem Application Development & Support, Environment Management, SAP Technical Architecture, Release Management, Integration, Deployments , Production Planning, Application Resilience and Partner Management
  • Global Platform owner for all applications and technology that fall under the ERP ecosystem (several SAP Products) and corporate applications
  • Develops and implements Corporate Applications and SAP Platform vision and operating plans; sets direction based on alignment to business strategy and technology opportunities
  • Have a strategic mindset with the capability of establishing a comprehensive yet pragmatic vision based on a strong base of analysis
  • Manage the Software Development Life Cycle to Ensure that all delivery activities are performed in an efficient, quality and compliant manner.
  • Ensure that all SAP and Corporate Applications are reliable, resilient, secure and compliant
  • Develop and sustain effective, "trusted advisor" relationships with stakeholders - including senior leaders - to provide credible insight and advice about leveraging technology for business effectiveness and competitiveness
  • Develop, enhance, and implement solutions that improve NG s ease of doing business and simplicity to provide customers (internal and external) with a superior experience, delivering digital solutions on time and within budget
  • Initiates and fosters relationships and drives outcomes in partnership with Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure
    • Flexible, pragmatic and toggle between strategic and hands-on "doing".
    • Collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical team members
    • Have a strong Data & Digital acumen (imagining and achieving the promise of technology)
    • Bachelor s degree in Business or Information Technology related discipline, MBA or master s degree is preferred
    • At least 15 years of experience working in the SAP domain with 5+ years in leadership role; Utility experience preferred
    • At least 3-4 Full Life Cycle experience implementing leading large, multi-year, business-critical SAP/S4 HANA programs
    • Demonstrated track record of success in leading globally distributed teams for at least a period of 5 years and comfortable working in a matrixed environment
    • Thorough knowledge of SAP (S4, ECC, Success Factors, SAP PO/PI, SAC , Ariba and other SAP applications)
    • Strong working knowledge of cloud-native architectures, microservices, and open API's
    • Ability to build strong business partnerships with internal associates and Executives as a thought leader and key business partner
    • Highly analytical and possess excellent organizational skills
    • Strong business and customer orientation
    • Passionate, resilient leader with excellent communication skills
    • Exemplary problem-solving skills and ability to navigate ambiguity while thinking strategically and innovatively

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Worcester , Global Head of SAP Platform & Corporate Apps, IT / Software / Systems , Lancaster, Massachusetts

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