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Advisory Services Senior - Performance Improvement - Technology Enablement - SAP Tech Architecture

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Job Summary:
 
Technology Enablement services advises clients to understand, architect, select and implement the core applications required to run their businesses. Our focus will be on helping our clients to achieve following key benefits:
  • An optimal applications portfolio and governance structure that aligns with IT strategy and business architecture
  • Improvement in application performance driving higher customer (internal and external) satisfaction
  • Cost reduction and better investment decisions for applications infrastructure and services
  • Reduction in complexity and improvement in agility for applications to support changing business needs and risk mitigation
Technology Enablement services primarily focuses on the design and optimization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages like SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Cognos, Siebel and others. Our team typically works with Fortune 1000 clients across a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy/Utilities, Transportation, Telecommunications and Entertainment/Media.
 
We currently have a career opportunity for a Senior. The successful Senior will work with and through the EY Area offices to assist clients with a variety of needs. The goal is to support our Area offices as they build their individual practices and work to facilitate their clients' efforts to make their business units more effective and efficient. To meet that objective, our service offering includes, among others, the analysis of specific business requirements that will translate into sound technology architecture, infrastructure designs and vendor selection.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support Advisory Services by providing business development assistance, and as needed, managing project teams through agreed upon phases of the ERP project governance, requirements definition, vendor selection, risk analysis, customization, testing and training
  • Assist in developing applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership and accelerators to differentiate EY in the ERP advisory market. These are shared with all EY market facing organizations to provide consistency and common platforms with which to go to market
  • Demonstrate strong technical ERP skills, specifically able to support consolidation, merge and overall technical management of ERP activities
  • Participate in defining and translating customer business requirements for enterprise wide or large scale information systems supporting SAP Business Modules or Oracle E-Business Suite into technical solutions and providing technical leadership and individual contribution to the architecture and design of these solutions
  • Participate in the overall architecture, design and technical oversight of complex business initiatives in customer advisory engagements
  • Interface with the account team, customer and customer executive management to define requirements, recommend solutions and ultimately implement per cost, scope and schedule
  • Provide advisory support on complex tasks and project supervision. Participates in customer engagement planning and supporting sales efforts. Review and influence existing customer strategic goals. Collect, prioritize and document customer requirements with the customer. Document the Architecture and Design and implements such within customer base
  • Articulate alternatives in terms of cost, benefit, and risk where multiple solutions exist. Assist the Project Manager in the creation of technical project plans, and assists in assembling teams for customer engagements. Perform technical quality assurance audits
  • Develop long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally
  • Work with a team of technology professionals through all phases of the technology lifecycle, including requirements definition, architecture design, and conversion and testing both internally and client facing. Please click here to refer a friend to this position
To qualify, candidates must have:
  • a bachelor's degree and approximately 2 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 1-2 years of related work experience
  • a degree in computer science, engineering, accounting, finance or a related field (MBA or MS degree preferred)
  • prefer approximately 1-2 years of experience working with ERP based systems,
  • prior consulting industry experience preferred
  • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise business processes with technology skills
  • ability and comfort level researching client inquiries and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies
  • knowledge of leading practices, benchmarking, peer company environments and prior advisory experience relevant to industry specific finance and technology functions
  • ability and comfort level researching client inquiries and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies
  • knowledge of leading practices, benchmarking, peer company environments and prior advisory experience relevant to industry specific finance and technology functions
  • prior advisory industry experience preferred
  • SAP Certification/s highly preferred
  • must also be willing and able to travel 70-90% of a work schedule
Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.

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