The SAP Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for developing the overall understanding of SAP implementation scope with a comprehensive process knowledge within his/her field of expertise.

This position is mainly about the transformation of the current processes and system knowledge into SAP processes and system knowledge making sure of having a successful implementation and ongoing continuous process improvement.

The SME maximizes the importance of defining business requirements, implements enhanced business processes, ensures successful deployment of new ERP systems and improvements, manages the system and process testing and manages the training of system users for their assigned area.

The SAP SME will report to the CFO, Accounting Director, and IT Director. It is a critical skill for the success of this role to have the ability to quickly understand the direction of process improvement with interdependency across areas and systems.

The primary focus is to support the Finance implementation, and management of SAP implementation and continuous improvement initiatives, future functionality projects, and value realization projects. This role requires major collaboration and teamwork with Finance Director, Accounting Director, Program Manager, End User, Process Sponsor, and Global IT.

  • Lead implementation of the system and process deployment for primary functional areas (General Ledger, Closing and Other Finance areas).
  • Responsibilities include: completing business readiness activities in preparation for formal project execution, documenting business-specific knowledge and gathering business requirements, validating system configuration and processes meet business needs, accessing and building non-system enabled business processes, ensuring functionality is appropriately tested and trained, and the business is successfully stabilized with the new systems.
  • Ensures consistency in the implementation of system configuration and processes throughout the organization that are reviewed and approved by the Project Sponsors
  • Design and deliver high-quality solutions through system configuration that meets overall business requirements.
  • Document new processes implemented
  • Mentor, coach, and develop employees at various levels of the company

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or graduate level college degree
  • 5+ years of work experience in finance, accounting, or related field; advanced knowledge of GAAP, product costing, and profitability analysis
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Experience working in the SAP solution
  • Project management experience
  • Very strong ability and appetite to learn and apply new concepts