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Solution Architect – EPM Consultant (Tagitek)

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Salary & Benefits: Up to £700/day
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We are looking for a Solution Architect Contractor with a specialism in Finance Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). You will work alongside the Chief Architect to ensure the technology initiatives are designed to satisfy our client's impressive growth strategy.

The role.

As a knowledgeable and detail focussed Solution Architect, you will support the setup of our client’s incoming Finance Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution.

As well as being a solid, generalist, you will be the go-to expert for the area of EPM. Your unsurpassed knowledge will be essential in the design and delivery of the EPM Solution. Your work will significantly impact this extensive finance transformation strategy.

An average day? Here’s what it may look like.

  • Business Analysis. Through consulting with the HQ and group companies, understand their requirements, and demonstrate use cases to show how the EPM solution may be implemented and the benefits it will bring through adoption.
  • Work closely with the Chief Architect to ensure the EPM solution is based on modern technologies that are scalable, secure, and offer benefits to the business and supports integration into the wide-ranging ERP solutions present within the Operating Companies.
  • Driving adoption of EPM best-practice principles and solutions across the group, with the goals to aid strategic growth, increase simplification, reduce implementation times, and lower costs. This will be achieved through:
    • Recommend and take responsibility for the EPM solution implementation
    • Create a set of evolving reference data architectures for individual companies to refer to when integrating/utilising the new EPM solution.
    • Providing best-practice consulting expertise across the group for architectural strategy and implementation; equipping the companies with the tools to digitally transform.
  • Spearhead the transformation of EPM with practical experience in implementing EPM solutions like solutions, such as CCH Tagetik to achieve real-world results.
  • Be the global subject matter expert of EPM solutions and all configuration/customisation across the suite.
  • Ensure Security as a principle is incorporated into every technology strategy and solution devised.
  • Work with partner organisations, vendors, and service integrators to deliver the EPM initiative.

About you.

 As an EPM specialist, your technical abilities should be as strong as your professionalism and business acumen. Here’s what you need for both

Personal Attributes.

  • Proven Technical Acumen. You will have defined and executed enterprise-wide Application solutions with a specialisation within EPM solution-focused roadmaps and commercialisation architectural Technology strategies amid the rapidly changing technology and security landscape. You should possess a strong understanding of EPM systems architecture and design approaches, with experience in informational, organisational, and modern Technology layers to build scalable platforms and products.
  • Operational Excellence – Experienced Solution Architect in a global company. You’ll have a track record of operational excellence, with experience in creating, managing, and executing application architecture strategies.
  • Entrepreneurial, “can-do approach” – Determined, creative, and resilient, you’ll have a ferocious work ethic. You should be highly resourceful and pragmatic and find a way to get to the right answer. This is an entrepreneurial, high-growth investment environment. You should be comfortable within it and understand the complexity and challenges of navigating a business through this phase of its lifecycle.
  • Commercial, Analytical and Strategic – You will have demonstrated previous success in using IT, innovation and digitization ecosystems as a competitive advantage for commercialisation purposes. You’ll be data-driven and make commercial solutions based on a detailed and creative use of data and analytics. You will be effective at distilling complex issues into simple, commercially compelling plans and articulating them in an equally succinct manner. Strategic mind-set, with exceptional clarity of thought you exhibit exceptional problem-solving capabilities. You’ll have a hands-on approach, and be close to the detail, as needed. Your approach will be consultative and collaborative.
  • Cultural Fit – Will be non-political, energetic, hungry, smart, organised, collaborative, transparent, down-to-earth, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial. Have high integrity, passionate, accountable, disciplined, detailed, a problem-solver, results-focused and a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • It’s critical you’ll empathic and intuitive, working with a strong level of people skills and be able to build strong relationships of trust at every level within the organisation. Must be a pragmatic, low-ego team-player with a high degree of emotion.

Business and Technical Experience required.

To be considered for this work, our client requires demonstrable technical and business capabilities.

These include.

  • 8 years+ experience in architecting and implementing enterprise business applications including practical experience of implementing these solutions to provide tangible business benefits
  • 5 years+ experience in EPM systems and related capabilities (Target Setting, Reporting, Forecasting, Resource Allocation, Business Partner & Finance Analysis, Global Month End Reporting, and Consolidation)
  • An expert understanding of EPM data integration strategies and the aspects of EPM solutions / API based technology platforms that underpin them
  • Experience in implementing and architecting around major EPM platforms, such as CCH Tagetik
  • Experience in a delivery-orientated Technology environment using the agile methodology.
  • A proven track record of successful implementation of several EPM solutions within large client companies operating in multi-geography, multi-sector, multi-operating company frameworks.
  • Experience working within a software delivery environment using Agile methodologies and tooling, such as Azure DevOps.

Please note.

  • This is a hybrid role, with flexible working options. There is an expectation that work will be undertaken both in the office and remotely.
  • This is a 6-month contract and will be outside IR35.
  • We are only able to consider applications from contractors within the UK.

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status or family circumstances.

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