IBM SAP Finance Team Lead in TORONTO, Ontario

IBM Global Business Services: Join a Leader. Consult with us. IBM Global Business Services helps top-tier clients solve their most complex business and technical issues. As a SAP Finance Team Lead, you will deliver innovative business consulting, business process design, systems integration, and application design and management to leading sector organizations in 17 industries worldwide. With access to resources that only a global leader can provide, you will learn valuable skills, gain access to a vast and diverse network of talented professionals, and enjoy unparalleled career, training, and educational opportunities. Visit for more information.The SAP Finance Team Lead brings SAP functional expertise to the project. Working closely with the Saputo Business and IT Team Leads, they will be jointly responsible for: defining the new processes/solutions; planning, tracking; and managing their respective resources within their modules/functional area of the SAP Project. The Team Lead is responsible for managing their respective teams’ deliverables on a daily basis at a very granular level. The Functional Team Lead will perform the Team Lead role while also performing a Functional Consultant role. Description of Duties/Scope of Work:

  • To participate with corresponding Saputo Business and IT Team Leads in jointly managing the execution of the specific SAP module deliverables according to plan;

  • To work with Saputo in developing the future “To-Be” view of the business processes leveraging SAP best practices; pre-engineered business processes; and Saputo business rules.

  • To actively lead the workshops with the Saputo Team to analyze, document and model the business processes, following the agreed methodology

  • To lead the review and approval of the project’s major deliverables as it relates to the Record-to-Report modules and scope

  • To lead and conduct comprehensive testing of business processes and document the results

  • To provide pertinent information for the Organizational Change Management process

  • To follow project standards and procedures, especially as it relates to both issue and scope management

  • To monitor team compliance to ensure they meet standards and procedures

  • To identify and escalate risks

  • To coach/mentor project team members, clarify assignments and deliverables, review the quality of work and manage the integration of team members’ work.


  • Lead a large and diverse team of Functional Consultants across the Record-to-Report stream

  • Collect key data to support building of the system to be used for the Blueprint phase in alignment with the Planning and Scoping report built as part of Phase 3B.

  • Analyze, document and model the business processes based on data collected during Blueprint workshops

  • Lead Blueprint, and ‘Straw-Man’ workshops

  • Ensure that the Saputo business objectives are met by leveraging the system or new business process to realize the desired benefits

  • Lead a benefit realization focused implementation with emphasis on benefits identified during the prior Phase 3B.

  • Lead the design of reports, forms, interfaces, conversions, and enhancement activities

  • Participate in the deployment of the new business processes including transition support

  • Support testing activities

  • Be responsible for managing test defects

  • Support and Guide Saputo’s Business and IT Team Leads

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience and expert knowledge of SAP FICO and integration with other modules. Completion of at least one full life cycle large scale SAP implementations as a Team Lead

  • At least 3 year's experience working within a complex, global, projects

  • Ability to recommend approaches to address functional gaps

  • Excellent conceptualization and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

  • English: Fluent

  • Experience with SAP Financial Consolidations

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