KIK Products Senior SAP FICO Analyst - 1 year Contract in Woodbridge, Ontario
As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.
KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.
KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division
Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.
KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division
KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.
The Senior FICO Analyst will be a key member of our expanding Information Systems Team, which is accountable for all system analyst activities for the KIK Consumer Brands (KCB) Division. This division is lead from the Vaughan offices and has locations throughout the world.
Description: The Senior FICO Analyst is part of the KCB Division Information Systems team. The incumbent engages directly with business users, process owners and management alongside IT/IS team interfaces. This role is responsible for managing business process changes, specifications, configuration, testing, training and for providing business consultancy and system support focusing on all SAP Financial modules.
This role is based in Vaughan, ON and will have global responsibilities for locations outside of Canada including US, Europe and Australia with travel requirements of approximately 10%.
Business and Technical Skills
Works closely with the User Subject Matter Experts, user community, other SAP business analysts, SAP development team and other team members on IT projects.
Researches, analyzes, designs, identifies and facilitates process improvements that focus on providing standard SAP functionality to meet business requirements wherever possible
Provides training and mentoring to others in the company related to area of expertise
Defines and implements best business practices, adhering to the business standards for the FICO functional processes
Translates business requirements into detailed functional specifications, test scripts, and other system documentation while adhering to company standards
Identifies costs, benefits, risks, and alternatives in proposed system designs and their impact on the integration with other systems and SAP modules
Performs SAP configuration to support changing and new business needs.
Troubleshoots application problems and proposes optimal resolutions.
Supports for monthly and year-end activities.Coordinate and test the use and development of new SAP and Integrated Supporting Systems functionality.
Design and develop reports and reporting structures to meet use and end-user needs.
Provide training on new functionality and assistance in the use of SAP and Integrated Supporting Systems to users and end-users.
Forge relationships with the business. Communicate well and clearly, taking the time to understand user feedback and incorporate into recommendations and requirements
Demonstrate leadership, flexibility and the ability to lead Power Users and effectively interface with various Finance managers. Consistently achieving consensus is a key attribute of the successful Senior FICO Analyst
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, administration or business related major. MBA or CPA preferred.
Requires 7 years’ experience in an SAP ERP environment, with at least 3 years front end business experience as an accountant or finance professional, and 5 years of experience supporting the Finance and controlling functions within SAP FICO.
Experience with at least one full life cycle implementation. Project management experience preferred.
SAP FICO certified preferred but not required
Manufacturing industry experience preferred
Must be an SAP accounting and costing expert. Ability to implement best practices of General Ledger, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Product costing, cost center accounting, profit center accounting and Profitability Analysis,
Extensive knowledge/experience with the development of functional specifications as well as development requirements is required.
Overall understanding and knowledge of SAP BW/SAP Queries.
Proven ability to quickly learn existing Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. SAP capability, Standard industry best practice) in order to produce an optimal business solution.
Understanding of the SAP Integrated Planning toolset
Possesses the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users on adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.
Excellent communication and business relationship skills
A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.
Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.
KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Accommodation available upon request.