Kellogg Sr. IT Solution Architect – Finance Technology in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries.

At the heart of the Kellogg Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe.

We have an opportunity in our Global Enterprise Performance Management team for a Sr. IT Solution Architect at either our Oak Brook, IL, or Battle Creek, MI location. We are looking for a respected IT professional with demonstrated experience in the finance area while leading technology projects for large enterprises. This critical role will drive direction, guidance and definition of technology that effectively support enterprise’s Finance strategies.

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Provides thought leadership in shaping strategic, business technology projects, with an emphasis on Finance application architecture. Utilizes domain knowledge and application portfolio knowledge to play a key role in defining the future state of large, business technology programs

  • Gathers information on existing processes. Performs analysis on current capabilities versus desired capabilities

  • Contributes to the IT strategy and ensures alignment with architectural strategy and business goals

  • Assists product manager in the creation of a transformation roadmap with long and short term plans for new and improved processes and policies

  • Defines principles that guide technology decisions and the relationship between enterprise business context (industry and market trends) and specified technology

  • As a member of the Global Enterprise Performance Management team:

  • Build consensus for a strategic vision and roadmap for the organization to identify and prioritize information architecture projects and investments that are consistent with the business strategies

  • Collaborates with Global Operation Business Solution leadership and their teams and suppliers to ensure that proposed and existing IT improvement solutions are aligned with organizational goals and objectives

  • Ensure alignment between business goals and Finance systems roadmaps and related system integration, and knowledge/content management incorporating external best practices

  • Provide direction on system’s architecture in collaboration with IT business resource managers and business leaders, to guide solution development and strategic use of information assets across the portfolio that leverages our financial data platform capabilities

  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies associated with finance and system architecture

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED and significant related experience

  • Extensive experience working on many complex technology (IT) delivery initiatives for Corporate financial services systems

  • Extensive experience in SAP FI Finance and BPC Business Planning

  • Prior experience leading technology projects for finance in a large scale enterprise

  • In-depth knowledge of IT processes with understanding of how they operate and levers that impact performance this includes end to end software development lifecycle

  • Experience in leveraging Big Data and analytics technologies to solve financial services analytical needs

  • Broad knowledge and awareness of regulatory and Policy aspects of the Corporate Financial Services industry

  • Experience working on projects to introduce ZBB (Zero based budget) and SaaS (software as a service) based solutions for finance applications

  • Experience in requirements definition, mapping and gap analysis with enterprise systems

  • Excellent leadership and consultative skills with ability to influence and align across organizational silos

  • Ability to build constructive relationships, present ideas and communicate change to all stakeholders

  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work and the ability to work in a virtual team environment

  • Must be a confident, self-starter, self-motivated individual who really enjoys the challenges that come with driving, coaching, training and mentoring groups on process improvement

Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

  • Educational background on Financial and Accounting services will be a plus

  • Industry recognized certifications related to planning systems, SAP, BPC

  • Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of SAP HANA based Architecture

  • Practical understanding, experience and knowledge of Anaplan

WHAT’S NEXT

It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

  • New Hire Benefits Guide at http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/

  • Kellogg K-Values at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html

THE FINER PRINT

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Sr. IT Solution Architect – Finance Technology

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Other Locations: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: INF001107

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Jun 3, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No