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APAC Tax - Tax Technology & Transformation - SAP GTS

Location:  Shanghai
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 10, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1110181

Want an exciting international career providing global trade automation advisory services at one of the world’s most globally integrated professional accounting firms?  Here is your chance.  We are looking for highly experienced candidates with the requisite SAP GTS functional implementation experience, global trade knowledge, and client-facing skill set who want a great career path at a rapidly expanding business. 

 

EY’s Tax Technology & Transformation (TTT) practice, a Asia-Pacific technology focused group, provides consulting and system implementation services on global customs and import, export and other international trade matters to some of the largest corporations in the world.  We help our clients reduce their global trade costs, identify and address risks to achieve worldwide compliance, as well as enhance and improve trade operations and assist with automating certain trade-related processes.  Our strategic planning ideas and experience dealing with global trade controversy provide unique value to our clients through our expansive global network of dedicated trade professionals. 

 

Leadership of EY TTT practice is on a mission to drive aggressive growth in our revenue, client base and service coverage in the coming years, which will result in a practice significantly larger than our existing size. The enormous growth potential for SAP GTS consulting and implementation services coupled with our aggressive expansion plans will create long-term career paths for those candidates able to deliver in their market-facing and client management role.  Come join EY’s TTT practice on this exciting journey.

 

Job Summary:

 

The SAP GTS Senior Consultant/Manager/Senior Manager in our TTT practice will use his/her experience and technical knowledge of SAP GTS to manage the design and delivery of trade automation solutions to our clients through our different service offerings. The successful candidate will focus on identifying, designing, and delivering solutions that can solve various challenges in a client’s business operations. 

 

The candidate must be able to design and configure SAP GTS to meet client needs, requirements and expectations. A candidate must also be able to manage client projects and our team of resources to deliver high-quality work products.  You will collaborate and work with our global trade colleagues in other countries and regions to deliver SAP GTS technology solutions.

 

The role will require deep knowledge and experience designing, configuring, testing, and deploying SAP GTS technology solutions across a wide array of industries

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage SAP GTS implementation projects, working closely with technical implementation teams and consulting teams through major phases, including requirements, design, software configuration, system integration, testing, cutover and go-live.
  • Help to ensure key project components are in place such as setting up appropriate project organization, a clear statement of requirements and benefits, planning and scheduling project activities, controlling the execution of project plans, managing risk and quality, configuration management, and change control
  • Direct and motivate the project team, while planning and monitoring the project with regards to time, cost and resources when delivering the required outputs
  • Prepare and stage project, if necessary create exception plans in conjunction with project team while partnering with the client program management, and Project Management Office; report and present to the client program management through status reports and stage assessments as a good and fair arbiter, understanding different perspectives when project situations arise and representing all best interests to find a solution
  • Throughout a SAP GTS implementation, the manager/senior manager is responsible for:
    • Managing project work streams and associated resources and deliverables
    • Leading and participating in functional and process requirement workshops with clients to define business, process and functional/data requirements related to global trade operations (imports, exports and localization requirements) 
    • Leading and participating in SAP GTS business and technical solution design workshops
    • Developing and reviewing software implementation work products and deliverables
    • Configuring various aspects of SAP GTS functional modules and processes
    • Providing training to support end users and other key stakeholders on deployed functionality
  • Understand full suite of EY TTT service offerings and able to present to clients.
  • Advise clients on global trade advisory needs and integrate with our network of dedicated global trade professionals.
  • Keep informed of current global customs/trade developments and effectively apply knowledge to client situations.
  • Understand and keep informed of new SAP GTS functionalities to be applied as a client solution.

 

Qualifications, Education and Certification:

  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, International Business or a related field. 
  • Approximately three or more years of related work experience in industry, a professional services firm, a Fortune 500 company or a major importer is helpful. 
  • Proven experience (+5 years) in SAP GTS software implementation projects
  • Technical knowledge in configuring and testing SAP GTS. 
  • Ability to proactively engage clients to describe and market our value-add global trade services and deliver high-quality project deliverables.
  • Proficiency in a technology-enabled environment – experience with trade automation, global trade management systems/software and data analytic tools is highly sought after.
  • Successful project management experience with excellent organizational skills, strong motivation and a positive attitude.
  • Independently coaches, mentors and motivates project teams to influence a positive, accountable and collaborative approach.
  • Effectively communicates project expectations to all team members and stakeholders, including business representatives, partners, customers and consultants.

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