Description

As a leading international food wholesaler, we at METRO are specialized in catering to the needs of hotels, restaurants, caterers (HoReCa), independent merchants (Traders), and more. With approximately 15 million customers worldwide, our unique multichannel mix offers the flexibility of purchasing goods in-store or via our digitally connected Food Service Distribution (FSD) delivery. In addition, we are continuously expanding our international online marketplace, METRO MARKETS, to meet the needs of our professional customers. We furthermore take pride in our commitment to sustainability which is considered in all our actions and being listed in various sustainability indices and rankings for years is proof for our dedication (e. g. MSCI, CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index). With our business operations spanning 32 countries, over 90,000 employees worldwide and generating sales of around €30 billion in the fiscal year 2022/23, we are determined to continue our journey to growth.

At METRO, we have set ourselves ambitious goals with our “sCore” growth strategy which is closely accompanied by our Fundamentals. These shared values provide us with rules of conduct that are binding for everyone at METRO, in all countries and companies. Our commitment to wholesale is at the forefront of our mission, and we are constantly striving to improve. With our ONE METRO spirit, everyone stands together, bringing curiosity, determination, courage, drive, commitment, and trust. Find out more about METRO at careers.metroag.de.

Overview 

A SAP Finance Process Stream Architect Procure to Pay (P2P) is a specialized role focusing on the technical aspects of implementing SAP finance solutions to optimize financial processes within an organization. This role requires a deep understanding of SAP finance modules, such as SAP FI (Financial Accounting) and ARIBA combined with hands-on implementation experience, and the ability to align these solutions with the organization’s financial strategies and goals.

  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Vision and Strategy: Own the value stream vision for business performance and customer experience, ensuring alignment with the organization’s financial objectives 

  • Roadmap Management: Design and maintain the overall roadmap for SAP Finance and Indirect Procurement processes, planning and prioritizing work to meet strategic goals 

  • Process Optimization: Continuously assess and optimize financial processes within the SAP environment to enhance efficiency and accuracy 

  • Quality Standards: Define and uphold the quality standards for financial processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal guidelines 

  • Stakeholder Management: Manage expectations of all stakeholders, including finance teams, IT staff, and executive management, ensuring clear communication and alignment on project goals 

  • Documentation and Compliance: Maintain comprehensive documentation of financial processes and ensure adherence to industry standards and best practices 

  

  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field, combined with solid knowledge in Financial Accounting and Indirect Procurement

  • SAP Expertise: Extensive experience with SAP finance modules, particularly SAP FI, SAP MM and ARIBA.  Familiarity with SAP Fiori and SAP Business Technology Platform are advantageous 

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively manage complex financial processes, systems and issues 

  • Project Management: Proven ability to lead projects, manage timelines, and coordinate with various stakeholders 

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with various levels of the organization and external partners 

  • Certifications: Finance-related SAP Certifications like SAP Certified are advantageous 

  • Industry Knowledge: Experience in retail industry is preferred to tailor SAP solutions effectively 

  • Leadership: Experience in leading development teams or managing cross-functional projects is highly beneficial 

  • Languages: excellent command of English (written and spoken) 

Additional information

To be part of a fast-growing international team that has significant scaling ambitions across multiple markets.

  • Work-Life Balance: Trusted working hours, 30 days of vacation and home office options
  • Further training: A comprehensive further training offer over an own training team as well as an own annual training budget
  • Well-being: Health programs, a free fitness studio on our campus and regular employee events
  • Comfort: Very good public transport connections and free parking spaces including charging facilities for e-mobility. A canteens with a varied selection of meals and discounts in our stores and at many partner companies