IS SAP Finance Project Manager

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8271S
  • Closing date 13th Dec 2020

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

MBDA is working on a migration strategy to move from it’s current SAP ECC6 systems to SAP S/4 Hana across the Group. This strategy will impact on a number of Domain areas including Finance. The implementation of S/4 Hana will provide an opportunity for the Finance Domain to review it’s use of existing tools and determine a roadmap for consolidation across the Group and provide best in class tools for business users. To assist this process in the UK we are seeking a Project Manager with experience in the Finance Domain.

What are we looking for?
  • Some functional understanding of Finance processes
  • Knowledge of Finance tools in particular SAP FI/CO/PS and BPC, Integrity and Process Director is desirable
  • Managing project teams in a matrix organisation including a number of Service Providers and Vendors; and representing UK requirement at international level
  • Capable of providing Innovative solutions
  • Experience delivering a range of projects from small change to large transformations.
  • Track record of successful project management – delivering projects to time, budget and scope.
  • Demonstrable experience of using project management methodologies – e.g. Prince2.
  • Finance, risk and issue management.
  • Good communication and presentation skills – capable of engaging at both Director level, all users and with technical resources.
  • Organisational awareness and the ability to adapt behaviours based on various factors.
  • Self-motivated; able to work on own initiative to meet deadlines required by the role.
  • A high level of proficiency in MS Office.
  • Desirable: Demonstrable experience of working in a multinational environment – specifically Europe.

What’s in it for you?
  • Being an actor within MBDA international and NATIONAL Finance Toolset roadmap looking for national consolidation of tools based upon maximum utilisation of SAP S/4 Hana
  • Progress your personnel development in functional, and managerial experience
  • Build on your past experiences & learning and define, develop & deliver quality solutions on schedule and to cost.
  • Become part of a well-respected team of dedicated people that are internally and externally recognised for capability, dedication and flexibility.
  • Having the opportunity to work both nationally & internationally, broaden your horizons by embracing the rich cultural diversity of our company: France, Italy, Germany and UK.
  • Help shape the future of the team; bring ideas, fresh insights and potentially new ways of working.
  • Contribute on the Finance international team to share UK Finance requirement cross Group and build a Core Model, when possible

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role
  • Deliver Information Systems projects to agreed, time, budget and scope. Projects are mainly related to the Finance domain, but may also be for other domains such as Procurement
  • Work closely with the IS Finance Domain Manager based in France
  • Represent UK requirement for the Finance road map and projects
  • Initiation: formulate scope, define and deliver business case and obtain budget for UK specific and UK elements of Group projects
  • Execution: deploy proven deliverables, handover to operations and close down project.
  • Ensure that the outsourced provider deliver regular and accurate project reports
  • Provide monthly management status report for all projects
  • Work closely with the IM outsourced Project Managers to ensure efficient roll-out of projects
  • Raise and resolve requests for change of project budgets, scope &/or timescales
  • Manage cross-functional internal teams, external consultancies, service providers and software vendors.
  • Recommend any service improvements or service metrics observed whilst managing project roll-out
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the Finance business area to ensure customer expectation and IS deliverables are aligned
  • Provide guidance to business SME’s on current Finance functionality within the current toolset
  • Provide innovation to optimise Finance business process

What’s great about the team?
  • Working in partnership with the internal customer, Information Systems delivers business value and innovation to the organisation.
  • Opportunity to work in a large multicultural team – IS Group is made up of 50 people including technical engineers and project managers across a wide variety of cultures and with vast experiences.
  • Strong team working to ensure things happen with a positive outcome for the business

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.


We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.


With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.


We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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