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Solution Architect - Finance

Company: Nike, Inc.
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

Nike's Enterprise Architecture team partners and engages with business and technology leaders across all the business functions within the enterprise in planning, creating, maintaining and executing a capability roadmap aligned to the overall company and functional strategies to ensure that the people, process, data insights/information, and technology needs are accurately collected and planned for short, medium and long term execution.

The Finance Principal Solutions Architect will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to design, implement and support new business capabilities strategic to Nike's long-term growth. The immediate responsibilities for this role will be to support solution architecture for Nike's S/4 Hana implementation as part of it Strategic Enterprise Capabilities program.

This role will lead or participate in Finance solutions primarily centered around SAP systems and recommend SAP and Accounting best practices. The applicant is expected to drive continuous improvements and SAP best practices in support of the company vision and roadmap.

The role, however, is not limited to ERP, a broader understanding of Finance application ecosystem is very essential to be successful in this role.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establish relationships with Finance /Controlling/FP&A stakeholders and be an advocate for their business and technology needs across all global Markets.

- Collaborate with Product Creation, Planning, Purchasing, Sales & Supply Chain functions for a deeper understanding of their business processes and their dependency and relations with Finance function.

- Develops solution options, recommendations, designs based on domain roadmaps/requirements following API first model, enterprise security standards and reference architectures

- Engage, collaborate and partner with various functional leaders, technical leaders and executive stakeholders globally

- Provides technology guidance and insight to various business & technology Domain leaders

- Ensures architecture alignment across domains and enabling functions (verticals and horizontals)

- Gain acceptance of solution & ensure decisions are made and deviations from standards are properly identified, addressed/documented.

- Provides expert technical advice to domain delivery team and monitor solution compliance with Nike's architecture principles.

- Effectively collaborate with onshore or offshore team for delivering solutions.

- Support Finance Engineering teams and ensure solid technical architecture in adherence to Nike's Architecture principles.

- Develop Enterprise Solution Architecture patterns

- Advocate and drive adoption of "best practices" to ensure standardization of solution designs across the enterprise

- Monitor IT trends identify new capabilities, conduct proof of concepts and evolve architecture standards

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

- Bachelor's Degree in computer science, Business, (or related) or the equivalent in work experience.

- 10 + years of experience in the Information technology profession focused on ERP design and management.

- 7+ years of SAP FICO related modules with SAP configuration and implementation experience.

- Experience implementing, integrating, and/or maintaining SAP ERP suites in the Retail/Fashion/Footwear industries

- Experience with best in class systems and best practices processes that support wholesale and retail financial business models

- Excellent understanding of Order to Cash Finance and financial implications of retail omni channel models.

- Deep understanding of the integration with other ECC modules (especially MM, PP and SD)

- Experience with SAP CO-PA, Product Costing and Material Ledger

- Experience on transfer pricing and intercompany markup projects.

- Experience with Thomson Reuters Tax Engine and its integration with SAP. Good understanding of integration points of tax within Order to Cash and Procure to Pay processes.

- Experience working with Third Party systems for outbound and inbound interfaces, familiarity with SAP configuration.

- Experience with finance SaaS solutions such as Coupa, Concur, Blackline

- Experience working on new rollouts with Country specific local legal requirements pertaining to North America, APAC, EMEA

- Ability to identify, clarify and resolve project issues and risks as needed.

- Good analytical problem solving and fact-finding skills.

- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

- Strong relationship building skills, internally within IT and with business users.

- Ability to multi-task and manage time and resources efficiently and effectively.

- Ability to work independently.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
- Background in Retail industry is helpful.

- Certification in SAP FICO module is helpful.

- Experience in Business Intelligence or BPC

- Experience working on US GAAP, IFRS Accounting.

- Experience with S4/HANA or Simple Finance

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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