This role leads consulting and implementation services to our clients within the corporate functions portfolio (HR, Finance, Legal, Audit, etc.). You will act as a trusted advisor supporting business as they evolve their technical footprint on their transformational journey to cloud and SaaS models.
Consulting & Advisory (35%)
Acts as a trusted advisor to internal clients by proactively building relationships with the business, colleagues and external stakeholders to understand business as-is state and roadmap.
Works in partnership with preferred vendors to understand product roadmaps and recommend new solutions and ideas to enhance business model.
Uses industry consulting methodologies to understand business requests/expected outcomes to translate and document them into requirements, prototypes and/or technical solutions.
Evaluates current business problems and provides advice on the applicability and usability of alternative technology products or solutions.
Leads conversations in ambiguous situations and influences discussions to guide clients to made decisions/ come to resolution on outstanding items/ issues.
Leads meetings to communicate technical landscape and complexities to all relevant stakeholders.
Works with businesses to identify prioritization conflicts and proposes alternative solutions or options.
Provide inputs in promoting and implementing best-practice solutions for business processes and product capabilities (SAP HCM, SAP Financials, SAP Cloud Integration and/or SuccessFactors).
Is actively plugged into external product communities, user groups, etc. and conducts research to develop knowledge and bring forward best practices and research ways to maximize business value for technical solutions.
Technical Collaboration & Execution: (40%)
Provides end to end technical direction and execution (analysis, design, development, configuration, testing, deployment) across various SAP on premise and cloud applications (SAP HCM, S4/HANA, SAP Cloud Integration Platform) for large-scale projects within the corporate functions portfolio.
Leads the overall analysis, scoping, estimating and planning for large / complex initiatives with the PMO.
Rationalizes and documents technology requirements that would match with proposed products/ services to address stakeholder needs.
Understands the as-is situation and goals of the client and contributes to roadmap design (processes, applications, systems, new functionality, migration and conversion) as well as the appropriate operating concept based on SAP’s offerings to enhance efficiencies and the employee experience.
Works in partnership with internal colleagues and our external technical partners to investigate and research problems and provides solutions.
Fulfills operational or enhancement work requests as needed.
Works on multiple projects and meets deliverables through goal setting, time management, planning and leveraging practices and process to manage and simplify work.
Is comfortable working with ambiguity.
Transformation & Continuous Improvement (25%)
Acts as a change agent by actively promoting the review and implementation of new department technologies, methods, practices and tools to evolve corporate technology’s product and service offerings.
Proactively seeks out and recommends process, automation and system opportunities to reduce manual effort/time and decrease implementation time.
Fosters a collegial atmosphere by sharing knowledge and experience with members of the team to upskill and guide them on better ways of doing things.
Pro-actively acquires new knowledge through online learning/training, knowledge transfers, research and/or external use community to apply innovative thinking to solve problems.
Applies a high level of detail to work and consistently looks for ways to improve the quality of a product.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as Sr. BSA/ Functional IT Consultant within HR or Finance.
Minimum of 5 years providing consulting on large scale ERP technical/ SaaS implementations (e.g. PeopleSoft, SAP HCM, Workday, SuccessFactors, etc.).
Minimum 2 years experience analyzing, configuring, testing and deploying SAP HCM on premise functionality (OM, PA, Payroll or Benefits).
Demonstrated experience working within SDLC/Agile: analysis, design, configuration, prototyping, testing deployment with cloud and on-premises applications.
Previous experience working in a vendor managed services model.
Experience working with demanding business areas, managing relationships and setting expectations.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task, juggling multiple priorities in a professional manner.
Ability to lead and collaborate remotely.
Experience with SAP activate methodology.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Must have a positive, optimistic attitude- solution oriented focused on improvement.
Is a change agent, embraces and promotes change- is excited about adapting new tools and processes and assists with deployment.
Is passionate about technology, the user experience and the business, loves to learn and pass on learning to other and champions new ideas.
University degree or certification in computer science.
General knowledge of HR or Finance business processes/practices.
Demonstrated functional understanding of SAP HCM, S4/HANA and/or SuccessFactors.
Demonstrated high level of personal ownership, collaborative team- work, holistic value-centric perspective, work adaptability and innovation.
Ability to work under pressure, working on multiple projects simultaneously and juggling priorities.
Knowledge of SAP Data Services, Data Integration and Data Quality
Must be open to travel
Ability to understand and debug ABAP codes would be an asset.
Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.
As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.
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Canada Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.
Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted