EY Advisory Services Senior Manager - Performance Improvement -SAP in United States

Title: Advisory Services Senior Manager - Performance Improvement -SAP

Location: United States

Job Number: UNI00AAV

Whole industries have been disrupted and transformed in recent years by digital technology. As an IT advisory professional, you’ll help businesses realize the value they can gain from their IT investments - supporting strategy and being a key growth driver. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll deliver exceptional client service - providing advice on how technology enablement, digital transformation and enterprise intelligence contribute to performance improvement, as well as how IT can act as multiplying effect during major program transformations.

As organizations look to leverage the advantage IT offers, we’ll work with you to develop the consultancy and analytical skills that you’ll need in today’s environment. Working on projects that cross borders and sectors, the experiences you gain here will be more valuable than anywhere else. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Job Summary:

EY's Information Technology Enablement Practice is a Center of Excellence that assists our national advisory practices in planning, pursuing, delivering and managing large, complex full lifecycle initiatives along with providing experience in leading practices, methods, and resources in the space of Information Technology. Applications Advisory Services within Technology Enablement supports our area offices by providing resources that can design, architect, deliver and lead such initiatives. Application Advisory Services advises clients to understand, architect, select and implement the core applications required to run their business. Our focus will be on helping our clients to achieve following key benefits:

  • An optimal applications portfolio and governance structure that aligns with IT strategy and business architecture

  • Improvement in application performance driving higher customer (internal and external) satisfaction

  • Cost reduction and better investment decisions for applications infrastructure and services

  • Reduction in complexity and improvement in agility for applications to support changing business needs and risk mitigation

Application Advisory Services primarily focuses on the design and optimization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages like SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Cognos, Siebel and others. Our team typically works with Fortune 1000 clients across a variety of industries including Insurance, Banking and Capital Markets, Manufacturing, Pharma, Energy/Utilities, Transportation, Telecommunications and Entertainment/Media.

We currently have a career opportunity for a Senior Manager in Application Advisory Services. The successful Senior Manager will work with and through the EY area offices to assist clients with a variety of needs. The goal is to support our area offices as they build their individual practices and work to facilitate their clients' efforts to make their business units more effective and efficient. To meet that objective, our service offering includes, among others, the analysis of specific business requirements that will translate into sound technology architecture, infrastructure designs and vendor selection.

The opportunity is now. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, serving clients and reaching your full potential - EY Advisory Services is for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Advisory Services by providing business development assistance, and as needed, managing project teams through agreed upon phases of the ERP project governance, requirements definition, vendor selection, risk analysis, customization, testing and training

  • Assist in developing applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership and accelerators to differentiate EY in the ERP advisory market. These are shared with all EY market facing organizations to provide consistency and common platforms with which to go to market

  • Provide broad functional knowledge of all key SAP modules

  • Team with client technology professionals, and/or third-party strategic alliances

  • Demonstrate quality project execution and delivery by successfully monitoring project/program team economics, performance against the job arrangement and budget, and proactively adjust scope, timing, and resources as appropriate and if necessary

  • Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team. Delegate work successfully. Conduct timely performance reviews and provide performance feedback/training. Lead by example

  • Generate new business opportunities by thoroughly understanding EY and its service lines and actively assessing and presenting ways to apply knowledge and services

  • Manage and supervise a team of technology professionals through all phases of the technology lifecycle, including requirements definition, architecture design, conversion and testing

  • Interact and communicate effectively with finance and technology senior and middle management executives

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • a bachelor's degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a master's degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience

  • a degree in computer science, , accounting, finance or a related field (MBA or MS degree preferred)

  • 5-7 years of experience working with SAP, as well as 2-3 full life cycle implementations (or equivalent experience) required

  • Experience executing a business blueprint and documenting business requirements that can be understood by a technical process team

  • Development of project documentation, training materials, requirements gathering and project management methodology experience required

  • Experience with configuration of resource related billing preferred

  • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise finance with technology skills

  • prior consulting experience and a demonstrated history of driving revenue within existing clients and in developing new prospects at the “C” level of Fortune 500 companies

  • ability to lead a team of consulting professionals on multiple projects

  • a willingness to travel to meet client needs; travel is estimated to be 70–90%

  • a valid US driver's license and a valid passport required; willingness and ability to travel internationally

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.