EPM Developer

  • Job Reference: 682330
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
  • Website: https://www.tescoplc.com/
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

The objective of the Global Technology Finance and Property Services team is to work with both Finance and Technology teams to understand business requirements for system changes, provide proof of concepts, complete application reviews, and build and deliver the technical solutions to continuously improve and evolve the systems.

The aim is to bring improved control, automation, simplification, and convergence using next- generation technology, using strong change governance processes to ensure environments and great prioritisation allow for quality deployments right first time.

Tesco went through the largest Finance Transformation project in Europe where we implemented Oracle Fusion ERP and EPM (EPBCS, TRCS, HFM, DRM, ARCS, FCM) modules on the latest SAAS and IAAS Cloud based technologies. Using your management, consulting and technical expertise you will play a vital business partnering role in delivering the fast-paced rapidly-moving Global change agenda, required by the business.

You will be responsible for

  • Technical and Functional expertise Oracle EPM applications and be known as the SME and go to person for all areas you manage. Preferred EPBCS experience.
  • Accountable for ensuring that new functionalities, new standards and innovations are at the forefront of the change agenda
  • Lead discussions and discovery workshops with Global Process Owners (GPO) and other stakeholders to identify and understand business needs, ensuring all technical/non-technical options are considered, changes are aligned to global design and accounting integrity is sustained.
  • Build and Maintain a strong working relationship with the Finance function to ensure finance systems adhere to the governance requirements
  • Understanding of project management skills and methodologies including Waterfall, Agile and Scrum to ensure that development of changes are built in a controlled environment and deployed in a timely manner
  • Strong documentation skills to develop and update, Configuration management documents, Unit Testing documents, Technical Design Specifications and Configuration Workbooks
  • Analyse and assess requests for change ensuring that impacts on other systems, reporting, data, processes and integrations are clearly understood 
  • Drive the standard for best practice, ensuring best in class capabilities and standards are maintained
  • Deliver excellence by keeping abreast of new trends and current thinking, attend webinars, other online events and user community and external user forums and use your learnings when influencing the delivery of change
  • Train and articulate changes made, turning technical language into functional so that users can understand the system to ensure that processes and end users understand the full impacts
  • Manage risk by unit testing developments in conjunction with all other changes ensuring strong environment management is undertaken so that changes to deployed and successful first time
  • Run regression tests through test environments to ensure monthly patches do not have adverse impacts
  • Work with Technology to trouble shoot, analyse and prepare Root Cause Analysis for defects
  • Ensure Key Financials Controls and SoX requirements are followed, updated and regularly tested

You will need

  • Expert Technical in-depth knowledge of EPM modules, specifically Oracle PBCS (EPBCS)
  • Ability to manage a number of complex, fast moving projects at a time
  • Big picture thinking - ability to understand end to end process
  • Innovative in nature
  • Skilled at business analysis and problem solving
  • Creative and logical thinker with a vision
  • Attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Ability to react quickly and change directions at short notice
  • Influencing stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent understanding of system setups and linkages
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Extensive Experience developing a Global set of complex Finance Systems
  • Sound Finance knowledge and understanding
  • Good understanding of Controls & Compliance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Working knowledge of SR process on My Oracle Support

Essentials:

  • Experience with building and maintaining rules in EPM applications
  • Oracle PBCS (EPBCS) application admin experience
  • Experience in HFM administration
  • Strong experience of using FDMEE
  • Having worked with Scrum / Agile / Waterfall
  • Strong understanding of a Change Governance
  • Experience working with Cloud based systems (SAAS)
  • Sound Finance knowledge and understanding

Desirables:

  • Experience in other Oracle EPM applications ARCS / TRCS / HFM administration
  • Understanding of other EPM applications such as OneStream / Anaplan
  • Good understanding of automation technology / configuration tools
  • Qualified accountant

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren't limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted Gympass membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes - Join our Buy As You Earn' & Save As You Earn' share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C's apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move or anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day'.

Our business was built with a simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we're finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

The position will be based at our: Shire Park Campus - Welwyn Garden City