BHP Billiton Principal SAP HR in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Principal SAP HR

Job No.40343481

Work TypeFull Time - Permanent

LocationMalaysia - Kuala Lumpur

CategoriesTechnology/IT - Tecnología/IT

Published15 Jun 2017| Singapore Standard Time

Applications close28 Jun 2017| Singapore Standard Time

Principal SAP HR| Technology | Kuala Lumpur

Join our Technology team expansion

At BHP Billiton, we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the Opportunity

The Principal SAP HR supports the Lead SAP HR / Payroll in the delivery of detailed design, build, testing and deployment of all projects, change and incidents related to SAP HR / Payroll ensuring the solution will meet the business requirements and in line with applicable BHP Billiton technology standards.

Key relationships that are critical for success in this role:

  • Centre Lead, SAP Competency Centre

  • Other Senior SAP Functional Specialists

  • Enterprise Applications

  • Technology Business Partners for HR / Payroll

  • Key HR / Payroll Stakeholders

  • Outsourced Service Provider

Key remit:

  • Work with the Team Lead to deliver detailed design, build, testing and deployment and governance within the assigned SAP HR / Payroll Projects, change and incidents, working with the release managers and project managers with agreed quality and timelines.

  • Performs complex Business process design, functional configuration, modification, and testing tasks involving complex components of SAP HR / Payroll.

  • Assist Team Lead and Project Managers (if required) in Change Request (CR) scope review (including base business requests, break-fix, new enhancements and new functionality).

  • Coordinate with other Senior Functional Specialists to understand the cross functional impacts of the CRs.

  • Review and approvals for design deliverables.

  • Participate in the planning, estimation and execution of releases to SAP production environments.

  • Recognised as the functional expert and go-to person within the SAP HR / Payroll team, having deep functional/business expertise within SAP HR / Payroll;

  • Review design options and make recommendations for choice of design, which are fit for propose and in line with BHP Billiton standards

  • Provide technical leadership and lead, guide, and coordinate teams of both internal and vendor resources on functional design.

  • Work collaboratively with the business stakeholders to understand requirements and ensure they are appropriately translated to solutions that fulfil those business requirement.

  • Understand cross-functional integration issues, and work with other team leads to develop appropriate solutions.

  • Help resolve queries from other Functional SMEs and Project Managers; Act as a PoC for the Project Managers and Team Leads to help keep track of delivery progress and issue resolutions.

  • Work with the Centre Support team in developing and maintaining SAP training solutions for the business that are aligned to the architecture and requirements of SAP HR / Payroll.

  • Maintain a continuous improvement mindset by identifying better ways of working through CR and Project lifecycle.

  • Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of all Blueprints within SAP HR / Payroll.

  • Assist the Team Lead to design, develop, and document complex operational and technical processes, functions, and procedures involving SAP HR / Payroll.

  • Review business-facing documentation (e.g. user manuals, solution briefs, functional summaries) that is prepared by the HR / Payroll Specialists and Analysts.

  • Ensure all proposed functional requirements, enhancements, incidents and projects follow Technology architecture standards, GLD’s, Estimate reviews, SOX adherence.

  • Ensure and maintain the operational integrity of the SAP HR / Payroll solution.

  • Drive process and deliverables standards within SAP HR / Payroll.

  • Act as a delegate to Team Lead as requested.

  • Engage with internal stakeholders in technology and business stakeholders, (when required) for business requirements, scope review, planning and scheduling of CRs, projects.

  • Communicate with SMEs across the SAP Competency Centre landscape regarding operational support of SAP, with focus on integration with dependent processes and applications.

  • Commits to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development, as well as BHP Billiton's Charter and Code of Conduct.

About you

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field supported by relevant experience.

  • Minimum of ten (10) + years of post-qualification experience within SAP HR / Payroll working in a multinational organization or consulting organisation, specializing in design and configuration of relevant SAP HR / Payroll modules.

  • Expert knowledge of SAP Process, design and configuration experience in at least 2 or more of the following areas required: SAP Human Capital Management, Payroll(SG, US, MY, AU, Chile, UK), Success Factors and knowledge of other HR process areas including Resourcing, Learning / Training, Reward, Organizational Capability and Employee Lifecycle Management. SAP HR / Payroll is a must.

  • Minimum five (5) full life cycle implementation of relevant SAP HR / Payroll modules required as a design lead. Preferably experience global implementations and in the resources industry.

  • Ability to lead and work effectively in a diverse and globally dispersed virtual team environment, guiding and supporting team members.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.

  • Strong relationship building/networking skills and ability to influence key stakeholders.

  • Ability to enforce structure and discipline but remain flexible to situational priorities and provide timely decision making.

What we offer you

At BHP Billiton, we will provide you an environment to:

  • be autonomous and support (you) to use initiative;

  • be accountable and performance driven;

  • work flexibly with a focus on outcomes, not hours;

  • problem-solve collaboratively together;

  • Activate your improvement mindset, experimentation and agile learning.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP Billiton, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, clean office environment, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

Reference Number – 40343481

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

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