Founded in 1950, Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer GmbH (HBK) is the technology and market leader in the field of measurement technology. Until the end of July 2020, the company operated under the name Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM) and was renamed following the merger with its Danish sister company Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. As a subsidiary of Spectris plc, HBK is globally represented with more than 3,000 employees worldwide and a presence in 80 countries. Sensors, electronics, measurement data acquisition systems and software for test and analysis are developed and produced at the Darmstadt site and sold worldwide to customers within many different industries. State-of-the-art technologies, an international environment, and interesting tasks – working at HBK means developing your own ideas, taking responsibility and implementing projects together in teams with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths.
We are currently looking for a Head of SAP Center of Excellence to further develop the business application landscape. SAP is chosen for HBK to be the system of records and a consolidation of legal entities into the platform is currently ongoing. You will be managing +10 internal SAP consultants primarily located in Darmstadt where you will also be working from, but in a global setting with English being the company language. Some travel to bigger manufacturing locations in China, Denmark and the US is expected.
You have a broad SAP knowledge and can guide senior line managers in best practice and process design, leveraging the deep knowledge your team bring after several years of service within HBK.
Short term priority is to consolidate on the current ECC 6.0 platform with focus on standardizing processes by applying best practice and user adoption. As we are currently deploying Salesforce, processes and data designs must fit between applications. Replatforming the webshop is in planning, and here combined delivery with the dedicated eCommerce team is sales is required.
In the Long term you will be instrumental in setting up the SAP S/4 HANA program. You will be in the center of this transformation working with top management to scope and design the next level implementation including all HBK, multiple manufacturing sites and finance shared service centers.
To success in this assignment, most important is your team management capabilities. You must engage, inspire and develop your team to become a high performing, well respected business advisor, who efficiently deploy new processes and systems.
The HBK values is “Aim High”, “Own It” and “Be True” – is this how you work?
Your responsibility will be:
People management, coaching, energizing and develop capabilities.
Experience in comprehensive project planning and capacity planning is required.
Connect with line managers in primarily Finance and Operations to support them being successful by using SAP standard processes and functionalities.
Prepare business cases for new projects as well as overseeing successful implementation.
Manage the relationship to implementation partners and SAP as a vendor.
To be qualified for this position, we see you should have:
at least 5 years of experience working with SAP in a similar role as manager.
10 years of professional experience with SAP, preferable with end-to-end experience.
Ability to lead design sessions and communicate solution both to IT and business.
Experience with a best of bread application landscape where processes goes across applications and require integrations.
A true people manager knowing the value of teamwork.
Excited to work in a global organization with a high ambition.
Able to communicate effectively with both IT and stakeholders at all levels.
High degree of team spirit and willingness to help others
The job will provide you with an opportunity to further your career alongside some of the best and most passionate technology experts from around the world in a leading company within the test and measurement industry. You will be a strong contributor who collaborates closely with colleagues from various business functions all over the world.
Freedom with responsibility is the framework for HBK’s employees. This allows for a good balance between work and family life and for constant development of professional and personal skills in an international and enjoyable working environment.