Description

Role Purpose

To lead the portfolio team in the implementation of integrations required from SuccessFactors to downstream Payroll, Recruiting and Onboarding, and other HR modules.

To manage the portfolio of Technology products for the People Function, focusing on maximizing the value of the portfolio, and achieving the right balance and mix of products, as well as directly supervising the People Product Managers. To bridge the gap of understanding between customer needs, operational needs, and technology capabilities; lead the team and support the business with the technical implementation and support of Recruitment, On-Boarding, Performance and Goals, Learning, and other SuccessFactors or 3rd party modules.

Main Responsibilities

  • Management of the Product Managers and Application Engineers, including performance management (i.e. annual performance reviews), task assignment/prioritization, leave time approval, and coordination of all follow-the-sun and support activities if required. Providing career development guidance for the team
  • Management of SuccessFactors technical implementation and product support to include Employee Central, Compensation, Recruitment, On-Boarding modules
  • Manage projects and teams within budget and timelines
  • Develop business cases, project estimates, and plans for new system projects within the portfolio, in line with the Technology PMO processes. Prepare and deliver professional communications to various levels of the organization to communicate project objectives, status, risks, and achievement of the expected goals
  • Implement the portfolio roadmap to centralize, standardize, and optimize all office-based and enterprise applications related to the assigned portfolio
  • Work with the Product Managers to manage vendors, including analysis of third-party spending 
  • Ensure compliance with our Information Security Management System policies (ISMS) and all other Technology processes related to the effective management of the portfolio and implementation of SuccessFactors and the integrations
  • Ensure the team follows the Change Management, Release Management, and Technical Change designated processes
  • Ensure the technical knowledge base, solutions support plans, and relevant technical training are provided to the Service Desk and On-site Support teams as necessary
  • A main focus for the duration of the contract will be to manage the integration work required for SuccessFactors integrations.  This will include:
    • Work with the PM, procurement, global security, the enterprise architecture team, HR Talent Management, and Payroll teams (the business) and the vendor to execute the statement of work for each integration
    • Collaborate with business analysts, developers, and end-users to gather requirements and translate them into technical solutions
      Collaborate with the People Systems and analytics teams, the HR Talent Management and Payroll teams, and internal technical and vendor teams to ensure security approval, design, map, develop, test, and implement integrations between SAP SuccessFactors and other systems
    • Collaborate with the technology business analyst and People Systems and analytics teams as it relates to SuccessFactors Employee Central and where new fields may be required by the downstream system to facilitate integration
    • Oversee the testing process.  Work with the business, vendor, and QA teams to ensure integration testing and UAT test scenarios, test records, and testing are completed to BM standards
    • Work with the business to complete the UAT and gain sign-off from the business for UAT
    • Oversee hypercare period and carry out post-integration checks, review error logs, and resolve any issues
    • Work with the relevant business, technology, or vendor teams to resolve integration issues promptly
    • Co-ordinate with the PM, business, People Systems and analytics, vendor, and technology teams for cutover planning
    • Ensure relevant documentation related to integration processes is developed and maintained, including mapping specifications, data flows, and error-handling procedures
    • Ensure appropriate monitoring and escalation are in place before ‘Go-Live’ for each integration
    • Provide technology support to business teams on integration-related topics
  • Work with the Service Delivery management team to introduce new processes and practices to develop and improve project delivery performance across all portfolios
  • Develop and enhance relationships with Technology and Business teams, actively managing expectations & monitoring satisfaction levels
  • Act as an escalation point for business challenges from a delivery or relationship perspective for the People Team

Travel Requirements

Ad hoc travel may be required.  As a global firm, there is a requirement to work with teams from other time zones, flexibility in working hours is therefore required.Ad hoc travel may be required.  As a global firm, there is a requirement to work with teams from other time zones, flexibility in working hours is therefore required.

About The Team

Function


The Firm's Technology function is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the firm's global technology infrastructure, including architecture, hardware, software, computer networking, communications, and data management. The function works closely with lawyers, clients, and Business Professionals' functions to ensure our technology offering is best-in-class and forward-thinking, allowing the Firm to provide its clients with cutting-edge, innovative legal and business advice via up-to-date technology products and solutions.

Team

The Solutions Team is responsible for the management and delivery of optimized software applications that meet the needs of the Business.

This role will report to the Associate Director, People Solutions.

The direct reports of this role are the Product managers and Application engineers for People Solutions.

The key relationships of this role are with the following:

  • Talent business leads
  • Portfolio Managers for the other Service Delivery Solutions Teams
  • Technical Services teams

About The Candidate

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business information systems or equivalent
  • Strong hands-on work experience in a professional environment
  • Strong level of experience as an Integrations Specialist, with a focus on SAP SuccessFactors modules 
  • SAP SuccessFactors certifications (e.g., SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP SuccessFactors) are an advantage 
  • Demonstrable experience working with middleware platforms, SAP Cloud Integration/ CPI
  • Strong understanding of SAP SuccessFactors modules, including Employee Central, Recruiting, Onboarding, Learning, and Performance Management
  • Proven experience leading a team in the implementation and support of SuccessFactors Employee Central, and other SF modules
  • Demonstrable experience leading successful product implementations and ongoing enhancements
  • Strong understanding of the relevant portfolio requirements and a good level of knowledge of some of the products within the portfolio
  • Strong awareness of and interest in technology trends relevant to the portfolio 
  • Knowledge of HR business processes and how they relate to SAP SuccessFactors
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to conceptualize integration design, HR Talent Management data and processes
  • Ability to translate technology solutions to business audiences, to engage and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization including technical and non-technical stakeholders, building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication abilities, with a track record of building trust and respect at all levels of an organization
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Personal qualities

These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location.

Know how

  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences; distills a range of possibilities by thinking in a considered, prudent manner
  • Has the capacity to take on new ideas and develop knowledge and think holistically about business and address media, analyst, employee, and client audiences
  • Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with the agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis

Dedication

  • Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards
  • Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility, uses initiative and is self reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible
  • Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands
  • Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situations

Personal Impact

  • Uses complex, coordinated influencing/negotiation strategies, adapted to people, organizations, and/or the situation, e.g. networks
  • Leverages direct reports to facilitate increased collaboration across the organization
  • Builds partnerships based on a common agreement that acknowledges individual differences but creates a new commonality beyond root belief large-scale
  • Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity
  • Negotiates to achieve mutually satisfactory outcomes; shows good judgment on when to stand strong and when to compromise
  • Invests in, nurtures, and builds a network of productive relationships

Humanity

  • Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent
  • Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people
  • Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion.

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,200 people in 74 offices in 45 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of a 1,000 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • Thomson Reuters (formerly Acritas' Sharplegal) Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index, 2010- 2022 - ranked 1st
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2021-2022: currently ranked 52nd
  • Thomson Reuters ranked the Firm No. 1 for cross-border deals for the last 12 years. More than 70% of our deals are cross-border.
  • For the 14th consecutive year, the Firm was ranked first for deals with emerging market involvement, by both number of announced and completed deals.
  • Law360 ranked the Firm as one of the 400 Largest US Law Firms in in its annual survey in 2020.
  • Identified as one of the Hall of Fame for best law firms for women by Working Mother magazine, 2011-2021.
  • Received a a Gold Award in Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index of Top Global Employers for LGBTQ+ Inclusion.
  • Ranked as one of the Top 20 Employers in the 2023 Social Mobility Employer Index.
  • Received Double Certification for earning top marks in the 2022 Corporate Equality Index and Equidad MX of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
  • Winner of the Europe Mentorship Programme - International Firm award in the Euromoney Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2021
  • Winner of the Gender Diversity International Firm, Talent Management International Firm, and Work-Life Balance International Firm awards in the Euromoney Women in Business Law Asia Awards 2021

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As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a Firm of individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas, and points of view who collegially work together to solve complex problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple perspectives come from many sources, including the diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, parental status, education, social background and life experience of our people.

Our global strategy is focused on our people, our culture, our clients and the communities where we operate. In 2019 we enacted ambitious new targets related to gender, racial and ethnic diversity at the Firm. These targets are viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, to advancing underrepresented groups, and they are backed by a variety of strategic initiatives aimed at achieving our goals. Our strategic vision is supported in London by six active employee led networks which champion diversity, lead on a number of internal campaigns and deliver a range of activity to celebrate differences in identity, inclusion, and key dates throughout the year including: LGBT+ History Month, International Women's Day, International Trans Day of Visibility, Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride, Black History Month, Social Mobility Week, International Day of Disabled Persons and many more!

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