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Senior Business Consultant (SAP FICO)


Guangzhou - RHQ, CN

Business Unit: 

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Support Functions

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.


What you will be doing

As Business Consultant, you employ considerable managerial and technical skills as a solution expert and a point of contact for business  IT needs.  We are looking for an experienced and driven Internal Business Consultant specializing in implementing and maintaining the Finance processes. In this critical role, you will collaborate with our cross-functional teams to optimize our internal Finance processes using SAP, ensuring efficient and accurate financial operations across our global operations. You will also play a key role in template rollouts within the SAP Finance domain within APAC region.

The jobholder will be part of the IT team, reporting to the Head of Business Applications APAC, and will interact with the business teams of Umicore (APAC), and within the IS department (at global and local level).



  • Partner with internal stakeholders and IS HQ teams to assess and understand their Finance requirements and challenges, and provide expert guidance on leveraging SAP to streamline processes.
  • Design, implement and maintain standardized Finance procedures and best practices within the SAP environment, ensuring compliance with global accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with the IT team and external consultants to configure and customize the SAP Finance modules.
  • Roll-out template solution for Finance processes, ensuring consistent practices and efficient utilization of SAP functionality across all regions and subsidiaries.
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of existing Finance processes and systems, identifying areas for improvement, automation, and optimization, with a focus on template harmonization.
  • Lead and support SAP implementation and upgrade projects related to Finance capabilities, coordinating with cross-functional teams to ensure successful project delivery within defined timelines and budgets.
  • Develop and deliver training to enhance the SAP skills and knowledge of internal users, enabling them to effectively navigate and utilize the finance functionalities.
  • Providing ongoing support, guidance, and troubleshooting assistance to end-users, addressing their queries and resolving system-related issues.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in SAP Finance, template design, and proactively recommend innovative solutions to drive continuous process improvements.
  • Coordinate with Regional / Corporate Finance departments Global Finance Service, Tax, Treasury.


Who we are looking for


Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent by experience in IT technology.   

Native profile (Chinese)

Technical skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the following SAP Finance Controlling (functional and technical side), as well as Microsoft office. 
  • Experience with S4 HANA project is a MUST.
  • 10 years of experience or above, with at least 5 proven full-cycle implementation experience.
  • Working experience as both external consultant and internal consultant is preferred.
  • Knowledge of APAC localizations (finance) is a valuable asset.

Language skills

  • Excellent command and fluency in English.
  • Cantonese is a plus.

Managerial skills:

  • Designer of solutions, analyse business process and translate in technical terms the functional description.
  • Build business cases in order to prioritize actions in compliance with group rules and IT roadmaps / strategy.
  • Work in an international / multi-cultural environment, with different person profiles and managing different priorities simultaneously.
  • Manage changes in working methods, processes and tools.
  • Plan the sequence of actions in a project mode, while staying flexible in changing priorities environment.
  • Willingness to travel: 30%

Personal skills:

  • Ability to build a solution (being agile in switching from conceptual to practical / technical levels), defend such solution and persuade stakeholders, before finally implement this solution.
  • Strong communicator in face to face circumstances, in front of a group or on remote basis (building trust and solid network). This requires excellent writing and reporting abilities,                    formulating concepts or suggestions in a clear and structured way.
  • Strong analytical and synthetic skills.
  • Change management skills (including emotional intelligence and empathy) building argumentation and influencing in a structured way and stay resilient in case of resistance.
  • Results and customer support driven, be accountable and respectful of deadlines and resilient in efforts when facing headwinds.
  • Resistant to stress and coping with pressure and setbacks.
  • Excellent team player but capable to work independently when necessary.
  • Willing to travel frequently at regional level and occasionally overseas.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


 If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability

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