SAP Expert in Finance and Controlling
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The Company

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position

SAP Expert in Finance and Controlling


Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,500 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

Early 2018, Imerys has launched an ambitious internal transformation program to foster efficiency within the group : MAKE IT #1.

MAKE IT#1 Group wide digital transformation is reshaping Imerys Digital landscape, encompassing 5 pillars : a set of common language and processes, a global ERP Core Model S4 / Hana based, a common collaboration platform (GNOC, GSOC, unified WAN) and a common unified IT organization.

MAKE IT #1 aims at implementing common IT Tools for our business units / divisions. In order to enable seamless development and roll out of these new tools, Imerys IT involved from IT division centric organization to a regional IT platform (EMEA,APAC,US)

Within the Imerys group different ERP-systems are in use. The SAP Finance and Controlling Expert will be in charge of all of the ERP systems, SAP ECC6.

0, with different platforms for different business areas in different countries. Based in our Imerys offices in Athens (Greece), the SAP Finance and Controlling Expert is part of the EMEA IT RCC SAP Skill Center.

As part of this team, the SAP Finance and Controlling Expert is involved in the support of the current SAP systems, but also in the future global SAP S / 4HANA deployment and its linked processes and systems (eg.

Concur, Basware, Serrala, etc..)


  • Focus is on process and workflow design, the realization of SAP solutions and the end user support in the area of SAP Finance and Controlling and its environment, such as asset management and cost calculation.
  • In addition, knowledge of sub consequent modules, such as purchasing, sales, material management system and especially production is a must have for this position.

  • In addition to the requirements analysis and specification, the position covers the implementation of solutions based on ABAP or ABAP Objects as well as tests to ensure quality.
  • The ongoing development of solutions and support activities round off is in the area of responsibility of the SAP Finance and Controlling Expert.
  • Active participation of the S / 4HANA deployment in EMEA, including UAT, trainings and roll out
  • Supporting and steering different kind of projects within the SAP environment
  • By contributing to these responsible tasks, you contribute to ensuring that the IT landscape in the Imerys Group is always up to date.


  • Ensure FI / CO support for existing group EMEA SAP ECC6.0 platforms
  • Interact and work close with the business to elaborate solutions on existing issues
  • Interact with MAKE IT#1 Opera roll out team to ensure the integration with the SAP S4 / Hana core model.
  • Roll out projects designed by the group
  • Escalate in case of conflicts regarding several activities inside daily business and projects
  • Take responsibility for support level 2 and 3
  • Participate into Application DRP for the application portfolio he is in charge of, in conjunction with the respective business stakeholders and IT teams.
  • Create Exploitation manual documentation for EMEA industrial applications portfolio

    Inside the company

  • Hierarchically attached to the EMEA SAP Skill Center Manager
  • Regular interactions with other IT Departments, including EMEA Service department (infrastructure, other specific applications) and MAKE IT#1 team (Business Process Owners, Data Migration, Stream lead)
  • Address Group level IT representatives when necessary
  • Outside the company

  • Applicative solution suppliers and TMA

    Education and Experience requirements


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of professional hands-on experience with application management
  • Extensive experience implementing, migrating, managing, SAP ECC6.0 modules mentioned in tasks
  • ABAP and ABAP Objects knowledge
  • Strong business knowledge in Industrial environment
  • Analytical and holistic thinking - for transforming customer / user requirements into efficient solutions (considering Imerys SOD)
  • Affinity for new challenges and thus the willingness to become familiar with new technologies and issues
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of application architecture
  • Dedicated, independent and responsible way of working - to achieve the set goals
  • Fluent in English
  • Desirable

  • Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company
  • Experience in multidisciplinary team management
  • Conversant in French or another European language (Italian for example) would be advantageous
  • Soft skills and abilities

    Leads self & Leads others

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to listen and learn from his / her team as well as from peers of Group or Business areas, but also to change the current ways of operating
  • Strong influencing skills to develop an effective regional / country network and promote effective transfer of good practices
  • Willingness to travel within Europe
  • Communicates & Collaborates

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels along the transformation journey
  • Delivers results

  • Client service oriented
  • Ability to understand business needs and provide technical guidance accordingly
  • Problem solving ability with a rigorous mind-set
  • Drives improvement

  • Keen attention to detail
  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.
  • International travels around Europe may require a physical effort associated with luggage and professional computer transportation.
  • Hours can be extensive as well due to travels.

  • Job requirements may correspond with reduced mobility situation.
  • Imerys is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
  • Job Function

    IT & Business Process


    Available for Referral

    Imerys Business Organization :

    BU Business Support

    Please contact the HR Business Partner below for any questions regarding your application :

    Dimitrios Tsoumas

    Please review the Internal Mobility Principles before applying :

    Career progression at Imerys is Employee Driven - Manager Supported - Imerys Enabled

    You are encouraged to manage your career by actively building capability and experience.

    What are the Conditions to apply for a role?

    You can apply for any role if you have been in your current role for more than three years.

  • If you have been in your role for less than three years, you should request approval from your manager and your HR manager.
  • For employees who are in the beginning of their career, the first five years, this duration is reduced to two years.
  • You must inform your manager and your HR manager that you will apply for the role. If you are interested in a position but would like more information before formally applying, reach out to the HR contact identified in the offer for further information.

    Your request will be treated confidentially.

    How do I apply for a position?

    There are three key steps :

    Inform your manager and your HR manager before a formal application

    In the rare instance that your manager does not support your application, please contact your HR Manager to discuss.

    Go to your personal page on Workday and enter the Careers section. Select the role you want to apply for. Follow the steps and ensure you attach a cover letter and a current resume.

    What are the steps following my application?

    The HR contact responsible for filling the position will contact you to confirm whether your background and experience will allow you to be considered as a candidate for the role.

    If your application is considered, you will go through a selection process : interviews with the different persons identified in the interviewers panel.

    What happens if I am selected for the position?

    The terms of the offer will be provided by the HR in charge, respecting market competitiveness and internal fairness / equity.

    You will be released from your former position in accordance with local practices e.g. : three month maximum notice period for Europe, one month maximum notice period for the USA.

    Exceptional circumstances will be taken into consideration to potentially adapt these durations

    What if I am not selected for the position?

    All internal candidates not selected will receive feedback about their candidature in person or via phone from the HR contact responsible for the role.

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