• Sr. Manager - Finance Business Systems

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Job Description

    Sr. IT Finance Lead, Business Systems

    Job Description

    The IT Finance Lead, Business Systems, will report to the Solution Delivery Leader, Enterprise Systems & MDM, and will partner with Cree’s Finance business organizations to align the delivery and operations of IT solutions to Finance business strategies and objectives. This role will serve as a IT point of contact/partner to corporate Finance as well as Divisional Finance stakeholders.


    The IT Finance Lead, Business Systems, will lead a team of Finance architect and analysts and oversee a portfolio of IT projects and services delivered to Finance organizations. The IT Finance Lead will be responsible for the definition, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of various Finance related IT projects and manage projects to defined schedule, quality, and budgetary targets. The incumbent also needs to be an individual contributor, capable of leading/conducting business improvement analysis and leading the functional architecture, solutioning, design, build, testing and deployment of Finance applications and enhancements to meet current and future business requirements of Cree, Inc.


    The IT Finance Lead will direct partner consulting resources supporting Finance applications to provide high level of service and ensure adherence to CREE’s ERP Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Project Management Office standards.


    Job Responsibilities

      • Partner with Corporate and Division Finance leaders and stakeholders in identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing IT-enabled business improvement opportunities as well as managing a portfolio of IT projects and services delivered to Finance organizations
      • Lead/oversee a team of Finance IT architect and analysts tasked with the delivery of high quality IT solutions to Finance business organizations using Oracle EBS, Hyperion, and other IT applications.
      • Oversee the functional architecture, solutioning, design, build, testing and deployment of Finance projects and enhancements.
      • Oversee day-to-day application support of financial activities in EBS and Hyperion
      • Direct managed service partner supporting Finance applications to provide high level of service.
      • Provide expertise and direction for integrated end-to-end financial processes in Oracle EBS and Hyperion.
      • Ensure IT projects and services delivered to Finance functions adopt and adhere to Cree IT Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Project Management Office standards

      What you need for success

      • 10+ years of progressive experience providing IT delivery, delivery management and business relationship management services for Oracle ERP solutions with specialized focus on financial processes (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Project Accounting, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting) and reporting as well as broad process integration exposure to order management, shipping, planning, manufacturing, procurement, inventory and warehousing, and costing,
      • Proven ability to lead and direct global IT service teams comprised of onsite & offshore Cree and service partner resources,
      • Ability to develop, lead and partner on key Corporate and Division Finance transformational programs,
      • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities with excellent written and verbal communications skills,
      • Ability and desire to engage with organizational units outside one’s own reporting structure across a global enterprise in driving Enterprise Systems project activities forward, translating business requirements and issues into technology solutions as well as resolving project issues or mitigating project risks,
      • Ability to clearly explain complicated technical solutions to non-technical individuals,
      • Excellent facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills,
      • Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment,
      • Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability,
      • Ability to influence and lead change,
      • Proven ability to deliver despite obstacles,
      • Ability to work within a 24/7 environment across multiple time zones,
      • Ability to travel domestically (20% - 30%) and internationally (< 5%).

    Skills and certifications

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related fields,
      • Experience with manufacturing, ideally in the Industrial Electronics and Electrical Equipment industry,
      • Experience leading IT Projects resulting from M&A and/or divestitures preferred,
      • Leading knowledge of Oracle AIM methodology and/or other large-scale enterprise application SDLC,
      • Practical understanding of other software development methodologies (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Iterative),
      • Proficient with the Project and Portfolio Management Tools (MS-Project, MS-SharePoint, MS-Excel, etc.).


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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