At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.Location: BOSTON, HOBOKEN, ATLANTA, CHARLOTTE, CHICAGO, DALLAS, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON, PHOENIX, PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON DC, SAN DIEGO, AUSTIN, TAMPA, NASHVILLE, DETROIT, COLUMBUS, KANSAS CITY, ST.LOUIS, MINNEAPOLIS, JERICHO, NEW YORK, SEATTLE, INDIANAPOLISWant an exciting international career providing global trade automation advisory services at one of the world’s most globally integrated professional accounting firms? Here is your chance. We are looking for highly experienced candidates with the requisite SAP GTS functional implementation experience, global trade knowledge, and client-facing skill set who want a great career path at a rapidly expanding business.EY’s Global Trade practice, a national group in Indirect Tax, provides advisory services on global customs and import, export and other international trade matters to some of the largest corporations in the world. We help our clients reduce their global trade costs, identify and address risks to achieve worldwide compliance, as well as enhance and improve trade operations and assist with automating certain trade-related processes. Our strategic planning ideas and experience dealing with global trade controversy provide unique value to our clients through our expansive global network of dedicated trade professionals.Leadership of EY’s Global Trade practice is on a mission to drive aggressive growth in our revenue, client base and service coverage in the coming years, which will result in a practice significantly larger than our existing size. Areas for growth include outsourcing services of certain customs activities, trade automation, trade data analytics, free trade agreements, supply chain advisory, export restrictions and a host of other areas. The enormous growth potential for global trade advisory services coupled with our aggressive expansion plans will create long-term career paths for those candidates able to deliver in their market-facing and client management role. Come join EY’s Global Trade practice on this exciting journey.The opportunityThe Senior SAP GTS Functional Consultant in our Global Trade practice will use his/her experience and technical knowledge of SAP GTS to design and deliver trade automation solutions to our clients through our different service offerings. The successful candidate will focus on identifying, designing, and delivering solutions that can solve various challenges in a client’s business operations.The Senior SAP GTS Functional Consultant must be able to design and configure SAP GTS to meet client needs, requirements and expectations. A candidate must also be able to manage client projects and our team of resources to deliver high-quality work products. You will collaborate and work with our global trade colleagues in other countries and regions to deliver SAP GTS technology solutions.The role will require deep knowledge and experience designing, configuring, testing, and deploying SAP GTS technology solutions across a wide array of industries, including but not limited to: Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Products & Retail, Technology, and durable goods Manufacturing.Key Responsibilities:Lead and manage SAP GTS software implementation projects, working closely with technical implementation teams and consulting teams through major phases, including requirements, design, software configuration, system integration, testing, cutover and go-live.
Throughout a SAP GTS software implementation, the Senior SAP GTS Functional Consultant is responsible for:
Managing project work streams and associated resources and deliverables
Leading and participating in functional and process requirement workshops with clients to define business, process and functional/data requirements related to global trade operations (imports, exports and localization requirements)
Leading and participating in SAP GTS business and technical solution design workshops
Developing and reviewing software implementation work products and deliverables
Configuring various aspects of SAP GTS functional modules and processes
Providing training to support end users and other key stakeholders on deployed functionality
Understand full suite of EY global trade service offerings and be able to present to clients.
Advise clients on global trade advisory needs and integrate with our network of dedicated global trade professionals.
Keep informed of current global customs/trade developments and effectively apply knowledge to client situations.
Understand and keep informed of new SAP GTS functionalities to be applied as a client solution.
Skills and attributes for successDeep technical knowledge in configuring and testing SAP GTS.
Ability to proactively engage clients to describe and market our value-add global trade services and deliver high-quality project deliverables.
Proficiency in a technology-enabled environment – experience with trade automation, global trade management systems/software and data analytic tools is highly sought after.
Successful project management experience with excellent organizational skills, strong motivation and a positive attitude.
Travel likely to be required; percentage will depend on location, skill set and individual projects.
Independently coaches, mentors and motivates project teams to influence a positive, accountable and collaborative approach.
Effectively communicates project expectations to all team members and stakeholders, including business representatives, partners, customers and consultants.
Researching customs and international trade issues
Advising clients on customs compliance issues and potential duty savings strategies
Staying current on global trade developments and work to develop new and innovative service offerings that can deliver value to our clients
To qualify for the role you must haveA bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, International Business or a related field; a master's degree or JD highly preferred. Candidates possessing a US Customs Brokers license will be considered.
Approximately five or more years of related work experience in industry, a professional services firm, a Fortune 500 company or a major importer is helpful.
Proven experience (3 to 5 years) in SAP GTS software implementation projects
Experience in a client service environment
Excellent organizational skills, strong motivation, and a positive attitude
Proficiency in a technology-enabled environment
Ideally, you’ll also haveForeign language capabilities highly encouraged.
Experience in professional services together with the ability to listen to a client’s needs and develop a value proposition to expand new business
What we look forWe’re interested in people that will add value to client projects and appropriately delegate tasks to a qualified support team. If you’re ready to further build on your reputation as a professional advisor in the global trade space, this role is for you.What we offerWe offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next. Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way. Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs. Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.EY | Building a better working worldEY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
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