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CDI - COO - Head of Finance Reporting & Analytics

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Paris, FR

Company: SCOR

     EMEA     

Paris France (FR) 

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CDI - COO - Head of Finance Reporting & Analytics 

Permanent 

Finance & Accounting 

 

 

          About SCOR         

SCOR, the 4th largest reinsurer in the world, provides insurance companies with a diversified and innovative range of solutions and services to control and manage risk. Using its experience and expertise, “The Art & Science of Risk”, SCOR provides cutting-edge financial solutions, analytics tools and services in all areas related to risk – in Life & Health insurance as well as in P&C insurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
SCOR's aim, as an independent global reinsurance company, is to develop its Life and P&C business lines, to provide its clients with a broad range of innovative reinsurance solutions and to pursue an underwriting policy founded on profitability, supported by effective risk management and a prudent investment policy, in order to offer its clients an optimum level of security, to create value for its shareholders, and to contribute to the welfare and resilience of Society by helping to protect insureds against the risks they face.

 

- Department

IT

 

- Job summary

As a key member of the SAP Competency Center, you manage budgets, projects, BAU and people (internal and external) to ensure:

  • The Finance business requirements and strategy are aligned and supported by a clear roadmap
  • The continuous improvement and development of the Group Finance Analytics platform around a consistent and fully integrated business/technology roadmap
  • Effective management of the Reporting Factory team (internal and external consultants)
  • Ensure Business as Usual relevancy and continuous delivery for any Finance Analytics solution, evolutions & user support with high quality service
  • Project Management in a highly challenging context is key
  • Ownership of the Finance Analytics plateform requiring key SAP Analytics technology knowledge

 

The SAP Competency Center

SCOR is an independent, leading reinsurance company, working on a global scale through its 35 locations on five continents and its 4 Hubs located in Paris-London, Zurich-Cologne, New York, and Singapore.

The finance function is closely aligned to the organization of its internal clients, including the three business engines : Life, P&C and Investments.

The Group SAP Competency Center includes more than 10 internal staff (Paris/Zurich/New York) and more than 100 consultants (on site and/or nearshore).

The Group SAP Competency Center mandate is mainly to:

  • Maintain the “1GL” applications (enhancement and maintenance): SAP S/4 + addons, EPM, Analytics incl. reporting solutions and interfaces
  • Monitor and execute SAP Basis activities (excl. OS and Infra management)
  • Manage projects for evolutions and reengineering initiatives
  • Provide management, analytical and operational capabilities within a unified and best-practices oriented Finance Platform
  • Secure Finance platform integrity and operability
  • Ensure process maintenance & evolution through all chain of activities
  • Support projects and innovation
  • Support Finance community at large
  • Implement robust, proven, and certified technologies only
  • Monitor and increase operational excellence, efficiency & response time
  • Maximize agility and flexibility, time to market, scalability, and user empowerment
  • Increase automated controls and monitoring of the platform

 

- Key duties and responsibilities

The position reports directly to the Head of SAP Competency Center.

The primary responsibilities are:

  • Managing of the SAP CC Analytics roadmap and communication to various parties including Executives – Acting as a reliable Global Project Manager is a must have
  • Managing the Analytics team and project team(s) (Project resources, SMEs, technical and/or functional resources) to support the Analytics proftoflio and assist whenever it is needed
  • Ensure a global coordination, cross applications/projects, to support the Finance strategy, BAU, business changes and innovation
    • i.e. IFRS17 / I9S / Finance projects and any Group initiatives
  • Risk mitigation and decision taking
    • From projects mode to emergency management when needed
  • Communicate about the “Finance Business Solution” efficiency/results and act as a reliable representative inside and outside SCOR
  • Monitor roadmap and deliverables in regards with budgets, plans and priorities
  • Constantly look forward to bringing value to SCOR finance processes (quick wins, innovation, enhancements) to better serve finance customers
  • Support the relationship with SAP and rely on this strong connection to support business challenges
  • Support the relationship with SCOR stakeholders and promote the vision/actions of Group Finance
  • Provide all means to achieve the objectives (people, tools, expertise, budget)
  • Support SCOR Finance transformation at large

The position will also require to:

  • Communicate, educate and help market Finance Analytics to the business and IT leads within the organization
  • Take charge of sourcing and vendor management of third-party resources and products for the Global SAP Finance landscape and related components improvements (SAP technology watch)
  • Receive escalations from projects or BAU and provide all means to help stabilizing the situation (action plans, resource pooling, communication, …) and escalate to management when needed
  • Be customer oriented with a strong reliability on deadlines and ensure this mindset is spread within the Analytics related initiatives

 

- Required experience & competencies

Experience:

  • Strong experience in SAP project management, especially around Analytics or Reporting – preferably within consulting companies or banking/insurance industry
  • Expertise on managing Analytics in a SCOR Finance like context is a plus (highly integrated, real-time, dynamic, HANA & S/4 based)
  • Ability to understand both business and technology drivers and challenges
  • Proven project management skills for tools, projects, and business reporting topics
  • Acknowledged capability to receive escalated situations and act as a leader on building action plans and securing business priorities
  • Experience of working in a global environment (i.e global Competency Center or Analytics department)
  • Management of teams especially with multi-location team (global & cross-cultural environment)
  • Technologies oriented and SAP oriented, with a constant look at innovation and business value drivers
  • Ability to communicate & write in French and English (German is a nice to have)

Personal competencies:

  • Management skills / Project management
  • Expertise on the solution aspect
  • Ability to clearly summarize situations to the management to help decision taking efficiency
  • Well organized, reliable with deadlines, efficient, analytical

Soft skills:

  • Good communication / presentation skills with top management
  • Customer oriented / Solution oriented

Digital competencies:

  • SAP Analytics Solutions and global solutions portfolio
  • MS Office suite

Managerial competenties (if applicable):

  • Multicultural management experience is a strong plus
  • Act as a leader and a model, applying the same level of expectations to your deliverables than what you expect from your team

 

- Required Education 

Master degree in business or finance

 

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