Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Program Manager, SAP/S4 Hana

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through five primary consumer-facing brands: Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. For more information, visit BookingHoldings.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @BookingHoldings.

Booking Holdings is currently undergoing a Global Finance Transformation that will drive effective finance support for business management, promote strong governance and control in the organization; and have a world-class finance organization in terms of execution and efficiency.  We are seeking an SAP S/4HANA Program Manager in the PMO of our Global Business Services team to support this Global Finance Transformation. 

The ideal candidate will have solid experience assessing finance transformation needs, developing the implementation strategy, and leading the  SAP S/4 deployment. 

The role will be responsible for executing SAP S/4 Hana project management best practices that will ensure timely and quality deliverables throughout the implementation lifecycle.

Excellent communication skill and stakeholder management are important to this role as the Program Manager will be responsible for aligning program status with stakeholders and presenting to brand executives. 
 

In this role you will get to:

  • Manages process mapping, and current state assessment to lead pre-implementation activities. 

  • Drives delivery and execution of a specific functional process area (i.e. RTR, Treasury, Tax, PTP, OTC) across the S/4 project implementation lifecycle (i.e. across design and build sprints, mock conversion, testing, training, and cutover activities).

  • Contribute to the Project scoping and planning by documenting project goals, requirements, KPIs, roadmap, and main deliverables. Tracks completion of project milestones and maintains project artifacts.

  • Interacts with project sponsors, project stakeholders, and multiple business and technical teams to define and document requirements, key design decisions, and complex features.

  • Manages project Actions, Risks, Issues, and Dependencies, including appropriate escalations, and anticipates bottlenecks while balancing business needs with technical constraints.

  • Works with the Organizational Change Management team to ensure appropriate communication planning, stakeholder analysis, and change management activities.

  • Works with the Controls Integration and Risk & Controls team to ensure appropriate diligence is taken to identify and address any control implications across the implementation lifecycle

  • Creates, maintains, and disseminates project information, project issues, and status to stakeholders, in a concise, accurate, and professional manner.

  • Adheres to and helps improve internal governance and program management standards across the Enterprise Program Management Office.

What you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least 7  years of experience in SAP Finance with a minimum 3 end-to-end implementations from project preparation to go-live

  • At least 3 years of implementation or migration experience with SAP S/4HANA

  • Program Manager/Project Manager on at least 2  full life cycle projects of S/4HANA Finance

  • At least 2 years of solid business process fit gap or establishment of new finance target operating model experience

  • Experience leading global strategic initiatives, within a shared services environment undergoing a finance transformation

  • PMP or related certifications preferred

  • Understands and can execute initiatives using the PMBOK framework to move an initiative efficiently through the project lifecycle

  • Experience leading technical requirements gathering using SDLC-preferred

  • Knowledge of Procure-to-Pay, Record-to-Report, Tax, Treasury or Order-to-Cash business processes

  • Understanding of Accounting Practices and Standards such as US GAAP and IFRS

  • Ability to apply structured problem-solving methods to address issues and drive root cause identification

  • Skilled communicator and proven relationship builder, able to operate within a multitude of formal and informal networks while managing the competing interests of varied stakeholders

  • Ability to work successfully with consulting teams and strategic partners to maximize value and accelerate change

  • Experience operating in, and driving alignment and consensus in a complex and matrix environment

  • Experience working with global teams, capable of bringing together stakeholders, to align requirements and drive improvements

  • Proven ability to interact with and influence peers and senior management in a complex, geographically dispersed organization

  • Self-directed, dynamic, and customer-centric change agent who thrives in a challenging and changing environment

Our Commitment to Diversity 

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

There are a variety of job-related factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $129,000-$157,000.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program designed to keep you and your family healthy, plan for the future, and make the most out of life. For a glimpse of our benefits offerings, please see here. In addition to competitive health and wellness benefits, we currently offer other perks to eligible employees, such as tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, discounts, and more! 

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to click the "apply" button!

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal-opportunity employer by all applicable federal, state, and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/S

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