Maconomy Technical Design Lead, London

Agency WPP
Created 11/16/2023
Reference 7020645002
Category Technology
City London
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Why we're hiring:

At WPP, technology is at the heart of everything we do, and it is WPP IT's mission to enable everyone to collaborate, create and thrive. WPP IT is undergoing a significant transformation to modernise ways of working, shift to cloud and micro-service-based architectures, drive automation, digitise colleague and client experiences and deliver insight from WPP's petabytes of data.

Within our Platform Services function, we are now hiring for Maconomy Technical Design Lead in the Maconomy Global Team. This role will help to successfully deploy Maconomy across the WPP group companies, help design and standardise new requests, gather and review OpCo configuration data and actively help and advise the Maconomy Team, OpCos and third parties to ensure each implementation is a success and system is working as expected.

What you'll be doing:
  • As project lead the for Technical Design, work directly with all teams associated with the programme and for the Maconomy Core Product Manager/Maconomy Platform Owner
  • Collaborate with the Global, Regional and third parties to understand the country specifics tax, legal and statutory needs and help maintain documents submitted for solution design development with Deltek and other third-party suppliers
  • Attend deep dives to assess and define technical requirements for the OpCos
  • Lead system configuration data gathering
  • Analyse and document system configuration data; Prepare Maconomy build files
  • Review Country implementation design from a technical point of view
  • Review changes requested are in alignment at country level and gather all tax, legal and statutory updates
  • Update and present change request documentation for approval to the Design Approval Board and Technical Approval Board
  • Interpret issues that arise from the OpCos and SSC and work with BAU Team to identify solutions
  • Create excellent working relationships with all parties including the Shared Services Centre Approval board and OpCos
  • Participate and present at fundamental meeting such as project alignment meetings and training sessions with OpCos
  • Contribute to the Maconomy Core Team development, impart knowledge and train new members and the BAU team and any other relevant teams
  • Provide clear and concise documentation including Business Design Documents and any audit and compliance updates
  • Support Maconomy Core deployment planning and business readiness activities
  • Act as the liaison for the business, post implementation and help embed the Maconomy application in the organisation

What you'll need:
  • Strong finance and accounting knowledge, qualification desirable
  • Technical experience of ERPs, preferably Maconomy
  • Strong project management skills are desirable
  • Takes initiative, is a highly motivated, flexible team player with the ability to deliver in a timely and professional manner
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to create relationships at executive level across the business
  • Strong understanding of the Finance area and its strategy and a good understanding of what success looks like
  • Business advocate to drive efficiencies, stabilization, and continuous improvement
  • Can articulate analysis and designs in various formats
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills
  • Business level Spanish, French, German speaking diserable


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What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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