Finance Process Improvement Lead

Location: Royston UK
Country: United Kingdom
Company Order Number: 7793
Job Family: IT
# of openings: 1


Vacancy: Finance Process Improvement Lead

Location: Royston, UK

The Company

Johnson Matthey is a FSTE100 multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies business headquartered in the UK. Our vision is for a world that's cleaner and healthier; today and for future generations. We apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.

We are currently in the process of global IT transformation with several large programmes running and about to start. This includes a global SAP programme.

Unify is a business transformation programme to implement standard business processes and enablers within Johnson Matthey. The implementation of SAP as a core ERP system is planned over a 4-year period.

As part of JM’s commitment to ongoing business transformation, the Process Improvement Team has been established to work closely with the business and the Global Process Owners to set the strategic direction Unify and other transformation programmes, enabling process efficiency and standardisation.

The Finance Process Improvement Lead plays a pivotal role in driving the benefit and value from Unify and other transformation initiatives. Working closely with the Global Process Owners (GPOs), they will gather and validate requirements from the business before working closely with the Solution Delivery team to translate them into viable, technology enable solutions that are aligned with the GPO strategies and road maps. The Business Process Lead will drive process alignment and standardisation and provide a platform to enable ongoing process transformation, efficiency and the achievement of agreed KPIs.

This is a permanent position.

Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for the realisation of GPO defined road map requirements via technology enabled business solutions

  • Accountable for the business process design in their area of expertise, supporting the Functional Lead to provide subject matter input where needed

  • Act as solution advocated and ambassadors for programmes such as Unify where they will play a key role as guardians of the global template on behalf of the GPOs

  • Manage key stakeholders across the business to encourage engagement, understanding and readiness for programmes such as Unify.

  • Drive process standardisation, simplification and adoption of the standard solution during deployment waves and for all parts of the business that are already using the Unify solution.

  • Lead process walkthroughs for the appropriate functional area to ensure business understanding and drive adoption of the solution

  • Champion and advocate the solution for the relevant functional area across JM globally

  • Provide specific input to the development and review of training curriculum, training needs analysis and education and training materials for the relevant functional area

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have:

  • Deep and extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant business process area and principles within a Global organisation

  • Previous experience working in a similar lead role supporting technical ERP systems and implementations or in a business process organisation role

  • Ability to convey complex technical terms to non-technical users

  • Experienced business process lead with previous experience working on large transformation programmes

How to apply:

A full job description is available on request from If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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