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ESSBASE APPLICATION LEADER

Company: Quiksilver
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Boardriders, Inc., is the world's leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company's apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company's Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company's products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels. "Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans" SUMMARY: Boardriders is looking for both Business Planning expertise and Technical Essbase expertise. You will be located in Hutington Beach, California, USA. You will be part of the global IT organization and your manager will be located in France. You will be the Essbase expert in our Global IT and Business organization. You must have strong experience in Oracle Essbase & Smart View. You will be the most senior expert and application leader in this technology. You will lead business relationship and require to excellent communication skills. You will primarily be responsible--of the technical solution (architecture / technical roadmap / support organization / technical change management / data integration will all applications). To start we would expect you to audit the current solution (which is partially live) and identify potential areas for improvement before rolling out more widely. You will be the technical leader for all Essbase applications, used for Planning purpose. You will support Business to deliver detailed specifications, you will give workload estimate and define the technical solutions to be implemented to support the application Business roadmap. There is a strong international part in the position. The application is meant to be used in our main locations USA (California), France, Australia (Queensland) and Hong Kong. You will be in charge to organize / lead and manage all support activities for applications already live and running, also do technical support. As the primary technical owner of these applications, you work very closely with the Global Head of Planning, the Global Head of BI and the Global Head of Corp Systems and Finance (FP&A) RESPONSIBILITIES: You are the Global contact for the Planning team and works with business units developing strategies that maximize value of current and future IT solutions. You are responsible for monitoring application performance, writing business requirements that easily transition to technical specifications, application development, bug fixing, enhancement development and future roadmaps. This resource coordinates and facilitates utilization of all required IT expertise including data availability, modeling, feeds and data transformation while maximizing availability of application layer for business units. This position is expected to perform Essbase model design and development duties in relation to Planning applications. Candidate follows IT Processes and Policies while acting as liaison with other IT solution teams providing continuity across the integrated applications landscape including SAP, Business Object, Tableau, PLM as well as future technologies You must have strong project management skills and ability to communicate with key business stakeholders as part of a distributed organization with strong team spirit and structured mindset More precisely candidate's mission is as follows:

  • Provide functional / technical expertise to support the Planning team process in Essbase application
  • Manage relationship with solution business owner and building a strong relationship with organizational contacts ensuring the appropriate support, governance model, requirement priorities and visibility on all open topics
  • Analyze and understand technical capabilities and recommend business solutions that match those capabilities
  • Translate business requirements to technical specifications and manage internal and/or external developers
  • Support business enhancement while constructing return on investment (ROI) for each project including work estimates, business gain as well as implementation costs
  • Prepare time estimates for assigned projects and tasks, successfully completing projects within specified time frame and budget
  • Prioritize development and enhancement requests and elevate priority conflicts to business and IT management teams
  • Interact with business stakeholders, end user and management to resolve system issues
  • Coordinate with IT Corporate systems for consistency of business functionality, global coverage and development of technical solutions
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for all matters both business and technical related to the Essbase environment
  • Make recommendations for enhancements and new development as part of IT solutions roadmap
  • Troubleshoot and develop both business and technical creation process of new reports in Excel using Oracle Smart View
  • Investigate and troubleshoot Oracle EPM issues as reported by Planning team and propose corrective actions
  • Monitor and optimize database performance and functionality (manage volume of data, cleaning, etc.)
  • Ensure access and security on Essbase follows the Internal Security policies and protocol.
  • Add / remove users and access to the Oracle EPM platform as required
  • Provide functional / technical expertise to support corporate and consolidation process.
  • Document and monitor the existing solution (data feed, data transformation, functional layer)
  • Provide training to end users and upskill current Business Planning members

    EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
    • 5-8 years' relevant professional experience
    • Proficient in Excel, Oracle Essbase, Oracle SmartView
    • Cube Outline Creation
    • Dimension Build, Load Data
    • Security group
    • Knowledge of Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) to manage users and different services
    • Knowledge of writing Calculation Scripts and Business Rules
    • Extensive experience modelling and building financial & planning performance metrics for reporting operational data using best practices
    • Creation and Maintenance of database
    • Interface Development
    • SQL, T-SQL, SSIS
    • Job Scheduler
    • Knowledge of ERP functionalities
    • Working experience and understanding of all phases of Software Development Life Cycle including the design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of Demand Planning and Financial application.
    • Strong analytical skills, problem solving/debugging and troubleshooting skills are essential
    • Ability to communicate highly technical information to functional and technical team members while translating this information to more basic terms for business management;
    • Ability to lead and collaborate with all levels of the organization and must have excellent customer service skills
    • Experienced in working with cross functional teams especially in relation to ERP, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure solutions
    • Positive approach and ability to take the initiative.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience and desire to work in a Global delivery environment Curious, passionate and totally bilingual in English, you are ready to invest in international and innovative projec ts.

Keywords: Quiksilver, Huntington Beach , ESSBASE APPLICATION LEADER, Accounting, Auditing , Huntington Beach, California

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