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Energizer IT Manager, Finance & Controllership Applications in St. Louis, Missouri

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we're creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we'll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Position Summary

The Manager, Financial Applications position reports directly to the Sr. Manager – Commercial, F&C, & Workforce Applications within the global IT team. This role will work with all levels of corporate and global Finance as a partner to drive innovation, efficiencies and improvements to the portfolio of Finance and Controlling applications. The candidate for this role must have deep experience with SAP FICO modules and financial business processes and have demonstrated success managing both projects and people. While accountable for SAP FICO, this role will also have management responsibility for other Finance related applications and projects supporting our business.


  • Manage applications that support our global Finance & Controllership business partners

  • People lead for BSA's and developers in the organization

  • Drive application and process innovation

  • Develop relationships that will position IT as a trusted business partner

  • Work with the Finance & Controllership teams to identify, plan and build business cases for application projects

  • Collaborate with representatives of other IT/functional areas to ensure end to end process integration and consistency

  • Identify opportunities to standardize processes and system configuration globally and ensure compliance across all implementation to these standards

  • Ensure business application systems are developed in a way that complies with established standards, methodologies and best practices

  • Advise management of the project status and problems, or potential problems, on a regular basis

  • Manage vendor relationships, contracts and budgets related to financial applications and services

  • Perform special projects as required

  • Responsibility for support related to FICO Applications in regard to AMS providers and their performance and in-house support SLO compliance

  • Responsible for related audit controls

  • Oversee on-time/on-budget delivery of projects that deliver anticipated results and agreed upon SLA KPI targets

  • Develop and maintain an appropriate global IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business

  • Assist in the creation, management and delivery of IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures, including championing and driving adherence to IT global policies and standards

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Information Systems or related field; Master's degree or MBA is desirable.

  • 10+ years working in a business environment with a focus on business process and IT / Business strategy

  • 8+ years of SAP ERP experience, with specific experience in SAP FICO

  • 2+ years of direct people leadership experience including managing ERP teams

  • Current SAP configuration and module working knowledge in FI and CO such as General Ledger, Accounts Payables and Receivables, Fixed Assets accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center accounting, Product Costing and COPA

  • 3+ full cycle implementations including: Scoping and Planning, Process Design, Configuration, Testing, Deployment, and Post Go-Live Support

  • Business process analysis and redesign experience: strong business analysis skills; process mapping; business process redesign and implementation

  • Systems implementation skills: requirements/process analysis, conceptual and detailed design, configuration, testing, training, change management, support

  • Ability and experience managing employee based globally distributed teams

  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coach and lead others to deliver business results

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with large multi-national company

  • Experience within Consumer Package Goods industry

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationship

  • Reports to the Manager – Commercial, F&C, & Workforce Applications

  • 4 Direct reports

  • Key relationships internally with Global IT Team and International Corporate & Regional Business Leadership & Stakeholders

Work Environment

  • Periodic Travel

  • Work schedules that may vary from typical business hours.

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.