Functional Consultant (X3 People)

  • SAGE
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017
Consultancy Project Management

Job Description

Sage is Recruiting for a Functional Consultant to join the X3 People team.

Key Responsibilities

Business Process Consulting 

• Advises Business Partners (and clients) on best practice in business processes, with particular reference to HR and Payroll processes 

Project Management 
• Manages own delivery of agreed deliverables throughout the project life cycle: 

a)Kick-off
b) Requirement Analysis
c) Design
d) Acceptance Testing
e) Rollout 

• Conducts a thorough needs analysis of client requirements (direct model), or assists Business Partners during the needs analysis (indirect model) 
• Compiles detailed client requirement specifications for system configuration and custom development (direct module), or assist Business Partners to compile client requirement specifications (indirect model) 
• Specifies and communicates personalisation with the HRM Developer Consultant 
• Configures the system, or assists Business Partners with the configuration of the system based on the requirement analysis conducted 
• Provides continuous updates and feedback on project progress to Project Lead and Business Partners 


Training 
• Delivers training to Business Partners 
• Ensures own up to date knowledge on latest developments on X3 and changes included in new patches 

Business Partner Support 
• Provides support to Business Partners with regards to all aspects of Sage HRM modules during and after the implementation 
• Provides assistance to Business Partners throughout the implementation cycle in order to provide the best possible solution to the client 

Qualifications & experience required: 
Knowledge and understanding of: 
• Thorough understanding of the domain of Payroll and HR 
• Thorough understanding of Payroll and HR legislation that regulates HR and Payroll processes 
• Thorough understanding of business requirement analysis processes and methodologies 
• Understanding of the implementation of payroll and HR processes manually as well through the use of a system 
• Good understanding of project management methodology 
• Understanding of how business processes can best be simulated in software applications 

Training and Qualifications: 
B.com or similar qualification (preferably HR, Accounting or Business Management) 
• Certified Implementation Consultant (VIP HR / Payroll Software) 
• Certified in ERP / HR and Payroll software systems (beneficial) 

Work Experience: 
• 3-5 years working experience as a Software Implementation Consultant with involvement in at least 3 full implementation cycles 

Software and Systems knowledge: 
• ERP / HR or Payroll Software 
• Sage ERP X3 (advantage) 

Competencies required: 
• Above average cognitive ability 
• The ability to unpack a financial problem into smaller parts in order to build financial formulas in a system environment 
• The ability to conduct a thorough needs analysis and come up with a suitable solution (analytical thinking competencies) 
• The ability to engage effectively with all levels within the organisation – from employee to top management in a situation appropriate and professional manner 
• The ability to compile and execute a project plan to meet set objectives 
• The ability to effectively manage your own time in order to meet agreed deadlines and objectives 
• The ability to work in an organised and structured manner 
• The ability to identify a problem, analyse the possible causes and consequences of a problem and implement strategies and initiatives to address these areas 
• A process orientation: 
• the ability to see the bigger picture and how various areas in business impact one another within the value chain 
• The ability to see how different parts of a system functions as a whole to provide an overall solution 
• The ability to deal with the pressure of meeting targets or deadlines within a fast paced environment 
• The ability to deliver high volumes of work without compromising on the quality of the end result