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Southwest Airlines

Sr Manager (SAP FICO Technology Leader) Southwest Airlines
Dallas, TX

Southwest Airlines is an airline low-cost carrier.

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Job Description


We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



People & Organizational Leadership:

* Cultivate, support, and promote an organizational culture that provides for high performance, high morale, integrity, teamwork and work-life balance.
* Lead, support, and influence the achievement of the mission, goals and objectives of the department and organization.
* Participate fully in organizational processes / initiatives, i.e. performance management, interviewing, budgeting, training, etc.
* Lead the resolution of organization, team and individual issues, making appropriate decision
* Recruit, develop, and retain individuals with skills, attitude, and experience necessary to enable the organization to meet commitments.
* Provide continuous coaching to improve Teammember, peer performance and business knowledge
* Develop and execute strategies and processes to improve performance and the value of products and services provided.
* Lead cross-functional Teams to deliver solutions and services to meet enterprise needs.
* Represent multiple teams and customers related to cross-department initiatives, meetings and decisions
* Promote and participate in the exchange of learning across the organization.
* Pursue technical, functional and professional development opportunities with the company and industry.

Business Knowledge:

* Possess a solid working knowledge of the business functions that align with assigned Team's responsibilities, and effectively apply that knowledge to provide solutions, support and services.

Functional / Technical Knowledge:

* Provides Technical thought Leadership related to assigned functional areas.
* Understands best practices, capabilities and constraints related to delivering technical solutions.
* Specializes in delivering technology solutions using best practices to achieve maximum Team productivity while delivering high quality products.
* Stays abreast of emerging trends, processes, and solutions related to assigned responsibilities.
* Understanding of SAP and the SAP FICO solution that apply to Finance, Accounting and Treasury. Ability to stay abreast with the trends associated with this Technology to influence and educate the Business around functional areas and industry usages of the product to help promote the value proposition around additional capabilities for future.

Influencing & Relationship Building:

* Builds strong, collaborative relationships & credibility with various Teams inside & outside of Technology.
* Influences and drives change across respective Business and Technology functions.

Financial Accountability:

* Effectively oversees fiduciary responsibilities.
* Works with Technology and business partners to measure financial benefits and demonstrable business value.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.



High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


* BS / MS or BA / MBA preferred.


* Minimum of 7 years' work experience in a Business and / or Information Technology environment.
* Minimum of 4 years' work experience leading teams and providing work direction.
* Experience implementing and supporting packaged software / commercial off the shelf software (COTS)
* Experience managing vendor relationships
* Experience working with business partners and vendors to plan and influence application roadmaps
* Experience planning resource and financial budgets
* Experience with People leadership; coaching team members to foster professional growth, conducting performance appraisals, etc.
* Demonstrated industry and business acumen that can be applied to the finance business functions
* Track record of having a balanced approach to people leadership, thought leadership and project delivery
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Experience working in business and system transformation projects leveraging both On-Premise Software and Software as a Service
* Experience with an SAP-ERP or similar packaged software
* Experience supporting complex integrations (inbound/outbound) in the SAP ERP landscape
* Strong skill set in SAP Interfaces especially with IDOCs
* Experience in Data conversion
* Knowledge of IBM Datacap software or AP Imaging software
* Experience with Content Management / Services software
* Experience defining and managing governance processes associated with citizen development on High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service technology
* Experience leading technical, functional and project management resources


* May be asked on occasions to lift and/or pull weights loads of approx. 20 lbs. on a periodic basis.
* May require extended work hours per Leaders' request.
* Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a periodic basis.


Core Knowledge:

* General knowledge of business/Leadership principals, including planning, organizing, directing, developing, and supervising.
* General knowledge of personnel practices and regulations.
* General knowledge of software development practices, concepts, methodologies, tools and trends .
* Proficient knowledge of project management methodologies.
* 5+ years' experience with an or all areas of Finance, Accounting, Treasury and Tax
* Experience with at least 2 full life-cycle implementations
* Ability to participate in and contribute to thought leadership efforts
* Working knowledge of an ERP-SAP landscape leveraging SAP-FICO, SAP-HCM, SAP-Ariba a plus
* Working knowledge of SAP Cloud Solutions
* Strong knowledge and understanding of SAP Software and project implementation methodology.

Critical Skills:

* Excellent partnering, negotiation and communication skills in order to facilitate interactions with business Customers and technology teams.
* Provides tactical leadership for Team(s)
* Uses appropriate motivation and influence techniques to achieve desired Team results.
* Sets and manages stakeholder expectations.
* Delivers quality projects on time and within budget.
* Manages projects using the organization's project management methodology.
* Working knowledge of Agile practices - experience and certification in SAFE a plus


* Limited travel with potential for increased/decreased travel based upon Technology Department needs.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is an airline low-cost carrier.

Southwest Airlines
10001 employees
Southwest Airlines

2702 love field drive

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