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Yazaki is a full systems supplier of wire harness, electrical, data products and solutions enabling vehicle electrification, connectivity, and autonomy integration. With approximately 250,000 employees in 45 countries, Yazaki is driving and optimizing vehicle electrification and power distribution architecture and developing advanced electric components for hybrid and full electric vehicles. For more information about Yazaki, visit

To strengthen our IT department in our regional headquarter in Cologne we are searching a

(Senior) Solution Architect - Finance & Controlling (m/f/d)

Your responsibilities:

- Service Design
  • IT-Counterpart for Business & Management in the area for Finance & Controlling for both regions (YNCA & YEL)
  • Advice Business regarding IT solutions and drive standardization
  • Create blueprints or specifications for IT solutions together with Solution Architects of other areas (MM/PP/ SD/...)
- Service Transition
  • Build new IT solution (e.g. customizing and developments) triggered by Incidents, changes, problems or projects
  • Coordinate and steer others (developers, external/internal consultants) within area of responsibility (e.g. workpackage, function)
  • Align with requester (e.g. key user) for testing and quality assurance, support of deployment and provide proper documentation.
  • Act as 3rd Level Support in the area of FI/CO
- Project Leader
  • In case of being a project or change lead (= overall responsible) ensure proper handling of scope, quality, time and budget
  • inform the assigned change manager about progress and status according to IT-framework;
  • update ticketing system (Service Now) in time (e.g. status reports)
  • Communicate and align with requester and stakeholder as overall contact person, use escalation procedure in case of disagreements.
  • Create a documentation if needed and ensure that this stored on a central storage as defined
  • Train other persons in the area (primarily IT knowledge transfer; business trainings are possible on request if useful) and ensure creating / usage of proper training material.
  • Ensure clear communication to other colleagues that SME on defined area is available.
- Continuous improvement
  • Provide cont. improvements in the particular area of expertise and actively push those ideas to the IT organization up to getting a decision on further steps as implementation
Your Profile:
  • University degree in Information Technology or Business Administration or comparable education
  • 7-10 years experience in a comparable role with leadership experience preferably in the automotive industry
  • Professional knowledge in SAP FI&CO
  • Advanced knowledge in SAP BW/BI & BPC and Process Design/Modelling Software (e.g. BIC, ARIS)
  • Certified in ITIL
  • Business Fluent in English, German / Spanish / Arabic is a plus
  • Knowledge in Service Management Tools of advantage
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel frequently (more than 50%)
Yazaki is powered by its employees. As one of the largest family owned companies we make sure our employees are valued and treated like family members. Hence, we have been dedicated to create a unique benefits package that may include* the following next to an attractive and competitive salary:
  • 30 vacation days
  • Company pension package
  • Kindergarten allowance
  • Canteen service/ Meal vouchers
  • Parking slots
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid workstyle (partly remote and office)
  • PME Family Services
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Discounted sports memberships
  • Online Learning Platform
  • HR Development and Talent Pools
At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship.

We are looking forward to receive your application and to get to know you. Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. We wish you all the success in your application!

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