Consolidation Applications Owner and Project Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
July 26, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04620

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Consolidation Applications Owner and Project Manager

Job Summary


Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,500 employees around the globe can thrive. 

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.


Early 2018, Imerys has launched an ambitious internal transformation program to foster efficiency within the group: MAKE IT #1. This reshaped Imerys Digital landscape, encompassing 5 pillars: a set of common language and processes, a global ERP Core Model S4/Hana based, a common collaboration platform (GNOC, GSOC, unified WAN) and a common unified IT organization. 


In order to enable seamless development and roll out of these new tools and processes, Imerys IT is evolving, in 2021, from an IT with strong regional platforms, to a more global organization, to enable a strategic & consistent partnership with the BAs & functions as well as simplifying and harmonizing the IT landscape.  


Departments in the Enabling Functions’ scope are Purchase, Finance, Human Resources, Communication, Legal, Audit, Strategy.

This position will focus mainly on the Finance domain, notably to manage Consolidation applications


The Consolidation Applications Owner and Project Manager covers any topics related to applications lifecycle, and also manages projects requested by Business related applications.



  • Uses coverage: About 15 users at headquarter + users of 300 legal entities in more than 50 countries worldwide

  • Applications : SAP Financial Consolidation (SAP FC), Financial Information Management (FIM),  Anaplan, Certent, ...

  • Projects (possible) : Robotic process automation (RPA) for repetitive activities in Magnitude,  Reporting with Sap cloud analytics , FIM deployment  ,...

  • IT Business Partner Enabling functions team is around 20 members



  • Manage application projects and application management activities

  • Oversee and control applicative roadmaps associated with his/her application(s) scope

  • Manage relationships with external support teams (TPM) when needed

  • Manage the application budget associated with Project and Application

  • Ensure service performance quality in terms of cost, deadline and quality with his/her application(s) scope

  • Interact with infrastructure teams to ensure the performance of the application portfolio

  • Participate in Application Teams Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for the application portfolio in conjunction with the respective business stakeholders and IT infrastructure teams.


As Application Owner:

1. Account Management

- Owner of application account provisioning and de-provisioning

  • The application owner will provision or add a new user to the application using the principles of least privilege and need to know

  • The application owner will de-provision or remove access to an existing user to the application as soon as possible (within one business day or earlier)

- Owner of application role management assignments and changes (updating existing users)

  • The application owner will set up the roles and the corresponding entitlements within each role in the application. E.g. Admin role or data entry role

  • The application owner will assign and modify users to roles in the application based on need to know and least privilege. The application owner will assign users to roles e.g. Newly joined manager assigned to admin role. If the current user has moved to a different job function, then the application owner should modify user’s role assignment in the application accordingly

2. Review and Audit

  • Periodic review (quarterly) of accounts status and roles (once per quarter recommended but at least once per six months)

  • The application owner will periodically review the roles, roles assignments and user’s access within the application

  • Document the periodic review, if not already available through the application catalog

  • Perform checks, provide evidence requested by auditors (internals or externals)

3. Budget and Costs

  • The application owner is responsible to keep track of the costs related to the application he manages and check for licensing purchase when needed.

  • Update the information if there are changes on the application catalog

4. Manage changes

  • Through the help of suppliers or internal resources

  • Held the Change Advisory Board meetings

5. Third level Support

  • Act as expert on problem resolution if necessary

As Project Manager:

1. Follow Imerys Project methodology

  • Participate in the monthly review and other PMO meetings and initiatives.

2. Is responsible for the project management activities (planning and defining scope, risk analysis and management, tracking against plan, action log, status report, critical path, meetings preparation and minutes, understanding of the solution, leading enhancements…)

3. Provide to governance bodies with relevant information/analysis on project, projects status and budget estimates/follow up to support decision and validation processes; report arbitration needs and make recommendations (prioritization, abandonment, ...)

4. Manage projects earning customer’s satisfaction while complying with business scope, budget, quality solution and schedule.



Inside the company 

  • Hierarchically attached to the IT manager - Purchase & Finance Business Partner

  • Regular interactions with Corporate Consolidation department, Business Area Controlling, accounting and reportings teams, Shared service centers 

  • Regular interactions with other IT Departments  (Business partner for business area, Business partner for industry, Infrastructure, Security, ERPs, Data & BI, User support teams,...)

  • Other business users when necessary (projects, support tickets, business requirements detailing)


Outside the company

  • Project subcontractors (topics related to projects)

  • Applicative solution suppliers




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Engineering

  • Min. 7 years of practical experience in projects related to Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

  • Min. 3 years of experience as consolidation applications owner or solution expert

  • Implementation experience of consolidation application : SAP FC, FIM

  • Basic knowledge of finance and accounting practices

  • Basic IT infrastructure knowledge (hosting, network, telecom, storage, security)

  • Experience of working within a culturally diverse global company

  • Fluent or native English speaker



  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems is an asset

  • Knowledge and experience with IT infrastructure and development

  • Experiences in Large, Medium size Industrial company

  • Conversant in French would be advantageous


Position Type

Full time



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