Job Description:This position is responsible for delivering and managing the end-to-end services for the assigned Finance applications within Global IT, ensuring services are provided and continuously improving. This role is responsible for designing, building, sustaining, pricing, and enhancing the service, including service delivery and cost recovery. This position will drive application standardization for the applications, and will collaborate with Portfolio Lead, BU leadership and BRMs to understand the business outcomes of the service, and with architects, technology brokers, and external service providers to understand the underlying technologies. This position will track service KPIs to drive ongoing improvements in service delivery performance. This position will be responsible for setting and executing the strategic vision of the team, ensuring the team is delivering on its promises to the business, and creating a high performing environment through talent management and people leadership.. This position will need to provide broad oversight and guidance for a medium-size team with a moderate scope of activities with Finance applications delivery organization, and oversees highly complex application support activities requiring deep and extensive application support knowledge. Leads, advises and makes decisions on all major application support activities or projects with medium term outlook. Activities include: relationship and service management, application implementation and release management, break/fix problem resolution, application monitoring and maintenance, and continuous improvement. The Global Service Manager for Finance will be key member of Finance Global Portfolio. He will be closely working with Global Portfolio leads to ensure that Vendors provide adequate support for all the applications in the portfolio. He will have a team of people reporting to him and will be the escalation contact for issues related with applications in the portfolio. He will also act as a link between Portfolio and other internal IT teams. This position will have responsibilities in the following areas: Participates in developing the service strategy for the assigned Finance applications. Leadership of development and sustain activities for the applications Create an annual strategy to develop and enhance the applications. Understands IT service cost drivers and connects cost of service to consumption drivers Reviews business requests for service enhancements and undertakes cost evaluation, standards reviews, and prioritization Guides continuous improvement efforts for the applications. Meets with service architects to discuss impact of new technologies and the architecture roadmap Manages the SLAs for the E2E Service (internal Business Partners / external Vendors & amp amp 3rd party partners) Drives standardization (versus customization) of the applications. Responsible for Finance applications alignment with peer E2E applications owners. Responsible for service descriptions for E2E Service Catalogue. Responsible for partner relationship management 40% Accountability Category #1: RELATIONSHIP, SERVICE AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT. Develops relationships and interacts with application users to develop a deep and extensive understanding of the business and goals. Keeps an open channel of communication with users and provides broad oversight and guidance on application support requests and needs. Provides broad oversight and guidance for a medium-size team which communicates and interacts directly with application users via telephone, email or web interface to provide solutions for moderate to strategic and highly complex application issues, questions or support tickets. Develops and maintains relationships and acts as an escalation point for internal IT managers and supervisors as well as third-party vendors on highly critical issues. Utilizes deep and extensive application support knowledge to review and/or approve the development and facilitation of application training sessions as requested by business users. Has a deep and extensive understanding of service level agreements to lead and/or act as a key participant in the development and/or approval of service expectations and offerings. Reviews and analyzes the documentation and tracking of support services provided, including incidents and user requests, using Cargill' s incident tracking software. Utilizes deep and extensive application support knowledge and is accountable for ensuring application technology complies with Enterprise Architecture framework. Reviews/approves and/or provides input to application framework variances as needed. Participates in working groups to develop or update target architectures. 20% Accountability Category #2: APPLICATION IMPLEMENTATION AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT Provides broad oversight for release management processes and the programming, configuration, testing and deployment of fixes or updates for application version releases. Includes providing oversight on the installation of patches, updates, and releases on development, test, quality assurance and production systems Performs and/or reviews and approves analysis on highly complex, medium to long-term implementations of solutions considering cost, reliability, performance and business strategy Partners with application development managers and supervisors and provides strategic advice or guidance for new development efforts that will need to be supported. Recommends decisions regarding support transition guidelines. For a medium-size team, oversees moderate to advanced and highly complex change request handling and effective change controls specifically relating to business unit and enterprise-wide implications. 10% Accountability Category #3: BREAK / FIX PROBLEM RESOLUTION Performs broad reviews on incoming incident tickets and/or user requests and ensures they are given the appropriate priority in accordance to service level agreements. Oversees and guides a team in moderate to highly complex incident and problem resolution by troubleshooting or researching technical application issues and offering proactive and reactive application support to the end user. Utilizes deep and extensive application support knowledge to approve and/or develop standards for troubleshooting documentation to assist in the resolution or elimination of incidents. Ensures adequate coverage of application support by working with supervisors and application support analysts to develop an on-call rotation team which responds to critical application issues outside of normal working hours as needed. 10 Accountability Category #4: APPLICATION MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE Provides general guidance and tactical leadership to a team performing moderately to highly complex technical aspects of application upgrades and enhancements Consolidates feedback on recurring incidents and uses a deep and extensive knowledge of problem management methods to prioritize efforts and direct a team in identifying and resolving underlying root causes of incidents. Develops and/or approves processes and procedures and oversees the administration and maintenance of user access for a moderate-size scope of application(s). Provides broad oversight for projects related to risks and controls. Oversees and provides advanced direction to a team monitoring applications with significant business impact. May assist in monitoring activities which typically include addressing highly complex issues with data interfacing, reporting, system status and/or other application-specific tests. Responds to highly complex planned and unplanned outages by identifying and coordinating necessary resources and providing updates to leadership as appropriate. Has a deep and extensive knowledge of Cargill technology, compliance standards, industry trends and developments. 10 Accountability Category #5: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Maintains a close partnership with business managers and supervisors to identify gaps in support processes and direct efforts in developing solutions Identifies collaboration opportunities with other support team managers and supervisors and acts as a lead in the development and improvement of processes, complex enterprise-wide solutions and action on items important to business continuation. Reviews and approves recommended improvements for moderate to advanced and highly complex application- specific support processes and procedures. Utilizes deep and extensive application support knowledge to review and assess the research, evaluation and recommendations of technology solution alternatives. 10% Accountability Category #6: PEOPLE, BUDGET AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Accountable for setting and managing the budget for team. May lead the selection of staff and other employees determines resource needs, plans for future workforce needs, and approves selection decisions. Responsible for aligning overall team resources to execute against short term and long-term strategies and meeting application support objectives. Provides general guidance to direct reports in the areas of application support for highly complex, medium-term application support activities and projects.