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SAP FICO Specialist


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Analysis: Clearly identify business requirements and generate functional/technical specifications.  Estimate efforts and propose project scope, involved areas, based on deliverables.
  • Area of Responsibility: 1 - 2 enterprise sub-processes within the core ERP system, supporting ERP add-ons, and interfaced system.  Develop, maintain, and document audit-compliant operational processes within area of responsibility.
  • Relationship Management: Ensure appropriate engagement with business partners, collaboration and coordination with global and regional teams, and alignment with regional/global leadership.  Perform functional/technical knowledge transfer for applications, processes and systems within area of responsibility.
  • Digitalization / Innovation: Design, develop, and implement technical and functional solutions that support LANXESS local/global initiatives, improvements, and processes meeting the defined requirements.  Maintain documentation in accordance to local or global support, project and training methodology.  Evaluate and implement periodic system/software updates.
  • Vendor Management: Works with vendors to test interfaces, systems, coordinate project work tasks, ensure receipt of any relevant knowledge transfer.
  • Applications Maintenance: Coordinate and configure systems/application changes and/or enhancements within area of support responsibility.   Evaluate and implement approved change requests in alignment with the global teams.
  • Support & Incident Management: Perform first and second-level support with business partners.  Manage incidents related to ERP/non-ERP applications, processes, data, and/or other facilities within the area of support responsibility.
  • Projects: Contribute to the implementation of large, mid, and small-scale projects.
  • Project Management: Lead department initiatives as required.  Coordinate the implementation of medium to small-scale projects (local & global), includes preparing budget &  capacity project estimates.


  • BA/BS Degree (business or technology discipline preferred), 5+ yrs. of relevant business /IT experience; incl. 3+ yrs. technical and/or functional experience (e.g., SAP HANA, SAP ECC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of ERP/Non-ERP applications, and systems, particularly within area of responsibility and supporting FI module components (e.g., FI-GL (General Ledger), FI-AA (Fixed Assets), FI-AP (Accounts Payable), FI-AR (Accounts Receivable), and Treasury (CA-BK, Lockbox, Positive pay, Electronic bank statement, outgoing payment configuration)
  • 2+ years of SAP S4 HANA experience
  • Problem resolution skills
  • Ability to create and update training materials, technical documents and end user support instructions
  • Understanding of IT development and project management life-cycles, IT standards and guidelines (e.g. ITIL, SDLC, and Change Management)



  • Understanding of IT service/portfolio management processes
  • Familiarity with ONESOURCE and Global Next Indirect Tax integration for SAP
  • Familiarity with SAP Concur Travel, Expense and Invoice Solution
  • Familiarity with SAP Business Objects Analysis for Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of FIORI backend development
  • Work experience in ABAP-coding / ABAP object-oriented coding
  • Experience in Agile-Scrum methodologies used for software development, a plus
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  2021

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, SAP, ERP, Bank, Banking, Finance, Technology

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