SAP BPC Systems Specialist - Principal Systems Engineer

Job details
Posting date: 06 March 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 26 March 2021
Location: London - Broadcast Centre, W12
Company: BBC
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 51483

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The Business Systems team in D+E Corporate & Commercial Systems is responsible for the design, development and support of the BBC’s enterprise wide/corporate systems including Finance, Procurement, Treasury, HR and Resource Scheduling. We work closely with our key stakeholders to understand their needs and then manage a range of projects to meet those needs.

The BPC System Specialist will report operationally to the Manager, System Engineer and will be responsible for maintenance, development and administration of Business Planning and Consolidation in line with the approved development plans, change requests and the operational service levels.

This is a business support role. Its scope is:

  • Systems complexity: The systems landscape will contain applications typically involving multiple business and technical dependencies, business critical systems and processes and commercially sensitive environments
  • Stakeholder management: First point of contact for a variety of stakeholders.
  • 3rd Party Relationships: Supporting 3rd party partners and suppliers supporting delivering application services and projects typically to the value of 100K.
  • Information & Security management: Ensure that all the requirements of statutory and BBC safety regulations are fully met including adherence to the BBC’s policies.
  • Recruitment: Support recruitment process for the team by taking part in selection boards
  • and making selection decisions for engagement of new colleagues including specialist contractors.
  • Project Support – Provide SME input into projects relating to Finance systems and support implementations and transitions into BAU

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide insight on the impacts of data requests (new/change/deletion etc.) from an end-to-end process prospective and also a systems and data integrity perspective.
  • Support development of the following applications: BPC Netweaver 10.1 Embedded version in line with the approved development plans, change requests and the operational service levels, keep system and support documentation up to date.
  • Take part in the BPC projects and upgrade of the existing application
  • Provide advice to users on BPC applications relating to Budgeting, Forecasting and Consolidation.
  • Develop solutions test cases and data review for data migrations and system upgrades and patches in BPC.
  • Adhere to and provide advice to users on the processes, procedures and documentation associated with requesting changes to system data and data structures.
  • Ensure compliance at all times with BBC data quality standards as defined within the Data Management Strategy and Data Management Policies.
  • Assist in the development and establishment of BBC-wide data policies and work in collaboration with the outsourced service provider in reviewing and improving existing policies and procedures.
  • Provide services in accordance with the ITIL Framework.
  • Work alongside Team Management and Application Leads to develop and operate effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Finance, Procurement, HR and Engineering teams, third party suppliers, users and super-user groups.

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:


  • Strong Data Analyst skills with experience gained from developing, implementing and operating large and business critical database environments.
  • Strong Business Process Analysis skills within Planning & Consolidation
  • Sound understanding of system data controls, SAP-related segregation of duties and fraud and risk management requirements in a complex organisation.
  • Extensive Knowledge of BPC Netweaver 10.1 Embedded, BW 7.5 and Analysis for Office tools
  • Programming skills (Script Logic, VBA, SQL, ABAP, FOX etc)
  • Extensive knowledge of end to end budgeting, forecasting and consolidation cycles
  • Knowledge of SAP BO reporting tools would be an advantage
  • Very strong analytical skills with a particular emphasis on understanding and transforming large volumes of complex data into valuable business information.
  • Strong capability in working with end users and translating their business aspirations into very tangible data analysis and reporting solutions.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment.
  • Previous experience in the finance is advantageous.
  • A strong understanding of Data Protection legislation and how it impacts access controls.
  • Experience of delivering services within an ITIL environment.
  • Excellent customer skills especially with respect to verbal communications which are clear and understandable to users with relatively less technical and data analyst experience


  • Information Technology degree, or equivalent professional qualification / experience
  • Certifications in BPC/Business Intelligence products, including SAP certification is desirable
  • ITIL qualified - ITIL Foundation minimum is desirable
  • IT Professional certifications aligned to the role as identified within the Job Description

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