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Consultant Cost Planning - May 2022

remote, remote
For one of our clients we are looking for a Consultant Cost Planning

Project description: The objective of Contract and IT Sourcing Management is to source all relevant IT-Services that are to be provided from Uniper IT’s Strategic ensuring budget adherence and fulfilment of supplier’s obligations. In this context the Financial Management Team is acting as a bridging function ensuring transparent and aligned cost management for IT infrastructure run cost.

Planned start/end date: 02. May – 31. Dec. 2022.

Task description:

- Process improvements in the area of consumption and cost planning
° Identification of process improvements for drawing together information coming from the respective service owners and stakeholders, with the aim of defining expected consumption values and the resulting cost. Subsequent implementation of these improvements.
° Continuous update of teams internal Insight Hub as a common and centrally governed financial management tool with daily rolling forecasting.
° Verification of gaps in the planning, definition of counter measures on how to close existing gaps and how to structurally avoid them for the future

- Standardization of quarterly stakeholder alignment for cost forecasting
° Define measures on how to further standardize and stabilize the regular commercial & consumption communication with key stakeholders (Budget Owner, IT Service Owners, Contract Managers, Uniper IT Lines of Business, Procurement, Controlling)
° Verify volume and cost related planning activities (esp. forecasting- and mid-term planning) on how these processes can be further standardized and stabilized
° Develop and maintain reporting dashboards in Power BI for the drill-down into deviation commenting between cost forecasts (based on own experience)

- Technologization & automation of internal tools (excel based cost planning) and processes for Rolling Forecasting of IT Cost
° Verify automation potentials, design and implement concepts on how to further automate our Rolling Cost Forecast approach
° Consult on updates of sourcing strategy by creating concepts on how data and KPIs from internal knowledge hub can be accumulated further. The objective is to identify cost saving opportunities and provide guidance and decision parameters for the effective steering of Uniper IT’s outsourcing and strategic partners, as well as a competitive environment

Start: ASAP
Duration: Till end of 2022
Location: remote


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