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Title:  Application Support Associate (Finance / Purchasing))

Job ID:  78222
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1630


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we believe in freedom

We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. We’ve spent the last 20 years innovating and creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries, and how we’ve grown from 40 to 4,000+ employees in the Philippines since 2009.


But our business isn’t just business, our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they’re free to be themselves, to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend, and why we’ve been recognized as INVESTORS IN PEOPLE in the Philippines


It’s the perfect moment for you to #JoinTheIdea. We’re opening our Global Business Service center in the heart of BGC Manila and looking for more than 300 bright minds to join a global multinational with an exciting start-up vibe.






As the BTS Finance Associate, you will provide expertise in your application/process specialization to support the daily operations and effective performance of the business process and solution (application/support design, adoption, maintenance). 


In this respect, you are responsible for the resolution of minor and complex incidents & change/service request and to deliver timely and quality solutions to the users while at the same time ensuring that they utilize the full application potential. 


Upon request, you will be part of a specific approved project as an expert in the T&T domain.


What will you do?


1) Operations (Business process / system changes requests)

  • Having the ownership of the application support requests coming from the Global Service Desk (GSD), he/she provides application support for both Production and Development through resolution of minor and complex incidents & change/service request. That includes:
    • reproducing the problem in test system
    • investigating for the solution by searching in internal solutions database, searching for SAP notes if applicable, consulting with relevant BTS experts, test implemented technical application notes, communicating, requesting and monitoring remote access by the application vendor's technical support team test the solution
    • Providing and confirming problem solution to end-users
    • Maintaining appropriate documentation on the change request when required update the knowledge base tool 
  • Provide input to the operational BTS procedures to enhance service to customers

2) Minor/standard enhancements/projects

  • In regards of new enhancements, he/she will also analyze the requests coming from the Team Lead. For that: He/she will assist senior team members in the analysis of the feasibility of this business request in the context of the standard application solution. 
  • He/she will also participate in analyzing the impact of this requirement on the Standard Solution stack / GRM, whenever applicable.  
  • Coordinate and conduct the application testing (new support packages, releases, functionality and customizing) in close cooperation with quality assurance and technical team
  • When participating in a project team
    • Design of business processes.
    • Configuration and configuration coordination from external parties, unit testing
    • Maintain appropriate documentation.
    • Definition and roll out of standards and templates.
    • Potentially participate in training business community (key users).
    • Ensure transfer of knowledge/expertise from external consultants.

3) Knowledge management

  • Keep the End Users up-to-date and knowledgeable of the systems and business processes / best practices.
  • Provide knowledge transfer and best practices (global processes) to end- users through support/change request resolution. 
  • Maintain the solution database by creating knowledge base articles and getting them validated by the appropriate Expert

4) Process Documentation

  • Maintain up to date appropriate documentation in his/her scope of responsibility this includes BPMLs, Process flows, Enterprise structure and BTS operational procedures.
  • Work with power users on documenting the processes from a business perspective.
  • Working with the project team and the process/business Expert on documenting the processes from a technical perspective.
  • Ensure QA on the documentation executed by development teams.

5) Performance management

  • Monitor performance and effectiveness of specific business processes in close cooperation with technical team.
  • Together with other Business Intelligence groups assess master data and reporting requirements for key users in his/her business area.


Who are we looking for?


  • University Degree on Computer Science or similar technical background                                   
  • 3+ year working experience with SAP, InvoiceTrack or ERP systems, preferably in the areas of application support and customer service in a global multicultural environment. Business experience in the related area a plus                                      
  • Fluent English (written & spoken)                                            
  • Excellent knowledge of AP/AR business process area
  • Good knowledge of a whole megaprocess: Finance or Purchasing
  • Basic understanding of other business processes around Finance
  • Good knowledge of the key support and development request processes
  • Analytical & Detail oriented
  • Customer service attitude
  • Capable to listen to customer, understand their needs and turn them into concrete solutions
  • Team Player 



  • Work in the new, ultra modern JTI GBS office in West McKinley
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves

What are the next steps?

Thank you very much for applying!

We will make sure to provide feedback on your application within 2 weeks after the application deadline. 



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