Senior Consultant - Home Based

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Surrey, GB

Company: Zalaris HR Services AS

Reference No: 2043

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At Zalaris, we simplify HR and payroll administration, empower our customers with useful information so that they can invest more in their people. Our consultants have more than 20 years of experience in transforming HR with our clients. We have three values that guide the way we work:
Everyone matters. We believe that no one person is better than another. 
Aiming high. We dare to aim high, #bestingmyself is everyone’s motto because we give the best version of ourselves to the team.
Team spirit. We believe that the best results are achieved not by being the best in the team, but by bringing the best out of your team and supporting each other across the finish line.

Position Summary

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to work with a dynamic, highly experienced team in an organisation where you can grow your skills and work on exciting projects and clients?
Zalaris is an SAP gold partner and one of the leading SAP SuccessFactors partners in Europe with an extensive and growing number of Cloud HXM customers. Join us and become a part of the Zalaris Professional Services global team.

Zalaris are looking for a Senior SAP Technical Consultant (Developer) located in the United Kingdom to join our UK Professional Services - Technical Consulting team, working on projects and supporting live customers, so it is essential that you are comfortable with flexible work assignments based on business needs.
This UK role is home based and customer facing, so an openness to travel (subject to business needs and local safety restrictions) is required.

In Summary:

  • You will design, develop, and implement high quality, reliable, cost-effective solutions to technical challenges faced by Zalaris’ customers.
  • You will work closely with customers and colleagues to deliver solutions and services that fully meet customers’ needs.
  • You will be a role model for your colleagues and open to providing support and mentoring to raise the confidence and capabilities of colleagues.
  • You will support the growth and development of the business by contributing your insights and expertise to business development activities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design, creation, testing, fixing, implementation, and support of solutions to provide enhancements to existing SAP system functionality, including integrations between systems.
  • Responsible for leading requirements gathering efforts to ensure that any solution is fit for purpose from both a technical and business scenario standpoint.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, and where possible, increase in personal skill levels through study, training, and certification activities.
  • Responsible for working with colleagues across Zalaris to deliver a customer solution. This can include managing discrete tasks assigned to colleagues as part of a technical delivery for which you are responsible – e.g., ensuring that access is put in place for support colleagues or that a colleague sets up test data for an integration you are developing.
  • Responsible for authoring and maintaining project documentation – e.g., technical references, solution templates, solution overview slide decks, unit test plans, training materials, cut-over checklists.
  • Responsible for preparing and delivering information for delivered solutions via knowledge transfer and handover training sessions to both customers and Zalaris support colleagues.
  • Responsible for playing an active role in the continuous improvement of the team – e.g., knowledge sharing with colleagues, identifying internal process improvements.
  • Responsible for developing oneself – e.g., keeping up to date with technologies and practices relating to areas of expertise, developing new areas and depth of existing areas through training and study.
  • Responsible for the support of pre-sales and sales-related activities – e.g., preparation of estimates and proposal documents for pieces of work, demonstrating solutions, providing prospective advice for customers.
  • Responsible for the identification, communication, and support of up-sell and cross-sell opportunities.
  • Responsible for completion of mandatory company processes to ensure business needs are met – e.g., timely completion of timesheets, attendance of team meetings, completion of company training programmes (e.g., data protection, IT security, health & safety).


  • SAP Technical:
    • Must-Have –  ABAP and Integration (CPI or PI)
    • Should Have – CPI, PI, SuccessFactors, LSMW, Forms (PE51/SAP Script, and Adobe Forms), knowledge of HR (PA/OM)/PY.
    • Nice to Have – ESS/MSS (HR), CATS, FI/CO Integration, SAP Roles & Authorisations, ALE.
  • Collaborative Working – able to demonstrate an ability to work across multiple parties as one team. This could include working with colleagues, customers, Zalaris partners, customer partners, vendors, etc. It may involve combinations of working face-to-face as well as through virtual channels with collaborators around the world.
  • Proactive Assessment – an ability to identify potential issues, opportunities, solutions, and approaches that can then be raised through appropriate channels to be actioned.
  • Communication – communicating complex, often technical, points in ways appropriate to audiences that may vary from non-technical to highly technical, and through various verbal and written methods. (English).
  • Commercial Awareness – an awareness of commercial aspects and an ability to work to and within those – e.g., budgets, timelines, market gaps, ROI, brand reputation, commercial impact.
  • Adaptable – able to adapt one’s own working style and practices and challenge oneself by stepping out of a comfort zone.
  • Autonomous Working – able to work proactively, without constant supervision, to meet deadlines.

Required education & experience

  • We expect this role to be suitable for someone with 15+ years of demonstrable SAP experience and certification in SAP technologies.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your experience of leading the delivery of multiple complex pieces of work, with examples of both on-premise and cloud-based integrations.
  • You must be able to demonstrate communication skills commensurate with being able to communicate in a variety of ways with technical and non-technical audiences, at a variety of levels within an organisation – e.g., writing technical training materials for administrators using a solution through to presenting to senior managers in a workshop about the benefits delivered by the solution.
  • Ideally, you will have consulting experience in both SAP ERP (ECC or S/4HANA) and SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Experience with SAP Payroll (GB/IE) is advantageous.
  • Experience integrating SAP products with non-SAP solutions is advantageous.

We offer you

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package including 25 days holiday, life assurance (3x basic salary), 5% Employer pension and bonus schemes (with accelerators).
  • Other benefits such as Health Insurance, sabbatical policy, free eye tests, generous maternity/paternity package and mental health support.
  • Financial rewards within Employee referral scheme, net new business referral scheme, long service and achievement awards.
  • Growth and development opportunities including full access to the SAP Learning Hub & SAP Certification Hub (with time to focus on self-development while aiming to work to an 80% utilisation target).
  • Flexible working conditions including a home based contract.
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues that you can get to know at regular social events and we recognise through our employee recognition programme.
  • Flat organisational structure with strong leadership and an open door policy.
  • Multicultural and international working environment focussed on HR & Payroll.

Apply now and join #teamZalaris!    


Zalaris is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate any discrimination. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Zalaris’ employees come from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life, and we are proud of it.