About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 264 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 2.0 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. In the Liner Shipping segment, the Company has around 13,500 employees and 400 offices in 135 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of 2.9 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 113 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports across the world. In the Terminal & Infrastructure segment, Hapag-Lloyd has stakes in 20 terminals in Europe, Latin America, the United States, India, and North Africa. The roughly 2,600 employees assigned to the Terminal & Infrastructure segment handle terminal-related activities and provide complementary logistics services at selected locations.

As part of Hapag-Lloyds IT Team, you work in a team of 10 colleagues located in Hamburg and Gdansk. The focus of the team is SAP Finance and Accounting. Together with the colleagues of the other SAP teams, you will be maintaining and developing the Hapag-Lloyd SAP system. You will work together with business colleagues and the IT in Hamburg, Gdansk, Chennai and around the globe. The SAP Teams in Hamburg and Gdansk are currently considerably ramping up based on our mission to migrate from SAP ECC 6.8 system to SAP S/4HANA soon. Hapag-Lloyd uses SAP mainly for Finance, Treasury, Controlling and Materials Management.

Your responsibilities:

  • With your process and technical SAP TAX and Financial know-how, you will support or manage developments in our S/4Hana and SAP ECC system with the colleagues in Hamburg, Gdansk and Chennai
  • In close cooperation with the tax, finance and accounting departments in Hamburg and around the globe you will be responsible for the creation and implementation of new functions, for process consulting as well as for the maintenance and support of the finance and accounting processes in SAP together with the team
  • Your responsibilities in taxes are:
  • Tax master data management (Tax Codes, Tax Accounts, Tax Ledger, SAP-Fiori for Tax, etc.)
  • Tax determination configuration - indirect/ direct Tax (VAT, GST, WHT, etc.)
  • Tax reporting/ auditing
  • Tax compliance management
  • Tax planning and analysis (Tax SAP Analytics, Advance Compliance Reporting, etc.)
  • In the SAP S/4Hana project, you are responsible for the development and implementation of the future SAP accounting and finance solution of Hapag-Lloyd
  • With your creative ideas, you will act as an innovator within the team and drive new processes forward operationally, as well as use and implement new technologies
  • Working together with colleagues from other teams and thinking out of the box is part of your daily business 

Your profile:

What you'll need to succeed

  • 3+ years’ experience in customizing and working in SAP FI especially Tax
  • In addition, you have a sound understanding of business processes, especially in the areas of Tax, Finance and Accounting and adjacent areas like Payments, Treasury, Controlling and Procurement
  • You have relevant experience in the development, customization and implementation of complex SAP landscapes and in the optimization of business and IT processes
  • With focus on tax topics, following is needed:
  • Withholding Tax
  • VAT
  • Tax-reporting (like SAF-T standard audit tax file for countries like Portugal, Angola, Spain, Poland, etc)
  • Closing activities and reporting
  • Experience in Pillar2 reporting and or Performance and Profitability Management (PaPM) is an advantage
  • A collaborative and empathic mindset to enable our business colleagues through our solutions
  • Experience in agile working methods, as in Scrum or experience as a Product Manager is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills in an international environment paired with good command of written and spoken English

German language expectations: We expect all international candidates to be willing to learn at least the basics of the German language in case they are accepted for the position. This will enable you to participate in social and community life in Germany and at our company premises in the best possible way.

Nice if you have:

  • Understanding of HL IT Products
  • Relevant previous experience in the areas of logistics or transportation
  • Understanding of container shipping business is an advantage

We offer:

  • The opportunity to introduce solutions that you are individually convinced of, and to constantly take on fresh challenges with a distinguished level of responsibility
  • Excellent career development opportunities, supported by a spacious range of training and development courses
  • Competitive remuneration (13 salaries + vacation pay) and various benefits, as well as a permanent employment contract with a financially healthy company
  • A minimum of 28 days of vacation, flextime, capital-forming benefits, company pension plan
  • Company restaurant with constant fluctuating, great-quality dishes to choose from as well as coffee bar
  • Centrally located between the main train station and Jungfernstieg as well as subsidized public transportation
  • Blended work model: 3 days a week at our headquarters in the heart of Hamburg and 2 days a week of mobile work
  • Health and company sports programs (e.g. yoga, sailing, company doctor, etc.) as well as bicycle leasing

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Contact person

Kristin Peters Managerin Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding