• H2R Application Designer II

    Job Locations CA-ON-Concord
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    Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



    The H2R Application Designer II will work to define requirements, design, and develop complex solutions and processes for H2R applications within the NASC application platform.  Supporting the Manager - Applications - H2R, the role will consider usability, cost, and speed to market while ensuring the features meet the requirements of the business customer.  The incumbent will become a stakeholder and expert for the overall design of the SAP H2R application landscape and periphery systems.


    • Align IT solutions to the goals of LafargeHolcim’s lines of business
    • Work directly with the business to define requirements and propose solutions
    • Contribute to the improvement of business processes
    • Proactively offer solutions and enhancements which leverage best practices while managing enterprise expectations
    • Consider all product variations across current product lines, meet the most variants possible, and ensure the most cost effective manner
    • Facilitate and lead in-depth workshops to elicit review and confirm business requirements, business process reengineering, data and workflows, business models, business rules and user interface design.
    • Quickly sketch a complex design concept and estimate effort based on business requirements
    • Lead collaborative design discussions with key stakeholders across IT and business to ensure design is consistent, accurate, flexible, and scalable.
    • Responsible for providing expertise and approvals during the development phase, test planning, and ensure solutions meet the overall design requirements for the H2R application landscape
    • Follow all established design and development standards and suggesting improvements when they are needed
    • Provide technical support to regional and global initiatives and projects
    • Design and develop applications that ensure compliance with Group internal control procedures and security policy
    • Provide technical support for all H2R applications
    • Coach and mentor Application Analysts and Application Designer I
    • Oversee all H2R configuration and development
    • Review and approve all H2R functional design documents


    Job Dimensions


    • Portfolio of 10 - 12 Applications
    • List of direct reports: No direct reports
    • IT Projects: Several ITSC projects and changes related to application implementation or enhancements.  Between 5 -8 mid to large size projects per year.            
    • Key interfaces, stakeholder and relationships
      • Internal: Group & Regional Infrastructure Teams; Group Logistics, Business Process Owners, Regional Business Process Owners, Regional Business Engagement Team; Regional ITSC Managers, Regional ITSC Architects, Regional ITSC Application Analysts and Designers, Regional ITSC Security for Applications, Regional ITSC Project Managers, Regional ITSC Service Management
      • External: Consulting Companies; IT Service Providers, Offshore Partners


    Level of education/qualifications normally required:

    • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related discipline
    • SAP HCM Certification is desired
    • ITIL Service Management Certification


    Specific work experience:

    • Minimum 12 years in application design, development, configuration and support of technology solutions to support SAP H2R business processes
    • Minimum 10 years SAP Payroll and Benefits configuration for USA and Canada
    • Minimum 8 years in configuration of SAP - Time Management and ESS\MSS
    • Strong functional and technical knowledge of SAP HR integration with other modules
    • Understanding of Workday - Human Capital Management
    • Minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience in SAP solution architecture/design


    Technical / functional skills:

    • Maintain a high level of awareness of all current SAP applications and solutions
    • Keen understanding of key concepts and technologies related to integrating SAP with 3rd party software and middleware technologies
    • Proficient understanding of overall H2R business application landscape, integration, and compliance areas for USA and Canada
    • Experience with ABAP HR and Adobe forms
    • Cooperatively work with Architecture, Project team and key business stakeholders to adapt to the changing strategies, funding decisions, risks, and organizational direction. Ability to determine when and how to modify a selected approach and assess impacts of change on design.
    • Highly experienced with configuration of SAP H2R
    • Experience with SAP workflow technologies preferred
    • Basic understanding of SAP Security, Roles and Profiles as it relates to H2R
    • Able to evaluate project complexity, constraints, risks and dependencies and effectively relay suitable information to key stakeholders
    • Understanding of IT service delivery and IT Service Management concepts and procedures


    Behavioral competencies:

    • Ability to communicate openly and effectively with a variety of Business Stakeholders and IT colleagues
    • Proactive in terms of alerting management to deviations and risks that may require a modification to the proposed design or scope.
    • High willingness to drive transformation and service improvement
    • Strong customer / end-user / client service orientation
    • Highly self-motivated and directed with a keen attention to detail
    • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
    • Thrives working in a highly collaborative and team environment


    Leadership and managerial abilities:

    • Lead by example on values and culture
    • A natural leader whose personality and communication skills instill a sense of credibility and trust
    • Able to coherently explain the proposed design and gain stakeholder buy in to the proposed solution
    • Cost conscious and keeps big picture perspective


    Linguistic skills:

    • Excellent English (written & spoken)


    Mobility requirements (time spent travelling internationally, nationally etc.):

    • 10%


    Why work for us?


    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.



    Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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