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Lead SAP WM in Oak Brook, IL at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose

The SAP Sr. WM Analyst will provide leadership in process analysis, process and system design, systems development, configuration, testing, implementation and training to support the SAP WM functions within the company. 

It will be the responsibility of this position to bring information regarding future development of SAP software applications in order to aid in strategic decision making.

As the SAP Sr. WM Analyst, this position will work with “super” and end-users to identify and resolve functional/technical and/or process issues, test and train on system functions, identify, design, and develop system updates in support of business requirements, and assist IT in the overall coordination of system updates, enhancements, etc. 

This position will work with other SAP Analysts, IT Leadership and business representatives to keep abreast of operational issues and business initiatives where SAP may be an integral part.

Major Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Lead small to moderate size projects creating project plans, assigning/monitoring project tasks, facilitating team meetings, ensuring on-time/on-budget delivery of solutions. Participate in all phases of project life cycle project identification, feasibility, blueprinting/design, configuration, testing, documentation, implementation, training/ ongoing support.
  • Works with management to drive decisions needed to configure system to meet business requirements. Independently consults with management to develop/manage problem resolution. Assists management with continuous improvement efforts to improve company profitability/provide optimal functionality.
  • Responsible for working with the business to define/implement appropriate security strategies.
  • Responsible for the maintenance/configuration of SAP WM functions related settings in SAP.
  • Applies structure/enforces identified organizational standards relative to system enhancements, changes, issues/problems.
  • Analyzes and documents complex business requirements and judges the impact of those requirements within a specific module and across all modules of the system
  • Be an integral part / take active role in change control processes for testing & implementing system changes, fixes, enhancements, etc.
  • Develops use cases, test plans, test scripts and test cases.
  • Executes test plans and test scripts / cases to ensure system changes are aligned with business requirements.
  • Communicates with staff at all levels in the organization business and IT.
  • Provides knowledge transfer and support to other Business Analysts within the department.
  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures. 

§  Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values.

§  Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

§  Planning and Organizing

§  Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects/ Sets objectives and goals

§  Breaks down work into the process steps/ Develops schedules and task/people assignments

§  Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks

§  Ability to deal with ambiguity, multiple priorities and stretch goals.

§  Can effectively cope with change/ Can shift gears comfortably

§  Doesn’t have to finish things before moving to other tasks

§  Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

§  Strong customer service skills.

§  Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

§  Gets first-hand information and uses it for improvements in products and services

§  Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

§  Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

§  Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

§  Probes all fruitful sources for answers

§  Can see hidden problems. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers

§  Presentation Skills

§  Is effective in presentation settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, direct reports and executives

§  Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation

Education and Experience

§  5-8 years of SAP WM experience

§  SAP Sr. WM Analyst with experience in multi-plant, multi-company, multi-currency, 3rd party distribution, electronic trading (EDI), consumer products and/or manufacturing.

§  Advanced configuration experience in SAP WM functionality within SAP ECC 6.0. 

§  Complete understanding of the integration points between SAP’s core modules and the inter-dependencies around Finance/Controlling and Manufacturing.

§  Core Participation in 3 or more significant SAP implementations, achieving production status.

§  BA/BS in computer science, IS, MIS, Accounting, Finance or a related field is preferred.

§  Report writing and/or Business Objects experience is a plus.

§  SAP EWM is a plus.

§  APICS and/or SAP Certification(s) is a plus.