Senior EDI Analyst

Palatine, IL

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The Senior EDI Analyst is responsible for EDI, Application to Application Integration and Business to Business Integration for multiple SAP and EDI systems. They will lead EDI projects and coordinate with the business and trading partners to define requirements, execute testing and deployment of those EDI projects. They will also work with SAP functional and development teams on implementation requirements. The Senior EDI Analyst is also responsible for performing and managing all EDI and Integration related production support. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned

  • Work with the business, customers, vendors, and third parties to gather requirements, understand issues, answer questions, and provide training and guidance
  • Work with various departments within the organization including retail services, procurement, logistics and accounting to coordinate project requirements and priorities
  • Develop EDI implementation guidelines and specifications for internal/external partners and define  Weber-Stephen Products Company LLC  standard offerings for EDI services, including expected timelines and service levels
  • Assist in establishing  EDI governances, along with implementing  these governances
  • Write functional, technical and data specifications and documentation
  • Coordinate SAP functional and development resources on EDI projects
  • Perform and coordinate testing
  • Deep understanding of SAP EDI methodologies and associated mapping  and configuration
  • Lead mapping solutions by gathering business requirements, propose effective remedies, develop and deploy scalable, well-coordinated solutions to business requirements
  • Working knowledge of business concepts and processes (SAP Sales order processing, Distribution, Invoicing and Purchasing)
  • Manage EDI specific master data and cross references
  • Provide communication, documentation and training as necessary to the business users and trading partners who will be impacted by EDI and Integration projects
  • Monitoring all Inbound and Outbound EDI, ensuring all EDI transactions are processed accurately and on schedule
  • Provide daily technical and administrative support for all EDI activity, including failed EDI transmissions and transactions
  • Identify and recommend enhancements to EDI processes or configuration to improve reliability and performance

Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Great customer service skills
  • Ability to work with little supervision while being accountable for individual and departmental results
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and critical thinking
  • Ability to learn quickly and grasp technical concepts independently


Education and/or Experience 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology; or a combination of education and experience related to EDI or Integration
  • 7+ years of experience with EDI document standards (ANSI X12, EDIFACT)
  • 7+ years of experience in SAP ERP – MM, SD, FI, ABAP, IDocs - in the areas of implementation, enhancement and/or production support of EDI
  • Good understanding of EDI and Integration concepts of collecting, transforming, exchanging & consuming data
  • Strong technical knowledge of EDI technologies and standards including Information Documents (IDOC), EDI, Application Link Enabling (ALE), SAP functional expertise; EDI system configuration and support
  • Strong functional and technical knowledge of SAP, especially in the SD module; ability to navigate throughout the system, data dictionary, and the related table structures

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