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Sr. SAP Analyst – WM MM Business Applications

Palatine, IL

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Summary

Weber is seeking a candidate with strong SAP WM functional experience, and good knowledge base in MM, to join our SAP team. The IT WM/MM Sr. SAP Analyst will be responsible for systems development, configuration, implementation, testing and training to support the Global SAP Warehouse management, interfaces to and from SAP as well as other purchasing and supply chain functions within the company as needed.  The IT WM/MM Sr. SAP Analyst should also have knowledge with functions of 3PL processes.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as Guardian for the SAP WM & MM Global applications with focus on WM activities.
  • Manage ongoing support and maintenance of Enterprise IT applications in the WM business areas.
  • Drive on-going reliability and stability of systems supporting Weber WM business functions, ensuring minimal-to-no business disruptions.
  • Build and maintain relationships with business partners, and work collaboratively with them to ensure high level of customer service.
  • Evolve existing support tools to automate repeatable support processes, streamline operations, expand customer services and facilitate reporting of support metrics.
  • Hands on experience with WM-MM configuration and preparing functional specifications.
  • Ensure that all break/fix and routine maintenance solutions are implemented in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure Incident/Problem/Service Request Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Compliance by Service Provider.
  • Lead the development of innovative approaches, processes, and services to drive continues improvement in application support excellence.
  • Drive results through the effective management of resources, plans, policies, and processes having significant impact on the organization.
  • Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis, break/fix resolution, recurring routine maintenance and enhancement activities, gather and analyze problems/data and identify and recommend improvements.
  • Define and execute test cases for unit, integration, system functional, stress and regression testing, as well as acquire user acceptance sign off.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent may perform all or some of the following duties:

  • Oversee the delivery of minor projects and small enhancements; managing planning, resourcing and execution work
  • Work with the technical leads and Application Development teams in controlling and maintaining the health of the applications (Includes periodic activities such as DR and other application patches).
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Experience or Knowledge Required in the DISCIPLINE OR FUNCTION:

  • Minimum of 10 years of overall IT experience with at least 7 years of progressive responsibility in Application development, maintenance or support of SAP warehouse management applications, SAP Materials management and Inventory management
  • Hands on experience with configuring SAP systems as well as writing functional specifications.
  • Knowledge of the outsource business environment, service management processes, and best practices.
  • Managing or leading a service delivery team; prefer prior experience leading an on-shore/off-shore team
  • Comprehensive understanding of various Software Development Lifecycles and deliverables.
  • Indirect management – managing by influence as opposed to positional authority.
  • Effective collaboration and partnering skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy to understand business terms to senior leaders. Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to act with independence of thought, high energy and urgency required to be effective in fast paced, often unpredictable, environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage geographically dispersed teams.
  • Ability to translate a business needs into tactical operating plans
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to rapidly analyze, identify and communicate business critical problems within an IT environment.
  • Proven performance in a dynamic fast-paced team environment.
  • Understanding ABAP and debugging is a plus.

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