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IT Business Analyst II - MFG Processes - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
November 14, 2018


IT Business Analyst II - MFG Processes - RT

Memphis, Tennessee 37544


ITSS Application Services organization is responsible for designing, building, implementing and sustaining an Enterprise Supply Chain solution based on an SAP technology platform. The objective of the solution is to support and enable changing business processes to improve customer satisfaction and reduce supply chain costs. The application processes include Planning & Scheduling, Source, Order Management, Manufacturing Processes, Cost & Profitability and Deliver. The supporting technology areas include SAP development, Business Warehouse, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), middleware (webMethods) and Data Management

The Manufacturing Processes IT Business Analyst II will work in a team environment to recommend and deliver technology enabling business processes in the areas of production planning, production execution, materials management, inventory management and quality management in SAP and our Manufacturing Execution Systems

The applications in scope include SAP ECC, APO, BW, MES plus any additional Global Supply Chain approved operating model applications

The candidate should have an understanding of Supply Chain processes and knowledge of SAP configuration and custom development processes to enable business requirements in SAP

Key Accountabilities:

Drives, participates and organizes estimates for integrated and complex development of application solutions/projects

Able to break-down work, explain tasks and understands interdependencies

Facilitate/lead design meetings as well as creating/updating design documents

Participate and lead process improvement, functional design and realization for the manufacturing processes functional area

Analyze complex user information flows and business requirements

Create and maintain functional specification documents based on business requirements

Solves difficult problems with effective solutions

Perform SAP configuration

Perform acceptance testing of configuration changes and development changes in a highly integrated environment following established methodologies and tools for providing regular reporting on results

Provide support of existing processes in the project and production environments

Meet project deliverable deadlines

Evaluate and/or determine alternative procedural and/or systematic solutions to meet business requirements

Work cohesively with other Information Technology, business and contract resources/groups

Participate in project and team meetings

Participate as needed with go-live and after hours IT project support

Provide knowledge transfer to other team members

Responsible for maintaining support documentation including design documents and functional documentation

Subject matter expert in business applications / systems / specific technology

Takes on medium to large functional/technical assignments

Responsible for leading and participating in process assessments, documenting the solution analysis following the PDP methodology

Organizes IT cross functional teams for highly complex and integrated scope during the realization phase proving continuity between design and realization

Surfaces and escalates issues and risks, providing recommendations and facilitating resolution to issues

Seeks out value added opportunities to improve IT solutions and service capabilities


Leverages IT professionals with strong production planning, paper manufacturing, SAP functional knowledge, SAP technical development and project management skills

Ensures compliance with all Human Resource function directives and guidelines related to personal and professional development of staff, career and succession planning

Participates and is engaged in regularly scheduled people reviews focused on personal development and team engagement

Helps ensure knowledge transfer plans are maintained and implemented to sustain a high performing team and bench strength across the areas of responsibility


Ensure business solutions are designed, built and tested to support customer needs by using consistent methods and standards, project management discipline and supporting toolsets

Develop relationships with our ITSS partners, PIM, BIM and Global Supply Chain COE organizations with collaboration on priorities and design solutions

Operational Excellence:

Responsible for executing day-to-day tasks and assignments of deliverables ensuring deliverable timelines are met

Understand all corporate policies impacting IT and ensures adherence. Completes all security, legal and regulatory requirements to safeguard the application

Maintains the integration and secures integrity of Supply Chain Operating Model design and enabled benefits

Seeks out value added opportunities to improve IT Solutions and Services capabilities

Key Challenges:

The external environment, including technology, competition, markets:

Dealing with ambiguity

Maintaining standardized processes, procedures and standards through ever changing business processes

Business environments and requirements change often and complexity level is high

Integration with SAP based Supply Chain processes, data and technology brings additional complexity

Working in a highly complex technical landscape

Key Competencies:

Action & Result Oriented

Business Acumen

Communication Skills

Customer Focus

Conflict Management

Dealing with Ambiguity

Decision Quality

Drive for Results

Functional/technical Skills


Learning On The Fly



Peer Relationships


Political Savvy

Priority Setting

Problem Solving

Process Management

Standing Alone

Relocation Assistance Available

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. 7-10 year’s business and IT experience with increasing responsibilities

2. Hands on work experience with setting up product master data (materials, BOMs, routings, work centers)

3. Hands on work experience performing SAP configuration in the SAP ECC modules PP and MM (3+ years preferred)

4. Hands on work experience with monitoring and supporting interfaces between systems

5. SAP ECC experience with discrete and repetitive manufacturing processes/configuration

6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required

7. Knowledge of SAP integration between SAP ECC and APO as well as BW

8. Experience with SAP batch management processes

9. Experience with project management tools

10. Work experience in taking business requirements and processes and determining how to enable those requirements and processes through technology specifically SAP

11. BS degree preferred (major in Computer Science, Engineering or Business Administration preferred)

12. Background in Supply Chain process areas

13. Background in manufacturing and delivery systems

14. Background in managing through complex methodologies

15. Knowledge and experience in an integrated SAP and MES environment

16. SAP ABAP development experience preferred for tracing and debugging issues as well as helping identify customizations needed to SAP

17. Salary Expectation?

18. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

19. Complete Current Address