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SAP Trainer/Implementation Analyst

Company: Hearthside Food Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

  • This individual will lead the SAP implementation in the inventory control function as Hearthside continues to rollout SAP across the enterprise. In the inventory Control area you will lead the development and implementation of new SAP functionality. You will create and execute excellent training programs. You will create robust testing protocols and scenarios, you will create the required data to perform testing and execute testing in cooperation with the business. You will provide guidance to the organization on best practices. You will lead and participate in events related to cutovers, you will generate ideas for improving business processes through the use of SAP, and lead projects to successfully implement the ideas. You will provide 2nd and 3rd tier support for SAP support issues. You will be required to work weekends during SAP launches and on call for support issues.
  • The ideal candidate is a business user that has experience in Inventory Control in a manufacturing environment and has become a power user of SAP within their job function. Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and logistics processes is required. This role is typically NOT a good fit for a consultant.
    Job Duties:
    • Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Lead implementation efforts for SAP functionality for assigned functional areas.
    • Lead the development and implementation of new SAP functionality.
    • Create and execute testing programs.
    • Create and execute training programs.
    • Establish best practices for business processes related to SAP, and lead the organization to implement them.
    • Develop and load master data and configuration in support of SAP projects.
    • Lead and/or participate in events related to cutovers and go-lives.
    • Generate ideas for improving profitability in the organization through new SAP functionality. Lead projects to implement those ideas.
    • Provide 2nd and 3rd tier support for SAP support issues.
    • Define and recommend system security setup for assigned functional areas.
    • Strive to learn SAP functionality in other functional areas, and deepen knowledge in assigned functional area.
    • Create functional specifications for proposed SAP changes to communicate specifications to technical and programming resources.
    • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and Safety Regulations consistently.
    • Work occasional holidays and weekends during project cutovers.
      Required Competencies & Knowledge: Knowledge of:
      • Detailed, expert knowledge of SAP transactions in Inventory.
      • Expert Knowledge in both IM and WM transactions.
      • Expert investigative abilities related to material movements and material documents.
      • Knowledge of SAP master data related to assigned functional areas.
      • Knowledge of SAP transactions in all functional areas.
      • Expert knowledge of business processes in assigned functional areas.
      • Knowledge of business and supply chain processes in all functional areas.
      • Knowledge of training principles.
      • Knowledge of testing principles.
      • Knowledge of system security principles.
      • Detailed knowledge of business processes in manufacturing.
        Ability to:
        • Support the business with skilled SAP knowledge in assigned functional area.
        • Understand, resolve and explain complex transactional errors.
        • Compile and execute excellent training programs.
        • Compile and execute excellent testing programs.
        • Troubleshoot and resolve SAP issues in assigned functional area.
        • Recognize impacts to processes outside of assigned functional area.
        • Drive process changes within the organization through collaboration and salesmanship.
        • Support and manage a high volume of tasks.
        • Adapt to new situations and challenges, as circumstances demand.
        • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
        • Document effectively.
        • Work effectively with all levels of the organization.
        • Lead 'best in class' behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and policy focus.
          Work Environment:
          • Work is primarily done in an office setting.
          • Some production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature.
          • Significant travel required. During implementations travel will be approximately 75%.
            Physical Requirements:
            • Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time
            • Stand, walk, climb stairs on a frequent basis
            • Must be able to lift 20 pounds on an infrequent basis.
              Minimum Qualifications:
              • 1+ years' experience with SAP as a power user in one or more functional areas.
              • 4 year degree is preferred.

Keywords: Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove , SAP Trainer/Implementation Analyst, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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