SAP PP and MM Analyst
Information Technology, Bangalore
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW) innovates with customers to help feed and enhance the world by designing, delivering and servicing high value solutions at the heart of growing and sustaining our diverse communities. The company's product offering is concentrated in rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as automated process systems, into food and beverage, industrial and power and energy markets. SPX FLOW has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 150 countries.
Lead Analyst, SAP Production Planning & Materials Management
The primary responsibility of the SAP Production / Materials Operations Systems Analyst is to provide ERP systems support to SPX Flow business units using SAP Production Planning (PP) and Materials Management (MM) modules to plan and control production components, raw materials, and finished goods. This position will contribute to systems development and provide helpdesk support to SPX Flow user base.
List of key responsibilities
Implementation of SAP PP and MM modules and supporting SAP functionality
Analysis and documentation of current systems (processes, functions, methods and practices)
Documentation of SAP ERP processes using prescribed systems analysis methodologies
Configuration of one or more modules of SAP to meet documented user requirements
Testing of configured SAP System
Specification of reports, interfaces and special programs
Education of key/end users in system operation
Installation support after system go-live
Resolve implementation issues to obtain system “sign off” from management
Provide SAP support for Production Planning (PP) and Materials Management (MM) functions, resolve business issues and user problems
Progress resolution of SAP PP, MM, and other SAP issues as assigned
Liaise with users to ensure full understanding of business requirements and communication of solutions
Record progress within SPX help desk systems
Provide business systems expertise to senior management
Provide support to Global Manufacturing Organization / Global Process Excellence to identify opportunities for business improvement
Determination of best practice processes for business units utilizing SAP PP and MM functionality
Organize, participate in and facilitate business process re-engineering workshops
Implementation of new processes and education of staff
Support executive decision-making process by providing systems expertise.
Contribute to Business Systems projects as Lead or Team Player
Support Manufacturing and Materials business managers when dealing with production and materials management scenarios
Project Management responsibility for systems projects as assigned
Lead business process and business systems tasks on projects within SIOP and Production Planning / Control process areas
Produce functional and technical specifications to support development of interfaces and integration of SAP and other SPX Flow business systems
Provide SAP expertise on scope, timeline and progress to Program and Project Management
Experience communicating with global business users and other functional stakeholders regarding business operations and process improvement initiatives
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
Experience collaborating with multi-person, international virtual teams
Self-directed, detail-oriented, have excellent initiative and possess strong analytical skills
Strong personal motivation, excellent work ethic and positive, team-oriented mindset
Ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy
Planning & Organizing: Establishes sources of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Building Strategic Working Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Gaining Commitment: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifies one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved.
Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Communication: Clearly conveys information and ideas to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Required Education / Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business, IT, Engineering or related field
5+ years specifying, configuring, deploying and supporting SAP Production Planning / Materials Management with integrated functionality from other SAP modules, preferably with experience in a global environment
At least two full cycle implementations of SAP primarily as either a production planning or materials management specialist
Proficient in MS Office (particularly MS Excel) and MS SharePoint
Preferred Education / Experience
SAP Certification in either MM or PP
5+ years experience specifying, configuring, deploying and supporting a dedicated SOP software system
Any additional experience configuring for SAP QM, WM, SD, PS, FI or CO modules
Manufacturing industry experience