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SAP Senior Specialist Business Analyst (SD, LE)"

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services - Vacancy

SAP Senior Specialist Business Analyst (SD, LE)”
The Company:

Glanbia plc is a global nutrition business with leading global positions in the dairy, premix and sports nutrition markets. Glanbia is headquartered in Ireland and has very significant operations and markets in the US. We have the #1 Global Portfolio of Sports Nutrition Brands, and are the #1 producer of America Style Cheddar Cheese. For more information about Glanbia, visit http://careers.glanbia.com .

Glanbia Business Services (GBS) is the Global IT and Finance SSC function which serves all of Glanbia’s global locations and operations. Within GBS we have over 100 SAP professionals working within our SAP COE’s who play an integral role in supporting our global businesses on integration of acquisitions, systems support for strategic process-related initiatives, as well as ongoing systems and process innovations. We provide a dynamic, exciting and progressive environment for SAP professionals to grow and develop their careers, using best-in-class solutions and methodologies. We operate a single Global SAP ECC instance, and are currently planning for a migration project to S4 HANA in 2022. 


The Role:

A vacancy has arisen for the role of  Senior Specialist Business Analyst – SAP SCM, based out of our GBS US offices in Aurora, Illinois. This position sits within the Global SCM Systems COE team and reports into the Lead Business Analyst, SCM Sales & Distribution. 


This position will be remote for now, but upon return to the office, the base location of the role will be Aurora, Illinois with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


Key deliverables of the role
•    Participate in an SAP SD Lead role on multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementation and continuous improvement SAP projects, including:
•    Definition of SAP SD scope, based on workshops with business representatives, and knowledge of Glanbia’s Global SAP SD solution.
•    Definition of SAP SD blueprint and securing sign-off by relevant process representatives from the business.
•    Leading out the SAP SD build activities including configuration, investigation of enhancement points, and integrations, and definition of techo-functional programming specifications, unit testing etc.
•    Defining and supervising SAP SD testing cycles, and training material preparation.
•    Leading Cut-over planning and execution for the SD area and providing initial high-attention post-live support.
•    Hand-over of SAP SD design to application support team, post project.
•    Provide SAP expert knowledge in the functional areas of Sales and Distribution, to respond to business requirements, and to contribute pro-actively to continuous improvement to Glanbia’s SAP implementations.
•    Design, develop and deliver enhancements in the form of specific mini-projects and change requests in the SAP SD area.
•    Develop and enhance SAP SD Power User capabilities, through the design and delivery of targeted Webinars and Process reviews.
•    Collaborate closely with business stakeholders to drive business benefits from the implemented SAP solutions, including:
•    Understanding relevant business operational KPI's, and working with the business stakeholders to influence business outcomes positively.
•    Technical mentoring and development of graduates and new joiners to the team, where required.
•    Provide assistance to the Application Support team in the resolution of complex support calls escalated by them.
•    Minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT, Supply Chain or related discipline.
•    Ideally SAP Certified in SD module for ERP 6.0.
•    Knowledge of SAP S4 HANA Sales and Distribution solution is an advantage.
Skills & Experience:
•    At least seven years’ experience in hands-on configuration and implementation roles within the SAP SD module.
•    Experience as an SAP SD Lead Analyst role in at least three significant SAP end-to-end deployment projects.
•    Strong cross-functional knowledge in relevant SAP modules – i.e.  Logistics Execution (LE), Materials Management ( MM/WM) (including Batch Management) and Finance (FICO) (including integration to PA value fields and to FI postings).
•    Significant experience in development of functional and techno-functional specifications, including strong working knowledge of relevant SAP enhancement points around user exits, custom routines, forms, and interfaces, and experience  in debugging simple ABAP code / routines. 
•    Note – this is not an ABAP Developer role (writing code is not a part of the role) - but the role does require a strong techno-functional understanding, in order to propose and successfully realise sustainable SAP changes that are best-fit to business requirements.
•    Detailed configuration experience in cross company and intercompany processes, in pricing configuration and customisation, and in the configuration of sales tax and outputs are required, as these are important areas within our Global SAP Solution.
•    Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing with managers and users.
•    Technically and commercially focused, high levels of enthusiasm and energy.
•    A team player who has the ability to motivate others, making it fun while getting the job done.
•    Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.


•    Occasional: US and other locations where Glanbia conducts its business

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago