Lead/Principal Specialist – IT SAP SD / IS OIL

at Energy transfer
Published November 27, 2023
Location Houston, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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Energy Transfer, a Fortune 50 organization, recognized by Forbes as one of America's best large employers, is dedicated to responsibly and safely delivering America's energy. We are driven to inspire our employees to create superior value for our customers, our investors, a sustainable future and giving back to the community where we have long-standing commitments to causes including MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House and many more. Come join our award winning 10,000 strong organization as we fuel the world and each other!

This position comes with world class compensation, benefits, 401(k) match, profit sharing, and PTO.


SAP SD/IS-OIL Lead Specialist: Responsible for managing and providing SAP support to Energy Transfer users within functional and technical areas of expertise. This includes interacting with users to understand requirements, evaluating alternative solutions, resolving problems/issues, developing training materials, providing user training, communicating status and documenting system changes (e.g. new reports and functionality) to the appropriate business levels in the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Problem Resolution:
    • Research production problems and/or enhancement issues and make appropriate configuration changes to the system. Initiate action and evaluate issues to develop alternative solutions. Apply expert knowledge and experience to resolve problems.
    • Conduct day-to-day troubleshooting and break-fix activities. Provide telephone support to share in the 24x7 365 day support of SAP production system.
    • Responsible for SAP QTC/IS OIL modules and components (e.g. SD, MM) by taking business problems and configuring those to configuring to SAP system to ensure all requirements are met.
    • Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) lead for all IS-OIL functions including but not limited to sales and purchase structures, physical sales, purchase/exchange deals/contracts, order processing, pricing (including F&A pricing), rail/truck/vessel/pipeline scheduling (TD and TSW), shipment actualization and invoicing (including integration with FI module).
  • Continuous Improvement and Efficiency Projects.
    • Interact with all levels of business to analyze business requirements/processes. Translate high-level business requirements into detailed SAP functional specifications and design.
    • Configure SAP and develop/perform unit tests in accordance with specifications.
    • Recommend and implement approved process improvements or new functionality.
    • Provide advice and guidance to the business on various approaches by explaining industry best practices for business processes and executing solutions.
    • Have good knowledge of SAP releases and patches, including applying OSS notes.
    • Document business procedures, configuration changes, test scenarios, test plans and results, and client training materials.
  • Project Management:
    • Plans, directs and coordinates activities in order to ensure project goals are accomplished within defined constraints.
    • Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
  • Data Integration and Configuration:
    • Write functional specifications and design for modifications and development of existing/new interfaces.
    • Insure that the appropriate data gets to/from non-SAP systems for all process and functional integration requirements.
  • Knowledge Transfer/Mentor:
    • Develop and conduct SAP training and knowledge transfer to business clients.
    • Proactively train other IT resources to further develop their understanding of SAP application configuration and business processes.
  • SOX Compliance:
    • Ensure that changes/enhancements are completed using appropriate SOX control processes. Recommend/implement SOX change control process changes as necessary.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Accounting or equivalent work experience plus a minimum of 8 years of related experience, including 2 SAP full project life cycle implementations.
  • SAP SD/IS OIL consultant with at least 5 years hands on implementation experience with the SD/IS-OIL module
  • Fluent in the sales to cash process (SD/ISOIL) knowledge of resource related billing (RRB) a big plus.
  • Expert knowledge of sales and distribution, physical sales, purchase/exchange deals/contracts, pricing (including pricing), and invoicing functions in SAP.
  • Demonstrate ability to design and configure SAP in areas of expertise.
  • Functional knowledge of integration with Finance modules desired.
  • Good understanding of the integration points between the modules and their dependencies.

Required experience is commensurate with the selected job level:

  • The Senior IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 5-8 years of relevant job related experience
  • The Lead IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 8+ years of relevant job related experience
  • The Principal IT Specialist level requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 10+ years of relevant job related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with IS Oil downstream business processes will be a big plus.
  • Knowledge of oil and gas industry a plus.

Working conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

1. Usually, normal office working conditions.

2. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

3. Occasional travel may be required.