Lead SAP Business Analyst (PP/DS)

at BCforward
Published July 14, 2022
Location Minneapolis, MN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Lead SAP Business Analyst (PP/DS)

BCforward is currently seeking a Lead SAP Business Analyst (PP/DS) for one of our clients.

Job Title: Lead SAP Business Analyst (PP/DS)

Duration: 6 Months - CTH

Location: Remote

Job Type: Contract to Hire

Description: Global industry leader is looking for a contract to hire Lead SAP Business Analyst (PP/DS). We are looking for a bright, driven, personable, and a fresh-minded entrepreneur type mindset to help the business innovate successfully in the SCM space leveraging both functional and technical expertise in PPDS solutions.
You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be detail oriented, able to work in a team environment and independently, and can solve complex problems.

What Else Will You Do?
* Lead the Business Process and Solution Architecture design sessions; Create functional specifications for development requirements.
* Perform initial setup, prototype, configuration, and testing to support the design sessions and to fulfill the customer's business requirements
* Design and document the required configurations in PPDS for S/4 HANA solution(s) per the blueprint, including documenting test results, and support the solution.
* Recommend best practices for configuring PPDS considering the overall architecture to achieve integration, high performance, and stability
* Work closely with end users to design the proper PPDS solution to support defined business processes and business requirements
* Actively participate in training and knowledge transfer sessions to enable end users to understand SAP S4 HANA PPDS
* Provide support for applicants to include problem identification, reporting, tracking analysis and resolution
* Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations
* Utilize technical and industry knowledge to identify complex client issues and build long-term business relationships with key executives through engagement delivery, as well as networking in professional organizations
* Provide continuous feedback on project status and offer constructive options to ensure project continues to meet original expectations
* Provide test plans, test cases, perform functional testing and assure proper user acceptance testing.

What Skills Should You Have?
* 5+ Years of exp in SAP S4 HANA PP/DS or APO - PPDS
* Expertise in successful green field implementation and customization of all PP/DS components- Constraint based planning (CBP), Scheduling & Optimization
* Working experience with Heuristics and deep knowledge of the framework
* Good knowledge with S4 HANA MRP processes.
* Industrial experience in Capacity planning, scheduling & resource planning
* Experience with CIF or advanced integration models with S4 HANA
* Good Knowledge and working experience with various manufacturing models like MTS & MTO
* Expertise in the touch point areas of PPDS - IBP & PPDS- S4 HANA
* Extensively worked in creating Business blueprints, functional specs, review of development requests, testing and coordinating transport of changes for custom programs, enhancements, etc
* MPS/PPDS experience for end-to-end planning and scheduling capabilities and solutions.
* Experience with Implementation of OSS Notes and work with SAP for incidents related to product.
* Experience with S/4 HANA, SAP-APO and functional knowledge in the area's including PP, SD,MM.
* Working experience on Fiori, activate and configuring Fiori apps specific to SAP S4 HANA PPDS & SAP S/4 HANA
* Extensive participation in Integration Testing, troubleshooting and technical issue resolution.
* Work closely and present with different stakeholders and portfolio leads, business users/
* Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field
* SAP PP experience is a plus.

About BCforward:

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full service personnel solutions organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.



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