SAP APO-PPDS Consultant

at Experis
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted March 22, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


SAP APO-PPDS Consultant

This position is for an SAP functional configuration resource with SAP APO Demand Planning and Production Planning Detailed Scheduling (APO-DP/PPDS) expertise.

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in:
Production Planning & Detail Scheduling Functions in APO
Block Planning Functions and Setup Matrix Function, alternative resource selections of PPDS
Excellent in identifying co-relation between different time horizons (like PP/DS horizon, Planning Time Fence etc.)
Ability to control master data requirement such that there is minimal maintenance required in SCM system by the business after the implementation
Ability to provide apt solution based on business requirement for defining correct planning cycle
Have experience in Multi-level ATP SAP Production Planning, functional expertise
Must be able to understand Material Requirement Planning concept of ECC
Must be able to work with MRP along with planning or scheduling in APO system
Very good understanding of master data MRP views in Material Master, Work Center, Resource, Recipes, and Production Version etc.
Strong ability to independently convert business requirements to Functional Designs

Functional consultant who will actively participate in various business requirement gathering, solution designing and implementing the solution in the area of demand planning and production planning and detailed scheduling (DP/PPDS) module and global ATP module from APO.
Work with ITS Demand business partners and business client personnel to understand APO DP/PPDS requirements and provide the technology to support these processes. Participate in Business Requirement Sessions. Able to engage business in the discussions which would lead to complete the business requirement/information
Based on requirements submitted by the business, develop detailed functional and technical specifications for changes to the SAP APO and ECC systems.

Solution Design: Strong SAP APO PPDS experience to be able to provide best fit solution to design production planning and scheduling process.
The solution should be based mostly as per standard PPDS functions available
Aware of GATP functionalities and have done implementation for allocation, availability
Aware of multilevel ATP design
Implementation of Solution: Should be able to build the solution in the system, capable of performing testing by create relevant data, so that business user gets to test error free system design or with minimal error
Perform configuration for the DP/PPDS module including integrated components within APO and any integration with ECC
Consult with ABAP developers and provide technical specs to develop customized solutions.
Consult with other custom code developers and provide technical specs for interfaced solutions.
Perform unit testing of changes (configuration, custom development, etc.) in development and staging environments, including regression testing of functionality that may be impacted by change.
Coordinate long chain testing where appropriate of changes (configuration, custom development, etc.) in development and staging environments.

Project Timelines: Able to work on the agreed timelines and give honest effort to ensure the project deliverables are met within time
Provide ad hoc training and knowledge to business super users as required in run and maintain activities, such as remedial training, issue resolution, etc.

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)