at Fresenius Kabi AG
Published July 30, 2023
Location Lake Zurich, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Summary

The Sr. SAP Business Analyst is the primary liaison between their respective functional areas and the Information Technology department. This role is the main conduit that translates business processes/requirements into system functionality. This position supports their functional areas by analyzing business needs, documenting requirements, and proposing, designing and implementing solutions often of a very complex nature. This position will often be called upon to design non-standard solutions to accommodate requirements that aren't addressed by standard SAP functionality.

This position requires strong analytical and consulting skills as this individual needs to partner with their functional areas in order to fully understand their requirements and translate them into efficient, cost effective solutions. This position serves as a trusted advisor to their functional areas, proactively proposing system changes and innovations to improve efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction or drive cost savings.

This position will be responsible for the day to day support of the functional areas they support, but will also be called upon to participate in projects, typically in a lead role. These projects run the gamut from enhancing existing functionality, implementing new functionality, to full-blown implementations as a result of a merger or acquisition.

This person must have a strong understanding of the various integration points between the SAP module(s)
they are supporting and the various other SAP modules.

While this position has no direct reports, it is likely that they will be called upon to mentor a more junior member of the staff. This position could require some business travel (less than 25%).

*This position requires working on-site in Lake Zurich, IL 3+ days per week.


  • Main liaison to business functional areas - Partnering with business stakeholders, understanding their needs, prioritizing efforts, recommending changes / innovations, serving as the Subject Matter Expert for their area of expertise.
  • System Design - Documenting requirements and developing solutions using standard or custom SAPfunctionality. Recommending alternatives when multiple options are available.
  • Developing Solutions - Performing SAP System Configuration, writing functional requirements for custom development, performing appropriate system tests (Unit Testing, Regression Testing, User Acceptance Testing), writing system/user documentation, and training end users on functionality.
  • Production Support - Troubleshooting system issues, analyzing processes, recommending course of action.
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Training - Power user training and coaching, mentoring of other SAP Business Analysts.
  • Business/Process Knowledge - Develop understanding of core functional areas.
  • Project Management - Planning, support business case analysis, organize priorities.
  • Compliance - Ensures company, departmental and governmental standards are followed at all times.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on business processes and/or computer technology
  • In depth functional and configuration expertise in SAP Warehouse Management (WM) - required
  • Experience with SAP RF Solution for SAP WM - Required
  • Knowledge on at least one Serialization Source of Record / repository solutions - Required
  • 2+ years hands-on experience implementing and supporting serialization solutions - Required
  • Tracelink Serialization module
  • Knowledge of DSCSA regulatory requirements - Required
  • Knowledge of common GS1 standards used for Track & Trace - Required
  • ABAP, PP, MM experience - is a plus
  • 8+ years of IT related experience with specified SAP module, or 5+ years of equal experience if combined with a Master's Degree.
  • Experience with SAP Release ECC 6.0.
  • Has participated in two or more full life cycle SAP implementations.
  • Able to serve as a functional lead on SAP related projects.
  • Analytical skills must include the ability to quickly identify problems, gather relevant information, determine the root causes, and make recommendations regarding solutions.
  • Proactive, self-starter who sets high standards for self and co-workers.
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding/influencing others towards achieving goals.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization.
  • Uses Project Management skills in order to create project plans, monitor progress, keep projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to manage multiple competing tasks and adapt quickly to changes.
  • Excellent coaching, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated desire to learn / expand areas of expertise.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Pharmaceutical or Medical Device experience or working in a validated environment a plus.
  • Able to accommodate minor business travel, both domestically and internationally (less than 25%).

Additional Information

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, disability, 401K with company match, and wellness program.

Fresenius Kabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, disabilities, or protected veteran status.