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Information Technology Materials Management Analyst

Company: Graham Packaging
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Statement Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They're the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that's inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow. Overview The Materials Management Analyst (MMA) will join a talented team and play an integral role in delivering business led, technology enabled process transformation, leveraging SAP and other applications to enhance core transaction processing, reporting and decision-making with a focus on Materials Management processes. Reporting to the IT Director, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Execution, the MMA will provide the End-To-End solution design and support (From the Business Requirement gathering, to Post Go-Live support passing by communication to the DEV team and managing expectation of the requesters) for all applications assigned. The MMA is part of the IT Center of Excellence. This role is full time job based in Lancaster, PA.The Materials Management Analyst will develop an understanding of current business processes and recommend innovative changes to improve efficiencies and use of the system.-- The Materials Management Analyst should take a configuration first and programming second approach to solving common process issues.-- Sound understanding of SAP Best Practices for Material Management is necessary.Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide SAP end-user support and troubleshooting Procurement and other Materials Management issues while closing tickets timely
  • Translate business requirements into Detailed Functional Specifications
  • Write test scripts and test scenarios adhering to IT audit standards.
  • Write Detailed Technical Specifications and provide instruction to the offshore ABAP team
  • Perform SAP configuration to support changing and new business needs and minimize the use of custom development
  • Work closely with business process owners to identify areas of improvement, implement system and process improvements and stream-line existing processes for efficiency
  • Research, analyze, design, build, and facilitate processes and system improvements leading to waste elimination
  • Provide training on delivered solutions and promote user adoption
  • Serve on project teams as SAP MM subject matter expert
  • Provide integration guidance to supporting team members
  • Process ad hoc requests to support as needed Responsibilities Core Proficiencies and SkillsThe IT Materials Management Analyst is required to interact with technical teams and operations staff and possess a demonstrated level of technical aptitude for the areas supported.-- The following skills and proficiencies are essential of the position:
    • Experience working directly with business process owners to understand needs and best fit solutions to deliver efficiencies and process optimization
    • Experience facilitating workshops to collect business requirements
    • SAP functional and configuration experience (SAP-ECC 6.0 MM) and associated module integrations including enhancements and continuous improvement projects
    • Extensive experience in Materials Management, Procurement through Goods Receipts, MRP, Stock Transport Orders, Advanced Returns Management, Material Movement, Inventory Management, and related reporting
    • Experience with associated master data including Material Master, Bills of Material, Vendor Master and other associated Materials Management data elements
    • Experience in SAP Ariba is preferred
    • Experience with debugging ABAP code and creating technical specifications or purposes of troubleshooting and suggesting enhancements
    • Able to develop custom WRICEF's (Workflows, Reports, Interfaces, Conversion, Enhancements, and Forms)
    • Experience in interacting and providing instruction to off-shore team or partners
    • Experience with SAP Solution Manager and full lifecycle application implementations--
    • Ability to lead core integration with Finance & Controlling, Sales & Distribution, Warehouse Management, Production, and 3rd party systems
    • Ability to understand business processes from a user perspective
    • Demonstrated ability to be results-oriented, adaptable, flexible, and resourceful Qualifications Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in business or technical discipline (or equivalent business experience)
      • Minimum of 5-8 years of SAP application experience in an analyst and / or consulting role or similar experience in like systems. Full life-cycle implementation experience considered beneficial
      • Strong customer focus and service orientation with the ability to work with business users at all levels of the organization. Thorough follow-up on all business issues is essential
      • Team player as well as one who can work independently with an appropriate level of supervision and direction
      • Good written, oral, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels and with different cultures from around the world
      • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, work independently and achieve stated goals and objectives as required.-- Thorough follow-up on all business issues is essential
      • Solid understanding of application and IT environment governance, IT General Controls and SOX compliance
      • Willingness to travel up to 25%.-- Travel will be variable during project implementations and based upon project needsThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed,--age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:Graham Packaging is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Graham Packaging employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Graham Packaging. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. EEO Disclaimer Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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