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Sr. SAP APO Applications Specialist

Houston, TX

Posted: 07/02/2019 Job Number: 12379247

Currently seeking an individual for a Sr. SAP APO Applications Specialist.

This individual will be responsible for working with customers and high level stake holders providing top notch customer satisfaction. They will own the Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO – Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning) processes for the organization.

Position Expectations
  • MUST have experience in Supply Chain Management processes.
  • Individuals will support ALL aspects of the APO Process for Demand Planning (DP) and Supply Network Planning (SNP).
  • Will be required to fully understand Demand Planning Master and Transactional Data; Planning Books and Macros; SAP Process Chains; Integration concepts with SAP ECC and SNP.
  • Will also be required to fully understand Supply Network Planning Master and Transactional Data; Planning Books and Macros; SAP Process Chains; Capability to Match Engine; Integration concepts with SAP ECC and DP.
  • Responsibilities will include performing Regional IT activities following the Process Chain status in APO and ECC; Core Interface (CIF) Comparison and Reconciliation (CCR); Monitoring and correcting ECC and APO CIF queues; Processing Materials from ECC to APO; Correcting Live-cache inconsistencies.
  • A workable knowledge of how Sales Order availability check logic works with respect to GATP is desired.
  • Will partner with the Global IT customers throughout the America' s to optimize the delivery of existing and new services and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Also will be responsible for the incident resolution and in-depth analysis supporting the Global IT Center of Excellence.
  • Develop and implement detailed test scenarios and standardize business processes while consulting with the power users throughout the process.
  • Ensure stable operations by supporting the knowledge transfer from projects.
  • Analyze new business requirements.
  • Mentor and coach the IT staff in order to ensure continued professional development.
  • Exercise financial authority within established limits and controls providing critical inputs into strategic planning and annual operating plans.
  • Will need to have the ability to support additional SAP domains and/or Business Applications as identified.

  • Bachelor' s degree in IT, Engineering, Commercial or applicable discipline
  • 10 years' experience in global Industry or IT environment
  • 10 years' experience in Petrochemical environment preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with SAP and in-depth knowledge of APO
  • In-Depth knowledge of ITIL® policies and procedures including Incident, Problem and Change Management

Lindsey Macha

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