SAP Material Management, Production Planning with Supply Chain Management capability Senior Consultant

Location: Irving, Texas
Date Posted: 12-07-2016
ABeam Consulting (USA) Ltd., a subsidiary of ABeam Consulting Ltd headquartered in Tokyo, Japan provides business transformation services that create strategic advantage, improve business processes, leverage technology innovation, and enhance organizational performance for leading multinational and domestic companies.
ABeam Consulting’s continued focus is to help shape our clients' future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Our future efforts will extend our work in integrating application strategy with business strategy by focusing on connected and intelligent applications, helping companies achieve new operating models to shape their future.
Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Senior Consultant with SAP MM/PP with Supply Chain capability expertise to join our talented team of professionals.  The position requires a high energy, customer focused individual who will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of material management and/or production planning SAP business systems and Supply Chain Management. Focus will be with SAP purchasing, inventory management, production planning, sales and operation planning. Ability to perform hands on configuration in MM/PP including understanding the integration points to sales distribution and finance (product costing, profitability analysis) is required.
The Senior Consultant role requires the following experience: 
  • Functional/technical proficiency with at least 4 full life cycle SAP implementations and 8 years of industry and/or consulting experience
  • Delivery exposure to re-engineering projects using methods and tools from practices such as Lean and/or Six Sigma
  • Viewed as a Subject Matter Expert and functional expertise with SAP MM/PP and configuring solutions that support multiple supply chain nodes
  • Experienced with multiple planning and forecasting models in SAP and/or other tools
  • Experience in implementing RF solutions for SAP Warehouse Management
  • Ability to build professional relationships with clients
  • Able to lead redesign workshops with client management team members
  • Ability to share knowledge and build skills of client teams
  • Timely, responsive and respectful to client employees
  • Facilitate meetings, develop documentation, and excel at communicating with client counterparts
  • Identify business process practices and appropriate system development tools
  • Contribute advanced business process and system development knowledge to company knowledge base
  • Develop and design alternative solutions to risks and issues
  • Look for opportunities to build professional relationships with clients' management team
  • Execute proper client engagement process and communication
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute and deliver project deliverables that are complete, accurate and contain appropriate content and are timely
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the tasks and deliverables necessary for the successful completion of projects
  • Ability to  produce detailed project plans, status reports and tracking documentation
  • Work closely with other team members to develop new and innovative business applications from SAP's suit of solutions
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority
  • Documentation skills are essential for the position
  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong presentation skills
Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for serving as an SAP production planning functional specialist on an implementation of SAP MM/PP
  • Responsible for gathering documentation, implementation, testing of the assigned area functionality and coordinating all applicable areas of functional overlap
  • Validate as-is and to-be process flows and system integration from a user perspective
  • Identify potential work-arounds to system changes or limitations
  • Identify level of effort required to successfully implement changes to business processes and user activities
  • Document and configure SAP modules to meet business requirements
  • Work as a user-level advocate to ensure excellent process flow and system designs
  • Develop procedures and methods for unit and integration testing
  • Prepare unit and validation test scripts for all business process areas in scope
  • Perform validation testing
  • Lead planning team in driving significant improvements in forecast accuracy, inventory turnover, and on-time-delivery (OTD) performance
  • Possess solid communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Possess excellent client management relationship skills
  • Ability to write highly detailed functional specifications for outputs and new custom functionality
  • Lead the discovery and gap analysis workshops
  • Develop supply chain process flow maps and transaction lists
  • Ability to identify custom SAP object lists
  • Ability to identify and document manual workarounds
  • Develop detailed information flow maps
  • Finalized master process and scenario lists
  • Conduct knowledge transfer to key client subject matter experts
  • Willingness to travel weekly to a client site is essential and some international travel may be included; 100% travel required
  • Requires a BS degree or equivalent
ABeam offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible spending account (medical & dependent care)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with employer match
ABeam Consulting provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected class, in accordance with applicable law.  ABeam Consulting participates in eVerify.
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