SAP FICO Lead Analyst

Company Name:
Palni Staffing Inc
Our client is hiring a FICO SAP Lead Analyst in the northern Chicago suburbs for a full time role. This is the perfect position for someone looking to stay with a company for awhile!
Bonus is 2 weeks' salary!
Must have completed multiple full life cycle SAP R/3 implementations. Experience with SAP fixed assets. Familiar with manufacturing environment a plus.
Based on a thorough understanding of the business objectives, the SAP Business Analyst will be primarily responsible driving improvement and implementing new functionality in our SAP system. The Business Analyst will use analytical tools, knowledge of best practices and a continuing study of new technologies and processes to design systems and processes that improve productivity, streamline business functions and solve problems identified by the business. This position requires expertise in SAP ECC 6.0 in multiple functional area (Sales and Distribution, Finance, Controlling, Materials Management, Production, Warehouse Management, etc). Cross functional experience, including other modules or areas of SAP, is highly recommended and valued.
Your SAP Functional Responsibilities will be:
-Lead the functional group of business analysts in their relative area
-Guide the team into one overarching set of architecture for that functional area.
-Analyze business processes and identify relevant systems based solutions alternatives and discuss these with business users. Work directly with users and management to build consensus on a solution and coordinate implementation activities. (Break/Fix)
-Collaborate with business leaders and key users to continuously improve business practices (New Processes)
-Lead their respective functional area in new implementations for newly acquired/expanded business operations.
-Prepare and execute test scripts for business process changes and upgrades
-Develop technical specifications for system enhancements and do the subsequent SAP system configuration, testing and documentation
-Seek out opportunities for business process improvement with a focus on improved use of system to improve bottom line results
-Regular interaction with users to ensure they understand and are making full use of the system capabilities
-Assist in the technical preparation of Business Process Procedures, Test Scenarios, End-user documentation, and User manuals
-Troubleshoot user problems and implement solutions.
-Acquire new systems knowledge through research, reading and formal training.

Your Technical Expertise will be:
-Extensive knowledge of configuration in SAP, including ability to configure a new company or process from scratch as well as investigate/troubleshoot existing configuration. Ideally, knowledge should extend beyond the initial functional area and into multiple areas of configuration.
-Extensive knowledge of overall business process requirements and best practices for the use of SAP
-Ability to diagnose an issue and propose either configuration, development or customization to solve the issue.
-Coordination of all SAP localization and processes to support local requirements
-Knowledge and experience in the use of ECATT, LSMW, Winshuttle or other data load process
-Knowledge and experience in the use of user exits and enhancements available in SAP to support unique business requirements.
-Limited debugging of the system, ability to analyze ABAP short dumps and resolve underlying causes. Knowledge of programming languages in general is a positive.
-Assist BI Analyst with Functional reporting requirements including writing of specifications, testing and end user training.
-Use of OSS and SDN to research/resolve problems and/or find new ways of using the systems
-Continually review new performance improvement documentation released by SAP and determine suitable ones for implementation.
-Transport management in R/3 landscape and assist with R/3 security & authorization implementation.
-Minimum of 7 years SAP configuration and implementation experience
-Multiple full life cycle SAP R/3 implementations
-Strong business acumen, preferably in logistics, warehouse/distribution and transportation areas.
-Experience in MS Office, including Excel and Outlook
-Ability to direct and recommend cost-effective creative solutions.
-Strong commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.
-Ability to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends; ability to travel overseas to our other locations for implementations.
-Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.
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