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Senior SAP ERP Analyst – Production Planning (PP) and Quality Management (QM) Modules

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0013965
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

This position is responsible for the design, development and support of the SAP S/4 HANA or latest version of SAP ECC and related business functions primarily in PP & QM Module of SAP.  The ideal candidate must have extensive experience with SAP configurations and at least one full-cycle implementation preferably in a global manufacturing company. Variant configuration and EWM experience will be an added advantage. Candidate would participate in and contribute to analysis, design and development activities of system related process improvements, ERP integrations and/or system upgrades. Must have proven ability to perform assigned tasks with minimal guidance, demonstrate good business knowledge, resolve complex problems, and have strong knowledge of SDLC working closely with project stakeholders to ensure quality solution delivery.

This role reports to the Director of SAP Applications. The position is based out of Sullair's Manufacturing Plant in Michigan City, Indiana. Alternatively, the position may work remotely within the continential USA with the ability to travel to Michigan City, as requested.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • This is a Business Analyst role and not just a configurator, so it is important to understand business processes, steps, end to end data flows and work with users closely in mapping the business process on S4/HANA
  • This is a global role, so should be flexible to support or help users in different time zones, as needed, but primary will be US-based operations
  • Builds strong relationships with local site leaders, planning and procurement leadership and business teams by offering pro-active guidance during all planning & procurement related SAP processes
  • Act as SME for IT for SAP Plan to produce processes.
  • Strong understanding of cross functional process across SAP modules
  • Facilitate workshops, gather business requirements, map business processes, document customer journeys, and author business requirements
  • Design and implement new or enhanced operational processes to meet key business objectives
  • Support the business in the creation of Business requirements and functional specifications to support the corporate strategy and to continually improve the functionality, performance, and reliability of our systems. Perform root cause analysis, make recommendations, and implement solutions
  • Lead/own or participate in multiple small to medium projects by completing and updating project documentation; managing project scope; stakeholder communications, weekly status reporting, adjusting schedules when necessary; determining daily priorities; ensuring efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones; following proper escalation paths; and managing business relationships
  • Day-to-day functional support in the areas of SAP PP / QM is required
  • Work with users and configure SAP S/4 HANA or work with developer for required development
  • Ability to work with developers offshore 
  • Develop proficiency in the custom enhancements and assist with business process improvements and resolving application and data issues
  • Develop test requirements, prepare and document test data for unit and verification testing
  • Demonstrate complex problem-solving skills to assist in resolution of business problems and propose solutions to prevent recurring problems
  • Document fit/gap analysis and design decisions; ensure deviations from “out of the box” functionality have sufficient business justification and positive value proposition
  • Complete functional specifications for reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements, forms, and/or workflow (RICEFW)
  • Understanding of data migration tool like LSWM /LTMC, Query
  • Exposure to SAP Fiori based processes and its application
  • Provide technical input, mentor and train other application developers on all development activities within the ERP team
  • Work cooperatively with technical or application personnel across IT globally to accomplish enterprise-wide goals
  • Develop expertise to work with business vendors to resolve day-to-day problems or make process changes


Technical Skills:

  • For PP Module
    • Experience with ATP, MRP, Capacity planning, Production Orders (MTO / MTS) configuration/execution, Kanban and analysis required
    • Experience with related master data, BOM, Routings, work cents, cost centers, Purchase info records, Vendor master, Equipment master required
    • Understanding of planning strategies and special procurement key
    • Discrete Manufacturing configuration required
    • Variant configuration in production preferred
    • Costing knowledge preferred
    • Batch managed/Serialized inventory
    • Understanding of integration with PLM system is desirable
  • For QM Module
    • Understanding of Inspection types, MIC, Batch Characteristics, Classes, Selected Set/Groups, Q Info-Records, Inspection Plan, Certificate Profile, etc. required
    • Good understanding of SAP QM processes associated with Receiving, In-Process, Final Inspection, Customer Returns, Source Inspection & Recursive Inspections
    • Extensive experience designing and configuring SAP QM solutions, ideally with S4HANA. QM Master data (QIR, Catalog, Inspection Method, Sampling Procedure, Inspection Plan & Control keys etc.), QM notifications, Quality reporting
    • Cross module integration with MM, PP, Serial and Batch management
    • Cross-Functional Knowledge of other modules which has direct impact on PP/QM is required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience required

Professional experience:

  • Proven expertise as SAP PP/QM analyst with at 7+ years Support / development experience with full life cycle implementations
  • Thorough understanding of wide range of business processes with a focus on Plan to produce processes.
  • Solid hands-on experience with architecting, configuration, deployment, and testing of SAP based enterprise software applications
  • Global experience desired
  • Strong Project Management capabilities

Key behaviors:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, adapt to changing business conditions, and work well across all levels of the organization
  • Self- Motivated and Assertive
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Candidate must work well in a team environment
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Willingness to expand knowledge and skills to other technologies and solution
  • Must be results-oriented, high energy, and a representative of the Sullair Values

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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