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SAP APO Solution Analyst

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SAP APO Solution Analyst

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary As the Solution Analyst you work closely with business partners and the regional functional teams to deliver process, data, and technology solutions. Candidates for this position are expected to be advanced professionals in the systems & process design and implementation space and have experience on low, medium and high rigor IT projects. This job requires an experienced analyst who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization, lead others, drive results, proactively identify and resolve problems, and make challenging decisions. The person in this position is expected follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework Principal Accountabilities -Solution Design & Process Design - Create solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives - Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc. - Create supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary - Identify issues relating to missing or misinterpreted business requirements, so that corrective actions can be developed and applied accordingly - Advocate quality of solutions that meet or exceed defined business requirements - Guide solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture -Solution Design & Design Governance - Work Intake Management for Change requests & new developments - Service and Delivery management - Application Implementation and Release Management - Break/Fix Problem Resolution - Continuous Improvement * Analysis & Requirements Gathering - Assess Business Unit/Function needs, clearly eliciting, translating, and documenting business, functional and non-functional requirements - Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders - Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources - Collaborate with the key project SMEs and stakeholders to define project requirements and change requests - Analyze and interpret data and information to guide process and solution decisions - Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs) - Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications * Relationship Management - Lead and manage team memebers and their work deliverables. - Create and maintain long-term working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners - Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute to their targeted business outcomes - Engage and influence developers to ensure productivity and solution quality - Act as a coordinator to ensure infrastructure requirements are implemented - Champion collaboration and enable delivery in team environment * Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following) - Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones - Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills - Lead and mentor less experienced staff - Holds project team resources accountable to their deliverables and ensures project execution - Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution - Prepare and execute test plans - Prepare and execute training of users and operations teams - Provide guidance and architectural oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases - Work across architecture domains to identify and resolve issues and manage inter-dependencies between integration points - Assist in the selection of employees and provide input on future workforce needs - Provide subject matter expertise in one or more system or application


Required Qualifications * Bachelor’s / Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Advanced education is helpful. * 5 years of SAP APO Design,Implementation and Support experience Professional Skills: * Core skillset in SAP APO * Understanding of ERP, business processes & data structures * Working in multiple system landscape and effective connect with Stakeholders * Service and delivery oriented Personal Skills: * Able to operate on a strategic and operational level * Able to plan and control multiple objects and requirements * Able to support key-users and resolve issues in diplomatic way * Strong coordination and communication skills and coach team * Fluent in oral and written English


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