Job Openings SAP Functional Consultant APO/BW (Contract) Midrand/Menlyn/Rosslyn/Home - ISB4502172

About the job SAP Functional Consultant APO/BW (Contract) Midrand/Menlyn/Rosslyn/Home - ISB4502172

Our client requires the services of a Software Engineer (Senior)

  • Amazing brand with cutting edge technology
  • Excellent teams in Global team collaboration
  • High work-life balance with Flexible hours
  • Agile working environment

POSITION: Contract until December 2025

COMMENCEMENT: As soon as possible

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • South African citizens / residents are preferred. Applicants with valid work permits will also be considered.
  • Relevant IT / Business Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Certification in SAP APO/BW

ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Expert working knowledge of SAP APO/BW customizing: setting up /customizing of Process Chains, batch job variants, Core interface (ciff ) integration models, custom tables and master data chains to suit specific markets within ATLAS
  • Expert knowledge of SAP and APO/BW tables
  • Working / Expert knowledge of BI/BW integration into APO, customizing and developing Info Cubes, Info Hubs, Data sources and Info Sources. Understanding the transfer/extraction of data between Sap R/3 or external systems to APO/BW or from APO/BW to SAP R/3.
  • Expert knowledge of Demand Planning module in APO/BW
  • Expert knowledge of the Snp module in APO/BW- heuristic planning
  • Expert/Working understanding of the Material Planning process, i.e., MRP- replenishment, stock ordering, inventory management, Purchase requisition/order creation and order proposal generation and interfacing to APO/BW for planning.
  • Working understanding of SAP master data objects
  • Expert knowledge of the core interface(ciff) and operational activities i.e., housekeeping, daily monitoring, batch job monitoring and queue monitoring.
  • Expert trouble shooting skill to handle Incidents and user tickets within the Business SLA.
  • Working knowledge of the supply chain processes, especially around purchasing, imports, materials planning, forecasting and distribution.
  • ABAP debugging beneficial (Workbench related knowledge of new development/enhancements).
  • Working understanding of inbound and outbound interfaces and batch jobs that are responsible for creating SD / MM documents relating to the Order to cash process.
  • Working understanding of MaxDB, live cache and LCA
  • MS Office tools (Excel, Word & PowerPoint).
  • JIRA and Confluence, especially X-ray test suite.
  • Take consultative approach to challenge customers requested solution design, should a better alternative exist.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively (verbally and written) with both technical and non-technical colleagues/users.
  • Strong Presentation skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and grow with the team.
  • Willingness to engage with foreign customers and be sensitive to possible language barriers and culture differences.
  • Willingness and ability to work on weekends and public holidays on implementation and operations (IT Support) related tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of an agile team, inter dependant and independently to submit deliverables on time and in excellent quality.
  • Proactive and take personal initiative when appropriate self-starter.
  • Above board work ethics this is of utmost importance.
  • Flexibility to take up different tasks in the project.
  • Ability and willingness to coach and give training to fellow colleagues and users when required.
  • Solution and results orientated with strong customer focus.
  • Understand situational awareness and holistic view on topics.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively, for up to 2 weeks at a time (international).
  • German language skills will be advantageous.

ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS

  • Solution Manager experience

ROLE:

  • Understand the business requirements, preparing AS-IS, and TO-BE documents and get sign-off from users for functional and/or technical design document(s).
  • Proactively propose solutions to improve the support of (new) business processes.
  • Executing the required changes through configuration.
  • Interact with consultants of other modules for Integration requirements.
  • Preparing test data and documentation, Conducting Unit tests, Regression tests and System Integration security tests including recording of results.
  • Preparing User manuals and conducting training to business process owners.
  • Planning of go live milestones, planning, preparation and execution of migration, cutover and Go-Live as well as post Go-Live support activities.
  • Interaction with clients through meetings, calls and emails.
  • Support the troubleshooting, resolving and closing of Production Support tickets within defined SLAs (Service Level Agreements).
  • User interface transactional solutions.
  • Analyse and scope End-user authorisation roles.
  • Update and maintain documentation as an existing systems functionality is changed.
  • Execution according to the Agile Methodology and attending of all team meetings, including Stand-ups, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospectives, Sprint Planning meetings etc.
  • Daily use of the Agile Tool Chain, as per the updates required by the respective feature team(s).