Job Description :
Program Environment – The technology enabled business transformation at client is in the phase of designing and building a global template on the SAP S4HANA 1709 platform, for its businesses across the Americas, EU, Australia and Asia. The roll-out would entail waves over a few years and hence the design requires cognizance of the interim state and future state.
The direct material procurement lead role is responsible for the design and build of direct material procurement for client’s product lines in-scope for the template across selected regions.
The solution design takes into consideration cross-functional processes such as engineering, manufacturing, product management and logistics.

Role responsibilities

Review the design of “request to supply” process specific to variant configured and non-VC direct material, both externally sourced as well as inter-company, using features / functionality in S4H1709.
Understand proposed changes to the standard processes of the template an ensure the global template can co-exist or integrate with existing systems in the interim state.
Plan timeliness of deliverables in line with the project plan.
Manage all tasks pertaining to build, test, cutover activities and go-live readiness activities / hyper care.
Collaborate with the Data Team to facilitate material master, class, characteristics, descriptions and purchasing master data elements are ideal for accurate MRP / IBP planning results.


Required Experience


Minimum of 3 end to end implementations, with at least two global template rollouts.
Hands on configuration skills on direct procurement for variant configured and non-VC direct material, in either S4H 1610 or 1709 and Fiori driven end user deployment is mandatory.
Exposure to raw material planning / forecasting using IBP required.
Demonstrated skills in Make to Order, Engineer to Order and Make to Stock scenarios for direct procurement of both specials and stock items.
Propose solutions for elimination of intermediate legacy applications, prevalent in certain regions
Knowledge of Fiori Apps / S4H functionality to minimize freight costs by maximizing order quantity from suppliers / trip and balancing warehouse capacity and avoid excess inventory holding costs.
Should be strong on fundamentals required for a green-field implementation –
RfX, Contracts, Scheduling agreements, PR with release strategy
Procurement of Direct (Commodities, Variant Configured items based on characteristics specified in the sales order and non-VC), domestic and import
(Variant) Pricing Procedures, conditions, access sequence, input tax determination, JIT sequencing, vendor determination based on characteristics, payment terms.
Other cost parameters like freight cost which will impact total cost of acquisition – FOB, planned and unplanned freight, 3rd party logistics cost.
Demonstrated knowledge of supplier collaboration using EDI, subcontracting, VMI / consignment
Configuration skills in output management, email, EDI, My Inbox approval workflows required.
Configure and test delivery tolerances, invoice variances, freight cost adjustments
Strong knowledge of country specific enhancements in S4H (simplification list and product roadmap
Thorough understanding of a vertically integrated industry – Inter / Intra company with country specific legal requirements like Intrastat / Extrastat for material movement across borders.
Conversant with serialization in procurement, incoming material quality, integration with warehouse management systems
Leverage of S4H new features like category management, legal content management to be used in PO / Contracts etc is desirable.

Soft attributes
Excellent problem solving and communication skills – verbal and written.
Ability to work in a multi-vendor environment.
Self-motivated professional that can work independently, requiring little to no supervision


Must have hands on configuration experience in: S/4HANA 1709, IBP, Fiori driven end user deployment, direct procurement for VC and Non VC materials, MTO, MTS, ETO for direct procurement for special and stock items in addition to job description detailed above.

Client : NA