Job Description :
Position L SAP Business Process Expert (FI/PTP)
Location : Grand Rapids, Michigan
Duration: Full time

Job Title SAP Business Process Expert (FI/PTP)
Relevant Experience
(in Yrs) 2+
Technical/Functional Skills SAP/Ariba
Ariba P2P module
SAP Finance business processes
Experience Required 4+ years
Roles & Responsibilities The SAP Business Process Expert is responsible for planning, managing and executing the activities associated with detailed analysis and redesign of business processes. The activities are primarily the identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities that are enabled by SAP functionality and related third-party applications.

The SAP Business Process Expert should provide strong leadership and support in the areas of Continuous Process Improvement, Process & Systems Integrity, and Project Management. The Business Process Expert should make use of an existing network of other COE team members in the execution of his/her duties and responsibilities.

Responsibilities And Key Deliverables
Relevant industry experience and expertise in Ariba P2P module and SAP Finance business processes
Ability to provide recommendations in resolving issues related to the current implementation and prescribing process improvements to minimize issues/defects
Collaborates with SAP resources, business teams and QA team for different initiatives
Diagnoses the solution design configured in the ERP tools and suggest improvements / enhancements to address their business problems via standard SAP / Ariba solutions
Strives to continuously enhance the business processes by maximizing the use of SAP
Assesses SAP solutions and checks feasibility with business
Determines “to-be” requirements based on experience and input from user community
Identifies functional gaps and determines resolutions or work-arounds
Provides functional and configuration knowledge in designing SAP / ARIBA solutions to meet business requirements
Manages the integration aspects of the business requirements and proposed solutions
Supports integration and testing, assists with user acceptance testing
Ensures appropriate documentation for all activities pertaining to process improvement and change management including process documentation and gap analysis
Provides end user training (SAP/Ariba)
Ambassador for SAP with respective business community
Assists with user management, ARIBA Procurement Catalog and supplier enablement
Familiar with Ariba / SAP Supplier/Vendor Management functionality
Keeps management apprised of developments through clear and timely communication
Acts as project liaison within the user community for the continuous improvement initiatives
Engages with Managed Services team to ensure appropriate resolution of incidents raised by business teams
Drives workshops with business teams to understand their current processes, tools & technologies
May need to perform minor SAP configuration as needed
Reviews and provides Impact Assessment for all the upgrades and enhancements
Participates in roadmap discussions and product assessments
As part of functional role, provides working guidance on buyer invoicing, sourcing and contract management

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in relevant business discipline is required
Minimum 2 years of experience specifically with Ariba P2P module and SAP Finance business processes
Understands overall SAP landscape, change management and other SAP methodologies
2+ years Procurement experience
Specialized knowledge of retail business processes a plus
Works in both a leadership and hands-on capacity
Collaborates with technical leads and other functional consultants in the team
Communicates big picture view of the project vision and goals to both SAP and business teams
Able to effectively guide business through improvement areas in terms of business process re-engineering and change management wherever needed
Generic Managerial Skills • Provide strong leadership and support in the areas of Continuous Process Improvement, Process & Systems Integrity, and Project Management
Provides end user training (SAP/Ariba)
Works in both leadership and hands-on capacity
Specialized knowledge of retail business processes a plus
Great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at both a business and technical level
Education Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
Start date (dd-mmm-yy) 01-June-2018

Client : TCS