SAP APO Analyst

Impassioned by the goal of delivering high-performance products to both the professional athlete and the recreational cyclist, Cycling Sports Group encompasses several powerhouse Cycling brands, including Cannondale, GT, Charge, and Fabric. Cycling Sports Group is proud to present a truly unique and powerful portfolio of cycling brands to the market, continually striving to evolve through the very best products and service available today.

Madison, WI or Wilton, CT

Cycling Sports Group

<strong>At Dorel Sports, innovation and product is at the heart of what we do. Every project, every meeting, every moment is an opportunity to create the perfect ride for millions of consumers around the world. From a Sunday family ride to the Tour de France, Dorel Sports employees are helping people find the perfect ride.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Walking the Talk.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Health insurance and a retirement savings plan is just the beginning for our employees. Our culture is as fun and lively as the lifestyle brands we represent.</strong><br /><br /><strong>STAY WELL.</strong>

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Overview: <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">The SAP APO Analyst is required to analyze and understand complex business problems and implement robust technical solutions in SAP APO Demand planning (DP), Supply network planning (SNP) and Global available to promise (gATP).</p> <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">This person will be responsible for working with various teams for requirements gathering, design, configuration and testing for both projects as well as production support for SAP APO DP, SNP and gATP, supporting planning tools, developing new or enhancements to the baseline functionality to support new/additional business requirements, with thorough integration with SAP ECC &amp; SAP BW.<u><strong><br /></strong></u></p>
Responsibilities: <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><u>Operational Responsibilities (60%)</u></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Provide functional, architectural and technical expertise in area of SAP APO Demand planning and Supply network planning</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Lead APO projects and ensure all deliverable are successful completed</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Communicate status of projects and initiatives to middle and senior level management.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Configure and enhance existing SCM 7.0 install for Dorel sports besides developing a very detailed requirements documentation, project &amp; test plans, risk planning &amp; be able to collaborate with various operations &amp; planning business users &amp; process champions daily to improve the user adoption</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Provide support in solution design, interface design, writing functional &amp; technical specifications and conduct system configurations.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Responsible for end-to-end demand planning and supply planning, system design for Forecast Planning, Macros, pre-S&amp;OP, capacity levelling &amp; planning, solid understanding of costing decencies, statistical modeling and release to operational planning.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrate strong DP &amp; SNP configuration and technical skills including historical data mapping, APO BW design, Process chain design, Demand &amp; Supply plan models analysis and selection (best fit vs. specific models), Macro development, Forecast Profile &amp; analysis for best fit and Proportion factors.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Experience in assisting team members in gap analysis of process and functionality gaps and implement solution in the SCM 7.0 environment.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Strong working knowledge of SAP ECC master data and transaction data to support APO DP &amp; SNP solution.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills to be able to identify and fix bugs that arise in unit test, system integration test, user acceptance test.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Experience in creation of test cases for system integration test and user acceptance test using the business process documentation</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Experience working directly with the business process champions along with IT leadership team to resolve system integration challenges and provide production support for Dorel Sports business users across their global SAP APO footprint</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Demonstrate ability to manage and give directions to technical team, SAP BASIS teams to administer APO related issues including but not limited to Core Interfaces, cross-functional decencies &amp; integration related issues.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Excellent communication skills and understand agile project management methodology.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Experienced in gATP dependencies and be able to handle ECC master data objects related to Planning function.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Understands all planning master data elements and the inter-relationship between them.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Interface with global IT management and regional business management to identify and develop tactical plans to meet business needs.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Should be able to troubleshoot, analyze and collaborate with BPC&rsquo;s and local SAP users along with good inter &amp; intra personal communication skills, planning skills</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><u>Project Execution (20%)</u></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Assists in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">A take input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Communicates and applies project standards.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Manages resources in accordance with project schedule.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Consistently delivers high-quality services to global operations &amp; planning teams.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Conduct steering committee meetings and provide status</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><u>Technical Recommendation and Testing (10%)</u></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Able to define project tasks independently and project manage definition of brand-new entities and develop a project plan that represents cross functional detailed tasks at multiple company levels.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Perform data analysis to support evaluation of system defects or to development requirements for new functionality: triage and troubleshoot complex user reported defects: assist in trouble shooting and balancing the solutions including analysis, verification and validation of fixes.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Leads testing efforts.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Works with BPC&rsquo;s, power users &amp; end users to identify required changes &amp; clearly document details.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><u>Other Duties Assigned (10%)</u></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Able to work extended or non-standard hours to support business needs and project deadlines as needed</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Must possess good interpersonal and relationship skills &ndash; must cooperate and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates and/or outside contacts.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Knowledge of computers and applications required including knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Excellent communication skills, both oral and written including ability to conduct formal and informal presentations and workshops to all levels of management and all members of the IT organization.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Strong organizational skills.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Must be able to carry out assignments with moderate supervision.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Must be able to multi-task effectively.</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">Follow internal controls and company policies set by Pacific Cycle &amp; Dorel Sports Inc.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in area of specialty and must have a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant work experience</li> <li>At least 3 APO DP, SNP and gATP Implementations experience, good in statistical forecasting, data cleansing, preferably has implemented APO DP &amp; SNP in consumer goods or automobile companies, preferred additional knowledge of BW cubes, expected to also take care of change management and user training, and production support Experience</li> <li>Good understanding of client and server architecture and operating systems</li> <li>Previous experience working in an international organization, working knowledge and exposure to Business Intelligence (BI) systems are desirable.</li> <li>SAP IBP knowledge and Implementation experience will be a plus</li> <li>Must have excellent troubleshooting, documentation skills</li> <li>Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion</li> <li>Relays relevant IT-related information to IT management and/or the company in a timely manner</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>Environmental Factors</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>A large percentage of work time is spent in an office setting may sit for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Might require international travel which involves being able to fly on a plane for long periods of time.</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Essential Physical Demands and Frequency</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Standing:&nbsp; Frequently&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Driving:&nbsp; No</li> <li>Sitting:&nbsp; Frequently&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Bending:&nbsp; NA</li> <li>Lifting:&nbsp; NA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Twisting:&nbsp; NA</li> <li>Other:&nbsp; Long periods of computer screen time</li> </ul>