SAP Senior Consultant - Retail Planning Job in Chicago, Illinois
Requisition ID: 121455
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 100%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The Business Senior Consultant facilitates the implementation and support of SAP Retail Planning product to enhance the clients’ business functionalities and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction. He/ She will be part of the elite group of SAP consultants providing our clients with professional services focused on SAP Retail Planning.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
The consultant will contribute in blueprinting, design, implementation, operation, optimization, and upgrade phase of an Enterprise IT project life cycle, and provide business process as well as functional expertise, and project guidance to our clients to ensure their investment in SAP software and consulting services will make their business the best run business. Consultant is also responsible for maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction in each of their accounts in addition to growing and developing Refrenceable customers through their investigation, analysis, consulting, coaching, knowledge transfer, and relationship-building efforts.
Ability to support all stages of a SAP Retail Planning implementation project
Ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment
A record of taking initiative (self-starter), driving results, and accepting increasing levels of responsibility
Well-rounded understanding of business, partner and project management practices
Ability to work effectively as part of a global team coupled with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Understand Retail Business Practices and the customer environment
Ability to solve functional and technical obstacles with customers under the direction of the Project Manager (PM).
Work closely with the customer and project team to define business requirements
Ability to provide recommendations with regards to future business and solution opportunities
100% travel is required
At least 5 years of work experience in relevant consulting services engagements or business environments, implementing or using Retail Planning business process and applications
Exposure to SAP functional components of SAP Retail Planning incl. Financial, Merchandise, Location, Assortment Planning)
Implementation and Configuration of SAP Retail Planning is preferred
Exposure to SAP Business Warehouse Reporting and Data Modeling
Understanding of IT product and project life cycle
Concrete understanding of Information model in enterprise software
Profound understanding of Retail Planning Business Processes with focus on Customer-Centric Merchandising, Demand Forecasting and Assortment Planning Processes
Knowledge in Business Objects Analysis/ MS Office Edition would be nice to have
Basic understanding of VBA coding and ABAP programming preferred
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Business Degree or comparable qualifications
SAP project experience as an employee of a larger Retail company or through a Consulting firm
Profound knowledge of Retail Business Processes with strong focus on SAP Retail Planning
Profound knowledge of SAP software
Knowledge and Hands-On experience with regards to SAP Retail Planning module
Experienced using business orientated software and technical aptitude
Excellent analytical, results-driven and solution-oriented approach
Ability to work with larger teams and strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong listening skills along with conflict management skills to solve problems from all parties, outlining the pros and cons and challenges to audience to make a collective decision to resolve an issue
Capability of leading meetings and in getting the audience to interact
MS Office skills a plus
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Additional Locations: Virtual - USA