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


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


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.


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


  • 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


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