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Sr. Analyst - SAP Functional SD - 2517 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 9/1/2017

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Job Description

The Sr. Functional Analyst -SAP / Sales and Distribution (SD) role will support the all phases of the system development life-cycle process for SAP and other associated business application.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Modifies and/or enhances SAP following an established project management methodology.
  • Define interface requirements, and work with system vendors on external systems interfacing with SAP.
  • Define project scope and objectives
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables
  • Conduct project meetings and provide project tracking and analysis
  • Facilitate and lead analysis and design sessions with functional users and business managers to document procedures and to gather functional requirements
  • Create/review and QA functional designs and specifications for configuration, application security, reports, data conversions and interfaces
  • Coordinate quality assurance efforts by creating and executing unit, string, integration and user acceptance test plans
  • Ensure training materials and user skills are current and coordinate necessary user training.
  • Coordinate project cutover, go-live and support

Support Responsibilities

  • Research and resolve SAP level 3 help desk incidents in compliance with the Business Unit and IS Management service level agreements.
  • Monitor operation of critical business processes.
  • Review and test software updates.
  • Perform application controls testing for Sarbanes Oxley annual audits
  • Perform annual disaster recovery testing 


  • Possess SAP functional competencies in the Sales and Distribution and Logistics Execution module
  • Thorough understanding of SAP implementation methodologies and configuration methods
  • Additional skills using EDI/IDoc, SAPScript, or ABAP debugging is a major plus
  • Strong Project Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently, as a member of a team, or as team lead
  • Strong understanding of application support principles and practices with a focus on customer service
  • Recommend improvements and solutions which would improve business efficiency, quality and/or processes while maximizing SAP or other Business Application’s functionality
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, science, engineering or related discipline and/or 10 years equivalent work experience
  • 5 or more years of hands-on SAP configuration and implementation experience
  • Experience working on SAP version ECC 6.0 and Enhancement Pack 4 or higher preferred
  • Experience integrating SAP with other enterprise applications
  • Experience leading multiple major projects is a plus for this candidate
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel up to 25% including air travel or auto travel.


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