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Senior Analyst- Functional SAP PP-QM in US - Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Information Systems Sr. Functional Analyst experienced:

  • With application design, configuration, implementation, support and upgrading of SAP Production Planning (PP) and Quality Management (QM) modules
  • Working experience with 3rd party software applications including shop floor execution systems (DSI, Aspen SCM, etc.)  and quality management systems like LIMS
  • Working with the business community to identify business and data requirements, perform systems analysis and design activities, and support systems development, testing, and delivery efforts
  • Configuring QM master data, including inspection plans, sampling procedures, inspection characteristics, quality info records; Physical inventory; Capacity planning; Repetitive manufacturing; Production Orders; Process Orders; BOM’s/Routings; and Quality Notifications

This position will be responsible for leading all phases of the system development life-cycle process for SAP PP and QM modules and other associated business applications.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and prior experience with leading and managing the delivery/execution of SAP PP and QM modules.  Applicants must have experience in project management fundamentals and standards.

Project Responsibilities

  • Recommend improvements and solutions which would improve business efficiency, quality and/or processes while maximizing SAP or other Business Application’s functionality
  • Facilitate, organize, and lead meetings with business users to document new business requirements
  • Develop process models based on business requirements in order to determine the completeness of the information and process components.
  • Design and develop functional/technical specifications and assist developers in the preparation of the technical specifications (e.g., describing business practices, business impact, providing technical detail e.g., table names, field names, etc.) to ensure the solution meets the business requirements.
  • Configure and modify SAP to meet business requirements using Best Practices.
  • Design and develop test plans (e.g., test objectives, test cases, test data, test scripts) for executing unit, integration, system or acceptance testing in order to ensure the solution meets the business requirements.

Support Responsibilities

  • Research and resolve SAP level 3 help desk incidents in compliance with the Business Unit and IS Management service level agreements.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet and exceed expectations by resolving problems quickly and effectively.
  • Provide regular training/documentation to SAP business users.
  • Perform annual disaster recovery testing.
  • Review the impact on current processes when SAP ECC upgrades/patches are implemented.

Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Possess SAP functional competencies in the Production Planning and Quality Management modules
  • 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
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Work Experience and Education

  • 10 years equivalent work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, science, engineering or related discipline

Physical and Mental Demands

Physical and mental demands can be found at the local facility.

Work 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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