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Senior SAP Analyst

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 by PQ Corporation

Malvern, PA 19355
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For almost 200 years, PQ Corporation has envisioned the future of performance materials, chemicals and catalysts through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day. Cleaner Emissions - Our Catalysts and Refining Services products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. Safer Travels - We produce highly engineered Performance Materials that help make highways and airports safer for drivers, pedestrians, pilots and passengers Better Care - Our products are critical ingredients in consumer applications that help make teeth brighter and skin softer Carbon-Free - With inorganic and carbon-free products, we contribute to improving the sustainability of our planet. We are a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services that enable environmental improvements, enhance consumer products, and increase personal safety. Job Summary: PQ Corporation is a leading integrated global innovator and producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals, specialty catalysts, specialty glass materials and merchant sulfuric acid. PQ and its affiliated companies operate chemical and glass-bead facilities in 18 countries, employing more than 2,600 people worldwide. PQ's corporate headquarters are located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. PQ Corporation is seeking a Senior SAP Analyst specialized in Materials Management (MM), Production Planning (PP) and some experience in Quality Inspection (QI) to join the IT team at our corporate office in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Senior SAP Analyst MM/PP/QI will provide functional / technical solutions in analysis, design, development, and testing of SAP technologies in order to support the business and the other SAP functional analysts. While this person's primary responsibility will be as an SAP MM and PP analyst, the person in this role will also be expected to perform functional/analyst type work as well as overall production support activities and innovate with Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) technologies as applicable to SAP ECC 6.0 ERP system. This person will also have responsibility for delivering on full system development life cycle of business process enhancements and capital projects. Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with the business and SAP functional team members to design and develop SAP solutions to meet business needs. Develop and update user requirements, functional design specifications, test and training documents for technical / functional development and SAP Forms in support of SAP functional team requests. Analyze issues and solve problems using debugging tools. Analyze user requirements, procedures and automation of processes and improve existing development and processes. Provide technical knowledge and make recommendations on functional/technical design approach and tools. Deliver on full development life cycle on capital projects Analyze business processes, identify opportunities for continuous improvement, plan and execute on operational excellence for efficiency. Research and provide advanced state-of-the-art technology solutions for robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) for automating the repetitive operations Perform overall production support. Maintain the approval matrix and release strategies across the globe. Maintain QI data of class, characteristics, and help with usage decisions and certificate of analysis. Technical Skills/Experience Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Science, or equivalent Minimum 5-7 years of hands on techno-functional experience across MM / PP / QI modules of SAP ECC 6.0 Minimum 2-3 years of working in SAP HANA and/or S/4 HANA platform Experience or Exposure to SOX Compliance protocol and its necessity in SAP configuration solutions. Good experience in developing functional specifications for technical development of: Specification for Custom report development including ALV, ABAP query Enhancements techniques including BADI, user exits, implicit code enhancement Data conversion and interface techniques including LSMW, BAPI, ALE/IDOC, BDC Form development using SAPscript, and SmartForms OSS note application SAP Workflow (implementation of standard &/or fully custom) Experience in configuring SAP and setting up master data for MRP / MPS for chemical manufacturing and rolling out materials requirements planning to manufacturing plants (in process order environment) Exposure or knowledge of RPA, AI, and ML in materials management, production planning, and quality inspection or other similar functional areas. Experience in developing training documents and delivering Train-The-Trainer or End User Training programs. Hands on development experience in one or more of the following areas is also preferred: BI (Business Warehouse) SAP IDOC setup and support Interface mapping and EDI processing using Microsoft Biztalk or other middleware technology SAP Mobile Applications SAP Authorizations (User Administration and Role Maintenance) Other Skills Required: Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be team-oriented and demonstrate the ability to work well within a Corporate IT team. Must have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and have a focus on internal "customer" satisfaction.

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