Sr SAP PP Analyst
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. - Livermore, CA

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Submitted by levans on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 09:59

Topcon Positioning Systems

Livermore, CA

Looking for a challenging career that offers excitement and professional development? Then Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) may have an opportunity for you. Located approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco in the Livermore Valley, TPS is the world leader in providing innovative precision positioning systems for construction, surveying, mining and agricultural application. We currently have an opening for a Senior SAP Production Planning (PP) Analyst position in the Livermore facility.

This position will operate as a member of the Topcon SAP Center of Expertise (CoE). The individual will be instrumental in the implementation and support of SAP PP module. Under general supervision, the Sr. SAP Analyst will be required to analyze complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. It will provide technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meets business objectives.

Member of the Topcon SAP CoE with expertise in SAP PP module.

This team member will actively contribute to all future deployments of SAP, support current deployments, strategic projects and related integrated applications like process improvements and enhancements.

Design, configure, and implement SAP’s business process solutions.

Configure solutions to meet the business requirements in the related areas such as PP and MM.

Follow all phases of the project life cycle including analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and post-production support/maintenance for assigned projects.

Adhere to established standards and best practices to deliver stable, reliable and highly available solutions.

Participate in the development of technical designs and architectures for development projects.

Demonstrate effective and collaborative communication with internal team members and all business partners.

Review project tasks and provide accurate estimates for completion of tasks.

Research and debug potential performance or other system anomalies.

Update, edit and compile technical documentation including: unit, integration, and acceptance test plans, support documentation, end user documentation for delivered solutions and other tasks as assigned.

Communicate status of project tasks to senior team members and management as required.


Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree preferred.

Must have strong experience with the SAP Production Planning module.

Experience with the SAP Materials Management module is also required.

SAP certification is desired but not required.

General working knowledge of drop ship scenarios, IM, inbound WM, MM, and SD related processes.

Demonstrate advanced conceptual reasoning skills and discretionary judgment and an understanding of business area policies and processes.

Basic knowledge of an SDLC process.

General working knowledge of upgrade processes and all aspects of system testing.

Able to work extended or non-standard hours to support business needs and project deadlines as needed.

5 years SAP Variant Configuration hands-on modeling experience.

Expertise in the design VC models including how and when to use:

Material Masters for configurable materials, Super BOMs, and Super Routings.

Configuration Profiles

Object Dependencies

Reference Characteristics

Restrictable Characteristics

Variant Tables

Variant Functions

Ability to read and debug ABAP code.

Working knowledge of Order-to-Cash and Plan-to-Procure processes.

Knowledge of integration between Sales Orders and Production Orders .

MM Configuration is a plus.

Ability to work with Business Analysts under moderate supervision and consulting guidance to translate functional design into technical specifications.

Intermediate to advanced business process knowledge and abilitiy to provide context to requirements.

Solid communication skills, oral and written.

General knowledge of configuration, development, and cross functional integration.

Ability to recognize and minimize design dependencies between projects and create scalable solutions.

Good communicator and collaborator with strong verbal and written skills, and a customer service orientation. The right individual will display high energy and a proactive, creative approach to delivering program services.

Detail oriented, methodical, meticulous, and process-oriented person who is prepared to help instill the processes, standards and best practices in a diverse fact changing environment.

Prior Experience working with remote and distributed teams.

Some travel may be required - both national and international

Ability to interact with Team members in multiple time zones.

Valid passport for travel to all countries required.

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