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Julie Backus

Manager - Enabling Technologies PI SAP - Ernst & Young, LLP

Indianapolis, IN


Work Experience


Ernst & Young, LLP
Indianapolis, IN

October 2013 to Present

Enabling Technologies - SAP PP-PI Service Line

Consultant - Systems Integration SAP


January 2013 to October 2013


Managing Consultant


August 2007 to January 2013

SAP service line PP, PP-PI Consultant. 
Full life cycle implementations in ECC 6.0.Functional area of responsibility is for the PP-PI module. Current responsibilities include participation in all stages of the project life cycle for each release for each project, including defining and refining business requirements, build (system configuration and process prototyping) test, validate and deploy. 
Implementations also included development of a Business Continuity solution utilizing MII, design and development of integration with MII for shop floor data collection, as well as, integration with a Manufacturing Execution System (Siemantic IT) utilizing MII. Also, implementation of an additional Manufacturing Execution System (POMs) direct to ECC. 
Projects include Raytheon Missile Systems, Kraft, Sara Lee and Abbott. 
Served as the Manufacturing Technical lead at Sara Lee, eventually becoming the IBM team lead, leading a team of eight to ten IBM consultants. 
Served as the Manufacturing/QM team lead at Abbott leading a team of eleven IBM consultants, an off shore team of five, client IT team of four and business team of nine.

Sr. Systems Analyst

Eli Lilly & Company

October 2000 to August 2007

Global SAP implementation (R/3, 4.6C). Functional area of responsibility is for the PP-PI module. Current responsibilities include participation in all stages of the project life cycle for each release, including defining and refining business requirements, system configuration, process prototyping, system demonstration and presentation, user training, documentation, integration testing and validation. Additional integration areas include Warehouse Management and Quality Management. Implementation experience includes both domestic and international. 
Lead implementation of level 3 Manufacturing Execution System with integration to SAP. 
Co-lead in the upgrade to ECC 6.0. Responsibilities include review of new functionality, for making recommendations regarding changing or enhancing global design and developing appropriate testing strategy for the roll out. 
Additional responsibilities include conducting all technical screens for new employees and mentoring new team members in the PP-PI functional area, as well as cross program. 
Development and support of Lotus Notes applications with direct end user and customer interaction. 
Implementation of a global environmental information system, ESP. Participated in all stages of the project lifecycle. Lead implementation at home site.

Independent Consultant


November 1998 to October 2000

Enhancing J.D. Edwards, BPCS and BLIS manufacturing, distribution and financial systems. BPCS enhancements were done primarily with the case tool AS/SET. Managed a J.D. Edwards 6.2 to 7.3 upgrade project. Technical member of SAP implementation team, providing interface programs between SAP and AS/400 legacy system.

Sr. Consultant

Ernst & Young, LLP

October 1997 to November 1998

Certified as a Sales & Distribution SAP consultant. Participated in an SAP R/3 implementation as a Sales & Distribution/Service Management resource. The SAP implementation was for a client with a make to order environment. Responsibilities included defining and refining business requirements, system configuration and process prototyping in support of the solution implementation. Specifically, configuration of partner functions, order types, delivery types, copy rules, pricing conditions and procedures, incompletion procedures, output types and determination, shipping, picking, transportation, service notifications, Plant Maintenance catalogs, equipment, serial number profiles, Service Management partner functions. Also, programmed Sales & Distribution user exits. Additional experience with the OSS and Correction and Transport processes. Certification in release 3.OG. Experience working in 3.IH, 4.OA and 4.OB. 
• May 95- Oct 97. Independent consulting on the AS/400 platform. Enhancing J.D. Edwards and BPCS manufacturing, distribution and financial systems. Approximately half of the enhancements developed for BPCS projects were done using the case tool AS/SET.


CMS Management Services, Inc
Indianapolis, IN

January 1994 to May 1995

AS/400 and S/36 platforms. Provided consulting services to manufacturing and distribution organizations. Worked with J. D. Edwards, Howard Friedman and Associates, PRMS and BPCS software packages. A small amount of development was performed using the case tool SYNON.

Sr. Systems Analyst

Simon Property Group

May 1993 to December 1993

AS/400 platform. Worked with CTI Property Management software. Designed and developed Tenant/Lease Inquiry/Reporting system for the Leasing Agents. This system was developed to enhance the Leasing Agents ability to sell space at a higher profit margin by proving more effective and timely information.

Data Processing Supervisor

Ryobi Die Casting USA, Inc

October 1991 to May 1993

AS/400 platform. Responsible for all Data Processing functions. Implemented EDI interface with General Motors and PROFS interface with Ford Motor Company.

Project Consultant

B & L Information Systems
Bridgeman, MI

December 1989 to October 1991

AS/400 and S/36 platforms. B & L Information Systems is a software development company. Their product is designed specifically for foundries, die casters and plastic injection mold organizations. Designed and developed financial applications. Responsible for software installations, training, client customization and client phone support.


Recticel Foam Corporation
LaPorte, IN

April 1988 to December 1989

AS/400 and S/36 platforms. Recticel Foam Corporation was a polyurethane foam manufacturer. Designed and developed enhancements to the in-house manufacturing system on the S/36. Designed and developed enhancements to the J.D. Edwards financial systems on the S/36. Was part of project team that migrated S/36 J. D. Edwards financial and payroll systems to the AS/400 J.D. Edwards systems. Was responsible for training seven plants on the new AS/400 platform and J.D. Edwards software.

Programmer Analyst

National Standard Corporation
Niles, MI

November 1986 to April 1988

4381 and S/36 platforms. Developed the enhancements to the Cyborg payroll system. Developed enhancements to MAPICS II manufacturing system. 
• I am competent with many programming tools including SQL, Query, and Probe. DBU, DFU and CASE tools. I have extensive experience with RPG, RPG 400, RPG ILE and experience with COBOL and Lotus Notes Designer. I have developed systems with the CASE tool AS/SET and SYNON. I also am experienced with PC Support and Client Access.


B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Ferris State University