EDI Business Analyst - SAP
Columbia Sportswear - Portland, OR

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This job description is not meant to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

General Position Summary:
The SAP EDI Analyst will bridge the gap between SAP/EDI technical expertise and business process knowledge by working closely with business process owners and SAP functional teams to identify and analyze EDI requirements, implement appropriate EDI designs, participate in enhancement projects, and provide on-going production EDI support.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Execute corporate EDI strategy

Promote partnerships with all applicable business functions in the organization through EDI

Collaborate with SAP process teams to deliver SAP IDOC/ALE best practice integration

Collaborate with trading partners/customers who wish to do business through EDI

Work with a team of business analysts to design, implement and support EDI requirements.

Specific Job Skills:
Strong interpersonal skills while dealing with business users, trading partners, and vendors

Identify root causes for new problems as well as recurring issues; gather and document functional requirements to determine resolution

Develop proper system solutions through innovation and process improvement

Participate in testing at all levels (unit, integration and end-to-end testing)

Configure trading partner setups with EDI service providers and within SAP

Experience in EDI transactions (not all required): 214, 315, 317, 810, 812, 820, 824, 828, 832, 846, 850, 855, 856, 860, 865, 869, 940, 944, 945

Creating EDI mapping specifications based on customer/trading partner requirements

Detailed knowledge of ANSI X12, EDIFACT, and TRADACOMS standards

High proficiency in SAP IDOC/ALE development and debugging

Experience with ABAP development and debugging preferred

Expertise in troubleshooting complex SAP IDOC failures

Possess strong integration understanding of the SAP modules (SD, MM, LE, FI, CO)

Setup VAN, AS2, SFTP, etc. connectivity preferred

Monitor VAN and overall network and system landscape

Develop, enhance, and maintain EDI mapping requirement for trading partners and transactions based on requirements

Understand, design and implement EDI functionality to support specific business processes where communication with third party business partners is required.

Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems; strong analytical skills

Ability to think, reason, and continuously learn

Ability to multi-task and manage workload in accordance to set priorities

Ability to read, write and speak English. Excellent organizational and presentation skills and attention to detail required. Mental ability to conduct interpersonal interactions with vendors and other employees. Ability to operate independently and follow general guidelines. Physical ability to use telephone, computer hardware/software including keyboard, type, sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required with preferred emphasis in business, supply chain management, information systems, or computer science, MBA preferred.

Experience:
5 - 7 years of experience with EDI processes and tools

2 - 4 years of experience with related EDI/SAP IDOCs and data exchange

Experience with implementing EDI solution within an SAP environment, including SD, MM, FI, CO and LE modules

Expert knowledge of international EDI standards and associated delivery mechanisms in an SAP environment

Apparel and Footwear industry experience is highly desirable, and preferably with SAP’s Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS).

Full cycle ERP implementation experience required

Partnering and Customer Service skills to establish productive working relationships with colleagues in IT, Business Functions and Trading partners

Job Conditions:
Job requires hours that will periodically exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week during times of peak activity especially during projects. Evening meetings and/or weekend work occasionally required to collaborate with people in other time zones and to ensure timely project completion. Some job pressure exists in the balancing of several projects with conflicting and sometimes changing deadlines. Occasional travel required.

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