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IT - SAP Manufacturing Business Analyst

Date: May 15, 2021

Location: Solon, OH, US, 44139

Company: Swagelok Company

A critical liasion role between IT and Manufacturing, You will have daily interaction with the business and then apply your analytical skills as you collaborate with IT on requests.


This position requires:

* Manufacturing acumen

* SAP manufacturing experience

* PP module expertise


Highly preferred would be experience with QM and PM. 


Position Summary:
Responsible for gathering business requirements and developing high-level approach to solution and services to fulfill those requirements on strategic, departmental or mid-sized corporate projects.   Act as primary liaison between line of business representatives and Information Technology.  Responsible for development of process maps, use cases and testing plans.  Requires deep understanding of how the business operates as well as the software that enables business processes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Anticipates issues and problems and proactively defines risk mitigation measures.
• Highly capable of developing communication plans with project stakeholders, sponsors and leadership and governing groups.    
• Possesses basic negotiating skills and exercises those skills in procurement of resources, negotiation of scope and process boundaries with the line of business.
• Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions
• Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to nonstandard requests
• Works with the line of business to develop and document solution requirements, develops and coordinates test plans
• Demonstrates ability to determine actual needs vs. expressed desires
• Works on projects with significant resource requirements, risk and/or complexity
• Balances costs and resources vs. scope and requirements for large and complex projects
• Identifies and escalates issues to Project Manager after attempting to resolve with the line of business
• Actively maintains a network of contacts/ colleagues across functional and geographic boundaries, sharing information, ideas and best practices
• Recognizes value of collaboration and is able to effectively leverage different opinions and experiences to solve problems and accomplish tasks/goals, always working towards the task at hand
• Contributes to the evolution and/or development of Swagelok project management methodologies and business analysis tools.
• Contributes to enterprise business process improvement                                           
• Recognized as an expert in, requirements gathering, software configuration, process mapping, preparing functional specifications, software testing and project knowledge capture.
• Effectively present to all levels of management
• Facilitate teams and individuals through requirements capture, IT “spec” creation, solution design and solution testing
• Partner with and influence business stakeholders and process leads to focus and optimize IT delivery and solution value
• Help define and create acceptance test criteria
• Develop and exercise test scripts to verify IT capability being delivered meets acceptance criteria
• Ability to perform testing of applications and facilitate testing by others and document results
• Ability to effectively communicate and partner with 3rd party consultants and vendor firms
• Seek and grow working knowledge of evolving technology and systems


• Education: Bachelor degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience required.
• 5+ years of experience with SAP ECC Production Planning (PP) module, including ability to configure PP capability and familiarity with PP/Manufacturing transactions and processes
• Strong knowledge of SAP PP related data structures and use cases (BOM’s, routings, production versions, production orders, etc)
• Working knowledge and/or ability to configure in SAP ECC Quality Mgt (QM) and Plant Maint (PM) is helpful, and a major advantage
• Experience overseeing and facilitating software license planning and admin/renewal
• Experience  leading or helping to facilitate planning and delivery of strategic or mid-size corporate projects
• Manufacturing thought leadership, to provide industry and best practice perspectives for projects and business opportunities
• Proficiency in business analysis, including requirements definition and capture, software evaluation, business case development and translation of business requirements into IT functional and technical specs.
• Deep business and process knowledge in manufacturing and manufacturing related areas
• Demonstrated negotiation, influence and collaboration  skills
• Excellent verbal and written skills to articulate solution options and recommendations


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:
• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law

Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland