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SAP Portfolio and Project Systems Functional Analyst- expert
Ref No.: 17-01439
Location: San Francisco, California
Start Date: 12/06/2017
SAP Portfolio and Project Systems Functional Analyst - Expert

Position Summary
This expert position is in the SAP Enterprise Project Management Tools Design Team supporting Transmission and Distribution, Energy Supply, Information Technology, and other lines of business. This position works closely with IT Architects, Requirements Analysis, Developers, Testers and business subject matter experts to design, implement and maintain the SAP PPM and PS systems. This position will be focused on project-level continuous improvement and will mentor junior staff for on-going O&M support.  Candidate must be highly motivated and take initiative to work with other members on application issues openly, directly and respectfully.


Job Responsibilities:
  • SAP Portfolio and Project Management System Functional Expertise & Strategy - Work with IT and Business to provide strategic guidance within the overall SAP technology roadmap and promote standard SAP solutions and best practices
  • SAP Project Systems Module Functional Expertise & Strategy - Work with IT and Business to provide strategic guidance within the overall SAP technology roadmap and promote standard SAP solutions and best practices
  • Provide expert consulting in information technology to the client to identify and satisfy the business needs
 
Projects
  • Demonstrates understanding of business processes for several business functional areas, and can effectively coordinate the work on analysis and requirements for several projects
  • Demonstrates good understanding of the following areas:  testing, project management, related Lines of Business, software development, SOX compliance, regulatory compliance, operational/disaster recovery, operations, maintenance, etc.
  • Demonstrates a level of expertise to act as a recognized authority for a project or initiative
  • Analyze end-to-end complex business processes and information needs for multiple business functional areas
  • Provide expert consulting in information technology to the client to identify and satisfy the business needs, while help anticipate potential problem and issues
  • Facilitate, influence and build agreements on IT requirements and deliverables for multiple business clients
  • Take initiative to understand in detail of current and future business environment
  • Define and document business requirements for projects
  • Evaluate and document effective solution alternatives to business problems
  • Build Functional Designs for SAP PPM and PS processes based on business requirements
  • Performs system functionality gap analysis and provides RICEFW inventory for assigned projects
  • Work with Development and Implementation Team to build technical designs and configure applications
  • Assisting with data conversion/migration, testing, training, and cutover activities
  • Provide knowledge transfer/training to other team members
 
Maintenance
  • Serves as key technical and functional resource within the areas of SAP PPM and PS
  • Participate in defect management process, set priorities, research issues, and discuss compliance impacts and timelines
  • Provide estimates for new development and enhancements
  • Incident Response and end user support – Provide Level 3 support to the TSC. Provide expertise for issue resolution
  • Mentors the senior, associate, career, and entry level team members
  • Provide timely responses to client inquiries or delegate as appropriate
  • Interact with third party interface providers for end-to-end solution support
 
Qualification:
  • BA/BS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent work. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 7- Or more years of SAP functional or technical experience in Project Systems and Portfolio and Project Management
  • 5 years of experience in business analysis
  • Expert knowledge of the Application Development Lifecycle
  • Skill and experience leading solution design and development on multiple SAP PPM and /or PS implementation projects
  • Experience in integration of Portfolio and Project Management and Project Systems with Business Warehouse and BPC, Finance, and Enterprise Asset Management.
  • Hands-on configuration experience and solid technical understanding of PS and PPM objects and portal application
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills