Product Lifecycle Management Business Transformation, Lead Analyst

 •  Hershey Hershey, PA

Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

$80K - $110K
Posted on 12/01/17 by Arti Ram
Hershey, PA
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
$80K - $110K
Posted on 12/01/17 by Arti Ram

Location: Hershey, PA

Position Summary:

·        Become a subject matter expert for Hershey’s Product Lifecycle Management (SAP) environment including:  specification and recipe scenarios

·        Demonstrate how technologysupports the processes requiring definition and integrating technical solutions that may cross multiple business functions.

·        Perform process analysis, functional, and logical system design, structured design reviews. and implementation.

·        Represent the business requirements and priorities to Information Services, and represent the Information Services’ platform and programs to the business to ensure the best possible outcome.

·        Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on products, business processes, and system priorities

·        Contribute to the development of technical or business process across the organization by sharing information with teammates and business partners

·        Work with business leaders to: understand and document business requirements; and, understand how technologytradeoffs influence strategy. Additionally, to facilitate solutions, develop approaches, and define deliverables, which are required to implement complex business processes

·        Work collaboratively with business strategists, process owners, external partners, and subject matter experts to audit and map business processes.

·        Research and evaluate emerging technology

·        Research and evaluate industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities

·        Documents business solutions’ architecture plans as well as describes how the architecture plans aligns with the business strategy

·        Ensure business objectives and conditions of satisfaction (metrics) are met

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related fields.  Possibly will consider equivalent work experience in lieu of degree. 
  • 4+ yrs’ experience in implementation of SAP Product Lifecycle Management solutions.
  • A high level of understanding of food companies/CPG industries typical business systems and processes, as well as industry-wide requirements.
  • Leadership, negotiation skills, ability to learn the business strategy and operations as well as the systems requirements processes.
  • Knowledge of business process improvement programs for manufacturing supply chain projects within the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry or related field.
  • A strong understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes including: packaging, raw ingredients, recipes, BOM’s, and regulatory compliance
  • Good knowledge in supply chain processes (i.e. planning, manufacturing, logistics and procurement) necessary to deliver end-to-end solutions
  • Demonstrated experience and capability with developing business requirements, functional specifications, business process documentation, and leading development resources to deliver results on time and on budget.
  • Functional experience with SAP PLM as primary, and preferably with experience with SAP PPM, Material Master data and integration experience of SAP ECC or S4 with SAP PLM
  • SAP ECC 6.0 and S4 Hana
  • HP Quality Center, MS Office, SAP Business Objects
  • TRAVEL- up to 25%. Some occasional international travel may be required.

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