SAP PP/MM Functional Analyst

Spin Master   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Market Research


Less than 5 years

Posted 294 days ago

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About Spin Master


Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2015 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 63 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 16 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 12 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia. 


Job Overview:


Reporting to the Manager of Business Applications, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide SAP support and guidance to business users within the Customer Order Fulfilment, Logistics and Financial areas.  This encompasses multi-SAP modules including: Sales and Distribution (SD), Logistics (LE) and Finance / Controlling (FICO).  The candidate will be key contributor to the Toronto Enterprise Applications Team and will work closely with cross business representatives.


Job Responsibilities:


Business Process Improvement


  • Identify and recommend actions to streamline business processes, through training and communication amongst the end user community
  • Assist in business systems and process reviews, assist users in defining and documenting their business system requirements
  • Guide employees when defining existing business process to ensure business system requirements are aligned with those processes, including recommendation for improvement and documentation  


Implementation of new SAP functionality


  • Adhere to Spin Master IT Project methodology and change control policies
  • Facilitate Business Requirements Gathering through workshops and interviews with business experts
  • Work closely with end users to ensure a common understanding of day to day activities
  • Prepare and maintain SAP business process documentation
  • Prepare and maintain all associated project documentation
  • Prepare Functional specs for all system changes, work with ABAP developer where necessary
  • Perform unit and functional testing
  • Facilitate Integration and User Acceptance Testing
  • Assist with SAP End-User Training to all customer service, sales, and planning groups
  • Prepare Cut-over Plan where necessary
  • Perform/Monitor all cut-over activities in preparation for Go-Live 


Production Support


  • Support all Spin Master business units globally on SAP issues
  • Address production support issues according to issue criticality and priority as set by Manger, Business Applications
  • Regularly review the elements of the Sales and Distribution processes used at all facilities
  • Support where applicable third party software interfaces such as those pertaining to EDI 


Stay current on area of expertise

  • Maintain proficiency and stay current with regards to the SAP modules
  • Stay current on business application software products assigned to support 

Job Requirements



  • SAP functional expertise in SD and LE: Order to Billing process, Inter-Company Process, Credit Management, Rebate, Return and 3rd-party Process, Pricing, Tax procedure, Output Determination, ATP and Product Allocation, integration with FI and other modules
  • SAP technical experience in SD and LE: Know CATT/LSMW, Familiar with User-Exits/BADIs and other enhancements available; Capable of working with developer in the area of Smart Forms, ALE, EDI-Mapping, Interface.
  • A University Computer Science or Business Commerce degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Business Systems Analyst
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a consultant implementing and supporting the SAP modules
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word and MS Visio
  • EDI experience, an asset
  • Experience working with the following applications is useful; MSSharePoint, SAP BI, Speedquote, Gentran