Business Analyst (SAP )

Business Analyst (SAP )

by Brian Borsa|June 7, 2011


Cycle3 IT Staffing is seeking a Business Analyst (SAP Master Data).


This project is the company’s business transformation program that has the primary goal of improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  It is focused on the alignment and integration of people, processes and technology across the company– including the implementation of an enterprise-wide computer system (SAP). 


The Business Analyst – Master Data will be responsible for assisting the Master Data Manager in maintaining the governance, processes, and procedures surrounding the company’s master data.  This will include building a team of master data professionals, establishing good working relationships with business owners, and developing the governance structure to ensure on-going data accuracy and completeness.  The position will serve as a subject matter expert on topics or initiatives requiring expertise on master data standards, policies and processes.


Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                                                      



  • Assists the Master Data Manager in maintaining master data governance processes from definition through to execution and continuous improvement
  • Ensures consistency and quality across different types of master data
  • Administers the Issue Tracking and Resolution process
  • Communicates Master Data changes to the business and technology community, including supporting training activities
  • Assists with regular compliance reviews against policies and standards
  • Participates in day-to-day maintenance of master data, including entry and review


Coordination with Business

  • Coordinates data with owner teams
  • Ensures data accuracy and performs data integrity checks
  • Identifies issues from corporate, area council and manufacturing business owners
  • Contributes to the development of communication materials
  • Participates in the development of system and process transition and implementation plans


Business Process Area Support

  • Reviews and advises on proposed data design additions, structural changes, value determinations, standards and conventions on systems
  • Provides input on security issues to ensure that system data access is appropriate and kept current
  • Provides expert knowledge and guidance to the businesses for specific master data objects


Data Maintenance of Master Data Objects

  • Validates and serves as point of escalation for change requests
  • Creates and maintains master and business data as required by the administration process
  • Manages the routing (workflow) and completion of master data
  • Assesses and assists with management of data structures and processes
  • Maintains master data documentation: policies, procedures, forms and training





Required Minimum Qualifications:


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in the field of computer science, information technology, accounting, engineering or business administration


Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of master data analyst related experience preferred
  • One full cycle of an SAP implementation and production support preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in SAP 4.7 or higher, with experience with SAP master data related to SD, MM, PP, FI, CO, WM, PM, QM
  • Proven experience with business and requirements analysis and business process modeling/mapping.
  • Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flowcharts
  • Ability to create systematic and manual operations procedures in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Ability to apply statistical and other research methods into systems issues and products as required
  • Extensive experience with core software applications, such as ERP, CRM, PLM, BI, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, with strong customer service orientation


Licensing and Certification:

  • Certifications not required, but preference for SAP certifications, Six Sigma Black Belt, etc.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Operate in an office environment; sitting for extended periods of time
  • On-call availability and overtime as needed
  • Dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment


Percent Travel:

  • Up to 10%, including travel to/from company, manufacturing and distribution sites.




To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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