OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • SAP Operations Analyst, Financials and Data

    Job Locations US-OH-Beachwood
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/10/2018 4:59 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology (IT)
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The IT SAP Financial (FI/CO) and Data Lead (MDM) Lead executes the analysis, design, configuration, development, testing, implementation and operational support for SAP solutions supporting the Global Finance organization and Master Data Control. Supports BPC platform, metric reporting, and data analysis. The Lead SAP Analyst will deliver and support solutions related to General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Fixed Assets, Product Costing, Material Ledger, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Order Accounting, and Financial Planning.  The lead analyst will support the control of master data design and consistency in order to accurately manage and gauge business performance. Master Data objects impacting costed BoM managed by the Lead Analyst. The IT SAP Analyst works with multiple stakeholders to understand and document the end-to-end business processes and related challenges – then recommends, builds and implements one or more IT software solutions to support the processes. The IT SAP Analyst spends roughly 20% of their time working directly with their business partners (e.g. controller, finance manager) supporting day-to-day operations of the record-to-report business processes.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Facilitate business process reviews to gather expected business outcomes and functional requirements; document end-to-end processes, related IT systems and functional business requirements (include people, process and technology etc.).
    • Translates functional business requirements into logical and physical design specifications to configure, document and test elements of system design across multiple functional groups; leads design reviews.
    • Defines and documents re-usable test cases; builds test objects and data as needed; participates in design and execution of system, integration and performance testing.
    • Sets schedules, timelines, scope, outcome/value maps, and other project artifacts; creates estimates for upcoming projects.
    • Creates estimates for upcoming projects.
    • Performs 24X7 on-call applications support responsibilities per the team rotation schedule.
    • Understands best practice business processes to ensure compliance and end use support in a highly regulated environment.
    • Provides risk analysis to business partners for proposed solutions
    • Supports concurrent work assignments across applications and diverse user groups; works to resolve system issues.
    • Configures, develops and tests elements of system design. Documents support materials including functional and technical specifications for use within IT.
    • Maintains and develops internal business relationships to influence successful project outcomes.

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Controlling, or Finance
    • 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing or plant controlling
    • Business acumen and global finance process competency
    • SoX Experience, VAT
    • Strong SAP knowledge of the FI/CO module and related integration with MM, PP, PM, and SD
    • Working knowledge of other SAP modules (e.g. SD, MM, PP, PM, BI, BW, IBPetc.)
    • BPC experience
    • Repetitive Product Costing
    • Discrete Manufacturing Variance settlement nd closing
    • MAC and Standard costing models
    • Working knowledge of SAP ABAP, user exits, customer mods, etc.
    • Demonstrated understanding and application of system development life-cycle
    • Data Migration of objects (extraction, transformation, loading)
    • Winshuttle, LSMW experience
    • Understanding of Data Objects and dependencies
    • Extensive understanding of SAP Methodologies and Agile/ Scrum principles.
    • Experience with SAP Best Practices Business Processes and Global templates and configuring these Best Practices.
    • Experience utilizing SAP Solution Manager for process configuration and documentation.
    • Able to Lead Explore Phase Business Requirement Documentation, Validation and design workshops.
    • Create functional specifications for application development objects (interfaces, conversions, enhancements and reports and forms) and guide the development of those programs within the development team.
    • Coordination with the global team on all changes
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in end-to-end life cycle implementation projects
    • Minimum of 5 years of SAP project experience including hands-on functional configuration, facilitation and communication to customers and stakeholders
    • Experience working in a global SAP environment.
    • Must be detail oriented, self-directed and have strong independent problem solving skills
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Strong presence and ability to interact with CxO level

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with plant physical inventory a plus
    • Experience working on 3 or more Full Life Cycle SAP implementations
    • Experience in providing structure and guidance to a global project team.
    • Experience with SAP MII a plus
    • Experience working with Solution Manager is a plus
    • Experience with Fiori, Predictive Analysis, and UX tools a plus
    • Extensive experience with SharePoint and Project Management tools a plus


    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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