About Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five omnichannel grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to provide industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Position Title: SAP Analyst IV Business
Position Location: Salisbury, NC Or Scarborough, ME or Quincy, MA or Carlisle, PA
Principle Responsibilities and Duties:
1.Deliver on a Multi-year SAP S/4 HANA Core Financial Implementation known as FIT (Finance IT)
Participates in the process of gathering business requirements and leads in design, validation and implementation of SAP S/4 HANA Core Financial Implementation
Produces list of deliverables, cost estimates and time estimates related to the assigned project(s) to assist with effective project/initiative management.
Participates with key stakeholders (business, IT, SI, SAP) to document business requirements for the program and translate those requirements into detailed design documentation
Interface with IT, PMO, Finance Business, SAP and System Integrator for RBS efforts to establish a new SAP Core Financial System for Retail Business Services in support of delivering timely, qualitative, robust and scalable solutions.
Helps determine integration needs and design/development/solution patterns that can be reused optimally.
Interfaces with and guides software engineers and/or vendor partners in providing clarifications on design patterns, as needed.
Performs solution verification to ensure the solution is built in accordance with the specifications meeting business and technical requirements.
Involved in the effort to build out legacy integrations with new SAP S/4 HANA Core Financial Solution
Partners with Quality Assurance to make sure appropriate System Integration and User Acceptance Testing is performed
2.Design, Development & Transition
Supports the Business by designing, developing and transitioning the SAP S/4 Core HANA Financial solution aligned with strategic FIT roadmap.
Provide SAP S/4 HANA Core Financial solution expertise in the analysis, design and preparation of technology solutions to meet business needs
Recommends components for SAP S/4 HANA Core Financial solution that will work well together across business domains, partner with domain architect to ensure adherence to the architectural roadmap
Ensures project artifacts are developed as required, this includes working with support organizations and suppliers to ensure proper documentation is created and stored in the procedures manual or document repository.
Acts as the primary communication point keeping FIT and business partners informed of infrastructure changes, application changes, data changes or upcoming implementations and ensures business specific impacts are addressed.
Ensures all deliverables are met related to the change management process.
Ensures integration and consideration of assigned business areas against critical business processing, freeze periods, schedule changes, weather events and significant refresh activities.
As required, responsible for delivery of project management role for smaller projects from inception to completion including all project artifacts, executive status reports, etc.
Adheres to published design and development standards
Maintain the integrated portfolio FIT roadmap based on latest program and project changes
3.Business Relationship Management
Supports the Business Consultant in the process of leading the relationship with business function heads to define the FIT roadmap.
Work collaboratively with Global Finance and IT peers to maintain the strategic IT objectives for FIT
Continuously evaluate, prioritize and optimize IT investment on FIT based on strategic value, business needs, cost/benefits and critical risk.
Provides consulting / direction to solve business problems or needs arising from everyday events or unexpected / catastrophic events. This includes recognizing the problem, resources needed to resolve as well as managing to process needed for proper completion, including executive management updates as required.
Reviews business processes to understand the capability gaps and opportunities. Recommends Innovations and business processes /systems simplifications.
Ensures integration and consideration of assigned business areas against critical business processing, freeze periods, holiday schedule changes, weather events and significant refresh activities.
Acts as third level of support.
4.Financial & Risk
Forecast and plan for approved demand, supporting the Solution Development leadership in ensuring the group has the available resources to support on-time and on-budget project delivery. Establish strong habitual risk management practices in the organization.
Participates in the scheduling of Finance projects based on financial and strategic justifications in close cooperation with business and IT stakeholders
Participates in the overall scheduling of programs and projects that best support the strategic intent of RBS IT in the areas of Solution Development Finance & Accounting
Assists Portfolio Manager in managing resources to support demand for the FIT program.
Partners with Solutions Senior Directors to ensure the Solution Development group has the internal and external resources required to address demand that has been committed to, and optimize allocation of resources across projects in an efficient manner
Drives the solution delivery teams to balance tradeoffs between speed to market, cost, risk and quality
Stays abreast of emerging technologies and the potential applicability to the retail/ eCommerce deployment
Ensures definition, maintenance and adherence of project and annual budget
Partners with IT Solutions Development management team to establish and support a high performance, service oriented culture that enables the operating unit Ahold Delhaize to drive sales growth and productivity performance across the organization.
Drives the Ahold Delhaize FIT Agenda and Priorities, encourage people to engage with retail business process and think about how FIT can be used to make Ahold Delhaize more competitive
Uses the insights from the engagement survey to inspire and motivate our people, in the short term focus on leading by example, embracing diversity and explaining the reasons for change
Seeks opportunities to drive efficiency to release resource to deliver more and support the business better
Proactively continuously improving their system portfolio
Maintains a high level of individual contribution, professional growth and ability to function effectively and independently, challenges others to do the same.
Requirements Basic Qualifications:
B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field & 8+ years of experience or equivalent mix of advanced degree and experience.
Retail or manufacturing experience is an asset
Experience in SAP S/4HANA Financial Core System or Solution
Successfully implemented SAP Core Financial solution and maintained it for multibillion dollar organization
Experience working with cloud or hosted solutions
Experience documenting business requirements and translating those into design
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to Influence leadership
Attention to detail
Develops and maintain high quality software products supporting the organizations standards
Ability to manage own work time and priorities in accordance with aggressive timelines and budgets
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