APO Business Technical Manager

Newell Brands Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 11 months ago

Position Title: APO Techno Functional Consultant

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Sr. Business Technical Manager - SAP

Job Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development, implementation and execution of the Plan to Ship process. Work with leadership in developing appropriate strategies, tactics and technology enablers for the Plan to Ship process.

Essential Duties:

  • Plan and Manage Type 2 projects (Optimization, Acquisitions, Divestures, Consolidations, Sub-system setups).

  • Mentors junior resources on the team as it relates to SAP as well as fundamental planning and execution processes.

  • Take on cross functional lead responsibilities for managing test cycles, managing the queues in Service Desk, managing data conversions and representing the Plan to Ship team in project status meetings.

  • Perform the necessary configuration to support the business requirements in APO.

  • Lead workshops and meetings to gain functional requirements from the business.

  • Develop functional specifications associated with system enhancements (WRICEF).

  • Evaluate, implement and support new developments / enhancements as well as optimize existing implementations.

  • Develop and execute unit-test and integration test scenarios.

  • Manage documentation (Process Design Documents, Work Step Instructions and Configuration / System) and training updates.

  • Work with other business process owners, end-users and project team members to effectively implement and support SAP on schedule.

  • Provide support (e.g., break/fix, how to expertise, enhancements, monitoring, testing) for business applications.

  • Manage employees tasks, work load and professional development

Key Relationships:

  • GIT team members, peers

  • BPCs / SME's associated with process functions

  • End users

  • SAP IT/Process Leads

Education:

Bachelors in related field, or equivalent experience

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of solid technical SAP APO experience

  • High Degree of skill in APO SNP / DP design and configuration

  • Successful project implementation and support experience in a consumer products manufacturing and purchasing environment is desirable

  • Ability to create WRICEF objects and follow them from FSD to FSO (design, document, test, realization)

  • Proven successful track record on cross-functional team projects

  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to build a business case for proposed solution

  • Good documentation, communications and training skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and foster collaborative relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor and positively influence employee

Technical Experience and other

Requirements:
  • Proficient in Supply Chain design and configuration

  • Ability to configure planning books and planning object structures

  • Ability to create new key figures, alerts,macros, planning profiles, selection profiles

  • Detailed understanding of SAP APO DP & APO BW solution (SCM 7.0)

  • Ability to modify and maintain APO BI related objects such as cubes, transfer rules, transfer structures

  • Must have deep knowledge and experience in Statistical Forecasting, Life Cycle Planning and Promotion Planning

  • Ability to tailor supply planning (SPRO)

  • Knowledge of Supply Planning PPMs / PDSs

  • Knowledge of Deployment / Transportation Load Builder

  • Clear understanding of APO concepts such transportation lanes, product master, PDS's, PIR integration, quota arrangements

  • Additional desirable planning knowledge include subcontracting, characteristics dependent planning and multi-resource planning

  • Knowledge of APO BADI's

  • Other desired APO skill sets:

  • IBP

  • GATP

  • CTM

  • Optimizer

  • ECC PP/MM

  • PPMs and PDSs

  • CIF

  • Live Cache

  • Experience using MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Project, MS Visio)

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.


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