Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 60 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.
Working independently, the Principal Functional Analyst is responsible for translating the business requirements of our customers and is a subject matter expert in SAP functional areas. This role will report into the IT Merchandizing group and be responsible for design, development, and test of the various master data functions.
Research, recommend and develop functional solution design; define business processes, improvements, and business objectives with focus on SAP capabilities and integration points
Map the solution to business requirements according to standards and program principles
Must analyze current needs, anticipate future needs and provide solutions integrating various business operations.
Demonstrate knowledge of/experience with SAP master data and concepts across Materials Management (MM), Production Planning (PP) modules
Lead a master data team focused on conducting master data updates (Article, Site, Taxes, Fees and others) as needed by the business using mass update tools including Winshuttle or Innowera or BODS or similar software, including but not limited to LSMW.
Develop and maintain mass maintenance scripts using Winshuttle or similar software, including script and Excel template development, file management/version control, and general technical support.
Lead other functional analysts and work with MDM/data quality lead to ensure master data integrity and data quality in key systems is aligned to approved data standards and business rules.
Have a good functional understanding and hands-on experience with SAP Materials Management (MM), Production Planning (PP) master data and downstream usage in Sales and Distribution (SD) and Finance (FI) transactions
Demonstrate excellent Microsoft Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, macros, etc).
Design solutions with robust end to end capabilities specifically
Collect, document and analyze new large and/or complex work requests to determine sizing and approach for potential solutions
Assist Leadership in prioritizing work requests, bug fixes and other initiatives as necessary
Consistently provide and vet options as necessary for solutions that address requirements as well as non-functional requirements while adhering to best practices around standardization, scalability and usability
Must be able to clearly articulate complex concepts and ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuade others. As a subject matters expert in SAP propose solutions, identify cross functional dependencies and demonstrate the ability to drive problems to closure
Lead the request and analysis phases of the SDLC to assess preliminary requirements, estimate effort and provide input to project prioritization
Lead concurrent projects with cross functional teams, business leaders and third-party vendors. Facilitate requirement workshops and status meetings to ensure consensus among all project stakeholders
Maximize the amount of standard processes vs custom coding in solution assessment and alternatives
Consider capacity limitation and operations times; collaborates with IT resources
Design solutions with robust end to end capabilities specifically
Consider user impact, capabilities, limitation and adoption; collaborates with business process owners and Subject Matter Experts (SME)
Build, configure or partner with development to deliver and unit test quality and efficient functionality
Provide solutions with capability to restart/recover seamlessly with monitoring controls and escalation points-built in
Provide knowledge transfer to End Users, Support Team and Testing as necessary during for any functional remediation, change, enhancement or break fix
Serve as subject matter expert for Areas of Responsibility for their respective product organization
Provide documentation as necessary for the solution including but not limited to Business Process Design (BPD) Documents, Functional Specifications (F-Specs), End User System Procedures, End-to-end Business Process flows, User Stories, Knowledge Article and Deployment Scripts
Provide support for functions as necessary including supporting junior resources, business support, root cause analysis and corrective remediation for escalated problems and incidents
Provide mentoring and cross-training to other team members to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer occurs within the team and related business areas
Review deliverables of junior team members and provide training and guidance to ensure quality results
Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies
Provide a can-do attitude with a pragmatic balance of velocity, quality, best practices and prioritization
Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service
Other duties as assigned
This position requires a minimum of 8 years of SAP system specific configuration and implementation experience.
Preferred 10 or more years of configuration experience with SAP in one or more of SAP's functional components, along with subject matter expert in more than one functional area
Experience in master data management, and knowledge of the key concepts of master data management, data governance, data standards and data management organizations.
Experience in using, developing, and supporting Winshuttle or similar, scripts with Excel templates.
Proven history of increasing responsibility and upward mobility in previous technical and functional roles
Demonstrated expert level knowledge of SAP and business processes
Demonstrated expert level SAP application knowledge
Demonstrated knowledge of SAP integration points for transactional and master data
Demonstrated expert understanding of SPAU/SPDD, Business Rules Framework, RICEFS, patches, upgrades and support packs
Demonstrated understanding of SAP technologies including SLT, ALE, EDI, IDOCs, Fiori, BAPIs, RFCs and WebDynPro
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with business stakeholders and other IT areas
Understand project plans, work within established priorities, adhere to project and task assignments to support project goals and timelines
Leadership experience to manage projects of medium complexity that involve interfaces and integrations between SAP and other third-party solutions is preferred
Possess technical skills to w