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Application Business Analyst, SAP MM/PP

Company: Daifuku America Corp
Location: Novi
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


Daifuku North America Holding Company (, a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.

The company is currently seeking an experienced Application Business Analyst, SAP MM/PP.

This position will be responsible for the day to day support of the SAP production system and will also be called upon to participate in projects. We are seeking an individual possessing in-depth experience with the SAP Materials Mgt. (MM) and Production Planning (PP) modules and its integration with the Sales & Distribution (SD), Project System (PS), Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) modules


Major Areas of Responsibility

* Collaborate with key business resources in providing SAP functional support primarily for the MM/PP modules and. Understand their needs, prioritize efforts and recommend changes or alternative solutions when multiple options are available.

* Proactively identify and propose business process and/or system enhancements.

* Apply technical skills when identifying issues and work with developers and other functional analysts on projects in order to find solutions.

* Validate as-is and to-be process flows and system integration from a user perspective, identify potential work-arounds to system changes or limitations, identify level of effort required to successfully implement changes to business processes and user activities.

* Perform a broad range of tasks which includes research, analysis, design, configuration, testing and implementation of information technology solutions within SAP.

* Perform SAP MM/PP system configuration, document requirements, develop solutions using standard or custom SAP functionality, complete appropriate system tests (acceptance testing), write user documentation and train end users on functionality.

* Provide level one support which includes account management (create/change/delete), troubleshoot system issues, release/import transports, and run reports.

* Participate in system and application upgrade and enhancement projects.

* Participate and lead in integration and user acceptance testing

* Manage remote connection and applicable keys (Object, Developer) in SAP Service Marketplace

* Participate in system maintenance activities - coordinate system refresh (testing environment), conduct SAP audit measurement.

* Ensure company, department and governmental standards are always followed and provide sources and documentation for recurring IT audits.

* Support of SAP implementations during the following stages: project preparation, business blueprint, realization, cutover and go-live support.

* Other duties as assigned.


* Process knowledge or experience in procurement, inventory management, production planning and execution.

* In depth knowledge of SAP modules: MM, PP and integration with SD, FICO and PS.

* Advanced technical expertise in the related modules and experience with configuration, master data and testing.

* Foundational knowledge of Material Master, Bill of Materials (BOM), Routings and Work Center.

* Ability to research additional integration points such as HR mini-master and other SAP modules.

* Knowledge or experience with technical development objects and understanding how they interact with SAP (Reports, Interfaces, Customizations, Enhancements, and Forms).

* Working knowledge of Report Writer/Painter, Smart Forms, SAP Script, SAP Queries and Workflow development and support.

* Experience writing functional requirements and associated test cases as well as excellent documentation skills.

* Has participated in two or more full life cycle SAP implementations.


Skills & Abilities

* Good time management skills

* Good organizational skills with the ability to track multiple assignments simultaneously

* Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

* Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills and teamwork capabilities

* Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

* Detail oriented with a keen attention to detail

* Establish and maintain good working relationships with the peers, management & leaders of the business area supported as well as within IT structure

* Ability to work independently

* Ability to adjust to changing requirements (Flexibility).

* Assume accountability and take ownership for all projects that you are responsible and involved in

Education & Experience

* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Mgt. (SCM) or Operations, Accounting, Business, Information Technology or related discipline or equivalent experience.

* Minimum of three years of functional experience configuring and/or using SAP as Super/Key user0

* Experience in the Manufacturing Industry is preferred

* SAP MM/PP certification is a plus

Demonstrated Physical Abilities

Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence

Daifuku North America Holding Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or medical condition. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please call 248-553-1000.

Daifuku North America Holding Company offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more

At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1000 and leave a message and your call will be returned.

Keywords: Daifuku America Corp, Novi , Application Business Analyst, SAP MM/PP, Professions , Novi, Michigan

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