Cargill Functional Analyst, Controlling Material Ledger in Europe, United States
Functional Analyst, Controlling Material Ledger
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
The Functional Analyst is a member of the Center-Led SAP Applications team, supporting an instance of the SAP portfolio and will be working in a highly dynamic, fast changing, and fluid work environment.
This position will work closely with other Global IT teams in a collaborative, cross-functional environment, to ensure SAP technology-enabled solutions and services meet the needs of the organization, with a focus on maintaining and protecting the instance blueprint in the area of responsibility by the means of understanding and dispositioning all identified Solution gaps providing solution direction for approved Solution gaps as well as approving solution change requests as a result of break fix, enhancement or upgrades
This position is accountable for Solution Management within the Controlling Module with Material Ledger of SAP. This role is part of an Instance Finance Team and works in alignment with the Global IT governance model and processes, and must understand the integration impacts with other process areas for the Instance.
The Functional Analyst is responsible for the Solution Architecture in the Controlling Module with Material Ledger for any Instance Specific Applications. In doing this they align closely with the SAP Architecture team, Enterprise Architecture and the Enterprise Process Management team.
70% - Solution Management:
Lead Instance solution architecture, solution integrity and the functional relationship across multiple concurrent projects and sustain activities
Drive strategic integrated solutions which in turn deliver the business requirements and associated benefit
Enable technical and business architecture, solutions, and software plans and directions
Responsible for conceptual solution designs and solution blueprints for SAP deployment projects and sustain activities within assigned Instance
Investigate complex business and system issues, researching and identifying innovative solutions
Lead Solution Architecture for Instance specific Solutions in alignment with Enterprise Architecture and Global SAP Solution Architects
Work with EPM and EA team on applying the Enterprise Must Haves into the Instance that support the Enterprise Process Strategies
Participate in proposed solution approval and alignment with SAP Solution Architects
Responsible for maintaining solution integrity through the course of the project including controlling scope, managing solutions for change requests and clarifying solution capabilities during all delivery phases
Collaborates with management in application governance processes for Business operating model blueprint, localization, Enhancement and break-fix
Accountable for application compliance, working with SAP Solution Architects
20% - Consulting & Partnering:
Drive continuous process improvement and build/execute plan for building new solution architecture capability
Consult, review and approve functional and technical specifications created by delivery project teams
Develop and maintain long term business domain knowledge
Must effectively partner with teams with various staffing mixes of internal and external on-shore and off-shore resources in order to deliver successful solutions
Partner closely with Solution Analysts, Business Analysts, Value Enablers, Technical teams, other Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure teams, and vendors to ensure alignment with projects, programs and strategies, and standards
10% - Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following)
Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones
Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution.
Provide guidance and architectural oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases.
Work across architecture domains to identify and resolve issues and manage inter-dependencies between integration points for the assigned Instance
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, MIS, computer science or equivalent work experience
7 years relevant business or IT experience in solution or service delivery positions
SAP functional and technical experience in one or more of the following Finance modules: ML, CO, FI, TR, FSCM, AP/AR, AM, PCA
Ability to translate business process requirements into process, data and technology solutions
Demonstrated experience in delivering significant large multiyear projects, capturing planned benefits and delivering on-time and on-budget
Proven and demonstrated conflict management, influencing, negotiation and consulting skills
Ability to translate business requirements into process, data and technological models and specifications in an efficient way for a highly complex and critical application
Ability to manage ambiguous situations
Ability to demonstrate thought leadership
Ability to manage multiple priorities within a service environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization, including the ability to communicate technical and business information to both technical and non-technical audiences
Excellent analytical and problem solving capability
Ability to travel up to 30% for the first deployment, after that travel will be occasional
3 years of Sales, Sourcing and/or Trading experience in the IT environment
Working knowledge with SAP in one or more of the following:
Operation modules: LE, PP, PPPI, QM, APO-DP, APO-SNP, APO-PP/DS, MII, EHS, PM
Commercial modules: SD, MM, ACM/CM, CRM
Job Information Technology
Primary Location Region - Europe
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: REG01418