Business Systems Analyst - SAP Retail

New York, NY 10001

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Retail Job Number: 6771 Pay Rate: 110,000

A Summary: This Business Systems Analyst has experience working with Retail business processes. Understands retail planning, merchandising and store operations. In this role, you will analyze business needs and create IT concepts to implement new processes, solutions, applications and systems. You will also be responsible for providing application support by analyzing and solving application or configuration issues.

Expectations: Primary (Essential) Functions:

• Support Retail Merchandising and operational business processes focused but not limited using SAP Retail.

• Analyze data across business departments using SAP BI and other tools to assist Retail decision makers

• Integrate and implement new processes and solutions into existing system landscape

• Participate in, manage, drive US and international IT related projects

• Gather and document business requirements, processes changes and workflows

• Integrate and implement new processes and solutions into existing system landscape

• Create business test scripts

• Conduct formal testing on behalf of the business for system modifications and fixes

• Maintain communication with the business on project status and issue resolution

• Participate in application support by analyzing and solving application or configuration issues

• Manage and monitor system communication (interfaces)

• Work closely with team members to design, develop and optimize cross-module functionality

• Create/edit training documentation

• Deliver training to end users

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to interface with internal customer and IT Management and communicate complex ideas clearly

• Good knowledge of SAP systems AFS, Retail, BI and interfaces

• Understands Retail and supply chain processes with experience in supporting SAP systems and implementing and testing new processes.

• Experience with CRM and Clienteling tools is a plus.

• Ability to apply conceptual knowledge of business processes and technology to solve business process and procedural problems

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; ability to prioritize and manage commitments and adjust to changing priorities

• Able to build relationships and collaborate within an international organization

• Ability to speak, write and understand in English; ability to use words meaningfully in communication, thinking and planning; ability to speak and present information and ideas to individuals or groups

• Ability to speak in Spanish or Portuguese would be a plus.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

• Experience in SAP Retail. Experience in SAP AFS and CAR in addition would be a plus.

• Application Support experience in resolving day-to-day application issues and working with end-users.

• Basic knowledge about system communication like IDOC/ALE and monitoring tools

• Skilled in using applications to create/edit process flows, configuration, transports and decision trees

• Minimum Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited college or university.

• While we value experience and education in candidates, we also look beyond just the skill set and try to find individuals with the right mix of experience, skill, values and, most importantly, potential and desire to perform at high levels.

Tricia Sentinella
Recruiting Director, Information Technology

Tricia started working with The Connors Group in 2001, and focuses on recruiting for ERP positions. With an energy that's contagious, her relentless spirit has forged great relationships with clients, candidates, and colleagues. Tricia believes that clients value recruiters who can identify and deliver qualified candidates to them and add value to the process of on-boarding talent. Those who are truly matched to the organization are the type of employees they’ll be able to retain for a long time! Candidates value good communication, honesty, and the perception that their professional expertise is validated. Tricia tries to give each individual specialized attention to not only make them feel important, but to really understand their unique value proposition in what they do for their career. She always gives feedback – whether good or bad. Constant feedback helps to build strong rapport and establishes trust!

Once, Tricia had a candidate who was down and out because of the direction his life was going due to circumstances outside of his control. He wasn’t working, which impacted his confidence and hindered his ability to find new work. Because she recognized his potential, Tricia came up with a marketing plan and introduced him to companies he had not even considered. She was able to secure him an interview, and he not only landed at the company – he stayed there for 10 years and earned himself two promotions! Another time, she had a candidate who was out of work for two years. After spending a considerable amount of time introducing him to companies, he ended up landing a job with her help, which saved him from losing his home. At the end of the day, it’s really all about fit and finding that right opportunity. Tricia saw it through because she truly cared about seeing his success!

Her goal is to be the number one recruiter for finding the right talent to support ERP packages. Tricia wants to be positioned as someone who listens and truly understands the job market- a capable counsel for job seekers looking for new opportunity. Outside of the office, she loves hiking, especially in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. Tricia also enjoys reading and loves to cook (she's a pescatarian). Would also love to be on the show Survivor one day!

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