• SAP Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    We have an opportunity for an experienced SAP Business Analysts to join our Global SAP Implementation Program (Kerryconnect).  We are currently managing parallel releases of a global template in complex cut-over environments which require a high level of project management discipline, ERP systems knowledge and an appreciation of change management. The deployment has been completed in EMEA, APMEA and is in progress in LATAM. We are now resourcing for the North American deployment into approximately 40 manufacturing sites and associated distribution centers. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and motivated person to work in a progressive and developing company with great people and to apply their knowledge and expertise in a dynamic project environment.

    We have vacancies in the following areas: FICO, SD, WM, PPPI, PM, SRM, QM, GTS, EHS, APO, MM, PMM, Material Ledger. The roles will be based in or near Beloit, Wisconsin, our North American Headquarters. The implementation team will be a mix of experienced Kerryconnect resources, local IT and business subject matter experts as well as an SI partner. The program is expected to begin Sept 1, 2018 and be completed by mid-2021. Prior to that you will become familiar with our Global Template and ways of working by getting involved in on-going Releases. It is expected that successful business analysts will have a broad range of career opportunities post-deployment either in ICT or the business, in NA or other Regions.


    • Prepare for and partake in design fit/gap workshops and identify gaps and solutions to meet business requirements
    • Support super-users from the business in the preparation and validation of the data for conversion. Validate and load the data into SAP
    • Prepare functional specifications for RICEFWs (Reports, interfaces, conversions, extensions, forms and workflows).
    • Assist in SAP configuration during the build phase
    • Assist in generation of test scripts, carry out product testing and support user acceptance testing and business simulation.
    • Carry out the relevant activities in site preparation, cut-over, and post-go live support
    • Validate training material developed by the training team
    • Work in other areas of the program as required


    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelors degree in an ICT, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or other related discipline with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a Business Analyst role in an SAP implementation
    • Strong project management skills
    • A team player with strong inter-personal and communication skills both in a project environment and with business stakeholders
    • Excellent document writing skills (e.g. functional specifications)
    • Very strong analytical skills
    • Well organised with a proven track record in meeting challenging deadlines
    • You will be required to travel to the deployment sites in North America and to other Regions as appropriate


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