Patterson Companies, Inc. Sr SAP Functional Analyst in St Louis, Missouri

Overview

The Sr SAP Functional Analyst will work in a collaborative team environment. Role works closely with customers from a strategic perspective to identify and maximize opportunities to promote the strategic use of information technology, and enable the work force to use technologies specifically business applications as a competitive tool. Provides corporate leadership, vision, and direction for Business Applications, Application Architecture and Security in support of the enterprise’s business objectives and requirements. Leads and leverages people and business solutions to improve and maximize business process.

Responsibilities

Design, create and document business process and related SAP system design for SAP

• Lead complex business requirement discussions. Gather, evaluate and document business needs and requirements and translate these into functional specifications.

• Participates in project and design reviews to evaluate and ensure that the design being applied meets Patterson design policies, principles, and standards.

• Responsible to drive changes and enhancements through the change management process, including project management, communication with stakeholders, users and developers, performing functional unit tests, coordinating user acceptance testing, cutover tasks and ongoing support.

• Support project assessments & initiation by articulating scope, risks and estimates.

• Work with Business Leadership team on the technology roadmap

• Responsible for design and configuration of specific functions that are assigned to you as a subject matter expert

• Work with other functional teams to ensure components work together to meet the operational, integration, quality and performance goals of the solution.

• Lead overall issue resolution in SAP including performing diagnostics, resolving technical integration and performance issues.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Critical Competencies:

Customer Engagement: Engaging external customers and internal resources to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes in a way that provides an optimal experience for the customer.

Decision Making: Making high quality decisions in a timely manner, usually with less data and analysis than might be desired.

Flexibility: Adapting to changing demands and circumstances without difficulty. Maintaining composure and effectiveness under demanding circumstances.

Leading Change: Envisions the future and has the ability to articulate the necessary changes and why; sets goals and metrics to measure the impact of changes; engages in problem solving with subordinates and peers to overcome resistance of change and ensure success.

Prerequisite: Attributes of ethical behaviors, high personal standards, and sound work ethic all employers should expect of employees.

Technical Expertise: Maintains current technical knowledge and best practices and uses that knowledge to help solve business problems for the organization. Able to ask effective questions to access details of a problem.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.

• 5-8 years of SAP experience

• Expert knowledge in at least one functional area of SAP such as Order to Cash, Service to Cash, Procure to Pay or Finance to Manage.

• Expert understanding of the integration between SAP components as well as third party applications

• Demonstrated ability to work with and influence senior level management and key stakeholders

• Experience leading as a team player that plans and executes to meet deadlines, while promoting a positive work environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Proven track record achieving results in complex situations.

• Good planning/project management skills.

• Experience working with multiple businesses and/or international subsidiaries on transformational initiatives

• Ability to convert business needs into technical requirements.

• Proven ability to identify, focus, and own, high priority tasks to manage delivery to project timelines.

• Awareness of the wider field of information technology and broad understanding of information systems architecture and techniques

  • Relocation may be available

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

Requisition ID 2018-7821

# of Openings 1

Position Category Information Technology

Company Patterson Companies, Inc. (Corporate)

Position Type Regular Full-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.