Job Description : Purpose : To support and influence the gathering and documentation of application system requirements for the Supply Chain function, and to guide the development and support of this Supply Chain suite of solutions.
Key Responsibilities : Assist the functional systems manager to develop application roadmaps and plans for the full scope of the discipline (not limited to SAP products).
Work closely with process owners and key users to understand business requirements and drive the analysis and design of quality solutions.
Understand the business processes, work flows, and practices, to enable the analysis of business requirements and the development of solutions.
Perform functional analysis, requirements definition and functional testing, in conjunction with internal and third party development teams.
Develops position papers on key functional design issues, in support of the systems manager and the relevant design authorities.
Conduct regular research into emerging, discipline-specific, applications and technologies, as well as be familiar with the product roadmaps provided by the vendors of existing solutions.
Support the systems manager in providing guidance to discipline leadership with regards to technology innovations and products.
Work with key users to define integration requirements both within the discipline and with applications in other functional areas.
Work with EA colleagues to help find the best functional / logical solutions for integrating applications cross-discipline.
Takes overall accountability for the documentation or modelling of the end-to-end business process, cross-application, and including manual or semi-automated steps (end user applications, spreadsheet applications, etc.
Work with key users to qualify opportunities for automation in the discipline and guide the developers of Automation solutions.
Helps process owners and key users understand the data objects and structures owned by the discipline and helps guide them in terms of data design decisions.
Works with the discipline and GIM colleagues to help drive master data quality improvement.Where required, helps define data migration processes including data purification, enrichment, loading and reconciliation.
Provides input in terms of information security and system access set-up.Helps discipline leadership and the systems manager drive up system adoption and compliance with standard processes and systems.
Leads small to medium-sized enhancement projects / sprints.Identify innovations, motivate support and sponsorship, and lead proofs of concept.
Acts as the key specialist point of contact for application management service providers in problem solving and investigations related to non-SAP incidents.
Ensure the knowledge underpinning application / service delivery is documented, managed and maintained.Work with the operations teams to identify, plan and execute service improvements.
Qualifications : An undergraduate qualification (Bachelors degree or equivalent) in a relevant information systems and technology discipline : Computer Science, Computer Engineering, BCom or Information Systems, Business Science (Information Systems).
Knowledge and Experience : Industry Knowledge : Mining and Mineral Processing (ideally)Upstream Oil and GasUtilities (Power Generation)Metals (Operations / Production)Pulp and Paper OperationsAny heavy or process industry with a substantial physical asset baseFunctional Knowledge : Sourcing and Procurement (Requisition to Purchase Order)Category ManagementContract ManagementInbound Logistics ManagementInventory ManagementWarehouse ManagementCatalogue ManagementSupplier Relationship Management / Supplier Performance ManagementProcurement Marketplaces / HubsSupplier Engagement and OnboardingAccounts Payable (Invoice to Pay) - working knowledgeTechnical Knowledge : SAP S4H Enterprise Management (overall solution)SAP S4H Supply Chain Module(s)SAP AribaIntelligent Automation / RPA Toolsets, Methods and ApproachesBI / Reporting Tools (capabilities and overall architecture)