An innovative leader in logistics and supply chain management seeks the expertise of a proactive and driven SAP Functional Consultant to join its Joburg team.
Your core role will be the holistic deployment of large scaled IT applications including the elicitation of local legal requirement, setup of master data, documentation of functionalities supported by Technical Writers, support of User Acceptance Tests as well as training of super users and trainers of a country on the use of the application.
You must possess a Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, 4 years’ experience in a similar role and practical experience in Contract Logistics and Warehousing.
DUTIES : Define, document, and carry out IT projects or sub-projects alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases.
Full responsibility for IT project. Plan and monitor the project tasks and resources and escalate in case of deviations.
Identify, assess, and manage risks to the success of the project. Agree on project approach with stakeholders, and prepare realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and track activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
Ensure that own projects are formally closed and where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded.
Work in the front line with (future) users of applications and systems integrations. Understand business processes and translate them to the functionality in applications.
Set configurable elements in the system to support business process or practice. Support the User Acceptance Tests. Responsible for the documentation of functionalities.
Train the end-users, super-users, and trainers of a country on the use of the applications. Carry out certain technical requirements in terms of configuration of systems and applications acc.
to business requirements. Configure software parameters, activities, system maintenance and system documentation. Carry out internal and customer testing of applications acc.
to business requests. Support and maintain local and regional IT Logistics services (i.e. applications and relevant hardware).
Responsible for 1st level support, and coordinate 2nd level support when needed. Proactive user support in the workplace environment.
Coordinate the resolution of application, hardware, and software problems. Create temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented.
develop necessary product modifications to satisfy clients’ needs. Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and adhere to all organisational standards.
REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications Bachelor’s (or higher) Degree level of Computer Science or equivalent. Experience / Skills Minimum 4-year SAP Functional Consultant (IM, MM, SD, WM, TM modules).
OR, a minimum 4-year of experience in non-SAP Warehouse Management Systems. Practical experience in the Contract Logistics & Warehousing business.
Experience supporting technology solutions for end users. Strong technical aptitude and significant experience with relational databases.
Ability to work long hours and weekends as dictated by business needs. Ability to travel nationally and regionally when in demand.
ATTRIBUTES : Must be a self-starter and be able to successfully execute initiatives with minimal guidance and accomplish the stated goals.
Exhibit a strong desire to learn and grow. Possess strong interpersonal skills. Good verbal and written skills to communicate with associates and all levels of management.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in team setting.