Senior SAP Business Analyst SD and Pricing

Chicago, Illinois 60631

Employment Type:
Date Added:
June 15, 2015

Palace Gate is seeking a Senior SAP Business Analyst SD and Pricing for our premier client in Chicago, IL. This is a full-time hire opportunity.

Technical Skills

  • Qualified candidates will be a SME with respect to SAP SD , specifically pricing
  • Must have solid understanding of SAP data structures
  • Conceptual understanding of IT fundamentals such as networking, programming, data center operations/scheduling, BI, Help desk, security
  • Must have strong Technical skills and the ability to translate business needs into terms technical experts can easily understand and respond to
  • Must have extensive experience with data access tools and SQL
  • Strong understanding of application software technical capabilities with respect to development & integration (Includes ABAP, PI, Transport, etc.)
  • Test strategy skills: Put together good testing plans and execute them
  • Knowledge of Vistex DMP module preferred
  • Solid understanding of data structures for assigned application software.
  • Must be able to query data – either through SQL or 3rd party ODBC connected tools like MS-Access.

Professional Experience and Background

  • Business acumen – the SAP BA, SD and Pricing will have the ability to separate high value initiatives from low value and articulate the difference
  • Influence - Needs to inspire confidence and credibility and be willing and able to influence others opinions where appropriate

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5-6 years’ experience with SAP SD, with at least two years working on projects related to pricing of medium to high complexity.
  • Minimum of 3 years IT Business Analyst experience.

Personal Attributes

· Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities

· Strong written and verbal skills

· Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

The SAP SD and Pricing Business Analyst will be responsible for assisting in the delivery and support of business solutions. Primary support will be related to SAP software and specifically the pricing area of SD module. Primary support will also include Vistex pricing functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the relationship between business partners and the IT department relative to requirements, solutions, and priorities.
  • Works with business partners to determine alignment of initiatives with business goals and value.
  • Develops and maintains advanced knowledge of the capabilities and functions of assigned application software. Uses this knowledge to recommend optimal solutions to business requirements that best leverages the product.
  • Assesses cross-functional impact of changes to business processes.
  • Assists in all aspects of solution development and deployment activities with the exception of coding. Emphasis will be on scope definition, requirements definition, system configuration, testing, and deployment.
  • Develops and documents new processes.
  • Performs system support activities and ensures production support service levels are met for all business applications.
  • Assists in upgrade & migration activities, ensuring these meet business requirements and goals.
  • Creates training documents and system documentation.
  • Ensures that IT practices and policies are adhered to and aligned across the enterprise.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced Project Management Skills – Capable of managing large projects. These projects would involve more than 4 additional people and require up to 500 hours effort for the total team.
  • Communication - Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex ideas in plain language. Good listening skills and ability to fully understand concepts by asking good questions.
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Problem Solving: Methodical and disciplined approach that emphasizes the long-term perspective
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the company to obtain, analyze, and discuss business processes and solutions.

Qualified candidates may send their resume to:

Our client provides a collaborative and creative environment along with outstanding benefits in a great centralized location.

Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting and full-time placement firm that is committed to the success of our clients and our talented placements alike. Palace Gate is consistent in matching the right people with right opportunity. Our company approach is simple: understand our clients’ requirements, business needs and cultures in order to quickly identify the best resources to meet those needs and achieve business success. Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance, 401K, as well as weekly direct deposit.

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