• Business Analyst, SAP

    Job Location US-MI-Novi
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 7:21 AM)
  • Overview

    Daifuku North America Holding Company (daifuku.com/us/), a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.


    The company is currently seeking a Business Analyst.


    Business Analyst


    Position Summary/ Primary Purpose

    The SAP Business Analyst’s be responsible for day to day support of the production application related specifically to the FICO module but will also be called upon to participate in projects.  The candidate is responsible for streamlining business functions using analytical tools along with best practices. Business skills and excellent people skills are a must. This individual reports to the IT Manager, and will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments.  


    Major Areas of Responsibility

    • Collaborate with key business resources in providing SAP functional support for various functional areas.
    • SAP modules including MM, SD, PS. Understand their needs, prioritize efforts and recommend changes or alternative solutions when multiple options are available.
    • Apply technical skills when identifying issues and working with developers and other functional analysts on projects in order find solutions.
    • Perform a broad range of tasks which includes research, analysis, design, configuration, testing and implementation of information technology solutions within SAP.
    • Perform SAP Minor System Configuration, document requirements, develop solutions using standard or customer SAP functionality, complete appropriate system tests (acceptance testing), writing user documentation and train end users on functionality.
    • Level one support includes account management (create/change/delete), troubleshoot system issues, release/import transports, and run reports.
    • Participate in system and application upgrade and enhancement projects.
    • Manage remote connection and applicable keys (Object, Developer) in SAP Service Marketplace
    • System maintenance – Coordinate system refresh (testing environment), conduct SAP audit measurement
    • Ensure company, department and governmental standards are followed at all time and provide sources and documentation for recurring IT audits.
    • Support of SAP implementation during the following stages: project preparation, business blue prints and realization.
    • Other duties as assigned. 



    • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • In depth knowledge of SAP Modules: Material Management (MM), Sales & Distribution (SD), Project System (PS).
    • Minimal technical expertise in the related modules and experience with configuration, master data and testing.
    • Ability to research additional integration points such as HR mini-master.
    • Knowledge or experience with technical development objects and understanding how they interact with SAP (Reports, Interfaces, Customizations, Enhancements, and Forms).
    • Working knowledge of Report Writer/Painter, Smart Forms, SAP Script, SAP Queries, SAP Workflow
    • Experience writing functional requirements and associated test cases as well as excellent documentation skills.


    Skills & Abilities

    • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
    • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
    • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Verbal and Written Expression and Recognition — The ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken or written words and sentences.
    • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Business or related discipline or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 3 years of functional experience configuring and/or using SAP as Super/Key user.
    • Experience in the Manufacturing Industry is preferred


    Demonstrated Physical Abilities

    Remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence


    Daifuku North America Holding Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


    Daifuku North America Holding Company offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more


    At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1233 and leave a message and your call will be returned.


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