Senior SAP/ IT Analyst – Gastonia, NC USA

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As the Senior Business Analyst, you will provide global leadership and overall responsibility for Global Business Projects, managing the execution and delivery of one or more Global IT projects, working on cross functional projects and multicultural teams, ensuring the achievement of customer satisfaction and client's business objectives.  You will be a member of a high profile Global IT Team.
 
— Responsible for the execution, delivered on time, quality, product cost and budget of one or more global IT projects
— Responsible for the definition of IT Improvement projects working closely with Functional Champions in defining appropriate IT solutions and facilitating the development of the project business case and sign off the agreed customer specification.
— Coordinate the project team, including Function and IT experts.  Using the Program Management approach kick-off meeting to ensure that all relevant information is reviewed by the core team, including approved program targets, specific customer requirements, tool & process deviations, previous concern history relating to the systems and tools.
— Accountable for progress of all Project activities, including Action Lists, Risk Management, Change Management, and Lessons Learned through the IT phase gates to ensure approved targets are achieved.
— Overall responsible for ensuring that a comprehensive Risk Management plan is compiled & maintained as an active document which takes account of previous concern history and other risks identified from other functions.
— Identify training needs required by end users to support safe launch and rollout of the relevant projects and support Functions champions in the delivery of the training.
— Responsible for the Management of the IT customer interface for the respective projects to ensure client business objectives are met during launch.
— Accountable for setting up an appropriate regular steering mechanism to sign off key project milestones through the life cycle of the projects with appropriate levels of management.
— Facilitate a proactive planning process with the business through regular Steering Meetings with Executive stakeholders, Senior Management and IT and execute project to the plan within defined time and budget parameters.
— Team members of complex and high profile global IT Team.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
— BS Computer Science or Engineering degree with 5+ years experience as Business Analyst in Manufacturing/ IT system  in automotive industry.
— Professional Project Management qualification desired.
— Experience developing or supporting the development of SAP, ERP systems and/or Manufacturing Engineering systems (e.g. traceability, production control, quality management).
— Working Knowledge of QAD MFG/Pro,  ERPLN systems and projects .   
— Working experience in the Automotive industry.                       
— Experience of database development (e.g. SQL, Progress , Linux) 
— Knowledge of Cognos or BI Tools (e.g. CliqView, CliqSense).
— 60% travel requirement estimated as part of the nature of this global role.
— Able to work in the USA without sponsorship, now or in the future.
 
 
                                                                    
 

Salary: $80,000.00 – $100,000.00

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