Analyst V Systems SAP - Retail Business Services

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About Retail Business Services

Retail Business Services is the services company of leading grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, providing services to five omnichannel grocery brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the size and scale of the local brands to provide industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to support their strategies. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we foster a community of belonging where everyone is valued. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Position Summary:
A Systems Analyst is an experienced IT professional dealing with the implementation, enhancement, validation and maintenance of IT application and/or infrastructure systems in support of our everyday business needs. A Systems Analyst performs the following major activities:

• Works collaboratively with partners in IT, business areas and vendors in understanding, and enhancing business requirements to create technical, and functional specifications.
• Leads the design, build, validation, implementation and maintenance of IT application systems and/or infrastructure solutions in support of our current, and future business needs.
• Produces list of deliverables, cost estimates and time estimates related to the assigned project(s) in order to assist with effective project/initiative management.
• Interfaces with IT PMO, architecture, and service delivery teams among others in support of delivering timely, qualitative, robust and scalable solutions.
• Helps partner teams determine whether a solution(s) needs to be developed internally or procured from external sources.
• Helps determine integration needs and design/development/solution patterns that can be reused optimally.
• Interfaces with and guides software engineers and/or vendor partners in providing clarifications on design patterns, as needed.
• Performs solution verification to ensure the solution is built in accordance with the specifications meeting business and technical requirements.
• Responsible for technology lifecycle portfolio management from conceptualization until retirement in one or more areas.
• Provides support and/or interfaces with support teams, internal or external, to ensure business and technical issues with applications and/or infrastructure are resolved timely and effectively.

Position Title: Analyst V Systems SAP
Position Location: Quincy, MA or Greenville, SC or Salisbury, NC

Principle Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Deliver on a Multi-year SAP S4 Hana Core Financial Implementation known as FIT (Finance IT)
• Participates in the process of gathering business requirements and leads in design, validation and implementation of SAP S4 Hana Core Financial Implementation
• Produces list of deliverables, cost estimates and time estimates related to the assigned project(s) to assist with effective project/initiative management.
• Participates with key stakeholders (business, IT, SI, SAP) to document business requirements for the program and translate those requirements into detailed design documentation
• Interface with IT, PMO, Finance Business, SAP and System Integrator for RBS efforts to establish a new SAP Core Financial System for Retail Business Services in support of delivering timely, qualitative, robust and scalable solutions.
• Helps determine integration needs and design/development/solution patterns that can be reused optimally.
• Interfaces with and guides software engineers and/or vendor partners in providing clarifications on design patterns, as needed.
• Performs solution verification to ensure the solution is built in accordance with the specifications meeting business and technical requirements.
• Involved in the effort to build out legacy integrations with new SAP S4 Hana Core Financial Solution
• Partners with Quality Assurance to make sure appropriate System Integration and User Acceptance Testing is performed
2. Design, Development & Transition
• Supports the Business by designing, developing and transitioning the SAP S4 Core Hana Financial solution aligned with strategic FIT roadmap.
• Provide SAP S4 Hana Core Financial solution expertise in the analysis, design and preparation of technology solutions to meet business needs
• Recommends components for SAP S4 Hana Core Financial solution that will work well together across business domains, partner with domain architect to ensure adherence to the architectural roadmap
• Ensures project artifacts are developed as required, this includes working with support organizations and suppliers to ensure proper documentation is created and stored in the procedures manual or document repository.
• Acts as the primary communication point keeping FIT and business partners informed of infrastructure changes, application changes, data changes or upcoming implementations and ensures business specific impacts are addressed.
• Ensures all deliverables are met related to the change management process.
• Ensures integration and consideration of assigned business areas against critical business processing, freeze periods, schedule changes, weather events and significant refresh activities.
• As required, responsible for delivery of project management role for smaller projects from inception to completion including all project artifacts, executive status reports, etc.
• Adheres to published design and development standards
• Maintain the integrated portfolio FIT roadmap based on latest program and project changes

3. Business Relationship Management
• Supports the Business Consultant in the process of leading the relationship with business function heads to define the FIT roadmap.
• Work collaboratively with Global Finance and IT peers to maintain the strategic IT objectives for FIT
• Participate in workshops to build out a Global Template that will be used in other Ahold Delhaize implementations post US FIT efforts
• Continuously evaluate, prioritize and optimize IT investment on FIT based on strategic value, business needs, cost/benefits and critical risk.
• Provides consulting / direction to solve business problems or needs arising from everyday events or unexpected / catastrophic events. This includes recognizing the problem, resources needed to resolve as well as managing to process needed for proper completion, including executive management updates as required.
• Thorough understanding of the business strategy, operations, markets and key stakeholders.
• Reviews business processes to understand the capability gaps and opportunities. Recommends Innovations and business processes /systems simplifications.
• Prioritizes and plan delivery in each function with the key stakeholders, manage conflicts between functional priorities as required.
• Ensures integration and consideration of assigned business areas against critical business processing, freeze periods, holiday schedule changes, weather events and significant refresh activities.
• Acts as third level of support.
4. Financial & Risk
• Forecast and plan for approved demand, supporting the Solution Development leadership in ensuring the group has the available resources to support on-time and on-budget project delivery. Establish strong habitual risk management practices in the organization.
• Participates in the scheduling of FIT projects based on financial and strategic justifications in close cooperation with business and IT stakeholders
• Participates in the overall scheduling of programs and projects that best support the strategic intent of RBS IT in the areas of Solution Development Finance & Accounting
• Assists Portfolio Manager in managing resources to support demand for the FIT program.
• Partners with Solutions Senior Directors to ensure the Solution Development group has the internal and external resources required to address demand that has been committed to, and optimize allocation of resources across projects in an efficient manner
• Liaise with Business Support, Architecture and Solutions Senior Directors to understand the types of technology that may be implemented in the near term and the capabilities that are needed to implement these technologies
• Provides input to FIT Leadership Team, in collaboration with the Solutions Senior Directors, on the optimization of the sourcing mix (insourced/outsourced) to maximize efficiency and minimize risk; Proactively propose initiatives to the business and the FIT Leadership Team to increase the cost efficiency of delivery and maintenance of applications
• Drives the solution delivery teams to balance tradeoffs between speed to market, cost, risk and quality
• Stays abreast of emerging technologies and the potential applicability to the retail/ eCommerce deployment
• Ensures definition, maintenance and adherence of project and annual budget

6. Leadership
• Partners with IT Solutions Development management team to establish and support a high performance, service oriented culture that enables the operating unit Ahold Delhaize to drive sales growth and productivity performance across the organization.
• Drives the Ahold Delhaize FIT Agenda and Priorities, encourage people to engage with retail business process and think about how FIT can be used to make Ahold Delhaize more competitive
• Uses the insights from the engagement survey to inspire and motivate our people, in the short term focus on leading by example, embracing diversity and explaining the reasons for change
• Seeks opportunities to drive efficiency to release resource to deliver more and support the business better
• Proactively continuously improving their system portfolio
• Maintains a high level of individual contribution, professional growth and ability to function effectively and independently, challenges others to do the same.
Requirements Basic Qualifications:
• B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
• Master's degree is a plus
• 10+ years experience
• Relevant Bachelor/Master degree (e.g. Business Administration, IT Management)
• 8+ years of experience
• Retail or manufacturing experience is an asset
• Experience in SAP S/4HANA Financial Core System or Solution
• Successfully implemented SAP Core Financial solution and maintained it for multibillion dollar organization
• Experience working with cloud or hosted solutions
• Experience with full life cycle of complex program (from estimation - business requirements - testing - deployment)
• Experience documenting business requirements and translating those into design
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to Influence leadership
• Attention to detail
• Develops and maintain high quality software products supporting the organizations standards
• Ability to manage own work time and priorities in accordance with aggressive timelines and budgets

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Dice Id : 90981423
Position Id : 21-033924
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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