SAP Functional Lead, FICO

Bridgestone

Overview

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the worlds largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the worlds largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

The SAP Functional Lead is responsible for on budget on scope on time delivery of assigned deliverables on projects and enhancements. The SAP Functional Lead will collaborate with other SAP functional, technical, and architecture teams. The person will be responsible for completing functional specifications, configuration, unit testing, integration testing, and Knowledge transfer to Operations Run Team for projects and enhancements. On large scale projects, the resource may be a Delivery Manager or a functional lead over contractors.  In this function the resource will be providing oversight to ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and successfully for on time delivery. The person in this role needs to be able to perform root cause analysis, provide solutions and execute on those solutions. The SAP Functional Lead will work with plants, corporate personnel, other support teams and Enterprise Architecture. The SAP Functional Lead will report to the SAP Functional Manager for FICO.

Responsibilities

  • Complete project deliverables for on budget on scope on time delivery
  • Ensure appropriate design and architecture for SAP process/functional integration points and cross-application components (i.e. security)
  • Lead or facilitate process design discussion and make business process change recommendations when appropriate
  • Complete and document configuration and testing
  • Monitor project status, help in reducing risks and defining mitigation plans, and assist in resolving issues
  • Coach other project team members on Bridgestone processes, methodology, and expectations for project delivery
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of releases to production
  • Conduct or facilitate appropriate knowledge transfer with the relevant Run Team members in the SAP Competency Center
  • Facilitate the design and delivery of a solution within the parameters set for the solution by the enterprise architecture team
  • Manage functional project resources for maximized capacity utilization
  • Lead project resources to on time delivery
  • Development of prototypes during solution design
  • Advise on when it is appropriate to deviate from SAP Best Practice
  • Perform a quality review of all relevant project artifacts (Business Process Design documents, Functional Specs, Configuration documents, etc.) to ensure completeness, accuracy, and overall quality expectations are met

Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years experience working with SAP FICO including project implementation.
  • BA or BS in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and hands on all FICO modules with emphasis in Account Receivable, Credit Management and SD-FICO integration.
  • Experience with ABAP development is a plus.
  • Self motivated, innovative, and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge or experience with integration points.
  • Specify understanding of SAP tables and data query of tables desired.
  • Working knowledge and experience in preparing functional specifications.
  • Ability to manage own time and priorities to reach project goals.
  • Experience in Business Planning & Consolidation (desired).
  • Experience in PTP/MM (desired).

 

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