Sr Analyst S4 Project - Operations

Date:  Aug 7, 2022

Palatine, IL, US, 60067

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The Senior Analyst S4 Project – Operations assists with the simplification of Manufacturing and Product Development business processes, the implementation of best practices, and the coordination of all Global S4 Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle system design. You will help configure the Manufacturing and Product Development process of the S4 Global Program. The Senior Analyst will analyze, configure, and ensure that we are building a best practice solution. They will analyze, simplify, test and manage implementations of new processes and software solutions/applications to support Weber's business requirements established within the scope of the S4 HANA Project. The Senior Analyst must have an in-depth understanding of the business across multiple functional areas and Business Units and will operate within the confines of the application landscape and capabilities. They will ensure the alignment of business strategies, resources, and capabilities to provide solutions to support the business. The Analyst will maintain relationships with the part-time business resources, System Integrator (SI), and IT resources to use their knowledge and expertise to ensure improved business processes to create process optimization and simplification. You will report to the Director S4 Supply Chain Operations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment of the team across all functions and the user community with Manufacturing's vision of SAP "Best Practice" and Industry standard processes, while assessing the business individual needs, meeting commitments and building internal and external partnerships.
  • Provide Manufacturing & Operations leadership and help determine the direction and setting of manufacturing transformation priorities, including the implementation of new processes and adjustments to existing processes. Alignment and direction to be sought from process owners and experts.
  • Lead work sessions using a variety of requirements gathering methods such as interviews, documentation analysis, surveys, site visits, and business models with executives, managers, developers and experts.
  • Help ensure requirements are aligned to project scope, objectives and strategies.
  • Focus on process analysis and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future best practice business environment.
  • Build working knowledge of all processes and applications within the scope of their business areas.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Experience in projects at medium to large manufacturing companies
  • In-depth understanding and configuration skills in the SAP system including PLM/PP/QM/PM, Master Data Management (Materials, Routings, BOMs), MRP, and Long-term Planning along with integration points of all modules and related business processes
  • Prior participation in systems implementation projects
  • Think "process" and "best practice" and an understanding of end-to-end processes like "plan to produce"
  • Project Management skills
  • On-call availability for project go-live and off-shift support
  • Flexible schedule to align with other program resources
  • APICS certification
  • Flexible to travel (domestic and international)


Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


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