SAP Application Analyst – SAP PO Job In Reading

SAP Application Analyst – SAP PO


  • £26350 - £32000 per annum
  • Posted: 17/09/2018
  • Reading
  • Job Ref: 191103404
  • Permanent

Job Details

SAP Application Analyst – SAP PO required for a major utility company in Reading

SAP Application Analyst – SAP PO - Role Objective:
The SAP Applications Analyst will have a broad SAP background with strong experience working with SAP PO.  You will be ensuring maintenance planning and adherence to procedures for operating efficiency. 

The role will ensure that all IT services are fit for purpose and support the delivery of defined business outcomes. This role will involve stakeholder management and requires the establishing and management of the service delivery expectations with business and stakeholders. 

SAP Application Analyst – SAP PO - Key Accountabilities:

  • Stakeholder management Act as a single point of contact for business and TTA stakeholders on BAU operational service delivery.  Develop key relationships within the business area and the IT department.
  • BAU service delivery: Ensure that all operational services are fit for purpose.  Work as  part of the overall programme delivery, support gate activities, defining service architecture and service introduction.
  • Risk Management: work in collaboration with the operational risk manager to manage operational risks and proactively mitigate against, resolve and report on service risks and issues.
  • Service Management; Support all service management processes and activities to support the delivery of BAU services.
  • Financial management – work with the business and within the IT department to drive efficiencies and cost containment as an integral part of service delivery, specifically owning, managing and reporting on application cost centre budgets to ensure optimal delivery within financial parameters from a application / service  optimisation perspective.
  • Supplier management: work with supplier management to ensure robust contractual requirements are in place to deliver quality and cost effective services.
  • Service level management: work with stakeholders to define, manage, monitor, review and report on service level requirements and agreements, holding delivery partners to account for underpinning technical and operational service delivery.
  • Continuous service improvement: develop, make recommendations, refine and own CSI service delivery plans, providing monthly management information to enable decisions that drive the highest levels of service within the timeframes and budgets agreed.  Work with all relevant teams to ensure actions are taken and completed to protect and improve services
  • Service Reporting – ensure the provision of regular and accurate management reporting on IT Service performance.
  • Provide a service operations interface for programmes, projects and partners delivering transformation and protect the operational environment.
    • Design, develop custom interfaces in SAP.
    • Document functional requirements/technical specification and maintain current documentation.
    • Delivery UAT, Integration tests and system Integration & security testing.
    • Support and develop EDI interfaces.
    • Communicate project status via work plans, issues lists and other forms of communication.
    • Drive process and system design for new implementations.
    • Support the business team with issues resolution and provide a solutions based approach.
    • The role will be based in our central Reading office but regular travel will be required to our Swindon office to work with the project team.  

SAP Application Analyst - Experience:

In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:
  • We are looking for someone with a significant amount of experience in IT management within a large IT organisation.
  • All applicants must have experience of service delivery within a complex matrix IT operational environment with excellent interpersonal skills and experienced at dealing with stakeholders.
  • You will be a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills, attention to detail. Strategic thinking and have the ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members working remotely from various locations.
  • Strong technical foundation and problem solving skills.
  • Must be capable of working flexible hours sometimes under pressure of aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members working remotely from various locations.
  • Strong consulting experience
  • Experience in SAP Integration - SAP PO, SAP PI, SAP XI, ABAP, JAVA
  • Someone with a certification in SAP can also be considered
  • EDI, IDOC's, Interfaces
  • Experience with MSSQL, Oracle RAC, and/or other RDMSs including writing of SQL queries, stored procedures, use of database triggers
  • Experience with developing solutions for ABAP, Java, J2EE and Fiori.
  • Experience with creating or use of XML schema*s for use in performing data mapping
  • Knowledge and understanding of SAP core modules: Enterprise Core Component (ECC), SAP/ERP implementation, and interface types (IDOC, RFC calls and ALE)
SAP Application Analyst - Additional Information:
In return for your passion, they are offering a competitive salary depending on experience, some great benefits including an excellent contributory pension scheme, season ticket loans, paid volunteering days, a fun working environment and modern office in central Reading, Berkshire.

If this sounds like something for you - APPLY!