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Brown-Forman Senior Analyst - SAP Manufacturing and Supply Chain (Remote Work Opportunity) in Chicago, Illinois

Meaningful Work From Day One:

The scope of this position covers business systems and process improvement for Brown-Forman in the Plan-to-Produce and Procure-to-Pay processes. This includes processes for; forecasting, material and production planning and scheduling, cost control, procurement, shop floor control, subcontracting, quality control, inventory/batch management, inventory valuation, warehousing, shipping, regulatory reporting, etc. This person will serve as the liaison between IT and the user community to provide support and work closely with cross-functional team members to resolve business process issues, and lead, manage and/or participate in multiple division level projects/assignments with typically high degree of complexity and change management components. Lead virtual project teams consisting of various cross-functional roles and consultants. Provide excellent on-going system and client support.

What You Can Expect:

  • Research, analyze, design, identify and facilitate process improvements. Make solution recommendations to the business units and process owners.

  • Implement new functionality and improvements for business processes utilizing integrated system technologies (e.g. SAP ERP, SAP SCM, EtQ, eMaint) where appropriate.

  • Provide second level support for global production operations to resolve reported incidents, advise users in the proper use of the system, and implement approved upgrades, enhancements, and project requests.

  • Project management, process analysis, systems design, documentation, applications support, configuration, and training.

  • Simultaneously lead, manage and/or participate in enterprise-wide projects/assignments with high degree of complexity and change management components.

  • Follow IT PMO project methodology, responsible for all aspects of project lifecycle management and the coordination of resources across various IT functions and within the business operating units.

  • Act as the primary liaison to key business clients and technology resources, coordinating requirements definition for multiple strategic finance and related initiatives.

  • Directly interface/Collaborate/Partner with process owners and super users in the development of business requirements. Report strategic project outcomes and status to IT Leadership.

  • Serve as in-house expert on enterprise-wide technologies (e.g. SAP S/4HANA and integration with SAP and non-SAP cross-application modules, Salesforce, Coupa, and other applications in use by the production operations), business processes and end-user information delivery tools.

  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of Business Scenarios, Business Process Procedures, Testing, and Quality Assurance documents related to production system changes.

  • Establish and enforce standardization of business processes and technologies within Information Technology and among operating unit super users.

  • Responsible for identifying, training, and supporting a network of super users across the enterprise.

  • Train other IT team members in related technologies and processes, serving as the IT expert.

  • Investigate and solve problems by documenting solutions and transferring key knowledge to business users as well as within IT.

What You Can Expect:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related field.

  • 7 or more years of relevant work experience in IT applications.

  • At least 2 years or more experience configuring SAP ERP systems in the Production and Supply Chain area.

  • Proven ability to quickly learn existing Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. SAP capability, Standard industry best practice) in order to produce an optimal business solution.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and implement multiple enterprise-wide level projects with high degree of complexity.

  • Experience with the core functions of SAP Production and Logistics.

  • Ability to lead, manage, design, structure, and facilitate multiple concurrent workshops and presentations that are effective and valued by the Business Partners.

What Makes You Unique:

  • Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent);

  • Certified project manager (PMP).

  • Coupa, Salesforce, etc. integrations with SAP.

  • Experience leading change by implementing enterprise-wide business planning and processing applications, and knowledge of integration points with SAP application areas such as SD, MM, PP, FI/CO, BW, etc. and integration with non SAP applications like

  • Coupa, Salesforce, OneSource, Concur, etc.)

  • Experience with content management, digital asset management, and document imaging applications.

Competencies for Success:

  • Expert in SAP PP (Production Planning), MM (Materials Management), WM (Warehouse Management), QM (Quality Management), BM (Batch Management).

  • Familiarity with SAP SD (Sales and Distribution), LE (Logistics Execution), CO Product Costing, and ML (Material Ledger).

  • Extremely flexible and open to collaboration and to adopting new ideas to resolve complex business problems.

  • Possess the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users on adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.

  • Ability to lead, manage and participate in multiple division level projects/assignments with typically high degree of complexity and change management components.

  • Be an in-house expert for project teams consisting of various cross-functional roles and consultants.

  • Provide excellent on-going system and client support.

  • Ability to lead, manage, design, structure, and facilitate multiple concurrent workshops and presentations that are effective and valued by the client.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Demonstrate success in the ability to lead technology initiatives by projecting a positive attitude and possess the ability to motivate a team.

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism, customer service, and enthusiasm, combined with the ability to build relationships with business and technology stakeholders.

  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to utilize the appropriate management techniques to plan, organize, control and coordinate activities.

  • Accountable for the timely resolution of specific issues and problems within a particular area, application, database, technology or system.

  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing including ability to inform, advise, instruct, persuade, intervening and changing.

Nothing Better in the Market:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. We are dedicated to creating a responsible drinking culture, providing a safe, inclusive, and engaging workplace, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to our communities.

Locations considered for this opening:

B-F Headquarters office in Louisville, KY

B-F Regional office in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX or Irvine, CA

Locations across the US for a remote work from home set-up

This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.

B-F can employ a remote worker in the majority of the states in the US, however if you are located in one of the following states, relocation would be required. VT, RI ,CT ,NJ ,DE ,WI ,MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, LA, MS, NM, AZ, UT, OR, AK, HI

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Information Technology

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00003538

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