Requisition ID: 2021-4638 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Information Technology
For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.
MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.
Successful candidate must have strong business experience coupled with high energy, drive and motivation to succeed. We are seeking a talented individual to report to the Manager of Business Process, Production and Materials Management (PMM), who is eager to contribute in a team-oriented environment and able to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. The selected candidate will be able to effectively communicate complex concepts to all levels of the organization and the project team. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!
Description of duties and responsibilities:
Understands advanced, integrated business processes; identifying and recognizing global integration consequences. • Meets with key users to determine application development requirements, acting as the liaison between the IT Organization and the end users to insure requirements and progress are communicated accurately. • Comprehends and performs complex configuration tasks and testing in the areas of Materials Management and Production Planning; resolving complex user reported issues in a timely manner. • Successfully handles multiple projects, completing them on time, on budget and exceeding customer expectations. • Works with the other Business Process Functional Teams, Application Development Teams, and Technology Services Teams as well as the end users, to analyze, design, develop, modify, test, and implement, software solutions and applications to satisfy MSA’s business requirements. • Researches the SAP system, OSS, ASUG, and other resources for solutions to business requirements and the implementation of new business process improvements. Researches new technologies and functionality, making recommendations on their use at MSA. • Creates design specifications for programs in all aspects of SAP’s proprietary ABAP/4 programming language. Completes documentation of software solutions, SAP configuration and program modifications according to departmental standards.
Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Extensive experience in the SAP PP and MM Modules and fluent in the end to end supply chain and manufacturing process; including (but not limited to) Production Planning, Forecasting, Purchase to Pay and Quality Management. • Strong knowledge of “make to order” discrete manufacturing, and Cross Company Stock Transport Orders, with preference given to those with Variant Configuration experience. • Strong knowledge of MRP and the master data to support MRP optimization. • Working knowledge of the functionality of all of the other core SAP modules (FI, CO, SD, PS) and integration points. Working knowledge of the ABAP Workbench. • Proven ability to take user requirements, design appropriate solutions and carry them through implementation including integration testing and end user training. • Solid verbal and written communication skills with the ability to sell concepts and ideas to a wide range of audience. • Solid analytical and problem solving skills. • Self-motivated, willingness to learn and openness to change are important. • Proven experience to with at least 2 full life cycle implementations of SAP ECC. • Demonstrated ability to recognize, respect and adapt to cultural differences, as SAP is used on a global level. • Willingness to travel (domestic and international) for global projects (kick off, design, testing, end user training, implementation), conferences etc. Approximate 40% (international)
Preferred: • Knowledge of the SAP Project Systems, Solution Manager, ASAP methodology and SAP Best Practices.
Education and experience required:
This position is available at two different career levels depending on experience, education, etc.:
3 years of IT or related Materials Management / Production Planning business process experience. 2 years of proven SAP configuration experience in the MMPP modules.
5 years of IT or related Materials Management / Production Planning business process experience. 5 years of proven SAP configuration experience in the MMPP modules.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, or related discipline.
MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.
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MSA Safety Inc., is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety products, instruments, and services that protect people’s health, safety, and the environment. Being a member of the MSA team provides the opportunity to help protect the safety and lives of people across the globe.
MSA offers a best in class total rewards package including medical, dental, and life insurance along with a broad range of additional benefits including tuition reimbursement and the opportunity to be part of a world leader in protecting people’s safety and lives. This is an excellent opportunity with tremendous growth potential in a well-established and growing International Company. MSA provides a dynamic work environment and the opportunity to work in a global environment. We are looking for energetic candidates with strong business experience who have the drive and motivation to succeed in a team environment.