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BASF SAP Business Analyst in Beachwood, Ohio

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

SAP Business Analyst (1904362) – Beachwood, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

The SAP Business Analyst has Master Data and Business Process responsibility providing Master Data process technology and expertise in the creation and maintenance of SAP articles as well as developing and implementing processes within assigned area of responsibility.

Additionally, this position:

  • Acts as the team lead for the material master data coordinators, supporting day to day material master maintenance processes

  • Develop, implement and take ownership of SAP business processes

  • Coordinates data quality initiatives in collaboration with global / regional stakeholders and business units.

  • Assists the Manager, SAP Support with IT initiatives/projects supporting the Region.

Formula for Success

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus on business or information technology (IT), is preferred. Alternatively, a Bachelor of Science, or an associate degree, with a focus on IT, combined with 5 years of work experience with performing business process analysis, data analysis, financial reporting, database management and/or process improvement, can be considered.

  • 5 years of experience in Supply Chain, IT, Master Data or other business-related discipline

  • 3 years of SAP experience – Master Data, MM, SD, PP, QM or related

  • Demonstrated collaboration with multiple business functions.

  • Knowledge of data storage domains and data quality management processes.

  • Ability to develop new procedures, strategies, and process improvements that will enhance business productivity and data quality.

  • Direct experience in project activities of medium to large IT projects.

  • Logical thinker, good business judgment.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate cross functionally without direct authority.

  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.

  • Ability to build strong team relationships.

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), presentation skills and team facilitation skills.

  • Ability to understand business processes and translate into technical requirements

  • Proficiency with Microsoft (MS) Office applications including MS Access.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Team Lead - Coordinates master data maintenance processes and tasks for the material coordinators to follow

  • Ensure processes are completed in accordance with established service level agreements

  • Resolves data integrity issues across the business, which occur within various modules within SAP (Master Data, MM, SD, PP, QM, and others)

  • Developing and implementing improvement and process optimization projects within assigned area of responsibility

  • Documenting processes and standard operating procedures (SOP's)

  • Conducting training with pertinent business groups and individual customers

  • Uses analytical skills to troubleshoot issues and analyze data.

  • Coordinates data integrity efforts, cleanup activities and monitors data against established standards to ensure data accuracy.

  • Seeks opportunities to improve processes.

  • Supports the business with data downloads and reporting.

  • Educates others on various aspects of master data and related processes.

  • Participates on project teams to include supervision of contract employees as required.

  • Operate his/her area/function in accordance and awareness of Company Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.

  • Take immediate action to eliminate significant risk and to propose actions to eliminate non-conformances or deviations.

  • Ensure that individual responsibilities within the unit/function are clearly documented and communicated.

  • Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: ITSE - Information Technology & Services

Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals-63011400

Title: SAP Business Analyst

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1904362