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SAP Process Excellence Expert (f/m/d)

As part of our growth strategy, Hitachi Energy is currently engaged in a multi-year project (Reiwa) to upgrade our core ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA, standardize our IT application landscape and digitize our business processes to meet the needs of our expanding business. The SAP Process Excellence team within Hub Europe supports the transformer factories and service centers across Europe to optimize the value of our SAP investments by leveraging best practices to optimize end-user experience, assisting the local teams with training and issue resolution, identifying opportunities for system enhancements and process improvements.

As we deploy the new SAP S/4 solution, you will be responsible for providing support to our European region, working with the factory leads and key users to provide training and support to end users, assist users with the creation and resolution of tickets, and document change requests. You will work closely with our IT support team and management to ensure the ERP system is functioning smoothly and to continuously improve user experience and business processes.

This role is to support our units in Europe with focus of 1) Central Europe 2) South Europe 3) East/North Europe. Our most critical sites are in  1) Germany 2) Spain, Italy, 3) Poland, Finland. Onsite support of ca 50% and a travel activity of around 20% is required.

Your responsibilities
  • Support the local SAP users by being the local contact for all end user training and issue management.
  • Assist with the creation of SAP training materials to ensure ongoing and effective use of the application and supporting tools.
  • Work with factory leads to understand their highest priority challenges and work with the central support teams to resolve issues related to the SAP system.
  • Proactively address user pain points when using the SAP system by resolving issues on the ground and ensuring all tickets have sufficient information and technical language so IT support can resolve incidents quickly.
  • Enable key and power users to become the go-to source of knowledge for the SAP system at the site through upskilling and functional training.
  • Build a bridge between factories and the IT organization by effectively communicating challenges from the factory to IT and reporting on ticket resolution timelines from IT to users in the factory.
  • Identify potential enhancements to improve system usability and develop the functional requirements documentation to effectively communicate the business requirements to the development team.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in one or a combination of the 3 SAP Modules – SD, Po2C, PM incl. EWM, MM, PP, QM.
  • Strong knowledge of the S4/HANA platform preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing and industrial services.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate fluently in English and 1) German 2) Spanish or Italian 3) Polish in a global multi-cultural environment.
  • Technical IT knowledge and ability to rapidly gain knowledge of a new global template.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with little direction.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to quickly identify root causes of issues.
  • SAP certifications preferred.
Location Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function IT, Telecom & Internet
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-02-20
Reference number R0035642

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.