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Senior Manager SAP Functional

life insurance, flexible benefit account, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k)
United States, Arizona, Phoenix
2211 South 47th Street (Show on map)
September 11, 2023

Who We Are:

At Avnet, relationships matter. We are a global, FORTUNE 500 technology distributor and solutions company that delivers design, supply chain and logistics expertise to customers at every stage of a product's lifecycle. Our employees have a front row seat to the latest innovations shaping the world we live in and the future we share. We're driven to help our customers around the world succeed and we do so by earning the trust of some of the biggest names in technology.

Working at Avnet means being a part of a global team. We work collaboratively and with integrity, doing business the right way. For more than a century, we have partnered together to help our customers, suppliers and teammates realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Experience what's next at Avnet!

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate is an experienced SAP Functional Lead that has led IT projects involving SAP applications by leveraging their SAP functional skills to develop solutions.

Provides SAP functional expertise usually as a Senior member of a project team, in the analysis, design and configuration of SAP systems. Applies broad SAP functional knowledge of various modules to design and configure SAP modules to meet requirements and integrations for new and existing SAP systems; accurately anticipates organizational impact, understands the procedures and expected system performance associated with the introduction of new technologies; and seeks ways to collaborate with other IS colleagues to facilitate systems integration and transitions. Oversees SAP solutions from concept to implementation using SAP knowledge in a multi-tier SAP landscape. Has responsibility for SAP functional solutions project and regularly audits the progress of less experienced team members. Leads team members by providing direction on the SAP modules and configuration of new or existing SAP systems.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead SAP S/4HANA Functional Manager that will support the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA. Duties include but may not be limited to:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their requirements and translate them into functional specifications for SAP systems and perform Requirements Gathering.
    Create detailed documentation such as functional specifications, business process documents, test scripts, and user manuals to support system implementation and maintenance.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure that SAP solutions meet business requirements. Identify and resolve issues during testing and collaborate with technical teams for resolution.
  • Conduct user training sessions to familiarize stakeholders with new SAP functionalities and processes. Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance to resolve system-related issues.
  • Good knowledge of SAP modules relevant various business domains (e.g., R2R, OTC, EWM). Understanding of SAP best practices, data structures.
  • Strong understanding of business processes and industry-specific requirements. Ability to analyze business needs and align them with SAP functionalities to optimize processes.
  • Ability to analyze complex business scenarios, identify gaps, and propose effective solutions using SAP functionality. Strong problem-solving skills to resolve system-related issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to gather requirements, document specifications, and facilitate effective collaboration with stakeholders at various levels.
  • Willingness to stay updated with the latest SAP technologies, trends, and best practices. Desire to enhance skills through training and certifications.
  • Experience in S/4 HANA modules along with knowledge of interface between S/4 and other applications.

Job Level Specifications:

  • Manages direct managers and/or highly skilled specialists who exercise significant latitude and independence. Often oversees one or more departments or related teams.
  • Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect departments and direct teams. Interprets enterprise-wide policies and procedures. Develops budgets, schedules and performance standards for one or more departments. Responsible for resources and policy formation in area of responsibility.
  • Assignments are defined in the form of long-term objectives. Decisions are guided by resource availability, functional objectives and independent judgment.
  • Collaborates frequently with internal and/or external management. Leads meetings and briefings for internal and/or external representatives. Often coordinates efforts between functional areas and/or members of an extended assignment/project team.
  • Decisions likely have extended impact on the outcomes of multiple departments or teams. Erroneous decisions or recommendations will likely result in critical delays and/or modifications to projects and/or operations; causing substantial expenditure of additional time, people and/or financial resources, and jeopardize future business activity.

Work Experience:

  • Typically 8+ years including 3+ years of management experience

Education and Certification(s):

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and job skills can be obtained.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Multiple functional domains

What We Offer:

Our employees work hard to live our values and help us grow. Our total rewards strategy supports Avnet's ability to attract, engage, develop, and reward our employees, while promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs - from time away and flexible working arrangements to programs supporting employee well-being and opportunities to give back to your community.

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 401K and Pension Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Family Support (Paid Leave, Surrogacy, Adoption)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Account

  • Education Assistance

  • Employee Development Resources

  • Employee Wellness, Leadership Development and Mentorship Programs

Benefits listed above may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Avnet.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Avnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Avnet will accommodate employee religious dress standards and grooming practices that do not result in undue hardship for the Company. If you are interested in applying for employment with Avnet and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position contact our Human Resources Service Center at (888) 994-7669.