SAP Procurement Business Analyst III

Columbia Sportswear
21 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
The SAP Procure to Pay Business Analyst will be responsible for both production support and project work within SAP AFS Materials Management, a with focus on Direct Procurement. This position will help identify, recommend and implement system and process improvements, configure the SAP AFS MM module, document functional requirements, create functional design documents, perform functional unit and integration tests and support implementations. This role will be responsible for, but not limited to the functionality of global procurement, purchase orders, direct purchasing and pricing conditions including some inbound logistics, good receipts, master data, BOMs, and purchasing info records. The SAP BA position requires complex analysis, detail design, and the ability to troubleshoot complex business and system issues.


  • Interface with business users to gather business requirements and design, develop and implement system solutions
  • Configure SAP AFS system within the MM module to support Procure to Pay processes
  • Work closely with the development team to deliver functionality that involves changes in ABAP code
  • Perform and document unit and integrated testing to support bug fixes and new functionality
  • Support end user testing
  • Aptitude for analytical thinking, and ability to explain difficult concepts to non–technical users
  • Work in a team environment and collaborate with business users, other SAP functional teams and GIS partners
  • Design and document functional specifications for application interfaces within Columbia's system landscape, custom EDI messages, user exits, reports, and other development objects
  • Participation on projects in various stages of progress, including production support
  • Expectation to work with Procure to Pay teammates and members of other functional and technical teams
  • Independent work, but work is generally reviewed on a project or assignment basis.
  • Decisions are made within prescribed company policy guidelines and constraints
  • Knowledge of the Supply Chain Procurement Business Process; including purchase orders, purchase requisitions, vendor master, material master, pricing, global logistics, goods receipts, EDI and the technology that supports these processes
  • SAP AFS functionality and apparel industry practices preferred
  • Configuration of the MM module and complex sub–modules, including the following: material master, pricing and terms, EDI, 3rd party processing/direct ship messages
  • Troubleshooting of processes and SAP configuration, debugging when necessary
  • Good understanding of the integration between other SAP modules; SD and Finance, as well as partner systems
  • Ability to write clear documentation of process/system designs and user instructions
  • Ability to conduct one–on–one training to teammates and business users
  • Job is based in Portland, Oregon, but periodic domestic and overseas travel required to support SAP in California, Kentucky, Canada, Europe, China, Japan and Korea.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred with emphasis in business, supply chain management, information systems, or accounting. 7+ years of supply chain experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 5–8 years of IT experience required working within an ERP System
  • SAP configuration in Materials Management preferred
  • Experience in at least one full cycle ERP implementation required
This job description is not meant to be an all–inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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