Axalta Coating Systems

SAP Analytics Cloud Analyst - (FP&A)

Job Locations US-PA-Glen Mills
Posted Date 3 months ago(5/28/2022 4:31 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-8870
Functional Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular
Department
Information Technology

Primary Responsibilities

The SAC Analyst will be accountable for developing and sustaining planning models in SAC aligned to business requirements. The role requires advanced understanding of planning model development in SAP Analytics Cloud, strong analytical skills, natural curiosity, and the ability to drive for insights from data and information. Must have a demonstrated ability to develop within SAC, effectively communicate, and understand impact of decisions on user experience and existing models.

The successful candidate will bring direct experience in problem solving, process analysis, design, and implementation of reporting and process solutions. Experience in information technology, finance, analytics, BI reporting tools, and ERP systems is desirable.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES will include:

  • Understand business requirements and translate SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) solutions or provide guidance for alternative solutions
  • Partner with Finance and IT Analytics teams to capture SAC planning model requirements
  • Translate and configure requirements into an efficient SAC data model and dimensions
  • Translate business requirements and strategies into tangible solutions
  • Incorporate requirements into relevant SAC stories
  • Responsible to deliver functional and technical components of planning, budgeting, and forecasting solutions using SAC Planning
  • Develop and maintain planning models within SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Update planning models to accommodate new business requirements
  • Assess impact to existing solutions to minimize risk to business partners
  • Develop and maintain forecasting input stories in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Define input stories/templates based on requirements from Finance teams to leverage in Forecast and Annual Operations Plans
  • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) support activities
  • Develop dashboards / stories, models & dimensions, evaluate business process, scripting, security and related configuration components
  • Support integration with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools and planning/BI systems
  • Partner with IT Analytics teams to convert legacy integrated planning solutions in BEX to SAC planning solutions
  • Support functional finance processes with reports, input schedules, script logic, allocations, distributions, trending, forecast models, Storyboards, Dashboards and visualization
  • Improve and extend the use of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) throughout Axalta’s Global Finance organization
  • Develop functional / technical specification documents and maintain documentation as part of the governance process for SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)
  • Develop a good understanding of OC standards, BI architecture, and roadmap to design sustainable and scalable solutions
  • Documentation of development efforts completed in SAC and relationship between models within SAC

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Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in information systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Finance, Accounting, or a related business discipline
  • Architectural, technical, and application knowledge expertise of SAC.
  • Experience developing planning models in SAP Analytics Cloud – knows the tool and experience designing and developing solutions to solve business needs
  • Experience implementing SAC within an organization (Planning, Forecasting and Predictive Analytics)
  • Experience with designing and building SAC planning, forecasting, forecast adjustments and integrating generated forecasts with upstream processes, reports, and dashboards to support critical business KPIs
  • Experience with SAC integration with SAP and non-SAP systems
  • Experience in writing Data action scripting, roles creation and data security assignments
  • Experience with governance, controls, process and procedures, conceptual data modeling, master data management, data standardization and stewardship, information integrity and compliance, and data quality management
  • Strong business acumen with analytical ability and knowledge of finance and reporting principles
  • Advanced reporting & analytics skills in SAP BI SAP Analytics Cloud
  • A good working knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as SAP
  • Experience with business consulting or requirements definition and analysis
  • Hands on experience/proficiency with the following technologies (in addition to SAC)
    • SQL (must have)
    • Excel (must have)
    • SAP S4 – nice to have exposure/knowledge of various S4 modules, specifically CFIN
    • BW – nice to have exposure/knowledge of how BW works
    • BOBJ/AfO – nice to have exposure/knowledge
  • Experience working with offshore support and development teams
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed environment
  • Act as liaison between the Corporate Finance teams and various IT teams and platforms
  • Project management experience nice to have – clearly defining business requirements, testing coordination and resolution

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Axalta is committed to a diverse workforce.

 

“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”

 

Overview

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

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