Business Process Consultant, IT 2 - SAP PPAPO 

LOCATION: Apodaca / Nuevo León (MX-NLE), Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1470 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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Position Summary:

Core member of Global SAP Production Planning (PP/APO) team assisting in planning activities, providing work estimates, developing functional design specifications, configuring SAP PP,  APO-PP/DS (production planning, discrete scheduling) modules, testing, training, and developing documentation.  Also, work closely with multiple SAP teams assisting in same activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for performing configurations within PP and APO-PP/DS
  • Manage the SAP Core Interface (CIF) processes and master data coordinating with MM and SD modules.
  • Provide support and expertise to SD for ATP.  Provide APO support and expertise to MM module team.
  • Provide support of PP and APO-PP/DS  including support and testing of changes, releases, enhancement packages, and upgrades
  • Assist in establishing best processes for activities within all SAP modules, primarily PP & APO.  This includes working closely with internal and external customers, and other IT personnel to identify process gaps and define potential solutions.
  • Interface with business users and analyze business processes and specify/configure applications to efficiently support those needs.
  • Support the training and knowledge management of the key user organization.
  • Identify and define functional specifications for ABAP programs as needed
  • Works closely with local, regional and global teams on production planning activities and projects.  Ensure business requirements adhere to global IT tools and solution roadmap.
  • Participate on process improvement teams utilizing Six Sigma tools and methodologies.
  • Provide 2nd (regional) level support and participate in the resolution of production problems 24x7
  • Support the ITIL change management processes
  • Provide analysis and support of IT projects/rollouts including system configuration, test execution, user training, preparation of go-live, data migration and end-user support
  • Define and update documentation of modules / applications, including training material



  • In depth knowledge in the following specific systems: SAP ECC 6.0 and  SCM 7.0 and related production planning content.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Production Planning (PP) and APO concepts, transactions, interfaces and configuration.  Working knowledge of other SAP modules especially MM and SD.
  • Knowledge of data migration processes including how to manipulate, cleanse and load data.
    Knowledge on how SAP interfaces with other IT systems. 
  • Knowledge of SAP Automotive Solution and SAP BW/BI a plus
  • Basic ITIL knowledge a plus; ITIL certification a plus



  • Minimum of 5 years IT analytical experience, Minimum 3 years of experience with SAP PP/APO
  • Experience with SAP configuration and related PP/APO transactions in ECC 6.0 and SCM 7.0.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing SAP PP and APO utilizing project management methodologies (ex. PMP, ASAP, Agile/Scrum)
  • Basic programming knowledge and debugging concepts is preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (ex. PMP, ASAP, Agile/Scrum)
  • Experience with a full cycle implementation of SAP


  • Must be able to perform as an effective member in a team-oriented environment, maintain a positive attitude, and achieve desired results while working with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, including the ability to develop creative solutions that address customer needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to successfully team with software vendors, outsourcing and consulting partners, and business and IT associates.
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills that facilitate effective discussions.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and the creativity to overcome obstacles to achieve project objectives.
  • ITIL knowledge required; ITIL certification a plus



  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or other related discipline required.
  • SAP Academy certification a plus.
  • English language skills required.



Position Requirements: 

This position requires approximately 20% travel annually, both domestic and international


What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Cafeteria Bonus