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SAP Functional Analyst

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Job Title: SAP Functional Analyst
Location: Downers Grove, IL, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta:Syngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from
degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Recruiter: Melissa Williams /

About Syngenta:Syngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from
degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:
  • To execute and support IT change initiatives
    driven by the business
  • To provide project and change management
    support during IT initiatives
Essential Duties &

& Stakeholder Management

  • Demonstrated ability to
    influence IT solutions that support and enable business strategies
  • Ability to assemble and
    lead cross functional teams to implement IT solutions effectively and with
  • Build
    strong relationships with stakeholders and as a result enable the entire
    IT Delivery team to align business requirements with IT capabilities
  • Build and maintain a
    stakeholder network in your assigned area
  • Interact
    and influence with different cultural backgrounds and behaviors
  • Communication

  • Communicate
    with impact both with stakeholders as well as clients and collaborate
    across boundaries
  • Ability to effectively
    communicate through verbal and written methods to multiple levels of
  • Ability to listen
    effectively and establish rapport with business stakeholders to
    effectively operate at the leadership level
  • Business
    Acumen & Understanding of IT Landscape

  • Familiar
    with the business and market drivers that influence an organizations
    commercial and operational decision making - agricultural business familiarity
  • Maintain
    an understanding of the IT systems and business processes within your
    functional area and the interdependencies across other functional areas
  • Maintain an
    understanding of the relationships between assigned business process,
    people and technology and other Syngenta IT systems and processes
  • Functional
    Analysis & Solution Delivery Skills

  • Engage with business
    stakeholders to understand their requirements and translate into accurate
    customer interfaces and experiences
  • Provide
    business process knowledge and support for clients across Syngenta
  • Lead
    IT solution design and fit/gap analysis
  • Experience
    in designing effective user interfaces and that contribute to a positive
    user experiences
  • Ability to apply
    understanding of business processes to IT technologies
  • Translate
    business requirements into requirement specifications to enable the
    delivery of technically sustainable solutions
  • Manage
    the documentation of all IT change (including requirements, process,
    testing and training) along with the maintenance of their context in
    relation to the overall enterprise business architecture
  • Ensure
    quality assurance through thorough test script creation, execution,
    business acceptance and promotion to production environments
  • Ability to train
    business users on implemented IT solutions and support in the roll-out to
    the broader organization
  • Problem
    Solving/Solution Design

  • Navigate
    through complex problems and environments
  • Understand IT
    integrations and business architecture
  • Ensure
    defined IT solution is appropriate and fit for purpose
  • To lead the
    evaluation and confirmation of technical solutions for the assigned IT
  • Ensure that Master Data
    quality is maintained and follow Master Data processes and controls
  • Understand
    the end to end impact, along with cross functional impact and then
    formulate a solution and implement using the Syngenta governance model
  • Data
    Analytics and Platform Integration
  • Project

  • Perform
    project management activities for projects and changes, as needed
  • Ensure IT changes are
    implemented seamlessly
  • Support
    changes, projects and programs with functional and regional insights,
    operational experience and business process expertise
  • Collaborative

  • To
    consult and support other IT Delivery Teams and business colleagues in
    identification and delivery of IT change and setting priorities
  • Work
    effectively with offshore or 3rd Party providers to deliver
  • Technical
    Delivery and Solution Support

  • Deliver
    technical changes through software configurations, database development,
    etc. (as able)
  • Maintain
    relationships with vendors, agreeing to and tracking delivery for
    suggested solutions through approved statement of work
  • For
    local IT solutions and services in area of responsibility:
  • Manage
    the E2E scope
  • Manages
    risks, issues and resolutions
  • Steer
    future improvement in cost and quality
  • Set-up
    easy, consistent and clearly communicated delivery processes (Incident
    management and problem management)
  • Maintain good relationships between customers
    and those servicing the system and encourage to work together


    Education &

  • Bachelors degree in computer or IT
    related field or technical discipline, MBA optional
  • 5 - 10 years experience working in
    an IT environment
  • 7 - 10 years experience working
    with SAP preferably P&S + Commercial areas
  • Knowledge of Lean/ 6 Sigma, Design
    Thinking, Agile methodology
  • Demonstrated project management and
    change management experience
  • Additional Knowledge,
    Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Identify the
    need to improve business processes, define the IT solution and then set
    the priority regarding the implementation
  • Collaborate
    with other IT Delivery Teams to ensure solution includes all end to end
  • Excel in the
    area of analytical thinking and IT change management capabilities and be
    able to mentor others within this space
  • Be a leader
    within an IT organization and apply their principles to all aspects of
    work performed within the assigned functional area
  • Support the
    successful implementation of IT change critical to business strategy
  • Diagnoses trends and critical
    relationships using data, logical analysis and insight to pinpoint
    underlying issues
  • Develops relationships with key
    decision makers and influencers. Gains trust and respect of project teams
    and manages conflict
  • Recognizes customer needs and initiates
    actions to meet these Personal capabilities
  • Has sound business awareness and the
    ability to provide insights and expertise for clients and project teams in
    the context of proposed solutions
    and approaches
  • Contributes to the team and seeks ideas
    and efforts of team members to improve performance
  • Engages and involves the listener by
    attending to their expressed concerns and needs
  • Has process and
    IT domain knowledge and expertise for assigned process area
  • Ability to work
    across boundaries
  • Ability to
    translate business requirements into technical specifications
  • Good understanding of technology/
    systems/architecture/cost related to delivery & support of services
  • Good understanding of IT service
    framework and delivery, preferably process disciplines like ITIL
  • In-depth understanding of related
    /dependent IT services and impacts, working as a team to resolve and
    improve service delivery end-to-end
  • What We Offer:
    • Full Benefit Package Medical,
      Dental & Vision that starts your first day
    • 401k plan with company
      match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
    • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid
      Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness
      Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
    • A culture that promotes
      work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family oriented
      events throughout the year
    is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
    hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of
    race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
    identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

    Contact Information: please contact the
    Service Desk

    and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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    Job Post Date: 06/07/19
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