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SAP Functional Analyst

Date: Oct 5, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8056


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.


Description of job:  The Business Services Directorate (BSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks an experienced, full-time staff member to fill the role of SAP Functional Analyst in the Business Systems group.  The Business Systems group identifies inefficient, time-consuming internal processes and then builds solutions that are reliable and scalable for ORNL. The SAP Functional Analyst position is responsible for the functional design, testing, implementation, and support of business systems (primarily SAP-based) at ORNL along with a focus in data reporting and analytics. The SAP Functional Analyst must be flexible in work assignments to support the mission of ORNL.  This position is responsible for multiple subject areas, with the primary responsibilities in SAP Payroll.    


You will work directly with key business process owners and subject matter experts to configure system modules; define requirements for enhancements; test system configurations, enhancements, and customizations; perform data analysis and reporting; use business intelligence tools; implement business process solutions; manage projects; provide end user training; and ensure compliance with data regulations and security protocols.  If you enjoy a good challenge and want to showcase your experience with business systems and data analytics, we want you on our team.



Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as configuration design specialist to support ORNL’s implementation of SAP.  Primary area of responsibility is SAP Payroll. 
  • Act as primary customer support contact for customers and liaison with Information Technology Services Division in assigned functional areas.
  • Consult with managers, business process owners, subject matter experts, system super users, and end users concerning business needs and solutions. 
  • Benchmark industry, suppliers, association, and other agencies concerning best practices.  Advise organizational leaders regarding change management practices.
  • Create business process documents, flow charts, and decision-making documents.  Understand and document user requirements. 
  • Develop and propose solutions, including system configurations, to meet business process needs and requirements.  Proposals include writing business cases, identifying requirements, completing gap analyses, researching technical and functional solutions, and converting customer requirements into technical specifications.
  • Document and test system configurations, enhancements, and customizations.
  • Identify and initiate process efficiencies to improve existing business processes.
  • Monitor and apply regulatory and legal changes that affect business processes and system functionality.
  • Provide expertise on system configuration and functionality for upgrades, maintenance, and enhancements.
  • Initiate and lead design and testing of reports, interfaces, forms, and conversions.  Perform validation and reconciliation of data conversions.
  • Design/recommend reports and write data queries.  Analyze reports and identify specifications.
  • Utilize business intelligence tools to define, develop, and maintain data reports, dashboards, charts, etc.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and lead system demonstrations. 
  • Audit and assess validity of data in the ORNL business systems.  Recommend system and business process changes to maintain or to increase data integrity.
  • Identify new or changed end user security roles.  Test/clarify role conflicts and coordinate with business process owners on a strategy.
  • Become industry expert in areas of responsibility, while continuing education and knowledge through self-directed learning, user groups, educational materials, training, etc.
  • Advise and assist end users to understand system data, to determine optimal reports for data extraction, to set report specifications, and to analyze report data.
  • Develop and initiate training content. Communicate information on business processes, incorporating organizational rules, prime contract requirements, and other state and federal regulations.
  • Research, evaluate, implement, and administer third party software tools to streamline business processes and to enhance business systems’ functionality.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with an emphasis in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other business-related area.
  • 8 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SAP Ariba configuration and implementation experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and support multiple business areas. 
  • Business management skills, written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, negotiating skills, and project management skills.
  • The successful candidate must work well in a team environment and be highly motivated.


Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements/unions. 
  • User experience with SAP Financial Accounting/General Ledger and SAP HR master data.
  • SAP configuration experience in one or more of the following modules desired:  Financial Accounting,Controlling. 
  • Experience with SAP S/4HANA.


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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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