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Functional Analyst - SAP

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 22525: #LI-EB1 


Job Description

The SAP PTP Functional Lead must possess a unique combination of both technical and functional understanding of the procurement business process and act as the liaison between Business and IT. This position requires significant experience in designing, developing, and supporting SAP solutions. The candidate is expected to be an expert in the Procure to Pay (PTP/P2P) stream spanning across the SAP modules- MM, IM, and WM. Experience in Ariba and S4’s sourcing and procurement processes is huge plus. In addition, the candidate should have multiple implementations and operational support experience.



  • The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and supporting P2P business solutions leveraging the latest versions of SAP ECC and S4
  • Translates business goals into appropriate solutions while assessing feasibility and optimization of the solution
  • Supports SAP P2P Work streams in detailed business process requirements definition and project blueprint activities
  • Participates in the development of cost/benefit analysis
  • Cultivates and demonstrates industry-specific business process knowledge and familiarity with relevant enterprise, business unit, and functional strategies, objectives, and plans
  • Proactively identify process improvements including clear and concise solution definitions
  • Develops proof of concepts to demonstrate proposed technical solutions
  • Provides guidance in the definition of solution design practices and standards that link back to SAP best practices
  • Supports SAP P2P implementation projects through all phases including blueprint, realization & testing, final preparation and post go-live support
  • Establishes test plans and leads unit integration and user acceptance test efforts
  • Develops functional specifications and coordinates the testing and integration of development activities; supports or leads data mapping and conversion activities
  • Supports or leads system integration activities and the development of complete process solutions incorporating additional SAP modules
  • Supports Key integration SAP P2P points including: Ariba, MM, IM, WM, FI, HR modules as well as EAM
  • Assesses ongoing project issues and risks and work with management to manage risks
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with a diverse group of business, functional, and technical teams
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutions to lay persons, demonstrate smart design techniques and mentor other team members


  • 7 plus years of experience in IT analyst or consulting position with knowledge and experience relating business requirements to sound technical solutions
  • 5 plus years of hands on experience working in the Procure to Pay (PTP) stream spanning across various modules SAP Material Management (MM), Inventory Management (IM), Warehouse Management (WM), Ariba, Field Glass  and in business process analysis, systems analysis and design, and technical/functional solutions delivery (configuration and custom development); experience with S4 HANA is highly desirable
  • Detailed knowledge of all the major business processes and associated functionality in the Procure to Pay (PTP) stream
  • Strong in SAP development methodologies including strong troubleshooting and issue resolutions skills
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering end user training
  • Must possess deep knowledge of MS Office to include Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to develop complex SAP solutions; excellent facilitation skills, including experience planning and participating in SAP blueprint and design sessions; have been through at least 2 complete implementation cycles
  • Experience utilizing formal testing tools strongly desired (experience with HP ALM testing tools a plus)
  • Experience with interacting with third party resources, including offshore teams
  • Proven leadership in managing, governing and providing oversight of internal teams, 3rd party integrators, consultants and vendors through various initiatives
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple activities
  • Strong teambuilding skills, with ability to build quick and effective work rapport with distributed team members
  • Must be self-motivated in learning new concepts and willing to share knowledge and skills with other team members
  • Outspoken and passionate about delivering well designed solutions that exceed business objectives and drive business success
  • Must have excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutions and ideas
  • B.S. strongly preferred, M.S. preferred, in Computer Science/Business


SAP Required Skills:

  • PTP Business Processes Expertise and its integration with other process areas (RTR/Finance, EAM, HR, etc.) 
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Inventory Management (IM)
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 SAP end to end implementations
  • Ariba
  • MM-SD Integration
  • MM-FI Integration
  • MM-IM Integration
  • MM-EAM/PM Integration


SAP Preferred Skills:

  • MM-PP Integration
  • MM-PS Integration
  • Field Glass

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

Weekend Work: No

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month

New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.







Company Overview



Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.


We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress.



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