Functional Analyst - SAP APO / SAP SCM

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products


Dorman Products, a nearly $2B global supplier of aftermarket motor vehicle parts with 3,500+ Contributors and 28 sites across the globe is currently seeking an SAP Functional Analyst (SAP APO / SAP SCM) to join our team. This is primarily a remote position with the ability to come onsite to our corporate headquarters in suburban Philadelphia (Colmar, PA) as needed, roughly twice a month.

The SAP Functional Analyst (SAP APO / SAP SCM) will join a growing information technology team that is delivering innovative solutions to support Dorman Product’s significant business growth plans within the rapidly changing automotive industry. We are looking for a professional with technical and solution design experience with SAP APO Planning module. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented and highly organized. He or she will work with cross functional teams to translate business requirements into functional requirements for developers and offer system expertise to identify root causes and solutions when issues occur. The Functional Analyst will collaborate with both business analysts and the IT technical team to ensure the overall solutions are well designed, planned, tested, and executed. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides specialist level functional and configuration knowledge in designing SAP solutions in the PP / APO modules of SAP
  • Understands the business processes and the systems used to support those processes. Applies this knowledge to solve problems and support enhancement requests.
  • Leads as-is versus to-be process analysis and documentation efforts with cross-functional teams.
  • Documents planning system processes, organizational and systems requirements for the to-be process.
  • Provides alternatives based on best practices and SAP functionality
  • Develops functional specifications and works with technical resources to complete object development and testing
  • Demonstrates proof of concept & assists in training activities. 
  • Documents final solution requirements and support detailed solution design, testing, training, and implementation efforts.
  • Develops functional specifications and works with BASIS and ABAP resources to complete object development and testing.



Education / Experience / Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Background in larger enterprise planning solutions including SAP APO /  SAP SCM
  • Held previous planning system functional analysis and technical support positions in a consumer products, manufacturing or distribution environment.
  • Track record of growth in roles that focus on planning system support and technical specification development from business requirements for IT resources handling both incident and project level initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in process evaluation and improvement.
  • Previous experience in the following functional areas: Demand, Supply, and Sales Planning and Reporting, MRP, TLanes, Realignments, CVCs, Macros, and APO configuration tables.
  • Proven functional analysis and system documentation skills and significant exposure to sound system implementation methodologies and practices.
  • Solid knowledge of master data such as Material Masters, Bills of Material (BOMs), Routes, Production Versions, Work Centers, and Engineering Change Management.
  • Good configuration knowledge of MRP, planned orders, production orders, confirmations, back flush, phantom assemblies, production order costing, period-end closing processes – WIP, variance calculation and settlement.
  • Should be able to configure make-to-stock and make-to-order scenarios integrating with WBS in addition to Sales Orders.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to translate business requirements into comprehensive and concise technical specs for development resources.
  • Ability to build relationships with both technical and business people in order to ensure IT is delivering sound solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to think strategically and analyze trends, situations, and industry specific data to identify business and technical solution opportunities.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent contributor with the ability to learn new business areas, tools and concepts quickly.  




Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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