Senior SAP Production Planning BSA

TX - Houston, US - Remote, WA - Vancouver (Corporate Office)

Posting Date


Report to

IT Applications Manager

FLSA Status


Business Unit


Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Sr. SAP Production Planning Business Systems Analyst to join our ParkUSA team in Houston, Texas. This is a hybrid-remote position based in Houston with occasional travel between other locations.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The Sr. SAP Business Systems Analyst is responsible for conducting analysis, software design, solution implementation, and production support of Northwest Pipe’s SAP landscape. Using your critical thinking and solution expertise you will solve complex business issues using SAP functionality and reinforce system best practices. The Analyst will be expected to use technical expertise to identify, evaluate, and configure system settings to meet business requirements. In addition, the Analyst will provide day-to-day SAP technical production support to end-users.

Essential Functions and Major Responsibilities
  • Provide SAP configuration expertise for all functionality in the PP module to support discrete manufacturing solutions including make-to-stock and make-to-order production.
  • Obtain excellent business knowledge necessary to support designated SAP modules
  • Provide technical support to business users by translating business requirements into technical solutions as well as communicating complex technical concepts to end-users in a non-technical manner.
  • Configure SAP to meet business needs in accordance with SAP best practices and departmental standards.
  • Design and develop functional specifications for customized functional solutions and work closely with the ABAP development resources for final design considerations.
  • Test system changes and coordinate end-user acceptance testing and obtain sign-off from stakeholders.
  • Provide production support for at least three SAP modules and implement technical fixes where appropriate.
  • Manage projects including the planning, tracking, and implementation of new functionality.
  • Perform as an individual contributor using expert knowledge of business functions and processes.
  • Participate in the development of user acceptance testing plans.
  • Develop and update SAP technical training documentation (BPP), job-aids and deliver SAP Functionality training.
  • Develop Key SDLC documents required to capture business requirements, document changes, and release changes to Production.
  • Occasional travel between locations required.
  • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley and IT General Controls audit requirements.
  • Assist with ABAP, BASIS and Security needs.
  • Assist with requests related to reporting tools such as Report Writer.
  • This is a senior-level position that encompasses all aspects of SAP Functional Support including gathering and analyzing customer requirements, analyzing and configuring the SAP system, and providing training and Production Support to end-users. It also includes managing projects, developing comprehensive documentation to support the SDLC and addressing Sarbanes Oxley audit requirements.
  • This position will interact frequently with business process owners, end-users, the SAP ABAP Developer, other SAP Analysts, auditors and management and third-party vendors. Communication will be via email, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Expert understanding of SAP PP functionality with configuration knowledge in at least three other modules.
  • Comprehensive understanding of SDLC and documentation required to capture business requirements, document changes, and release changes to Production.
  • Ability to proactively determine and recommend SAP solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to assist, mentor, and transfer knowledge to other SAP Analysts.
  • Basic understanding of ABAP, BASIS, and SAP Security.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent customer service orientation and experience in business-related interactions.
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to changes in customer demands or operational goals.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or equivalent is desired.
  • A minimum of 10 years of hands-on configuration and support in multiple SAP modules (a minimum of 5 years of experience as an SAP Business user can be considered equivalent to 2 years configuration experience).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ expert knowledge of business functions and processes with at least two years of experience with Northwest Pipe business processes and functions.
  • The candidate should have at least 3 full life-cycle SAP implementations.
  • Expert knowledge of integration between SAP modules.
  • Experience in working with SAP ECC 5.0 or higher.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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