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EmployerAirbus Helicopters, Inc.
Location Columbus, MS US
PostedNovember 27, 2019

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SAP Business Analyst (PP/QM) / Columbus, MS

This Position is for a SAP Business Analyst (PP/QM) with a company location in Columbus, MS.

Position Summary:  Airbus North America IM (Information Management) is looking for experienced SAP PP/QM Business Analyst to support the Industry Business in North America.  This role will be responsible for providing a high level of technical support for the applications for the Production/Quality Departments.  This customer facing role requires a combination of business and technical skills to solve business challenges with the use of technology. This role is based in Grand Prairie, TX, at AHI premises, and will work under the control and the responsibility of the Head of Support Functions Applications Domain.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.  Analyzing and Solving Business Challenges:  70%

Apply business process expertise to resolve technology related challenges & issues

Capture high level business requirements and scope in the Project Initiation Form

Elicit and capture detailed business requirements including scope and objectives to populate the Business Requirements Document (BRD) or functional specifications for changes

Translate and simplify requirements through the requirements gathering process by performing requirements analysis to document true business needs

Assist the business stakeholders by providing inputs and guidance into Business Case development

Contribute to Project Planning to identify/remediate any gaps between as-is Functional Architecture and Solution definition/operation needs.

Propose added-value solutions based on latest innovative technologies to extent Airbus Standards referential.

Coordinate and support the successful delivery of Systems (UAT, Training, and Deployment), Creation of test data and test documentation

Deliver the solution by SAP Customizing or by assisting SAP Development

Document SAP Business Change Requests

Provide Level1 and 2 Help desk Application support

End User support for Finance and Controlling

2.  Communications:  25%

Be the primary interface between the IM organization and business stakeholders

Be an advocate for IM and communicate IM activities to business stakeholders

Provide regular communication with Business on progress, technical solutions, solutions delivery schedule

Contribute to IM skills and knowledge ramp-up proposing Awareness, Training, Demonstrations, and POCS on any interesting new concepts or technologies.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned: 5%

Project Management

Supplier oversight and management

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


Required: Degree in Information Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience



Experience applying technology to solve business challenges is required

5+ years of associated work experience preferred

Candidate needs to have at least 3 years of experience in each of the following areas in the SAP production module:

MRP execution

Work order management

Confirmation procedures


5 years within the Aerospace industry

Experience with waterfall, agile, and other project management methodologies

Understanding of Airbus IM standards, project and services methodologies, and procedures is a plus


Preferred:  SAP PP certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


Ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

Experience in taking direction from and interfacing with corporate governance and the PMO.


Understanding of SAP modules around:

SAP QM, creation of notification, inspection lot

SAP MM, components distribution to a work order

SAP PS, management of WBS and Network

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

Soft skills presentation, inter-personal skills, team spirit

Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and facilitation skills

Fluency in English is mandatory. Spanish, German or French language skills are a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn new technologies.

Technical skills in Project Management Tools, SharePoint, MS Office

Technical skills in SAP PP, QM modules

Technical skills in SAP MM, PS modules is a plus

ABAP Knowledge, Be able to debug a process in SAP

Travel Required:  10% Domestic and International

Behavioral Success Factors:

Experience in working with multicultural teams.

Ability to adapt in a changing environment.

Able to work closely and effectively with business and IM management

Citizenship:  Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

Being able to define, propose, and deliver solutions in and around SAP for the Industry domain, in compliance with Airbus Standard and SAP recommendations

Organizational information:

This position reports to the Head of IM Support functions Applications in the associated functional domain

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

Must be the primary interface between the IM organization and business stakeholders for his/her area of expertise

IM team is made of around 13 internal employees plus an additional 9 contractors plus Service Providers

The IM team is spread out across US including Dallas Fort Worth warehouse and Columbus Mississippi

2 local IM managers to support in terms of logistics, travel & expense

Dynamic and changing environment

Fully in charge of support the Industry department, representing 250 employees, mostly all located in COL, MIS

Main industry activities are the 2 FALs for Lakota and H125 products

Nature of Contacts:  Involved Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

Onsite: 90%

Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings 100% daily

Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms. 100% daily

Speaking:  able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications Daily

Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts. Daily

Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. 2-3 times a year, carries 5-10 lbs. on a daily basis

Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. 2-3 times a year, lifts 5-10 lbs. on a daily basis

Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Daily - chairs

Sitting:  able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. Daily

Squatting / Kneeling:  able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. 5% at most

Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor. Daily

Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice 5%

Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents):  able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. Daily

PPE:  steel toed shoes are required for all shop floor visits; appropriate hearing/eye protection may also be required when visiting the shop floor

Equal Opportunity:

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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