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Column5 Consulting SAP BPC Technical Consultant in Tempe, Arizona

SAP BPC Technical Consultant (US Locations)

Corporate Overview

Column5 Consulting is an international Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting company focused on helping enterprises improve performance by transforming how they plan, monitor, and control their businesses. We partner with customers to formulate and operate continuous improvement programs for enterprise planning and reporting that drive a competitive advantage for our customers. We support the full EPM lifecycle through expert management consulting and process advisory as customers, including delivering world-class solutions, managed solutions, knowledge learning, and 360 support services, all focused on making our customers highly successful.

Column5 was founded in 2005 and has grown to become the largest EPM-focused SAP partner. We have significant operations across the US and EMEA and are proud to be able to include many of the world?s most valuable and visible enterprises in our customer portfolio. We have an innovative, transformational approach to delivering EPM solutions that dramatically increase the value for our customers and their EPM experience.

Job Description & Responsibilities

The SAP BPC Technical Consultant works as a member of the Column5 team to apply in-depth experience in the design, development, deployment, and support of EPM solutions. The SAP Technical Consultant ensures the overall customer solution is developed in accord with Column5 best practices and quality standards and works closely with other team members to ensure project deliverables meet customer success criteria and are delivered on time and within budget. The SAP Technical Consultant also works closely with the customer to gain an understanding of requirements, needs and expectations. The SAP Technical Consultant will also work with customers to sustain high performing solutions through proactive engagement with C5 consulting and sales team members and his fellow SAP Technical Consultants.

This role?s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complete assigned tasks and deliverables within established quality standards, timeline, and budget.

  • Perform technical assessments for SAP systems in support of establishing proposals and project plans.

  • Design and develop data integration for SAP and non-SAP systems into SAP BPC.

  • Working closely with Column5 colleagues in a collaborative manner and as part of multi-disciplinary teams to create solutions that meet customers technical and business process expectations

  • Regularly exhibit commitment to professional development. At a minimum, staying current on all Column5 training and industry material on enterprise planning and reporting.

  • Assist in the development of firm intellectual property (i.e. blog articles, white papers, best practices, etc.).

  • Install, configure, and maintain SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA systems using various supported Operating Systems and Database combinations.

  • Design, install, and maintain systems within AWS, Azure, Hyper-V, and VMWare platforms.

  • Organizing and communicating knowledge of SAP functional areas; especially BPC, HANA and SAP core systems.

  • Install, configure, and maintain BPC for Microsoft in alignment with functional/business requirements.

  • Analyzing business requirements and functional specifications into technical specifications; creating data flow diagrams, data models, and appropriate project tasks.

  • Use and maintain HANA Studio - Schemas and tables on HANA, attribute view, analytical and calculation views.

  • Develop high quality documentation for all consulting work performed both for customers and C5 project documentation

Expected Experience, Skills, and AttributesTechnical

  • Experience developing and analyzing requirements for financial systems.

  • 2-4 years of AWS Installation, Configuration, and Administration 5-7 years of MS-SQL Server Database Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of SAP HANA Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 5-7 years of SAP BPC for Microsoft Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of SAP BPC for NetWeaver Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 5-7 years of SAP NetWeaver Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 5-7 years of Linux Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 5-7 years of Windows Server Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of Hyper-V Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of VMWare Installation, Configuration, and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of Hyper V/VMWare Configuration and Administration.

  • 3-5 years of Citrix Configuration and Administration.

  • 5+ years of experience working across a range of implementations, upgrade and migration projects.

  • 5+ years of experience working with backup/restore Disaster Recovery and High-Availability architectures and applications.

  • 5+ years of experience with testing, validation, documentation (internal & customer-facing), and knowledge management.

  • Experience in writing both functional and technical documentation.

  • Career-oriented with deep personal commitment to personal and team professional development.

  • Bachelor?s degree required. Preferably in Finance, Accounting, or Computer Information Systems.

  • Experience using ITSM/PMP/Agile methodologies and change control processes.

  • Availability for up to 25% travel to customer location

Personal

  • Fully understands Column5?s commercial accountability on projects and takes responsibility for ensuring that commitments are met within the margin objectives for the piece of work.

  • Can demonstrate leadership and social competence across Column5?s Technical Lines of Business and at multiple clients.

  • Can communicate effectively, sensitively and with empathy to develop strong relationships with customers and Column5 colleagues at all organizational levels.

  • Uses good judgment to quickly make difficult decisions, including appropriate and timely communication with line-management within Column5 and at customers as appropriate.

  • Can effectively hold a one-to-one interview or meeting with client and Column5 senior management levels and exhibit good listening skills which build empathy and display sensitivity especially when customer is in a stressful project situation.

  • Is aware of commercial arrangements with a client in the context of the business development angles being pursued and contributes to these as appropriate.

  • Can participate in a multi-disciplined group including members from all Column5 service areas to achieve the required results.

  • Can produce high quality and well-structured documentation for proposals, requirements documentation, customer systems documentation and other document types as required.

Content Excellence:

  • Coaches others using their detailed knowledge and experience of Column5 methodology gained by working on multiple projects.

  • Able to help a client identify best practice solutions where conflicting requirements exist.

  • Able to gain access to knowledge (internally and externally) and keeps up to date with developments in area of content knowledge.

  • Creatively uses experience from other clients when completing process design and proposing improvements to other customers.

  • Can deliver complex solutions across a variety of different industry sectors and technical environments.

Delivery Excellence:

  • Maintains management interest and buy-in to the technical consulting process and provides real challenge and pace to a project.

  • Can design a program and delivery plan for the technical component of an overall project or phase within a major program.

  • Can take an active part in the risk identification and mitigation process across all project activities.

  • Can build strong relationships with client management based on trust and credibility.

  • Able to give strong feedback and coaching in a sensitive manner to enhance the performance of customer or Column5 team members in potentially difficult situations.

  • Customer Development by maintaining regular customer contact and contributing to Column5 sales team efforts:

  • Can contribute to the preparation of complex proposals ensuring that client needs are met.

  • Understands the legal components of a bid.

  • Identifies and pursues opportunities within existing clients that are within Column5's technical capabilities with regular communication with Column5 sales teams.

  • Excellent English language skills (majority of customer communication in English) but project experience outside the UK - Desirable.

Desired Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • 1-3 years of SAP Business Objects Installation, Configuration, and Administration

  • 1-3 years of Cloud (AWS, Azure or Google) Installation, Configuration, and Administration

Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a related educational area (computer studies, programming, etc.) from a recognized University.

Location

This position can be based anywhere within North America. Exceptional candidates from other locations may be considered, but must accept the primary working hours will be based on USA Central Time zone.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, 401k, and paid vacation within a friendly, comfortable working environment.

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