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IT SAP Sr Specialist (Supply Planning- Network Optimization IT Lead)

Company: PepsiCo
Location: White Plains
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Auto req ID: 202014BR

Job DescriptionStep up to the biggest challenge of your career and realize your full potential when your determination meets our dynamic culture.

Our job is to power PepsiCo with the best talent and technology solutions in the world. We shape, create, and deliver world class technology capabilities & solutions to accelerate PepsiCo's global growth across all functions. You will have a unique opportunity to leverage your deep Forecast to Schedule (FTS) functional knowledge with focus in Supply Planning Network Optimization and project delivery experience to help deploy PepsiCo's Global Template built on SAP IBP & S/4 HANA.

As the FTS (Supply Planning Network Optimization) Deployment Solution Sub-Lead, you will utilize your large-scale ERP project implementation leadership experience and FTS SAP knowledge to collaborate across work streams including Procurement (PTP), Make To Deploy (MTD), Trade Promotion Management (TPM), Order to Cash (OTC), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to deploy PepsiCo's SAP Global Template (PGT) to our North America Beverage Business Units. You will be part of executing PepsiCo's Global Technology Strategy while delivering and deploying solution using SAP's S4/IBP newest technology platforms.

The objective of this role is to ensure the deployment of the PGT supporting the---execution---of business processes related to Forecast To Schedule. This role will adopt and adhere to PepsiCo's SAFe agile principles for the PBNA Wave 1 PBC deployment project.

Core Level 3 FTS Supply Planning Network Optimization Processes covered:

  • Develop Supply Plan - Tactical Capacity Planning for Internal and External Manufacturers
  • Execute Ad-Hoc Scenario Analysis
  • Execute Annual Operating Plan Process
  • Maintain and Load Tactical Capacity Planning Data
  • Measure and Monitor - Network Optimization
  • Publish Tactical Capacity Supply and Semi-Finished Good Plan


    • Act as the Supply Planning - Network Optimization IT Lead for the solutions being delivered within the end to end process
    • Deliver the PGT solution capabilities across all in-scope PepsiCo markets and sectors
    • Drive completion of key project activities in collaboration with the Demand, IO, Response and PP/DS IT Solution Architects and business partners.
    • Act as advocate of change
    • Understand process interdependencies and ensure the design of fully integrated process solutions with other process teams such as procure to pay P2P, order to cash OTC and make to deploy MTD
    • Primary point of contact across the PBNA organization for overall status of the IT Supply Planning Network Optimization work stream - i.e. the "go to" person
    • Collaborate with Global Process Owners, Global Process Leads, Solution Design Leads and Value Stream Leads on issue resolution and process design recommendations
    • Escalate appropriate decisions making requirements or process "choice point" to Global Process Owner
    • Willing to challenge status quo and ask difficult questions to drive for optimum solutions and outcomes
    • Ability to influence and work through others
    • Open to new ways of working, adopting industry standards and best practices
    • Ability to articulate or demonstrate perspectives and experiences
    • Ability to deliver high quality outcomes particularly under tight timelines


      • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
      • 10+ years of experience configuring, deploying and managing SAP ERP with a focus on Supply Planning - Network Optimization
      • IT Expertise in optimization of network supply and demand and rough cut production planning across multiple business units and lines of business
      • 5+ years of project/program experience
      • Travel required up to an 80% (Mon-Thu if not local to NY area)

        Preferred Skills:

        • 2+ years of SAP S4 experience preferred
        • Experience in Supply Planning solution evaluations and application in planning and scheduling processes
        • Understanding of master data needed for network level---supply planning and rough cut production planning
        • Familiarity or exposure to business and technical processes of upstream demand planning and inventory management and downstream production planning / scheduling and replenishment planning processes
        • Experience with IT solutions that support simulation of what-if scenarios and generate analytics and awareness of tactical capacity planning
        • Experience with supply planning - network optimization for large projects and programs
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
        • Prior experience in working matrix organization and handling multiple stakeholders would be added advantage
        • IT supply planning network optimization experience with supply planning projects
        • Knowledge and experience in the following tools, disciplines and processes are nice to have: SAP SolMan 7+, Azure Dev Ops, Quality Center and MS Project
        • Strong influencing, facilitating, and consulting skills in working with stakeholders at all levels in the organization and across departments
        • Consulting background a plus
        • Experience with TCP, DRP, MPS as roles within the business

          Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation

          Job Type: Regular

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

          PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

          Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

          If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

          Please view our Pay Transparency Statement

Keywords: PepsiCo, White Plains , IT SAP Sr Specialist (Supply Planning- Network Optimization IT Lead), IT / Software / Systems , White Plains, New York

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