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Senior Analyst, SAP PM

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The SAP PM Senior Analyst will be working with the operations and business teams to work on key strategic projects and day to day support activities for the appropriate applications.  Additionally, the Senior Analyst will evaluate and design solutions to improve processes for their respective support areas.  Additionally, the Senior Analyst is responsible for all facets of the project lifecycle as it pertains to approved projects focusing on delivering project on time and on budget.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare detailed technical specifications for development activities using appropriate programming languages.  Development activities include: enhancements, interfaces, workflows, forms, and reports.
  • Coordinates efforts across all Information Services and Business teams and ensures full communication of project-related work to these teams.
  • Provide primary end user support of the SAP PM modules primarily for the Plant Maintenance and Warehousing business areas. This includes troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of end user problems as well as performing routine system maintenance checks and corrective actions.
  • Complete SAP PM configurations in an ECC 6.0+ environment to meet business requirements.
  • Design and execute test plans to ensure that business requirements and functional specifications are implemented properly and meet business objectives.
  • Communicate SAP capabilities/possibilities within functional modules to business users. 
  • Collaborate with all other SAP Analysts to support enhancements, including but not limited to BI, MM, PPPI, WM, and FICO.
  • Support Managerial and Operational reports using Business Intelligence tools.
  • Maintain Master Data including but not limited to:  Work Centers, Functional Locations, Equipment, BOM, Task List, Maintenance Items and Plans, Measuring Points, Catalog and Codes, Entry Lists 
  • Maintain interfaces between systems where applicable.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor's in computer science or related field plus 5 years related experience OR Master’s degree plus 1 year related experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong trouble-shooting, analytical, and critical thinking skills and the ability to translate higher level knowledge to others.
  • Ability to understand complex business processes, rules, and demonstrate business acumen, and is subject matter expert.
  • In-depth cross functional knowledge in at least one other (in addition to PM) SAP modules or non-SAP applications 
  • Proficient in MRO materials planning and procurement process and strategies
  • Knowledge of the maintenance order life cycle for planned, unplanned, and preventative maintenance work
  • Experience with the SAP refurbishment process.
  • Experience in debugging ABAP programs
  • Experience with SAP or other third party mobility applications

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's in computer science or related field plus 7 years related experience OR Master's degree plus 2 years related experience.
  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA
  • Dairy Industry experience
  • Experience with SAP DMS


Physical Demands & Work Environment

The work is primarily performed in an office environment and the physical demands are characteristic of a mostly sedentary role.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request. 

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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