Portage, MI 49002

Posted: 06/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Number: 7104

The SAP BI/BW Lead will be responsible for ensuring execution of our client’ s SAP BI/BW strategy while coordinating and supporting regular SAP BI/BW releases from demand request through deployment, while ensuring no disruption to production operations. This includes but is not limited to: Definition and governance of BI/BW architecture standards, support of BI/BW development, management of BI/BW demand, coordination of resource capacity, prioritization and scope definition, reporting/communication and management of design/build/test activities through to production deployment.

  • Execute SAP BI/BW Strategy by leveraging SAP BW, BusinessObjects, Analytics Cloud and HANA capabilities
  • Provide solutions architecture oversight and hands on support as needed for new development projects in support of our SAP BI/BW program
  • Coordinates and supports delivery of minor/monthly and major SAP BI/BW enhancement release cycles
  • Facilitates release scoping, design, build, test, change control, documentation and deployment activities with internal SAP BI/BW project and operations teams, business stakeholders, shared services and compliance teams
  • Manages business user communication regarding release scope and deployment timelines
  • Define and report on SAP BI/BW release metrics to key stakeholders
  • Ensures appropriate risk resolution and mitigation for SAP BI/BW platforms as issues are identified
  • Ensures no disruption to business operations upon deployment of SAP BI/BW releases to production systems
Must have:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience managing SAP BI/BW Projects and Enterprise BI/EDW Architecture
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience on multiple SAP BI/BW Implementations
  • Hands-on development experience with SAP BW, Enterprise HANA Modeling, SAP BusinessObjects and visualization tools/capabilities (Analysis for Office, Web Intelligence, Lumira, Dashboards, etc.).
  • Analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills to operate either within a team or independently
  • Excellent communications skills, including communication across Global teams
  • Bachelors’ degree in Information Systems or a related field


Nice to have:

  • SAP Analytics Cloud experience preferred, but not required
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