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Sr. Technical SAP Business Analyst - MM/Arbia

Date:  Sep 21, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  27361
Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Technical SAP Business Analyst – MM / Ariba to join our global SAP team in Milwaukee, WI or Chicago, IL (near O'Hare). We offer a hybrid work schedule (minimum 2+ days per week working in our Chicago or Milwaukee office for collaboration, team meetings, working sessions, etc. and up to 3 days per work can be telecommuting from your home office). In this role you will be responsible for the design, implementation and improvement of the SAP system related to MM and Ariba. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in projects to enhance Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, Ariba Procure to Pay and Spend Analysis and provide support to business for future rollouts to new suppliers and new regions
  • Monitor integration points between SAP ERP and Ariba, troubleshoot and support integration errors and work with internal IT to resolve issues
  • Analysis of global business processes and procedures
  • Collecting business requirements and translating into functional specifications 
  • SAP MM and Ariba configuration, testing of processes and troubleshooting of software or business problems 
  • Participating in and supporting MM in SAP and Ariba project rollouts and enhancements
  • Working flexible hours in order to provide global support and to meet deadlines for projects where there are team members from various time zones
  • Responsibility for the Administrator role for Komatsu Ariba account, to include entering service requests to SAP Ariba for change or support requests, some configuration of the rules workbook and user role assignment.  This will involve coordinating these activities with multiple Komatsu entities and understanding the impact of changes to various Ariba applications.
  • Review Ariba releases of new functionality and analyze the applicability to Komatsu business processes, and work with business users to apply or utilize the new functionality.
  • Analyze as is business processes, document to be business processes and complete Business Process Procedure documents as part of the blueprint process
  • Write and execute unit and integration test scripts as well as perform regression testing for any enhancements affecting global objects
  • Create training material related to purchasing business process and provide training as part of a deployment project
  • Write a functional specification document to provide to a developer for changes to SAP 
  • Complete configuration in SAP and Ariba, test new configuration
  • Perform research online as needed to provide solutions to functional and technical issues in SAP and Ariba
  • Complete analysis of functionality available to meet business requirements or to propose process improvements
  • Communicate with peers on cross functional activities related to project rollouts and enhancements
  • Perform data mapping exercise and execute data migration programs 
  • Work with external consultants to be sure we follow current business processes and to make sure there is documentation of work done by the consultants so we can provide support going forward


  • Bachelor's Degree in IT or a related field. 
  • SAP certification is helpful but not required. 
  • 5+ years of progressive experience to include: 
    • Configuring, testing and supporting SAP MM, as well as assisting SAP business users on standard functionality and business processes and testing of new functionality.
    • Configuring, testing and supporting Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration, Ariba Procure to Pay and Ariba Spend Analysis.
  • Experience supporting additional business applications for Ariba a plus
  • Business knowledge should include all phases of system development, from analysis though project planning, through implementation and support
  • Working knowledge of databases, applications and data integration interfaces
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in performing root cause analysis
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience creating or modifying training documentation and providing training to end users
  • Ability to write queries and debug ABAP a plus
  • ALE/EDI/CIF interface experience required
  • SAP S/4 HANA experience preferred
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is a plus, especially Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, Russian or Polish

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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