Sr Specialist SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) COE Job

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: San José, CR

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Requisition ID: SHA002145

Within the Global Business Services (GBS)
GBS Digital organization, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the BPC COE
operations activities in the forecasting cycle for FP&A teams appropriately
to optimize business transactions. The incumbent will also provide operations
solutions reviewing and analyzing system and passive data governance reports to
ensure high quality data and timely and complete synchronization between
systems. Acts to resolve all issues and discrepancies as data stewards
responsible for qualification, data analysis, creation, modification and change
control for LPT (Local Planning Tool) and BPC Operations.

Main Responsibilities:


Prepare Financial Data for Month End
Management Reporting and Planning  (Extraction & Retraction from BPC
and FP&A system tools)

Configuring and Scheduling Data Manager packages
through BPC and LPT (Local Planning Tool) for Office.

Give support for LPT and BPC Operations to
the business, investigating and resolving problems and inconsistencies and
ensure that all the issues operations are being addressing with the respective
system responsible and business owner.

Perform Detailed System/Reporting Analyses
& Develop Functional & Technical Specifications for Improvement

Reviews data against the global data
standards and when necessary country-specific and plant data standards

Reviews and analyzes system and passive
data governance reports to ensure high quality data and timely and  
complete synchronization between systems. Acts to resolve all issues and

Monitors and analyzes master data for
assigned business processes; ensures timely updates, eliminates
duplicate/obsolete data.

Analyzes data feeds and reconciles reports
which are critical to daily operations.

Ensure operational oversight of data and
FP&A tool, manage data quality, data privacy, security and risk management,
as well as ensuring the policies and procedures.

Self-educate on industry updates i.e. read
industry publications, maintain personal networks, participate in professional
organizations, participate in educational opportunities


Main requirements:

  • Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field
  • SAP BPC, LPT experience required
  • A minimum of four to five (3-5) years relevant work experience in business/data/operations/planning.
  • Four to five (3-5) years of Master Data Management experience or related
  • FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) experience
  • Broad understanding and knowledge of applicable business processes including end-to-end process use of data and life-cycle of data (creation to use to inactivation).
  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Business Level fluency 90% (oral and written) in Spanish and English languages
  • Teamwork and collaborative focus, customer service oriented.
  • Ability to function in a high volume setting with tight deadlines
  • Attention to details with strong focus on data quality. Ability to identify root causes of errors and appropriate corrective actions.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP BPC, SAP BI and other FP&A tool functionality to support the BPC COE operations activities across the globe.
  • Ability to understand data flowing through complex BW/non-BW configurations
  • Thorough understanding of data manager packages – need to know how to use the standard DPMs and custom DPMs or DM Links and how to update master data using DPM and web client.
  • Strong knowledge of FP&A process in topics related to forecasting cycle, budget preparation and overall accounting knowledge to understand concept such as: Cost Center, Cost Element and chart of account structure.
  • Strong understanding of EPM to troubleshoot report/input templates (in cases of master data or other validations) and knowledge of how to create EPM ad – hoc reports.
  • Ability to use Excel & other tools to analyze large amounts of data – for example, to compare master data, dig into calculations, etc.  


Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

Job: Shared Services
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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