Cargill SAP Support Analyst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

SAP Support Analyst

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.



The SAP Support Analyst will be responsible for supporting the end to end activities of deploying and steady state usage of SAP to interface within the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Cedar Rapids. This individual will be responsible for but not limited to for participating in user acceptance testing (UAT), leading end user training, participating in business simulation, being the point of contact for deployment, and assisting in post go live support. This individual will be the point of contact for any defects, issues, or questions coming from the end user community during and after Program Fusion. This individual will help to ensure information is entered into SAP via the MES in a timely and accurate manner. They will be involved daily with SAP to ensure that Operations, Accounting, Supply chain, M&R, and Procurement functions operate smoothly. As future deployments occur, this role will be integrated into those projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

60% - Steady State Role

  • Verify accuracy of plant production and monitor production inventory, chemical and in process inventory cycle counts, including error reports, variance reports, and technically complete process orders.

  • Work with Cedar Rapids SAP Continuous Improvement lead to implement initiatives within Savigent and SAP and training

  • Complete CRUD requests

  • Involvement in and expert in the Manufacturing Execution System

  • Has general knowledge in other functions, such as Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, FSQR, Maintenance, and Finance

  • Ability to be on-call for off-hour trouble shooting

  • Responsible for End User Training and Testing (may include basic computer skills training) including the development SOPs

20% - Support and provide process change in the business and plant

  • Champion the changes within the plant to help make processes successful including the way we do things within SAP across multiple departments.

  • Train and teach process changes to employees to ensure the success of the plant including the use of SAP and how it works within operations, supply chain, maintenance, FSQR.

20% - Project Process Role

  • Involved as a Super User for any systems connected with the Program Fusion implementation (MES, SAP, Fiord, TM, IBP, etc.) throughout the Program Fusion timeline

  • Develops advanced level transactional knowledge in targeted focus areas

  • Responsible for End User Training and Testing (may include basic computer skills training) including the development of SOPs

  • Develops an overall understanding of scope and a detailed process knowledge

  • Develops intermediate level transactional knowledge across multiple topic areas

  • Ability to be on-call for off-hour trouble shooting during Program Fusion and after implementation

  • Updating parameters into SAP as needed.

  • Able to work in BI (Business Intelligence)

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy).

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate degree and/or degree OR other applicable fields Or 2 years SAP experience.

  • Comfort in teaching others and facilitation; adapts training to meets different learning styles

  • Willingness to learn and enjoys learning new things; open to new or different ideas

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to engage employees in the business

  • Transparent and effective communicator; translates complex information into simple terms.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and ensure timely execution of responsibilities

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office software (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint) Reporting software, business intelligence software tool and Web based software

  • Willingness to continue SAP and MES education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of work experience in operations or related field

  • 3 years Cargill experience

  • Experience working in the SAP solution

  • Understanding SAP requirements & communicating with end users how to use the system effectively

  • Knowledge of Cargill product line value chains and work processes

  • Very strong ability and desire to learn and apply new concepts

  • Understands whole SAP and manufacturing processes and impact of decisions; sees how things are connected

Other Requirements:

  • Possible non-traditional work schedule during key points in the project (Go-Live/UAT/Dress


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CED00943