SAP APO Demand Planning Techno-Functional Consultant

Position Type


Travel Required



Chicago, IL





Education Level


Spinnaker SCS

Job Summary:


The position requires functional and technical knowledge in the highly complex area of SAP APO (Advanced Planner & Optimizer). Experience supporting Demand and Supply planning as well as integration with other systems. The individual would be responsible for executing technical development based on functional designs within a project framework.  As a member of our project team you will provide expertise and insight into the SAP APO capabilities and develop code for our client in Demand Planning and the core interface.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Analyze and understand the business's needs and priorities.

  • Accountable for executing development and implementation of the Applications in scope. Interact with client Technical resources to ensure that questions and discrepancies about specifications are resolved during the solution development process plus on-going maintenance and support.

  • Serve as an internal consultant in the areas of forecasting and statistical forecasting models; predictive analytics


Technical and Functional Focus Areas:


  • Demand Planning

  • Process Chains

  • Loading forecast data

  • Statistical Forecasting

  • Planning Books

  • Macros

  • File Transfer

  • Data Mapping

  • Deployment and TLB




  • Individual who has experience with SAP APO DP (Demand Planning)

  • Under Demand planning, the individual would need to have worked with Process Chains and loading forecast data


Skills :

  • Bachelor's degree in IT / Computer Science, Engineering or business/related field or equivalent work experience

  • 4 - 6 years of experience in business analysis, configuration and application development across the above areas of responsibility.


Core Competencies:


  • Customer service orientation; teamwork and collaboration; adaptability; initiative; analytical thinking.

  • Good knowledge of/experience with Planning processes from Demand Planning, Supply Planning, S&OP, MRP, DRP, and Supply Chain Master Data.

  • Functional SAP ECC planning experience preferred.

  • Ability to embrace changes and to deliver IT solutions in a fast-changing Business/IT environment.

  • Prior global and/or regional, cross-functional capacity work experience.

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task effectively and independently within a fast-paced environment.

  • Functional and/or technical knowledge of planning systems preferably OMP and/or SAP APO Configuration and/or coding experience in planning systems

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