Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Supply Chain Business Lead - IBP SAP Implementation

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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Location: Hybrid Houston TX
Fluence is embarking on a digital transformation journey to enable the company's mission to create a sustainable, clean-energy future for future generations. Global ERP implementation will be at the core of the transformation and will be a strategic companywide initiative.
We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our digital transformation team. As a member of the digital transformation team, you will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the company to design and implement the SAP S4 HANA platform. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for individuals passionate about technology and sustainability. This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is at the forefront of the energy revolution. You will have the chance to work on cutting-edge technology, collaborate with talented people from all over the world, and make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, we encourage you to apply.
As a Supply Chain Business Lead for the Implementation of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP), you will play a pivotal role in optimizing our supply chain processes and enhancing overall operational efficiency. You will lead the implementation of SAP IBP solutions, working closely with cross-functional teams, and leveraging your deep expertise in supply chain management and SAP solutions to drive successful project execution. This role requires a strong blend of technical knowledge, project management skills, and strategic thinking to align our supply chain operations with the company's objectives.
· SAP IBP Implementation: Lead end-to-end implementation of SAP IBP modules, including demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, and sales and operations planning (S&OP).
· Requirements Analysis: Collaborate with key stakeholders, including business users, IT teams, and external consultants, to gather and analyze business requirements, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
· Solution Design: Translate business requirements into SAP IBP solutions, creating detailed design specifications, process maps, and system configuration plans.
· Project Management: Develop and execute project plans, timelines, and budgets, ensuring that project milestones are met, and risks are effectively managed.
· Change Management: Drive change management initiatives to ensure successful adoption of SAP IBP within the organization. Develop training materials and facilitate training sessions for end-users.
· Integration and Data Management: Work closely with IT teams to integrate SAP IBP with existing ERP systems and ensure data accuracy and consistency across platforms.
· Testing and Quality Assurance: Oversee the testing phase, including unit testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing, to ensure the system meets business requirements and functions correctly.
· Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization, automation, and efficiency improvements within the supply chain function.
· Stakeholder Communication: Maintain clear and open communication channels with all stakeholders, providing regular project updates and addressing concerns or issues as they arise.
· Post-Implementation Support: Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting for SAP IBP users, addressing any issues, and optimizing system performance.

What will the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field. Master's degree or relevant certifications (e.g., APICS, SAP certification) is a plus.
  • 7 – 10 years of progressive experience in supply chain management, demand planning, or integrated business planning.
  • Proven experience in supply chain management, with a focus on demand planning, supply planning, and S&OP processes.
  • Demonstrated expertise in SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) implementation, configuration, and support (SAP S/4HANA)
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage project timelines and budgets.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with a data-driven approach.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in change management and training for SAP implementations.
  • Familiarity with data integration and data management best practices.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment and prioritize tasks effectively.
Here are some of the benefits of joining our digital transformation team:
· Competitive salary and benefits package
· Collaborative and supportive work environment
· Opportunities for professional development and growth
· Chance to make a real difference in the world
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.