Business Consultant SAP SD/MM

Belgium, Hoboken
Information Systems
Information Technology

Posted on 09-08-2022

What you will be doing

As Business Consultant, you employ considerable managerial and technical skills as a solution expert and a point of contact for customer's IT needs. Your activity and focus will be implementing the SAP application as part of a project team. The job is performed from the Hoboken office in Belgium, but will require EU and international travel to ensure proximity to business teams.The jobholder will be part of the IT team, reporting to the Head of Business Applications, and will interact with the business teams of Umicore (globally), and within the IS department (at global and local level).

The SAP team member will be proficient in their domains SAP Sales & Distribution and SAP Materials Management from a functional and configuration point of view. Within their area of responsibilities, the team member will keep the Head of Business Applications informed about their activities.

The main responsibilities are:

  • SAP Implementation & Enhancement Projects in Umicore;
  • Analyse the as-is processes of the company;
  • Act as template keeper during projects: protect and enforce the template and contribute to template development based on gained experience from roll out projects;
  • Help key users migrate the old data to the new system;
  • Be responsible for the delivery of commercial master data for the project;
  • Ensure common rules and data are respected;
  • Propose and develop, where necessary, solutions to gaps;
  • Transfer to the key users the necessary knowledge to use the application in a correct manner;
  • Help the key users to test the system and to realise system acceptance;
  • Implement and monitor the authorisations in the system so that sensitive and critical data/processes are protected;
  • Keep the project manager(s) informed about project progress and issues;
  • Perform functional testing;
  • Provide expertise to the SAP Support team where needed.

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent by experience in IT technology.   
  • In-depth knowledge of the SAP Sales & Distribution and SAP Materials Management (functional and technical side) modules.
  • Experience with integration of other SAP modules is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience with business commercial procedures is plus.
  • 3-5 years of experience or above, with at least 2 proven project life cycles.
  • Microsoft office. 
  • Excellent command and fluency in English.  Other languages are a plus.
  • Analyse business processes and translate in technical terms the functional description.
  • Work in an international / multi-cultural environment, with different personnel profiles and managing different priorities simultaneously.
  • Manage changes in working methods, processes and tools.
  • Plan the sequence of actions in a project mode, while staying flexible in a changing priority environment.
  • Willingness to travel internationally: 20 to 30%
  • Strong communicator in person or remote (building trust and solid network). This requires excellent writing and reporting abilities, formulating concepts or suggestions in a clear and structured way.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Change management skills (including emotional intelligence and empathy) building argumentation and influencing in a structured way and staying strong in case of resistance.
  • Results and customer support driven, be accountable and respectful of deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary.


What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Over Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Information Systems

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

If our technologies can tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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