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SAP - Production Planning Manager

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1443759
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity


EY Consulting Services is a fast-moving, high-growth area with huge potential. We are currently seeking an SAP Production Planning - Manager to join our team to grow the SAP Plan to Manufacture capability within the EY Canada SAP Practice, whilst taking on a lead role in current engagements with local and international clients. This team offers variety, challenge, responsibility, and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential. Being a member of our Consulting team means you will specialize in a particular competency - Risk, Performance Improvement, or IT Risk & Assurance. Our Performance Improvement team is focused on helping clients improve operational efficiency and security, while also reducing costs and managing risk.


We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation, and process efficiency solutions in specialty areas like finance, supply chain, IT Consulting, customer, people and organization change, strategic direction, and program management. To address the shifting landscape of our clients' needs, EY has established a national Center of Excellence focusing onthe broad topics of Enterprise Intelligence, Risk Transformation, IT Risk, and Enabling Technologies. Enabling Technologies primarily focuses on the design and optimization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages like SAP, Oracle, and others. Our team typically works with Fortune 1000 clients across a variety of industries including, Manufacturing, Pharma, Energy/Utilities, Transportation, Telecommunications, Entertainment/Media, Oil/Gas and Consumer Goods/Retail.


Your key responsibilities


PP Team Lead: Participate in large scale SAP client engagements, providing deep expertise in SAP PP and its integration to the other SAP components, and peripheral systems, such as Manufacturing Execution Systems interfaces. Consistently deliver quality client services, driving high-quality work products within the expected timeframe and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Manage expectations of client service delivery. Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business. The candidate should be a self-starter with excellent verbal, written communication skills and should be comfortable interfacing with a client on a daily basis. This role requires daily interaction with the client at many levels.


As a Manager - SAP Production Planning, you will also help us identify opportunities with both new and existing clients, where EY can bring value to bear through the adoption of these solutions. These are shared with all EY market-facing organizations to provide consistency and common platforms with which to go to market. A willingness to travel to meet client needs is required.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Having functional proficiency in SAP Production Planning
  • Effectively manage diverse skills and backgrounds and foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise domain knowledge with technology skills.
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of a forward thinker and self-starter that thrives on new challenges and adapts quickly to learning new knowledge.
  • Have the ability to lead a team of consulting and client professionals on multiple projects.
  • Be a leader in our EY SAP practice mentoring our team members through career coaching.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Functional proficiency with at least 5+ full lifecycle SAP implementations and 8+ years of industry and/or consulting experience in SAP.
  • At least 6+ years of SAP experience implementing SAP Production Planning (PP), understand client requirements, provide solutions, functional specifications and configure the system accordingly.
  • Responsible for planning and executing SAP Implementation / Development / Optimization regarding SAP – Production Planning and comfortable with leading functional teams within his/her area of expertise.
  • Detailed knowledge of the SAP Production Planning master data (BOM, work center, routing/recipe etc.), production order management, goods movement against production orders, etc.
  • Experience with Manufacturing industry clients, preferably in the Forestry business.
  • Ability to configure SAP PP and deliver work products/packages conforming to the client's standards & requirements.
  • Experience in integration of PP with other areas such as product costing, purchasing, inventory and batch management etc.
  • Knowledge of integration with EWM is a plus.
  • Experience in S4 PPDS module and IBP would be great.
  • Experienced in creating proposals and RFP responses for clients.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Prior consulting experience and a demonstrated history of driving revenue within existing clients and in developing new prospects at the "C" level of Fortune 500 companies.

What we look for


We’re interested in passionate leaders with a strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the Technology Consulting space. If you have a strong passion for helping businesses achieve their IT strategy, this role is for you. 


What we Offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial, and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the LGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.

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