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The Walt Disney Company Sr. Application Support Analyst (SAP Logistics) in Orlando, Florida

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

The Application Support and Operations group is part of the End User & Tech Operation. We are responsible for excellence in operating business systems and processes in support of the enterprise. We lead with a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and automation.

Within EBS this role will provide Application Support services relating to a specific collection of value chains within the Source to Pay (STP). The role will work within the EBS Application Support Community that exists to drive consistency and excellence of the support services across EBS.

The ideal candidate with have deep functional expertise coupled with an application support experience. Specifically this role will work with users, partners and senior business stakeholders for a particular group of value chains within EBS. The group is Source to Pay.

Responsibilities:

Solution Support

  • Act as the application subject matter expert, working with clients and stakeholders to both address issues and recommend/implement enhancements

  • Investigate and resolve production related issues in a timely manner from end user

  • Identify and mitigate risks to the service delivery and proactively address and resolve issues before they impact service levels

  • Participate in the technical recovery of major system outages, interfacing with numerous stakeholders including external vendors or outsourced service delivery teams

  • Develop and maintain application documentation to help ensure that support can be efficiently performed and the impact of future requests can be assessed

  • Monitor service performance and recommend areas of focus for continuous improvement initiatives, including application performance management

Vendor Management

  • Oversee vendor/partners in the timely resolution of incidents/problems/requests, ensuring service level and quality targets are met.

  • Gather requirements for minor enhancements and oversee the resultant product from the vendors

  • Participate in testing as required by the test strategy

  • Drive the adoption of agile development methodologies, focusing on improving the velocity and quality of delivered work products through DevOps practices and automated testing

  • Partner with the application security team on the implementation of “security by design,” ensuring that all solutions meet security standards

  • Participate in periodic problem analysis meetings and post implementation reviews to document learnings and ensure the continuous improvement of the IT services

Leadership:

  • A self-starter, who can effectively navigate a complex organizational structure, achieving results through influence and collaboration.

  • Ability to establish executive level relationships across the various business and technology executives within TWDC.

  • Establish and manage effective working relationships in a matrix environment with other departments, groups and staff with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced. Comfortable influencing to achieve desired outcomes.

  • A person that can decide and act without having the total picture and is comfortable handling risk and uncertainty.

Execution:

  • Deep domain and technical expertise will be essential, as delivery will be accomplished in a matrixed environment of internal and external partners, and suppliers.

  • Equally comfortable with executives, manager-level stakeholders, architects and developers--this is a hands-on position with regards to people and detail.

  • A practitioner of the Service Management principles and can effectively proceed through review boards and other SM activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Business acumen, with deep expertise in the SAP Logistics as well as strong skills in the technology that supports the SAP Logistics.

  • Deep Service Management expertise, working within a support community/Center of Excellence

  • Experience managing outsourced vendors, including, but not limited to, agile software development, testing, SLA management, and incident/problem management

  • Participation in formal change management processes

  • Experience working within an agile framework

  • Very detail oriented

  • Proven strong negotiating and consensus building abilities.

  • Wide experience with a variety of Software Development Lifecycle methodologies across waterfall and agile

  • Exemplary communications skills

  • Current understanding of new/emerging technology within SAP Logistics and its application in business

Skills:

  • 5 years in a support role in a corporate environment of a similar size/complexity

  • 3+ years in application support and development within SAP Logistics

  • Demonstrable deep experience of SAP Logistics, including functional expertise and complex problem solving

  • Experience with working with our portfolio of applications for the SAP Logistics (detailed below).

  • SAP Logistics

  • SAP Sales order processing

  • SAP Ariba

  • SAP Sourcing Platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years working in a DevOps environment

  • Demonstrable experience with secure development practices

  • 3+ years working in agile software development

  • Other Sourcing Platform like Coupa is plus

  • ServiceNow expertise is desirable

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience

  • ITIL Foundations

Preferred Education

  • ITIL Practitioner/Intermediate

  • Certified ScrumMaster

Additional Information:

  • Note – Position can sit in any of the 3 locations Seattle, Burbank, or Orlando

Job ID: 803879BR

Location: Orlando,Florida

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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