SAP IBP Integration Lead (m/f/d)

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Montabaur, DE, 56412 Featherstone, GB Pravia, ES Neully Sur Seine, FR Santo Tirso, PT

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, and protein markets, amongst others.  With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation, and improving sustainability.  kp's "Investing in Better" sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector.  Founded in 1965, kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,700 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.


Within our mission to establish a best in class S&OP process, we are currently implementing our future Supply Chain Planning Tool SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Hence we are looking for an experienced SAP IBP expert to join our motivated team and support us in developing best fit for the future.
Joining location: Germany, France, Portugal, Spain or UK

This is a remote position with flexibility to travel (around 20%) to project locations.


Your main Responsibilities:

  • Requirement gathering in process areas like SAP IBP S&OP, Demand Management, Response & Supply, Inventory Management.
  • Create the “to-be” technology footprint, develop solutions roadmap and phased implementation approach to achieve strategic business objectives within Supply Chain, Planning and Operations.
  • Champion or expert in at least one functional area like SAP IBP S&OP, Demand Planning, Response & Supply, Inventory and/or DDMRP as well as Production Planning Optimization.
  • Transform requirements into detailed solution architecture deliverables for strategic initiatives within the assigned functional area.
  • Work with internal and external Solution Architects (including data, infrastructure, application & security architects) to ensure that solution architecture aligns with system design guidelines and enterprise architecture standards.
  • Perform hands-on work related to system configuration etc. Document business requirements, business process flows, functional specs and solution designs.


Your profile:      

  • Bachelor and/or Master degree in computer science, business administration, engineering or a related discipline with an information technology focus.
  • In depth knowledge of Supply Chain planning with hands on exposure to SAP PP and SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
  • +3 Years’ experience in design, implementation and operation of SAP IBP solutions.
  • +5 Years’ experience in SAP SCM modules, ideally in SAP PP.
  • Strong knowledge of logistics processes.
  • Experience with PP Optimizer (e.g. SAP PP/DS, Greycon Opt-Studio, …) would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (e.g. ABAP, Java, …) would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in structured and process oriented application design.
  • Experience in documenting and analysing business requirements for SAP ERP and SAP IBP based implementations.


Soft Skills:


  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the right level of pragmatism.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate closely with business.
  • Experience with requirement definition in collaboration with business.
  • Entrepreneurial and Service mind-set, good sense of humour and strong personality.
  • Strong intercultural competence, high sense of responsibility and creativity.
  • High service orientation and proactivity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.

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At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organisation without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.