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SAP Project Systems Functional Analyst

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Date: Dec 23, 2021

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 50793 

Job Category: Information Technology 

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

We're at the forefront of our clients' digital transformation journey, successfully implementing emerging digital services into our clients' projects and operations that unlock a step change in their performance. Join the team to improve project outcomes, leverage the digital twin, deliver systems integration and interoperability, and support decision-making, autonomous execution, and integrated operations and performance centers.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking an SAP PS (Project Systems) / CPM (Commercial Project Management) Analyst for our Hatch Digital IT group.


Digital solutions have become a key component of the strategic direction and vision of today’s modern organizations. Join our diverse team and award-winning culture and be part of our clients’ digital transformation journey by working to define the best methods and making sure they are supported by the right technology and an enabled workforce. This journey will lead to improve project outcomes, being able to leverage the digital twin, systems integration and interoperability, support for decision-making, autonomous execution, and integrated operations and performance centers. 


The iPas TF Team in Hatch Digital configures, programs, and maintains the SAP enterprise applications used by Hatch’s Shared Services, Management, and client-facing Project Teams. These components include SAP ECC (modules include FI, CO, SD, PS, and CPM), Concur, SuccessFactors, C4C, Fiori LaunchPad, Business Warehouse, and Business Objects. A migration to S/4 is currently in the planning stage.


The SAP PS Analyst will proactively work with business owners, business representatives, users, other SAP Functional Analysts and the SAP developers to understand and translate business requirements into tangible solutions. You will be responsible for solution design, configuration, implementation, testing, issue resolution and user support of the SAP PS and CPM modules.

You will also be responsible for leading the ECC to S/4 migration of these modules.


Hatch is a global company and responsibilities include supporting and providing solutions primarily but not limited to Canada, Australia, South Africa and South America.


The work required in this position will be largely centered around teams based in our GTA office in Mississauga, Canada, and in our Johannesburg office in South Africa. Global support for all regions world-wide will be required.


You are a team player, yet an independent thinker, comfortable with sharing and accepting ideas in an open manner. You are a hard worker, able to take on demanding and time-constrained tasks.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Design and implement SAP PS and CPM systems solutions and business processes. Conduct business requirements analysis, blueprinting, functional and technical design, application configuration, testing, production deployment, support and training.
  • Actively engage with all interested stakeholders and representative user groups in determining business requirements and solution strategy. Communicate recommendations, liaise with, and deliver specifications to the technical team members, review progress, demonstrate interim work results, conduct user testing, and release to production.
  • Keep up to date on SAP products and solutions related to PS and CPM. Provide advice to management and stakeholders and recommend a course of action for future SAP solutions and opportunities.
  • Respond to business and project priorities and negotiate scope, budget and timing for fixes and enhancements with the business and the development teams.
  • Assist with investigations into, preparation for and the migration to S/4HANA.
  • Complete functional testing including unit, integration and regression testing.
  • Prepare documentation according to standards and need. Adhere to and contribute to Hatch standards applicable to the SAP environment.
  • Support organizational change.


       You bring to the role:

  • Knowledge and working experience of various functionalities of SAP Project Systems (PS) including:
  • Project Structures (Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Networks, Activities)
  • Project Planning and Execution Processes (Revenue, Cost, Budgeting, Claims, Timesheet and Journal Entry)
  • Reporting of Projects
  • PS integration with SD (Sales Orders, Contracts, Invoicing, Resource-Related Billing)
  • PS integration with FI/CO (Results Analysis, Settlement, Period-end closing)
  • PS integration with MM (Materials, Purchasing, Bills of Material)
  • An understanding of business processes in the context of project management and project controls
  • Experience in working with ABAP and BW developers on technical solutions
  • Comfortability with analyzing large volumes of data in Excel, SAP, BW
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent inter-personal skills
  • A results-oriented, self-starter mind-set with the capability of working independently and within a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization, multi-tasking and prioritization skills, ability to determine priorities and make decisions under pressure
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours as part of a global team and to travel if required



Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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