Senior System Expert - SAP BW

05 Nov 2016
28 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
Within BP Lubricants there is a need to consolidate and improve underlying process performance as the business moves forward with implementing the WILG Strategy.
There are 5 key pillars underpinning the WILG Strategy. Two of these are defined as:
  • Cost discipline and efficiency
  • Simple, effective performance driven organisation.
This means radically changing the way work gets done. BP Lubricants have set up the NIKE Programme to provide a design authority for standard processes and data across Lubricants and deploy a single instance of SAP across the main Lubes markets in Europe. This will provide hardwired process standardisation and enhanced systems capability, enabling Lubricants to drive cost efficiency, enable regionalised process management and improve cross border planning & execution leading to improved overall customer service. The backbone of this IT solution will be based on SAP technology.
This has resulted in the need to focus on Management Information processes as a key enabler for driving the business strategy forward and the need for a SAP BW Analyst to ensure that the analytical content of the BW system is effectively managed and end users are well supported.

Key accountabilities
  • To ensure that the NIKE BW system delivers benefit to business users.
  • Triage all reporting changes to determine appropriate change/escalation process.
  • To ensure all requests for reporting changes follow the change request process and have the necessary approval.
  • Ensure all reports are aligned with process design authorities.
  • Provide BW technical expertise and support to the wide Business Intelligence team.
  • Provide assistance to the end-user community in developing BW reports.
  • Work with business users to understand reporting requirements.
  • Develop reports to meet user requirements when appropriate.
  • Define detailed functional report specifications for delivery by off-shore development teams when appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate build activities with off-shore implementation teams.
  • Provide quality assurance and control over all standard reports published to the BW environment.
  • Facilitate UAT testing / sign-off for changes to standard reports.
  • Ensure all reports comply with Data Privacy and Data Security rules.
  • Perform BW testing and integration activities as SAP is deployed into new countries.
  • Where possible work with other teams to ensure alignment / consistency between standard reports produced from BW and equivalent reports produced from other ERP platforms, notably Keris (JDE).
  • Contribute towards advancing analytical, self-service/ad hoc reporting capabilities across the Lubricants business using existing or future toolsets.
  • To be an advocate for the adherence to the Nike Template across all process areas in support of the wider process team.
  • Run ad hoc training courses in the BW reporting tools for new starters and colleagues who change roles.
  • Effectively manage the inventory of reports and reduce unnecessary proliferation.
  • Monitoring utilisation and usage of reports.
  • Manage user administration and security.
  • To support system and process improvement with identification and implementation of ideas, provide support to project management and implementation.
  • Operate effective back up structure for the role.
  • To document processes and maintain documentation, adhere with the tasks outlined in the EMS/QMS Systems of EBSC.

Essential Education
  • Relevant degree
  • Fluency in English

Essential experience and job requirements
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • 5+ years of SAP BW experience (Bex Analyser reports, Bex Query Designer, BW etc.)
  • Experience in developing reports using SAP Business Objects 4.1 tools against BW data sources
  • Experience of developing reports in two or more of the following process areas Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Source to Deliver or Record to Report
  • Deep business knowledge of Lubricants Management Information
  • SAP BW on HANA
  • SAP Design Studio
  • Knowledge of BW objects and how they are used such as Info Objects, Info Cubes, Multi Providers, DSO's, standard and custom Extractors, virtual cubes, etc

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Must possess excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate functional/business requirements to the design and development of BW reports to meet the business need
  • Strong organisation decision-making skills
  • Project Management
  • Change Management, particularly around enabling cultural change
  • Strong ability to challenge the status quo and drive improvements

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Finance Function fulfils three key activities: to report financial and operational results, both internally and externally, with independence and integrity; to support business performance management and planning processes by using consistent data collection and reporting processes; and to integrate financial and commercial processes to enable end to end optimization. Finance also supports the development of annual and long term plans, strategies and performance management processes as well as provides economic analysis and Group Investment Assurance and Approval Process (GIAAP) support for business opportunities, investments and other specific projects as needed.

Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "27-Jan-2017" ]