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Southfield, MI, US, 48033

SAP SD Business Process Owner (BPO)


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




The Business Process Owner (BPO) leads and/or participates in the activities of supporting and implementing SAP and related application solutions and functionality which effectively support all LEAR Divisions in North America.    


The SAP SD Business Process Owner (BPO) is responsible for all technical and configuration aspects of the Sales & Distribution (SD) processes.  The role entails knowledge and experience in the full SAP project life cycle methodology, including blueprinting and GAP analysis, configuration, documentation, interface integration, testing, training, deployment, and stabilization and hyper-care support. This role is a senior cross-functional business analyst position that supports a full range of end to end business processes.



The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Support the SAP template solution being developed and implemented in North America.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of new and modified solutions to support the SD functional end to end processes.

  • Provide Level 2 and 3 support for SD related business processes and applicable IT solutions

  • Collaborate with the BPO group to document the relevant business processes.

  • Protect and ensure the integrity of the LEAR business processes within the SAP template solution.

  • Manage own work within the project team and ensure consistency and communication

  • Oversee and support the functional SD deployment team.

  • Participate in the analysis and design of the SAP rollout solutions as it relates to SD functional areas.

  • Coordinate activities with other SAP team members

  • Assist business analyst (BA) with general / basic customization changes.


Your Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience with SAP SD in a project environment (3-5 full project cycles).

  • Experience with Customer Scheduling Agreements, Shipments, Billing and EDI/IDoc Processing

  • Experience in setting up and troubleshooting basic SD customization

  • Base knowledge of JIT Scheduling Agreements and EDI processes.

  • Experience with a decentralized warehouse environment.

  • Automotive industry experience.

  • Ability to develop functional specifications across functions.

  • Knowledge of the integration points with other Key modules MM / WM / PP / QM / FI

  • Knowledge of SAP workbench, LSMW and IDOC-processing.

  • Bachelors or other degree in Business Administration or Computer Science (or equivalent education) and/or a minimum of 3 years working in a Materials Operations role

Non-Tech Skills:

  • Professional demeanor and appearance.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to adapt communication according to the audience (business and technical)

  • Ability to interact strongly with the business process organization to identify required changes in technical configuration to adapt to business process improvements.

  • Manage and function well under tight timeframes - manage multiple priorities concurrently

  • Autonomous, ability to progress and deliver results by yourself

  • Ability to relate future direction of the organization while designing solutions and managing change

  • Good written and verbal English communication skills

  • Fluent English language skills


Bonus if you have:

  • Experience with Warehouse Management (JIT processes)

  • Knowledge in integration with other systems



  • Travel will be expected when required to produce a successful SAP launch.   

  • (Estimated 40 Percent).

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit