SAP and Anaplan Planning Technology Consultant (M/F)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

We are currently looking for an experienced SAP and Anaplan Planning Technology Consultant for our adidas Tech HUB in Porto. As a member of the central Tech team “Engineering SAP & Corporate - Planning” you will use your experience and knowledge to develop, support and improve capabilities of our global “Integrated Planning” Product Area solutions on SAP BI and Anaplan platforms.


In your role you will be responsible for:


  • Technical ownership of planning solutions
  • Support making of architecture- and platform-decisions and strategic choices based on your deep understanding of users’ needs and practical experience
  • Design and implementation of best-in-class solutions using SAP and Anaplan planning platforms
  • Applying Agile principles and methodologies to achieve fast progress in Product discovery with end users
  • Consulting Product Ownership team in shaping requirements to achieve maximum business value in most efficient and effective technology approach
  • Managing external developers
  • Investigate operational needs, problems and opportunities, to continuously improve automated and non-automated components of tools or processes
  • Helping Operations Support team with complex issues investigation and resolution in Live planning tools, Level 3 support
  • Your team and department processes, methodologies, and foster a culture of continuous improvement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 5-year experience in IT
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a technical consulting role in the field of planning
  • Hands-on experience of development in at least one of the following SAP areas: HANA, BW, BW-IP, BPC
  • Practical experience in SaaS planning platforms (e.g. SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP IBP, Anaplan) is a plus, esp. in case of integration with on-premises applications
  • Experience in delivering value in a remote team is a plus
  • Understanding of one or more relevant data integration technologies, e.g. CPI-DS, BW-capabilities, SLT, SDA, SDI, REST
  • Up to date with technology trends - especially in the SAP context
  • Own educated opinion on modern planning platforms
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding of and experience in agile methodologies
  • Understanding of Financial-Planning- or Corporate-Finance-processes is a plus
  • Experience in Big Data technologies and Advanced Analytics is a plus
  • Eager to learn
  • Passionate about technology, being able to inspire others

Education Required:

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • Certification in relevant technology (e.g. SAP or Anaplan) and methodology (e.g. Scrum) areas is a plus

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  SAP and Anaplan Planning Technology Consultant (M/F)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BW
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  350751
Date:  Jul 22, 2021