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SAP Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 8, 2022.

Our purpose

Join a team that’s passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.


We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.


            -Employing 36,500 individuals

            -Across 109 manufacturing sites

            -In over 31 countries


Our portfolio of products and solutions include:


  • Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.
  • Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives and lubricants, and more.
  • Coatings: Whether it’s a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.
  • Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.


Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).


We make diversity and inclusion a priority—because sharing our perspectives and building on each other’s ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?


Dow has an exciting opportunity for a SAP BW Solution Specialist on the Diamond Systems Analytics Enterprise Data Platform team. This is a Hybrid position within our Diamond Systems Analytics Organization. The position can be fully remote or located at one of our IT Hubs in Midland, MI or Houston, TX with a Hybrid work schedule. If Hybrid, the role will align to Dow’s Design Your Day approach and allows employees to work remotely but will also require onsite work based on project work and role needs.


About you

As the BW Solution Specialist, you will be responsible for delivering large-scale, complex data warehouse (HANA) and data integration processes and technologies to help Dow’s businesses and functions achieve their objectives and accelerate Dow’s digital transformation.


Using your SAP BW and SAP HANA conceptual and practical knowledge, you will own a small portfolio of solutions and systems (applications) and manage the lifecycle – analysis, design, implementation/adoption, optimization, and end-of-life retirement of digital solutions, delivering advanced functional and business capabilities.


You will work hand-in-hand with a multi-disciplinary IT expert team (analysts/designers/developers/support) to:

  • Deliver innovative digital solutions.
  • Gather and analyze data to perform a functional and technical requirements analysis – with emphasis on experience, simplification, automation, efficiency, and reliability.
  • Oversee the development, optimization, implementation, and adoption of solutions leveraging best-in-class mobile, web, desktop, cloud technologies.
  • Identify opportunities for innovating with digital capabilities aiming to accelerate Dow’s digital transformation.


Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • Requirements Analysis – Understands key business drivers in order to explore, analyze, and map business and function requirements.
  • Experience Mapping – Maps user journeys, user experience, user stories (user features) to facilitate employee experience (EX) / customer experience (CX) transformation.
  • IT Solution/Application/System – drives the full solution lifecycle, including functional / technical design – solution architecture, buy vs make decisions – integration of third-party off-the-shelf software, develops / integrates / tests / builds solutions – with ability to operate in both waterfall and agile environment, ensures compliance to corporate standards, architecture guidelines, and information security policies.
  • Supports implementation and user adoption.
  • Support – With guidance selects and defines supplier and team support models.
  • Performance – Defines controls, measures and KPIs for solution performance and reliability.
  • End-to-End Integration – Coordinates with other Business Process Managers and Solutions Managers for end-to-end process optimization and integration.
  • Roadmaps – Defines a solution(s) portfolio improvement and innovation roadmap with proper sequencing and prioritization of projects; Help assess resource, technology, investment needed in delivering against the roadmap.
  • Assist Sr. Solution Manager with workload analysis for team to ensure proper resource alignment for capacity planning.


Required qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class ranking
  • A minimum of 4 years delivering solutions with SAP BW – BW 7.5 on HANA V2.0
  • A minimum of 4 years experience with SQL
  • A minimum of 2 years delivering solutions with native HANA V2.0 (including SLT, SDA)
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency () process.


Your preferred qualifications include:

  • A degree discipline in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or other Engineering Disciplines
  • IT/IS background/experience is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 4 years functional process and data experience with one or more of these work processes is highly desired
    • SAP FI and CO
    • SAP PP (PM, PP, PS, QM)
    • SAP Environmental Health & Safety (Quality, Recipe, Specification)
    • SAP Order to Cash (SD, MF)
    • SAP Source to Pay (MM, AP)
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with integration & ingestion of purchased data is a plus
  • Experience with SAP ECC  6.0 on DB2
  • Integration experience SAP BODS
  • Knowledge of Azure data services, Python, BI tools (i.e. Power BI), and Change Management is a plus
  • Familiarity with Agile Methodology and Design thinking


Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Quick learner
  • Self-starter / self-motivated
  • Personal agility
  • Customer centricity
  • Good communication


Additional notes:

  • We have two positions available
  • Relocation assistance is not available with this position.
  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency () process.


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