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SAP Sr. Functional Developer


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  85041
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  IT Product Team-Lead to Cash-Idea to Mkt
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function


The SAP Sr (Functional Developer) is a key position in the discovery and delivery of business solutions from information technology. Through continuous consultation with the functional areas, has a deep understanding of business operations and is capable of articulating solutions in business terms and not technical jargon. They are capable of envisioning potential value for new IT solutions.  While they have a deep understanding of specific business areas, that expertise is set into a broader context of understanding the business processes and technical capabilities that may cross functional boundaries.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Supports the Forecast to Plan performing functional activities in Demand Planning and Sales & Operations Planning  processes including statistical forecast modeling, supply planning and other such processes
  • Works closely with business colleagues, to quickly understand new requirements or problems, and then suggest a possible solution
  • Lead solution design activities with client groups in a specific business area to create and to document the business requirements
  • Perform development and configuration activities as needed along with working with the technical team for SAP ABAP, Azure integration, SAP CPIDS or web app type solutions
  • Create Solution Documentation for solutions to ensure approved requirements are met
  • Maintains relationship with business colleagues with excellent communication 
  • Oversees enhancements and participate in projects activities including development solution documents, functional designs, and work with technical developers to ensure business requirements are clear and development activities are on schedule
  • Develops and oversees the development of unit test cases and performs testing to ensure requirements are met for system modifications or data extracts.
  • Consults with the business colleagues on appropriate change management activities to achieve organizational readiness for the implementation of changes.
  • Demonstrates leadership by coordinating and/or supporting the requirements, specifications, and user acceptance testing efforts
  • Participates in development of short and long-term plans and roadmaps
  • Manages incident and problem management for assigned area
  • Coordinate/act as a broker of services and suppliers, including Enterprise Architecture, Solution Delivery, Service Management, etc.

Min. Qualifications



  • Must be proficient in SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning) Configuration/Functional Development.  
  • Experience in SAP APO, SAP ECC, and SAP MM. 
  • Experience supporting or implementation of Sales and Operation Planning processes and the integration with Supply Chain processes.
  • 8+ years of work experience in roles that had a high level of client or end-user engagement with experience in both support and formal or informal leadership.
  • Experience working with technical developers designing integration using SAP CPIDS or similar integration as well as Azure integration methods. 
  • Must have functional development experience with the following SAP modules/components: Global Available to Promise or ATP in general, Advance Planning and Optimization:  Demand Planning, Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling
  • SAP Sales & Distribution or Material Management experience optional  
  • Experience in the Petrochemical Industry with strong business acumen. 
  • Resource planning experience for complex projects 
  • Value Oriented, understands technology is a tool with overriding goal of business success.
  • Partners closely with business partners to analyze new projects and readiness for governance decisions and provides transparency of portfolio investments.
  • Communicate and defend IT policies and standards and understand how IT services benefit the business.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 8+ years of solutions and multiple domain experience 
  • 5+ years’ functional experience in SAP Integrated Business Planning Demand Planning and Sales & Operations Planning modules

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Languages: English, additional language preferred.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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