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IT Technical Lead – SAP FI/CO

Ref ID: REF795U
Department: Information Technology
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description


To provide leadership, coordination, support and subject matter expertise for the SAP – Financial Accounting and Controlling (FI/ CO) modules. This includes hands-on performing and coordinating the design, specification, configuration, customization, testing, documenting, and delivery. Responsible for support of software solutions relating to the master data, configuration, customization, reporting, and transactions associated with these processes. Provides senior technical guidance and assistance to other business systems team members, as well as business users.


Project Analysis, System Design and Project Management:

Definition of business problems and opportunities, gathering and documentation of requirements, analysis and organization of information to support formation of projects, analysis of technology and infrastructure alternatives and implications

Translation of a conceptual alternative into a descriptive model, specification, data flow diagram or other relevant method that defines the system components which must be delivered, and the method for delivering them. Includes functional design, technical design and design validation.

This position will be responsible for project management of small to mid size projects and oversight of the project activities of other application support specialists and associate functional analysts.

Direct the planning, execution and support of the assigned projects, including project initiation, control of projects during execution and project completion/closure. Ensure project plans are in accordance with overall business objectives. Prepare and maintain detailed and summary level project plans. Prepare periodic management status reports and lead status reporting meetings. Collect and monitor data portraying the status of deliverables related to key milestones. Identify and acquire the staff with the skills required for successful execution of projects. Enforce the disciplined use of Foster Farms methodology in the planning and management of all assigned projects. Track and manage project budget

SAP Support:

Will provide primary end user support for the SAP- Financial Accounting and Controlling (FI/CO) modules. This includes troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of end user problems as well as performing routine system maintenance checks and corrective actions such as maintaining, adjusting, and manipulating interfaces to SAP where applicable.

Will contribute to ongoing system improvement efforts. This includes collecting requirements from business users, researching available solutions, developing and documenting conceptual design alternatives, communicating effectively conceptual designs, writing technical specifications and coordinating development work with ABAP development staff, building and configuring prototypes and prototype documentation, communicating to and educating business users, conducting unit testing, conducting and coordinating integration and user acceptance testing, working with security team to ensure appropriate system authorization, migrating to production, preparing comprehensive and thorough design and training documentation, training subject matter experts, providing post-implementation support efforts interacting regularly with end users, engaging in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of production issues, and providing continuous improvements to all aspects of design and processes.

Technical Team Leadership:

Will provide technical assistance, guidance, and QA monitoring to other application support specialists and associate functional analysts. Provides technical leadership and guidance to team management.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Accounting and financial experience or course completion is a plus.

Finance and Accounting knowledge – Understands the business functions of Finance and Accounting including:

  • General Ledger
  • Fixed Asset
  • Product Costing, including BOMs/Routings
  • Financial Analysis
  • Bank Accounting/Treasury
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Capital Projects
  • Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Profitability Reporting

Must be capable of working to a structured work plan with aggressive milestones and have strong problem-solving skills, sound judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making ability.

Must be highly goal and results oriented.

Must be highly self-motivated and driven – must be capable and willing to learn complex systems with minimal supervision.

Extensive experience with all software development lifecycle phases and activities.

Extensive experience learning and documenting complex business processes.

Demonstrated project management experience for mid-sized projects.

Must be effective teacher/mentor to educate other team members in SAP capabilities and best practices.

Must possess excellent critical thinking skills and be capable of envisioning creative solutions to complex and challenging business process/system issues.

Must be able to communicate effectively with varying levels of management, users, and team members, both written and verbal.

Excellent technical skills (e.g. SAP, MS Office suite, MS Project, etc.)

At least 10 years total information technology experience, 7 years of which are related to the SAP system, and at least 4 years of which are related to FI/CO modules

Must possess specific and in-depth skills, knowledge, and experience with multiple facets of SAP ECC:

  • FI module components including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Banks (including integration), and Treasury.
  • CO module components including Cost Centers, Internal Orders, Product Costing (including BOMs and Routings), Profitability Analysis (COPA), Manufacturing Variances and Settlements, and Profit Centers
  • Master Data components including Material Master, Vendor Master, Customer Master, Bank Master, BOMs and Routings/Recipes.

Extensive experience with FI/CO integration with other process modules, including Sales and Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM), Production Planning (PP) in both a Repetitive and Process Manufacturing Environment, Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), Project Systems (PS), Quality Management (QM)


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.