• IT Supply Chain Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2018 5:29 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of

    high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


    This position supports the business users of our Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Quality and Purchasing operations.  Oracle eBusiness Suite (EBS) application software is the primary software used by these operations.  This analyst will specialize in Supply Chain processes and work closely with key Oracle users from all business units, and with developers and database administrators on technical issues.  The analyst’s highest level goals are to help the business use our applications effectively and efficiently.  We are currently looking for an analyst with experience focused in the following Business Processes and Oracle Modules: Quality, Inventory Management, Purchasing/Receiving, Work in Process, Bill of Material, Costing and basic knowledge in PL/SQL.
    Primary Job Responsibilities:

    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement, and implement solutions.
    • Respond to questions/issues raised by business users regarding software and business functions
    • Lead ongoing reviews of business processes and develop optimization strategies utilizing Oracle or other system functionality
    • Write/maintain end user documentation
    • Maintain module configurations to tailor software functions to best meet the needs of the business
    • Develop test plans, perform and document system testing of standard software and custom enhancements
    • Produce “ad-hoc” reports over Oracle or other business systems’ data
    • Attend Oracle conferences and/or user group meetings, as deemed appropriate by manager
    • Serve as liaison between business users and technical resources (developers / database administrators)
    • Follow all current department policies, especially regarding the use of workload management tools (e.g. work order and project documentation, time-tracking)
    • Perform requirements analysis
    • Ensure solutions meet business needs and requirements
    • Train users on software functionality
    • Initiate Oracle SR’s (service requests), and monitor to satisfactory resolution
    • Continually research and understand new Oracle or other system functionality
    • Provide day-to-day Production Support
    • Perform all duties in a manner consistent with ADS’s core values

    Job Skills:

    This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Thorough understanding of MRP and ASCP business processes as well as  inventory planning, warehouse management, and corporate purchasing business processes
    • Ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Understanding of Oracle’s Support web site for researching all types of Oracle documentation
      PL/SQL knowledge
    • Competence in querying supply chain data
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, requirements gathering and solution designing
    • Strong experience with Oracle customizations and the solution lifecycle for complex implementations
    • Track record of following through on commitments
    • General understanding of ADS’s business model, current strategic and tactical plans, and operations
    • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
    • Experience in testing custom applications and Oracle patches/updates 

    Preferred Experience:

    • Three years supporting Oracle EBS version 12.2 
    • At least 1 Oracle EBS upgrade experience
    • Experience analyzing business improvement
    • Primary Oracle Module Experience: Inventory, Purchasing/Receiving, Work in Process, Quality, Bill of Material, Costing
    • Five years of experience in business process analysis for Supply Chain functions
    • Experience on full cycle Oracle implementations
    • Experience supporting an S&OP process
    • Secondary Oracle Module Experience: Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Payables, Order Management, Shipping, HR

    Educational Requirements:

    Bachelor’s or associate degree with preferred major in Business or Information Technology
    Physical Requirements:



    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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