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SAP Functional Lead - SCM

2780 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA Req #241
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Calumet Specialty Products partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Our product lines include both naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, synthetic lubricants, asphalt, fuels, white mineral oils, waxes, petroleum and hydrocarbon gels. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has one of the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capabilities in the world.

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The SAP Functional Lead is responsible for managing a functional group of SAP ERP & IT development professionals supporting one or more functional work-streams (F&A, OTC, PTP, SCM, Technical), internally developed applications, packaged software solutions, interfaces, reporting and tools.  Manages resources and activities for multiple work items, incidents, tickets, and projects simultaneously. They balance priorities, costs and timelines, being responsible for monitoring and managing the service requests that address production issues, fixes and enhancements.  Interacts with the business users at all levels across Calumet to address business requirements and system implementation solutions.  This individual produces business cases, evaluates and recommends software and technology solutions.  Plans for and manages internal and external personnel, providing performance reviews and goals.  Manages team to address tools, process and development standards. This individual will assist the Head of SAP Application Services in development and delivery of SAP Solutions, creating and delivering through operational plans. This individual will have hands on SAP design and configuration experience in their functional area.


  • Provides leadership for a team of employees and contractors while working under general direction of senior management to plan, organize and direct work related to their Functional area and related applications

  • Analyzes complex business needs presented by the Calumet user community and participates in and/or recommends solutions
  • Monitors the success of Calumet SAP projects; follows up to ensure objectives are met, manages organization and control of data and artifacts associated with the projects, making timely and sound decisions
  • Assists the Head of SAP Applications in addressing business cases and approval as required
  • Responsible for the definition of their Functional team, skills required, positions needed and hiring process
  • Responsible for performance evaluation, feedback, goal setting, employee development, salary review, hiring and related decisions
  • Responsible for the design, build, test, integration and support of SAP ECC systems along with integration of other internal systems to solve and support current and future business initiatives for their functional area
  • Understands Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, keeps current with industry trends, informs IT and business customers, stays current with corporate needs and anticipates where SAP or other technologies can provide solutions
  • Promotes and enables continued professional development of the SAP team through seminars, training, coaching and mentoring
  • Keeps apprised of SAP’s roadmap, industry best practices and changes in technologies key to supporting the business needs
  • Manages both projects and break-fix ticket items in their functional area, driving them to close by closely monitoring work-capacities of team members, removing road-blocks hampering close and coordinating with the BPO’s and business stakeholders
  • Collaborates with the BPO’s and business stakeholders to prioritize work items and projects
  • Leading a team of 4+ SCM experts, should be 50% hands on.  Will approve SCM design, Manage business relationships, have HR responsibilities over their team


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Software Engineering, BCIS or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 4+ years of experience in managing or leading SAP teams in planning, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of SAP solutions, other business applications, infrastructure or other technology areas
  • 10+ years of practical knowledge and prior experience with SAP, ERP Systems and other industry available software packages



  • Strong understanding of project management practices and software development using ASAP or Agile methodologies and can demonstrate proficiency in the applied use of process and tools.  Full system life cycle experience

  • Strong customer focus, dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of Calumet internal customers, acts with customer in mind, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with customers
  • Strong learning, reasoning, negotiating and problem solving ability
  • Strong decision-making skills – can make quality decisions in a timely manner
  • Strong communications skills both verbal and written; effective in a variety of informal and formal settings.  Must be able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences including software development teams, technical support, end-users, management, vendors and more
  • Ability to lead teams working on multiple initiatives
  • Ability to lead and manage under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty.  Proven organizational skills in working across organizational boundaries and reporting lines.  Ability to work in a matrix environment as required
  • Strong conflict managements skills, finding common ground and getting cooperation
  • Strong leader that spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important and can establish clear directions, objectives and measurements.  Outlines work in a well-planned and organized manner, communicates clearly, provides timely information people need to know to do their jobs and be successful members of a team.  Effectively and efficiently utilizes resources, blends people into teams, creates strong morale and fosters open dialogue
  • Strong planning skills.  Can accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks/projects, set objectives and goals, break work down into process steps, develop schedules and task/people assignments, anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks, measure performance against goals and evaluate results
  • Strong process management skills; skilled at determining processes necessary to get things done, knows how to organize people and activities, knows how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow, knows what to measure and how to measure it, can simplify complex processes
  • Ability to effectively cope with change and shift direction comfortably with the ability to lead others through change
  • Strong business acumen. Knows how business works and knowledgeable in current and possible future practices, trends and developments affective his/her business and organization
  • Maintains functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Strong desire for action and initiative taking, accepting personal responsibility to deliver on commitments, having the courage to raise issues and proactively work to resolve issues and remove barriers in a timely manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to assess relevant facts

    • Outstanding organization and time management skills
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
    • A passion about your work with a strong desire to learn, grow and make a difference
    • Proficiency with software applications used to gather and maintain requirements, (e.g. MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel)


    • Travel, including overnight stays, is required based on business need
    Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
    We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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