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IT Business Analyst - SAP Payroll

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, US, 38197

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.



International Paper has an evolving global HR platform that supports the needs of multiple countries and across multiple languages in order to meet the demands of the business.   The SAP Payroll IT Business Analyst II will work in a team environment to recommend and deliver technology enabling global business processes in the SAP Payroll, Benefits, and Time modules.    The ideal candidate will have an understanding of SAP HR specific modules supporting the SAP Payroll process.  Knowledge of the integration of SAP HCM with other applications including SAP FI, SuccessFactors, Kronos, Workbrain will be helpful.  This role will be responsible for the technical design and maintenance of our SAP Payroll function as well as being the leader for driving to consistency in processes and methodologies in all application areas.



  • Work cohesively with IT and HR resources
  • Understand, design, build, implement and sustain best practice solutions for the functional area
  • Track progress, communicate milestones and escalate issues to management  
  • Execute proof of concept testing in a cross team environment to validate design assumptions
  • Configure SAP HCM and other HR related applications to enable defined business processes and complete configuration documentation
  • Define and document functional specifications for custom developed applications based on business requirements
  • Perform testing to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the solution
  • Ensure business needs are being met and that assignments are delivered on time by participating in project/planning meetings and communicating regularly with team management and team
  • Identify, assess impact, and provide recommendation for resolution of issues related to HR business processes, procedural and system changes; escalate problems of high complexity and severity
  • Work with HR resources to support, identify, gather information, and develop change requests for existing sustain issues or new requirements
  • Analyze and understand business data to support decision making and effectively present information
  • Evaluate alternative procedural and systematic solutions that meet needs while maintaining business standards.
  • Technical skills to include understanding and debugging ABAP code
  • Ability to analyze application integrations and facilitate discussions with IT Shared Service partners to resolve issues and/or improve application performance
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • This IT role will require technical and operational knowledge as well as a solid understanding of the associated business processes.
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT experience
  • 3 – 4 years of multi-project experience
  • 4 - 6 years of SAP experience preferred
  • Demonstrates ability to consult on technical direction for global Payroll initiatives
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact comfortably and effectively with various IT and business groups and their management         
  • Can effectively design technical processes and procedures
  • Understands organizational dynamics and makes recommendations
  • Ability to bring innovation and change to a significant IT functional area
  • Quickly understands technical concepts
  • Understands that difficult situations/projects/problems/etc, may call for different styles and approaches
  • SAP HR configuration experience in the following areas is preferred: 
    • SAP Payroll, Benefits, Time, Organizational Management, Personnel Administration, and Compensation.
    • Familiar with IDOC and ALE processes
    • Knowledgeable of the SAP integration between the SAP HCM modules and external systems like SAP ECC/BW, SAP Portals, SAP SuccessFactors, Kronos and Workbrain



  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Drive for Results
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Peer Relationships
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Technical Learning


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

Memphis TN 38197 

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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