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SAP Technical Lead - FICO

Date:  Jul 3, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  38242
Job Function:  Information Technology

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 


The SAP Tech Lead - FICO position works on strategic enterprise projects, developing overall design and execution of various areas for the financial services and business communities.  They define financial processes spanning SAP ERP and legacy systems and leads and/or influences project delivery teams to execute that design in the projects that make up the IT strategic project roadmap.  This individual completes SAP configuration to meet the design criteria for strategic projects. This position will also have responsibility to research, consult and work with consultants/external software applications on SAP capabilities and solutions.


The role is based in Salisbury, MD at Corporate Headquarters - Relocation packages are available.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understands business goals and requirements associated with IT strategic roadmap.
  • Researches and proposes SAP system solutions to realize business goals for strategic projects in subject area.
  • Determines system solutions to achieve goals of the IT strategic roadmap in subject area.
  • Formulates and delivers an enterprise level functional design for all SAP and legacy systems in respective area.
  • Participates in pre-planning, blueprinting, realization, final preparation and go-live/support phases of IT strategic roadmap projects assigned. 
  • Completes SAP configuration to meet the design criteria for strategic projects in respective area.
  • Provides level 2 & 3 system maintenance support for subject area.
  • Delivers root cause analysis and formulates design to correct system concerns.

Minimum Education and Experience

REQUIRED:  BS degree or equivalent work experience in Information Technology, Finance, Accounting or related discipline plus 5 years of related work experience. 7+ years of experience preferred. Some minor travel to manufacturing plant sites to support strategic projects.

  • Experience in defining and implementing SAP ERP solutions for FI/CO modules to include but not limited to General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Profitability Analysis, Product Costing, and Fixed Assets.
  • Minimum of one full project lifecycle implementation of SAP ERP.
  • Can develop, articulate and manage a project plan to support strategic roadmap projects.
  •  SAP business process experience in the following SAP module area: Finance and Controlling (FICO) and specifically Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and Product Costing (CO-PC).
  • Previous Experience with Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC module) or similar planning and budgeting software a plus.
  • High level understanding of SAP FI module integration with other SAP business processes including:  SD – Sales & Distribution, MM – Materials Management, CO – Product costing, PP – Production Planning, WM – Warehouse Management, QM – Quality Management, PM – Plant Maintenance.
  • Experience with IDOCS and their processing and requirements.
  • Experience in Organizational Change Management requirements for subject SAP ECC modules including creation and delivery of training materials.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite including creation of Excel spreadsheets and MS PowerPoint presentations.
  • Strong systems solution and analytics and reporting skills.
  • Strong understanding of finance and accounting processes for manufacturing companies.
  • Strong business and technical leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Good communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
  • Thorough understanding of SAP ASAP Methodology.
  • Strategic IT vision and excellent execution skills.


PREFERRED: MS degree is preferred. One full project lifecycle implementations of SAP Central Finance (CFIN) and/or SAP S/4 HANA. Also preferred is experience in business acquisition integration. Working knowledge of SAP Solution manager, and HP Quality Management Suite, along with Project Portfolio Management Toolset, such as Planview or Clarizen, is a plus.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury