FUNCTIONAL ANALYST 1 - Livingston - job 676730

Foster Farms

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Livingston, California

Employment type: Full-time

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 support for the SAP FICO systems. This includes design, specification, configuration, customization, testing, documenting, training, delivery, reporting and support of software and hardware solutions relating to the master data, configuration, customization, reporting and transactions associated with these processes and applications, across all Foster Farms locations; including a limited level of knowledge of related content for additional SAP software components installed at Foster Farms.


Will provide design and implementation support for the ongoing SAP FICO projects. This may include requirement collection, solution design and concept writing as well as performing heavily customizing activities of the SAP FICO system and their interfaces to other SAP systems.

 Will provide primary end user support for the SAP FICO System. This includes:

Troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of end user problems.

Raising, managing, and escalating support tickets with 3rd party software application support parties

Performing routine system maintenance checks and corrective actions such as maintaining, adjusting, and manipulating interface intermediate documents (IDocs) where applicable (i.e. WMS / EDI).

Contribute to ongoing system improvement efforts to include:

Collecting requirements from business users, researching available solutions, developing and documenting conceptual design alternatives.

Communicate effective conceptual designs, writing technical specifications and coordinating development work with more senior analysts and/or programming staff, building and configuring prototypes and prototype documentation.

Communicate with and educate business users, conduct unit testing and coordinate integration and user acceptance testing.

Work with security team to ensure appropriate system authorization, migrating to production.

Prepare comprehensive and thorough design and training documentation, train subject matter experts, and provide post-implementation support efforts

Will interact 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.


Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System / Computer Information Systems or related field

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

Experience with developing business requirements

Experience learning and documenting complex business processes

Project experience is beneficial

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

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

This position will require possession or development of specific skills, knowledge and experience with the SAP FICO environment.  Experience with non-SAP systems is also desired.


Meets minimum requirements and the following:

Minimum 3-5 years of experience in SAP FICO. Experience learning and documenting complex business processes.

Thorough understanding and use of SAP configuration and best practices.

Basic knowledge of SAP FICO modules including Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Banks, Treasury, Cost Centers, Internal Orders, Product Costing, BOMs and Routings/Recipes, COPA, Overhead Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Material Master, Vendor Master, Customer Master, Bank Master, etc.

Understanding of SAP integration and interfaces.

Understanding of software development lifecycle phases and activities, and project management principles.

Ability to move up within the organization.

Exposure to Business Systems in SAP/ERP environment.

Exposure to and familiarity with consumer products industry strongly preferred.


Master’s Degree

IT experience working in a manufacturing organization for a $1+ billion organization.

Broad consumer products industry experience strongly preferred.

Ability to move up within the organization.

Strong skillset in COPA Profitability Analysis setup and design


Must have reliable transportation

Must be have/ability to obtain CA driver’s license

Must be able to travel overnight occasionally

Must be able to have consistent attendance in the Livingston, or other assigned Foster Farms’ Office

Must be able to sit for long periods.

Must be able to drive to various company and vendor locations

Must be able to work on the computer for long periods

Must be able to deal with periodic high stress situations

Must be able to stay calm and focused when dealing with difficult issues.


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.

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