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Date posted:  Feb 25, 2023

Bengaluru, KA, IN

Job Function:  Logistics & Product Management
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  14524

Application Expert - Supply chain Planning

About the Unit

Yara is looking for a Application Expert combining business drive, technical and functional know-how, to share the responsibility for the application landscape in Supply Chain Planning area of Yara.

The position is in the Digital Technology division of Yara, and reports to the Solution Architect Supply Chain Planning.

Information technology across Yara has embarked on a transformation journey. The Digital Frontier will enable Yara’s growth and strategic ambitions. The position will be deeply connected to the Global Planning Project that Yara has embarked on, which will be a key role in the various implementations of SAP IBP. Digital Technology division in Yara has an important agenda to support and drive together with the business stakeholders the new Supply Chain Planning system landscape which will take Yara’s planning and logistics processes to a new and outstanding level.  

As the Application Expert for the Supply Chain Planning area, you will have a key role in the new IT organization. You will ensure that the applications used by Supply chain are supported and developed according to the requirements from the business, in addition to driving the roadmap for Supply Chain initiatives and projects in close cooperation with the business, through actively driving the business collaboration with the stakeholders.


  • Key role as Application Expert in the Application services team focusing on supporting SAP IBP finished implementations for the global and regional instances.
  • Support the activities of ramping up new implementation projects of SAP IBP in Yara.
  • Execute on the roadmap and plan/execute agreed prioritized IT activities
  • IT design authority, drive the design and configuration of the solution. Keep updated on the market and technology trends to be able to identify game-changing technology driven solutions.
  • Advise on business requirements / concerns using the on-site logistics solutions. Translate requirements into IT specifications and secure their implementation
  • Support in organizational change management and business process optimization, including transfer of solution knowledge and conducting training
  • Contribute to the TCO optimization, budget and cost control of your IT services / applications area. Report on IT service activity and cost
  • Secure IT operations: incident and problem management, act as level 3 support, cutover and risk assessment, disaster recovery, security management…
  • Design IT service model. Contribute to the contracting and implementation of outsourced services, and secure services are delivered according to agreement and governance
  • As solution and service expert for your service area collaborate in and coordinate global projects


  • Degree, preferable master (minimum Bachelor) within Business Administration/Supply Chain Management / Engineering / Computer Science, with minimum 8-10 years relevant professional experience. Long relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal education
  • Experience in Agile processes, service delivery and operation outsourcing are a plus. Project management experience. Project Management certification is a plus with experience implementation ERP modules SAP IBP
  • SAP IBP Configuration experience is needed.
  • Integration experience with CPI-DS
  • Minimum 6-8 years experience as IT Application Expert, maintaining / developing a set of integrated solutions and functionalities in the logistics domain and preferably related to on-site factory operation logistics. Expertise in SAP modules such as SAP IBP, APO and PP and in other logistics third party applications integrated with SAP or not, or in logistics weight bridge integrated solution will be highly appreciated.
  • SAP Fiori experience, both functional and technical is a plus.
  • Experience in working close to the business and managing a portfolio of IT services and combined knowledge and interest mix between business and technology.
  • Experience in ITIL, service delivery, outsourcing operation and project management are a plus.
  • Experience in change / risk management and application lifecycle management
  • Strong analytical skills combined with good level of communication and training skills.
  • Professional attitude towards colleagues and external parties across different cultures and professions and the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) as English is the company’s business language, other language skills are considered as an advantage.


Additional Information

We strive to reflect the diversity in society and encourage all qualified applicants from all background to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances

Why us?

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Full-time, permanent and freelance contract options available with competitive remuneration + benefits.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.


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