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IT Analyst III - Manufacturing Engineering & Variant Configuration

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

IT Analyst III – Manufacturing Engineering & Variant Configuration (Remote)


Who we are looking for:

 At AGCO, we believe that when our employees succeed, our business succeeds. It’s a people philosophy that we believe and invest in. We make sure all of our employees – in every function, every geography and at every level – have the tools they need to be successful and take charge of their career. Because when our people grow, our business grows. Every day. Every way.


AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for an IT Analyst III. (Sr. SAP Business Analyst) to join our team. This IT Analyst III. – SAP Manufacturing Engineering & Variant Configuration position is responsible for leading the effort to understand the AGCO business needs and identify how best to meet those needs.

Overall, this role is critical to the entire product life cycle as it will be responsible for requirement definition, design, configuration, testing, and documentation to ensure best practice are followed and business value is delivered in accordance with the objectives. The role leads the effort to analyze, validate and document the business and system requirements acting as a key liaison/engagement role between the global AGCO business and IT support functions. This role encompasses systems and data related activities as well business.


These responsibilities include providing support for project work and ongoing day-to-day operational needs (maintenance, fixes, enhancements releases and small change requests) and performing data analysis. It reports to the team lead for this functional area.


What you will do:


  • Collaborate with key business resources on requirements gathering, solution design (FD), configuration (SPRO), testing, user acceptance, implementation, and documentation.
  • Understand and translate business concepts to executable functional designs; ensure functional designs are executed as a viable solution to the business concept; ensuring module solution aligns and is compatible with overall architecture.
  • Work with other analysts to understand integration points with other systems and communicate the impact of proposed system changes.
  • Assist with estimations of new developments and enhancement requests (costs, benefits, resources).



  • Develop and keep updated, functional design documents and testing scripts ensuring scripts are aligned with current system design and business practices.
  • Configure, test and train during SAP projects following the AGCO methodology.
  • Plan, prepare and execute unit, integration, and support user acceptance testing.


Support & Change Management

  • Resolve incidents and complete service requests to the agreed service levels (SLA)
  • Work with the SAP CHARM change management system to promote your changes through the SAP environments to production
  • Monitor performance and provide responsive action to issues maintaining high-level internal customer satisfaction to required service level performance measures, through the successful resolution of customer requests/issues/change requests.



  • Ensure individual and team compliance with all AGCO policies and procedures including Sarbanes Oxley, IT and Security.  Follow established governance processes and standards.


 What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or equivalent academic
  • 6+ years of experience with functional configuration (IMG/SPRO) and data model design knowledge in Variant Configuration (LO-VC) with cross functional awareness of components that interact with the assigned function.
  • 3+ completed full lifecycle SAP implementation projects experience in SAP-PP / SAP PP (LO-VC) preferably as a functional module lead.
  • Understanding of the following SAP modules
    • SAP Classification & Variant Configuration [SAP PP (LO-VC)]
    • Product Lifecycle [SAP PLM] experience is a plus.
    • Production Planning & Execution [SAP PP] experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding on manufacturing master data such as Material Master, Routings, BOMs, as well as knowledge on configurable materials, characteristics, dependency maintenance for configuration.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing use cases, test scripts and then leading the execution of the tests including documenting the results.
  • Proven track record in designing / enhancing business processes to fit to the SAP ERP solution around Variant Configuration (LO-VC).


Travel Required

  • Estimated travel to be 20-40%


What we offer:

 Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.


We also invite you to “Make the Most of YOU” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.


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