SAP Business Analyst (BA)

Up to CA$70 per hour
Calgary, Alberta

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Digital Delivery, the SAP BA will identify, receive, and qualify business requirements for SAP Master Data, work with multiple groups to ensure the Master Data is created and updated accurately and in a timely manner, and report back to the business once the data is ready for business use.

Additional responsibilities include contributing to process improvement initiatives, creating, and maintaining process documentation, supporting enterprise data governance and data clean-up efforts, and performing ad hoc master data analysis and reporting.

Key Accountabilities:

SKILL/ KNOWLEDGE: Describe the specific technical and business skills, knowledge and/or experience required to perform the position. Please specify if any professional designation is required to perform the job.
This position works directly with many departments and levels of staff. As a result, the individual must possess the following:


  • Ability to interpret and translate business requirements into SAP Master Data configurations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with a variety of business divisions and technical staff.
  • Strong interpersonal and change management skills with a 'people first/service-oriented' approach.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively trouble-shoot Master Data issues for root cause.
  • Organizational, analytical, and detail-oriented strengths.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to leverage technology to improve processes, gain efficiencies, and mitigate Master Data issues.
  • Advanced Excel skills and working knowledge with Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams.
  • Adherence to and appreciation for data governance and standardization.

Minimum Experience and Education and required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years Business Analysis experience in Oil and Gas, Trading, Pipelines or similar industry.
  • A professional designation
  • Minimum 3 years SAP Master Data configuration experience.


The following would be considered assets:

  • Knowledge of SAP reference data and tables
  • Experience with TriplePoint, Trader Scheduler Workbench, Integrated Business Planner, DTN Tabs
  • Experience with Data Governance and Compliance
  • ServiceNow or similar ticketing applications

SCOPE/COMPLEXITY: List the key responsibilities & outputs of the position in order of importance. Describe scope of work, such as area of influence, span of control, geographic scope of operations, etc. if applicable.
In support of the Supply Trading & Optimization (ST&O) business and in collaboration with multiple support teams, coordinate the creation, modification, maintenance, integrations, and retirement of SAP Master Data as required by the Trading community.

  • Investigate Master Data issues that stem from/result in operational roadblocks in Trading and present effective solutions and mitigation strategies.
  • Provide guidance to business as related to Master Data requirements and process.
  • Create process and documentation in support of sustainment of Master Data lifecycle within ST&O, along with Enterprise Data governance.
  • Govern SAP Master Data integrity by ensuring compliance with standards, processes, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Translate technical information to non-technical audiences and vice versa in an easily consumable manner.
  • Participate in Enterprise-wide and inter-departmental projects by assessing, designing, testing, advising on, and steering the execution of Master Data in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with Data Stewards and Lead Data Stewards to achieve Master Data Governance accountabilities within the Enterprise Data scope.

DIMENSIONS: List any data that defines the size of the position such as sales, assets, or number of people managed/influenced and capital/ expense budgets controlled by the position, if any.

  • The incumbent will work with ServiceNow, Informatica, SAP and various business divisions to complete Master Data lifecycle efforts in a timely-enough manner to not inhibit trading activities that generate billions of dollars of revenue.
  • The incumbent will support peers and the Data community in day to day activities and cross-functional training.

DECISION MAKING: Does the position have Direct or Indirect/ Advisory influence over key decisions? Describe the nature of the problems the position deals with. Is guidance easily available or do problems require unusual or new solutions?

  • Contributes to a positive work environment that fosters the success of a high performing team.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the physical environment the position is located in. Are there unusual physical requirements or mental stress factors that impact the position? (e.g. regular outdoor work, climbing towers, frequent business related travel or having to sit for extended periods of time at a PC, or reception desk).

  • Must be able to work effectively with departments/individuals/organizations often with differing objectives. Thus, effective management of explicit and implicit conflict is essential including ability to ensure cooperation and collaboration
  • Must be able to manage a variety of projects concurrently
  • Must be flexible to accommodate changing timelines and work requirements
  • Must be able to work closely and effectively with employees
  • Must be willing to participate in and pass a criminal background check
  • Deadline driven work requiring accuracy and quality
  • Frequent ad hoc requests with changing priorities
  • Work may involve long periods in front of a computer
  • Multiple competing priorities, deadlines, complexity of tasks and level of workload can result in periods of elevated stress

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