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SAP Senior Business Systems Analyst, Publishing Operations, Penguin Random House (Open to Remote)

SAP Senior Business Systems Analyst, Publishing Operations, Penguin Random House (Open to Remote)

Penguin Random House (PRH), the world’s largest trade book publisher, is seeking a Senior Business Systems Analyst to join the 9-member Publishing Operations Systems team, which supports the core processes used by PRH employees across all departments, including Managing Editorial, Production, Inventory, Marketing, Publicity, Design, Sales, IT, Customer Service, and Fulfillment.


Penguin Random House is home to genre-defining children’s literature, from Dragons Love Tacos to The Phantom Tollbooth; best-in-class storytellers including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Celeste Ng, and Jasmine Guillory; and culture-shaping works such as Becoming by Michelle Obama and Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


The role includes requirements gathering, data analysis, project management, user support, and documentation. This is a great opportunity for someone with SAP consulting experience who enjoys complex problem-solving.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in SAP MM, PP, and PS modules, SAP implementation and customization, and large data set manipulation.  This is a business analyst position and does not require coding.  We are looking for a candidate who can multitask, remain motivated and inquisitive, communicate clearly, and is an active collaborative team member.


Please apply using our ATS system by August 5, 2024, and attach examples of SAP business requirements and SAP technical specifications, as well as your cover letter and resume, for consideration. Before applying for any role at Penguin Random House, we recommend you review our applicant resources page and look over our open-to-remote guidelines on our FAQs page.


The Role:

  • Analyze business requirements and design solutions to improve business processes, particularly in the areas of SAP MM/PP/PS modules
  • Gather and manipulate large data sets to derive insights and drive business decisions
  • Effectively manage complex, multi-system projects, with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that business requirements are understood and solutions meet business needs
  • Adapt to changing needs of the business
  • Conduct functional and technical analysis, create system design documentation, and perform configuration changes in a highly customized SAP system
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure that solutions are thoroughly tested and meet functional and technical requirements


Required Experience for Consideration:

  • 7+ years of experience in business systems analysis or related fields
  • 3+ years of SAP analyst experience required
    • SAP MM/PP/PS is a plus


The Essentials:

  • Advanced Excel required (ability to build pivot tables, vlookups, create compound and complex formulas, data validation)
  • Analytical, data-driven approach; logical thinker with ability to articulate meaningful conclusions found in the data
  • Experience in designing and implementing solutions to optimize business processes
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders across different departments and levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work across multiple projects, working with supervisor as needed
  • Ability to thrive either while working independently or in a team environment


The salary range for this position is $100K-125K.  All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 272074

Date:  Jul 8, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Systems Analyst, SAP, Operations Manager, Data Analyst, Publishing, Technology, Operations, Data

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