SAP ABAP Developer (Open to Remote)

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.

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Hybrid from our downtown Chicago office or open to remote outside of Chicago 


James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.8 billion in net sales during our 2023 financial year.  We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.


What You’ll Do:

The ABAP Developer works closely with Business Analysts and end users to design, develop, test, and implement reports, interfaces, conversions, forms, enhancements and workflow in SAP to effectively meet business requirements. The incumbent will be supporting ECC and APO. In addition to project work this position will also support Business As Usual (BAU) developing new programs and enhancements to support business requirements. SAP S/4 experience is desirable.


Takes a lead role in developing appropriate SAP solutions for new implementation projects by:

  • Developing ABAP code to support development of reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements, and forms as well as developing queries and workflow.
  • Writing clear, complete functional and technical specifications for the development team, including support for Business Intelligence (BI) analytics development.
  • Contributing to team members through all implementation efforts, including design, build, test, documentation, and go-live activities

Provides ongoing Business as Usual (BAU) support across the ECC and APO applications by:

  • Demonstrating full knowledge with existing SAP design and enhancements.
  • Analyzing problem tickets and change requests while determining appropriate solutions within a reasonable timeframe per service level agreements; and
  • Developing new capabilities as needed while working with Business Analysts to modify and test programs ensuring adequate end user testing and acceptance of all changes.

Supports “Best Practices” and ensure full audit compliance by:

  • Documenting and enhancing of development standards, change management processes and technical support requirements and procedures.
  • Troubleshoot & resolving CIF & RFC queues issues.
  • Administering technical cross training with colleagues.

Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The ABAP Programmer Analyst regularly participates in the decision making process to develop effective and efficient system design decisions. Based on knowledge of programming principles, best practices, and SAP capabilities, the incumbent recommends appropriate solutions to business issues.

Lead Responsibilities:

While having no direct supervisory responsibilities, the ABAP Programmer Analyst has strong leadership skills to effectively participate in and facilitate work groups, consisting of various combinations of business users, developers and Business Analysts through project and development activity. In problem solving activities, the incumbent provides direction to others in identifying root causes and developing appropriate solutions.


Scope of Position:

The incumbent spends a majority of his/her time performing analysis, troubleshooting, and developing effective solutions to business requirements, receiving input from the SAP Business Analysts and Business Users. This includes collaboration with other Programmer Analysts, BW and Basis resources.


What You’ll Bring:  

Position Requirements:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to translate functional requirements into technical terms relevant to SAP to develop and assist with detailed technical design.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated Teamwork / collaboration expertise with experience in taking a leadership role in team / project activities.
  • Proven ability to research and assess potential SAP solutions in support of new business requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and provide effective problem solving of BAU requirements, assessing whether standard functionality can be used and identifying reasonable custom solutions where needed.
  • Understanding of full life cycle ASAP or other development methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain effective and productive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel on occasion.
  • Ability to provide after-hours support as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business, Finance, or related field.
  • 3+ years of SAP ABAP experience
  • Strong working experience in BAPI, IDOC/ALE, ALV, SAP Script, Smart Forms, RFC’s, ABAP objects, Webdynpro, Enhancements, Workflow, reports, interfaces, and dialog programs.
  • Multiple full life-cycle implementations of SAP - includes designing solution, requirements gathering, preparation of technical specifications, unit and integration testing.
  • 1+ years of APO Development experience is desirable.


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie And more





James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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