Karma Automotive

  • EDI/SAP Business Analyst

    Job ID
    Candidate Category
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. 


    The EDI/SAP Business Analyst must have sound knowledge about the technical as well as the electronic data interchange. The  EDI Coordinator will be a liaison for overseeing and facilitating the onboarding process for the supply base to establish Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with Karma Auto partnering with Covisint, a 3rd party EDI provider. The ideal candidate will have experience in automotive supply chain, project management and a solid IT (EDI) /software background.  The EDI coordinator will work extensively with both internal and external stakeholders to initiate, manage and troubleshoot to ensure a successful EDI implementation in this key supply chain role within the company.


    Position can work out of our Moreno Valley Karma Innovation and Customization Center or our Irvine headquarters.


    • Work with Purchasing and Material Planning to identify and prioritize suppliers for EDI implementation. Some of which may be in various stages of EDI implementation.
    • Coordinate with Covisint to establish the type of preferred method of EDI (Web/Traditional) with individual suppliers and develop a project tracker to ensure successful EDI “Live” implementation.
    • Setup weekly meeting cadence with Covisint and internal teams. Prepare and report out on EDI LIVE supplier project status to senior management on a weekly basis.
    • Communicate with suppliers on a regular basis to ensure the milestones are on-track and escalate up the supply chain on encountering major roadblocks & non-responsive supplier(s)
    • Maintain and manage any IT issues by raising helpdesk tickets to both SAP & Covisint as needed and follow-up to close out open issues
    • Collaborate with Covisint to train & validate new suppliers that are on boarded and “LIVE” on EDI.
    • Coordinate and work with Material Planners to transmit test releases (862/DELJIT) and forecast (830/DELFOR) data to suppliers “LIVE” on EDI to complete the EDI end-to-end validation.
    • Develop and manage project tracker, provide a status of all suppliers as part of the validation process to complete the EDI live suppliers E2E; setup, release, ASN transmission, invoice issue and payment.
    • Maintain successful relationship and communication with internal stakeholders such as Purchasing, PC&L, SAP and Finance for a successful EDI E2E validation, a key supply chain metric.
    • Support Production Control & Logistics Planning Team to ensure accurate and timely releases/forecast are transmitted to suppliers on a regular cadence.
    • Ensure MRP Parameters are properly defined and maintained.
    • Coordinate change requests from the user community to the SAP support team.  Ensure changes are consistent with the long-termbusiness plans. 
    • Train PC&L Team members on efficient ways of using SAP (e.g. shortcuts, multi session, variants, outputs) 
    • Performs other duties as necessary.


    • 3-5 years’ experience in Materials and Production Planning in the automotive or manufacturing, semiconductor, or consumer device industry is desired.
    • Prior project, program management background and proven IT project implementation experience is desired.
    • BA degree in Business Administration, Project management, IT and or related discipline;
    • Strong knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system functionality 
    • Advanced spreadsheet / Excel skills; Ability to generate dashboards, tools, and reports
    • Familiarity in SAP is required. Experience with other ERP systems is highly desired
    • General end-to-end knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, and warehouse operations 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication; comfortable presenting data to senior management
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.



    NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please


    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career!  Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance is available.


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties


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