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IBM SAP Production Planning and Detail Schedule (PPDS) Managing Consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is seeking a SAP Production Planning and Detail Scheduling (PPDS) Managing Consultant. The candidate will be proficient in Production Planning and Detail Scheduling process and S/4 Advance Planning solutions, covering following aspects, such as Planning strategies - Make to Stock, Make to Order, Assemble to Order; Planning algorithms PPDS Heuristics & Optimizer; Planning master data - S/4 and PPDS; and Advance planning & scheduling concepts setup optimization, top down/bottom-up finite scheduling , and optimal lot-sizing. In addition, the candidate will have experience in Process and Discrete manufacturing industry expertise, as well as Integration with Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and S/4 modules. The candidate will also have lead full-life cycle PPDS implementation experience and well aware of agile implementation approach.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience in SAP PPDS

  • At least 3 years of leading SAP full life cycle implementations

  • At least 5 years of consulting experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in SAP Production Planning (PP)

  • At least 3 years of experience in SAP Production Integration (PI)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 6 years of experience in SAP PPDS

  • At least 5 years of leading SAP full life cycle implementations

  • At least 6 years of consulting experience

  • At least 4 years of experience in SAP Production Planning (PP)

  • At least 4 years of experience in SAP Production Integration (PI)

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.