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Functional Analyst SAP HCM

  • Req ID: 100431
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.



Reporting to Manager HR Solutions, a Specialist Functional Analyst SAP HCM provides specialist level functional and configuration knowledge in supporting SAP solutions in one or more of the following areas of SAP HCM - OM/PA, Canada & US Payroll and Time (ECC6).



  • Maintain and support one or more of CP’s SAP Payroll (Canada, US), Time, OM/PA systems.
  • Apply a variety of techniques to elicit and gather business and user requirements from stakeholders. Understand business issues and opportunities. Analyze and define both the “As Is” and “To Be” business processes and perform a gap analysis.
  • Design solutions including data migration and conversion. Create Data migration/conversion scripts
  • Capture and document non-functional requirements that are important to the user community (i.e. usability, learnability, reliability). Liaise with Solution Architect to ensure other non-functional requirements are considered (i.e. security, compatibility, maintainability).
  • Perform SAP configuration to meet business requirements and create developer specifications
  • Analyze, develop, unit test and implement new functionalities for enhancement and support pack updates in SAP ECC 6.x versions;
  • Ensure traceability of requirements back to business need as well as through to solution and testing. Validate the solution meets the business need and verify it conforms to specifications.
  • Maintain all required documentation
  • Provide knowledge transfer and coaching to other SAP Functional Analysts
  • Work in a team environment with Business Systems Analysts, Functional Analysts, System Developers and business users
  • Providing functional support for incidents in HCM SAP landscape to IT groups and business users
  • Ability to “see” the big picture and impacts of the proposed changes on the whole SAP landscape
  • On Call support will be required for this position.



  • Strong experience in one or more of the following SAP Human Resources module: SAP Time Management, Canada and US Payroll, OM/PA 
  • Experience with SAP Time and Payroll Schemas
  • Diploma or University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science, Commerce/Business Administration or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent understanding of SAP HCM submodule(s) and the integration between various SAP modules
  • Practical experience with using a wide variety of techniques to elicit requirements (i.e. Research, Verbal protocols, Focus groups, Brainstorming, Interviews, Questionnaires, Prototyping, etc.) and in using a variety of models/diagrams/documents to capture, document and interpret requirements



  • Nice to have experience in Concur and SuccessFactors
  • Fundamental knowledge of railway operations and processes will be considered an asset
  • Understanding of the IT organization’s processes, systems and capabilities – Like ITIL or ITSM or similar



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Flexible work environment



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  


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