Nestle Lead Consultant- Applications (SAS) in St. Louis, Missouri

We believe an investment in people is an investment in our shared future. Working here, you will discover training, learning, and growth are central to how we do things, not just isolated programs. Our team members love what they do. We re a dedicated and determined bunch whose passion for pets is matched only by our passion for the business. That s what makes us a leader in the pet care industry.

The majority of our IS/IT function supports not just Purina, but all of our Nestle businesses. In fact, we re responsible for the digital transformation and innovation journey within all of these businesses from pet food to human food and everything in between. Through agility and scalability, we re designing world-class solutions that will change the way we do eCommerce, big data, and automation.

As the Lead Consultant- Applications (SAS), you will be responsible for the administration of the local SAS Demand Forecasting solution at Nestle. This position will also serve as a Business Analyst in which you will support and enhance the interfaces to and from the forecasting solution. Nestle Purina is the primary business you ll support. They are leading the way applying advanced and out-of-the-box statistical models for demand forecasting that will soon serve as a proof of concept for a Nestle worldwide deployment. Be part of the transformation. #PassionIT.


Application Administration

  • Coordinate activities to perform full installs and/or apply version upgrades/fix packs to SAS Demand Driven Planning and Optimization (DDPO)

  • Coordinate changes to the technical environment with other groups to apply needed updates to supporting infrastructure

  • Provide 24 X 7 oversight of the support of the technical architecture.

  • Work with stakeholders at all levels in the organization and to communicate project status, issues, and risks.

Process Improvement / Compliance

  • Ensure Nestle Compliance and IT governance methods, processes, and tools are followed.

  • Provide measures and ongoing metrics to foster continuous improvement to team members.

Business Analysis

  • Provide 24x7 support with Nestle Purina business leaders and Nestle GLOBE our new IS/IT division that supports the entire Nestle North American business.

  • Perform requirement gathering and gap analysis, recommend solutions, author functional specifications for developments, validate through testing, and drive those recommendations to solve business issues for SAS interfaces.

  • Coordinate resources for development work on SAS interfaces.




High School Diploma or GED is required

Bachelor s Degree in Information Systems or equivalent work experience is preferred


3 or more years of application administration experience

Working knowledge of UNIX operations

Willing to provide 24x7 support

SAS DDPO, STAT, OR BASE SAS experience is preferred

Experience in demand planning is preferred

Working knowledge of Citrix is preferred

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: IT, Nestle Globe

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.