SAP Functional Design Architect Lead (Commercials)

Oct 04, 2021

Job Description

+75 is the number of countries that the Lean Digital Core (LDC) program will be rolled out across all units in Novartis Group affiliates.

LDC will simplify the way we work and allow us to leverage data for digital innovation at scale! We will achieve this through a focus on high-quality data at the core, supported by end-to-end enterprise processes and new technologies, including the transformation of our ERP backbone to S/4HANA and integrated digital solutions around it.

As a key player in our program, this role will be accountable for the design, build, and deployment of SAP S/4HANA and coordinated digital solutions in the area of Commercial Sales & Distribution and will be part of our “Product & Platform Delivery – Core” team in Technology Transformation Organization in Novartis.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Own and drive Solution Design for Sales & Distribution area through addressing all business requirements and opportunities while following Novartis architectural standards, quality, and information security principles
• Collaborate closely with the Global Process Owners (GPOs) and Enterprise Process Leads (EPLs) to suggest standardized and simplified integrated solutions
• Champion the standardization and simplification of design, minimizing the custom solutions only for cases where Novartis makes a difference in the market serving customers/patients
• Prepare and run design workshops in the assigned “Products”, identify critical integration points and dependencies, propose solutions for key gaps, provide effort estimations while ensuring alignment with business and other teams
• For project assignments act as a design lead, leading the fit-gap workshops by involving the design specialists/managers in their respective areas
• Lead & manage project assigned resources with a mix of internal and external (vendor) resources
• Build capability in the areas of ERP process and integration with other non-ERP systems
• Find opportunities for Innovation to accelerate ERP Lean Digital Core journey
• Take decisions on the solution alternatives in line with Business priorities and strategies and close collaboration with design and delivery teams
• Contributes to continuous improvement of processes within the ERP CoE Function
• Deliver assigned project work as per agreed timeline within budget and on-quality adhering to following the release calendars

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Bachelor’s degree in business/technical disciplines
• SAP certifications / trainings in specified module(s)/process areas
• 8 years of relevant professional IT experience
• Proven experience in SAP S4 HANA and eco-system applications in the following areas for the Pharma and/or Food & Beverage industry

Sales & Distribution

– Revenue Management and Commercial Contract Lifecycle management
• Cx Portal, Order Management/e-commerce in the related functional area
• Management experience in full-cycle S/4HANA projects leading teams in the area of sales and distribution
• S4 experience on SD with special focus on Revenue Management capabilities (S4 Condition contracts) and experience with tools like ModelN/Vistex/Apttus with special focus on US market and other key EU markets for different type of Rebates/chargeback processes.
• Experience and knowledge about key architecture changes in S4/ Focus on User experience for commercial processes based on Fiori Apps and innovations from SAP CX offerings.
• Exposure to other key Commercial tools like on SFDC platform (Order management, CLM tools in market-based on cloud).
• Exposure working with Customer portal for B2B/E-Commerce / OCR tools like Esker/Opentext will be highly appreciated.
• Consistent track record of broad industry experience and solid grasp of complex enterprise IT landscapes and relationships
• Experience in Agile project delivery and general management in an international environment
• Excellent knowledge of business processes, experience in regulated system environment and ability to “speak the business language” when talking about IT subjects
• Experience in advising peers and senior partners on complex issues and provide complex, contextual guidance to influence actions of internal and/or external partners

What you'll receive in return?

Competitive salary, annual bonus, long-term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, employee recognition scheme.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
East Hanover, NJ
Information Technology
Full Time
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SAP Functional Design Architect Lead (Commercials)

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