SAP Functional Design Architect

Aug 13, 2021

Job Description

+75 is the number of countries that 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 integrated digital solutions (e.g., Cx Portal, e-commerce, PLM, AI/ML) 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 a new Sales & Distribution concept using all new functionalities from S/4HANA 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
• Assure consistency and traceability between user requirements, functional specifications, Agile ways of working and adapting to DevSecOps, architectural roadmaps, regulatory/control requirements, and smooth transition of solutions to operations
• Deliver assigned project work as per agreed timeline within budget and on-quality adhering to following the release calendars

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
Proficient English (written and spoken) and Spanish (spoken)
• Bachelor’s degree in business/technical domains
• SAP certifications / trainings in specified module(s)/process areas
• > 8 years of relevant professional IT experience in the related functional area
• Demonstrable experience in SAP S/4HANA and eco-system applications in the following areas for the Pharma and/or Food & Beverage industry
– Sales & Distribution
– Cx Portal, Order Management / E-commerce
• Experience in S/4 HANA Sales Process and Pricing setup is must.
• S4 HANA innovations like aATP,, Advanced returns, Embedded Analytics offerings in S/4 HANA
• S4 experience on SD module with Pharma experience and special focus on Spain and other Spanish-speaking markets in Latin / South America. 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.
• Proven track record of broad industry experience and solid understanding 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
• Experience in managing internal and external professionals in different locations and time zones

You’ll receive:
Breakdown of benefits received in this role. As a curious organization, we provide endless opportunities to learn and grow through remote, online and classroom learning services across a broad range of topics.
Company Pension Plan; Life and Accidental Insurance; Meals Allowance or Canteen in the office; Flexible working hours

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, adventurous 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 seek the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

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