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Title:  Manager, D&T, ABAP on HANA

Requisition ID:  56524
Date:  Mar 8, 2023

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:


The Manager, D&T, ABAP works independently and possesses expert knowledge and capabilities.  This role is responsible for the overall design, development and implementation of SAP applications.  The role is viewed as an expert in solution design, development, performance tuning and troubleshooting. Working in a global environment, this role has a hands-on approach capable of working across teams and time zones. 

This role is to lead a technical team and also perform hands-on work.  The work this position will include interfacing and managing discussions with business stakeholders and process teams as well as handling design end-to-end technical solution across various systems including ECC, APO, BW, PI/PO and Non-SAP Systems.

The position must have hands-on experience in ABAP OO programming, Smartforms, SAPSCRIPT, Dialog Programming / Module-Pool Programming, Workflow, ALV Reports, Interfaces, Enhancements, ALE/IDOC, EDI and PI/PO. Experience in Agile development methodology for projects and enhancements and SAP BW experience are a plus. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Possesses deep understanding of overall vision, business needs and the solution architecture for SAP applications.  Uses this expert knowledge to solve complex problems.
•    Leads a technical team and also works hands-on to handle the business function requirements. 
•    People Management and Cross functional team management
•    Mentor and Coach the team to perform their task successfully. Focus on team building and development .
•    Designs end-to-end technical solutions across various systems including ECC, APO, BW, PI/PO and Non-SAP Systems.
•    Works closely with the process team to understand the business requirements, review the functional specifications, develops technical specifications, builds the application, unit tests the application and supports the process team during integration testing.
•    Designs and builds applications using knowledge of best practices.
•    Investigates and fixs production issues.
•    Coaches, supports and trains other team members.
•    Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
•    8+ years of relevant experience in the areas specified under Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Team management experience for atleast 5 years .


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Experience in leading a technical team and providing end to end technical solutions 
•    Experience in technical design with the integration between ECC, APO, BW, PI/PO and Non-SAP Systems
•    Continuous and strong hands-on experience in developing SAP applications 
•    Strong experience in gathering requirements and as a point of contact to global business / process teams
•    ABAP OO skills is a must
•    Must have extensive experience of ABAP development workbench, Dictionary, Workflows, SAPForms, BAPI's, Enhancement Framework, RFC’s, BADI’s, IDOC, ALE and ABAP OBJECTS, IDoc Queue handling, ABAP Proxy Framework, Change document framework, Conversions and Data load methods, SPAU, SPDD and post upgrade activities, Open-SQL performance tuning
•    Must have strong experience in EDI and PI/PO
•    Strong experience working with ALE / IDoc configuration, enhancements, user exits, error handling
•    Must have excellent analytical and logical problem solving 
•    Ability to work in a global and virtual environment and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
•    Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
•    Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 
•    Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times.


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Working with ABAP 7.4 > versions 
•    GTS experience 
•    HANA experience 
•    Knowledge of SAP business processes 
•    Experience / knowledge of Core Interface with debugging and enhancement of CIF interface with SAP APO 
•    WebDynpro framework with FPM and UIBBs .


Physical and Travel Requirements
•    Office environment
•    20% of travel requirement







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