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Title:  Sr. Solution Architect SAP PP

Requisition ID:  45972
Date:  Mar 29, 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 Senior Solution Architect, D&T, SAP PP requires in-depth knowledge and experience and is accountable for collaborating with the D&T team in various locations to define, deliver and support IT enabled business solutions for the Quality Management.
This role will also help determine business needs and design & deliver technical solutions for these areas. The role handles the delivery of Quality systems including project delivery, system configuration and enhancement plus production support in alignment with West D&T and company policies and procedures will be your main focus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Possesses solid understanding of overall vision and business needs and utilize specialized expertise to collaborate with Quality and Operations to define detailed User Stories for D&T enablement of business needs. This includes interpreting any issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
• Utilizes knowledge of best practices to help determine business needs and design & deliver technical solutions for QA, in partner with Application and Infrastructure.
• Essential core member of agile sprint team(s) to configure and develop optimal technical solutions / features.
• Provide technical delivery of functionality to meet defined business requirements as described in User Stories.
• Provide system support and maintenance in alignment with standards and process set within the ERP Services Delivery model, West policies and procedures as well as Regulatory requirements including but not limited to Sarbanes-Oxley and FDA GMP.
• Create and maintain system lifecycle documents in accordance with West policies and procedures, including creation and maintenance of SOPs, SOIs and Job Aids.
• Work within and participates in the Change Control process.
• Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
• Exhibit regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
• Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or Information Systems
• Minimum 5-8 years of related work experience, i.e. 3 or more full implementations of SAP PP solutions
• Preferred but not required: Agile & Scrum Certification, ITIL


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Solid SAP skills – system functionality and technical understanding of PP and related areas (QM, MM, PM)
• Good knowledge on Shop floor and Manufacturing Interfaces (MES).
• Must be up to date on latest ERP release.
• Strong HANA knowledge preferred
• Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Proficient English language skills
• Willingness to global travel
• Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
• Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
• Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policy at all times

Physical and Travel Requirements

• 15% travel, including global travel
• Occasional on-call work required







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