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Title:  Principal Solution Architect, SAP FICO

Requisition ID:  63718
Date:  Jan 25, 2024
Location: 

Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN

Department:  Digtl & Transfrmtion
Description: 

 

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  

 

There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  

 

We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

 

The Principal Solution Architect, D&T, SAP FICO collaborates with the Finance function to define, deliver and support D&T enabled business solutions.  This role will also help define strategic direction, determine business needs and design & deliver technical Finance solutions.  This role has primary accountability for the delivery of Finance system services including project delivery, system enhancement and production support in alignment with West D&T and company policies and procedures.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Possesses deep understanding of the overall vision and business needs and utilizes this knowledge to to collaborate with Finance to define detailed business requirements for D&T enablement of business needs. This includes interpreting any issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
•    Utilizes knowledge of best practices to define strategic direction, determine business needs and design & deliver technical Finance solutions, doing so in partnership with Application and Infrastructure. This includes interpreting up to the most complex issues and recommending solutions or best practices.
•    Spearhead the mapping of map business requirements to optimal technical solutions.
•    Provide technical delivery of functionality to meet defined business requirements.
•    Create and maintain project charters and plans, capital requests, budgeting and project management in accordance with the Project and Portfolio Management process and West policies and procedures.
•    Uses breadth of expertise to solve complex problems.  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.
•    Other duties as assigned

 

Education and Experience:
•    8-10 years of related work experience 
•    Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent experience. 
•    Preferred but not required: TOGAF, OpenCA, ITIL.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Deep expertise, understanding and knowledge of SAP – system functionality and technical understanding
•    Must be up to date on latest ERP release.
•    HANA knowledge required, ideally actively involved in implementation of Central Finance on HANA
•    Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization 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.
•    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
•    Prefer 12pm – 9pm India time. Willingness to work outside of these hours as needed.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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