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The ERP team within Global Services IT provides BASIS infrastructure support for Elanco SAP platform. The SAP BASIS Lead is responsible for driving and influencing technical infrastructure design decisions for various SAP solutions across various functional areas. The person in this role will partner with external Vendors, Elanco Tech Ops and Global Services IT Functional Architects to design and orchestrate the delivery of new business enabling technologies.
Key responsibilities include:
Partner with Tech Ops and External Service Providers to deliver future SAP solutions and strategies. Orchestrate key proof of concept pilots/programs to assess the potential business value of new business SAP functionality/technologies.
Lead the design and implementation of solutions across business functions with primary responsibility for various SAP modules
Drive and articulate the SAP infrastructure roadmap, driving business value by influencing customers to leverage existing investments whenever possible.
Engage in project/release scoping discussions with business units to understand business requirements and complexity to ensure the appropriate SAP infrastructure services and capabilities are available.
Lead and conduct design reviews, architecture and technology reviews, direct vendors and interface with SAP OSS for problem management.
Release (cutover) planning, articulate and determine timelines for various cutover activities, serve as technical escalation point and SME for various SAP infrastructure technologies.
Partner closely with infrastructure teams and suppliers on architectural design, application upgrades, release and project implementations, capacity management and system performance.
Leverage understanding of SAP application patterns within the pharmaceutical market to promote usage and articulate business value.
Responsible for ensuring Solution Delivery vendor understands technical roadmap and assists in translating the design into implementation specifications.
Coach/ Mentor management, team, and others on technologies, and design
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Informatics or Engineering
Minimum 3 years experience in SAP Basis Infrastructure
Minimum 3 years experience with SAP ERP systems
Minimum 3 years experience with System Development Life Cycle
Minimum 3 years experience working in a GMP regulated environment
Experience in working in a validated environment
Experience in Cloud integration of SAAS offerings with ECC or S/4 HANA such as SuccessFactors, SAP Hybris or Ariba
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
Strong knowledge of SAP infrastructure technologies and design methodologies
Strong learning agility and ability to apply technology to business scenarios
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated team work, self management and multi tasking abilities
Ability to work with minimum supervision and guidance
High analytical and troubleshooting skills
Prior experience with SAP performance tuning
Understanding of High Availability and load-balancing technologies
Understanding of web/internet-based protocols
JAVA troubleshooting and tuning experience
Experience with the SAP S4 HANA platform
Experience with Solution Manager and CHaRM
Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status