The SAP Director will have responsibility for the maintenance of the end-to-end Solution Architecture of the entire ERP program by leveraging the SAP S4 HANA suite and leading and managing functional experts with a deep focus on operational support, including the overall resource management. The focus would be to help the company to realize maximum value from their investment in SAP and the ecosystem infrastructure. This position will have the ability to clearly understand the business strategy and align the investments being made in our IT landscape to ensure that company remains at the forefront and utilizes the latest techniques to support changing business needs. In addition to core business and SAP functional configuration skills directly related to this area, skills of the jobholder will be set apart by the ability to coach, guide and mentor teams, and take additional responsibility as needed. Proven experience in working with all levels of business effectively, ability to sustain the current environments and looking strategically to the future is a key requirement of the position. Furthermore, a high degree of passion towards customer centricity is a must for this position. A strong understanding of the SAP core technologies and the ability to work with peers in this area is a strong plus for this position.
Key responsibilities for the position of SAP Director include but not limited to the following:
Overall responsibility for sustaining a SAP functional environment to support current revenue, future growth and agile SAP integration for acquisitions.
Position the SAP organization as a strategic business partner by balancing short-term system requirements with long-term IT strategy and alignment with business unit priorities.
Develop and deliver a long-term (3-5 years and beyond) SAP strategy.
Work effectively with key business stakeholders to understand our business models and ensure that all integrated functional modules of SAP are configured optimally and are driving business value.
Ability to exploit new functionality and improvements across core SAP functional modules, direct the configuration and deployment of such new functionality to drive business value across modules of SAP
Responsibility to manage, mentor, motivate, sustain a team of SAP functional consultants to support a wide variety of functionality across different SAP functional modules
Lead the completion of the SAP rollout of SAP across the enterprise and support SAP once live. Direct the management of the rollout team ensuring staffing skills and numbers are aligned to rollout activities.
Ensure the availability of a quality and robust SAP ERP functional environment to support business needs effectively.
Direct the provision of level 2 and 3 SAP support via a service desk ensuring that agreed SLAs are achieved. Ensure staffing skills and numbers are appropriate.
Drive the SAP benefit realization project by taking the SAP rollout to the next level, capitalizing on the platform and growing critical mass.
Direct SAP remediation projects where specific recovery needs have been identified by senior management. Measure and close out.
Run Steer Coms with senior management ensuring that appropriate governance is provided by raising key issues and risks.
Ensure that appropriate levels of governance, risk and controls surround the operational management of SAP, and that the annual audit continues to allow our auditors to place reliance on system controls.
Minimum Bachelors degree is required
Minimum 5 years IT leadership management required
Minimum 10 years experience of direct involvement in various roles in support of value realization by implementing SAP ERP in relevant areas for a large, global company required.
Demonstrative knowledge of successful implementations of SAP ERP functional modules, process, tools, technologies under a variety of environments and in particular in an SAP eco-system driven environment to support business needs.
Strong customer service orientation is a must.
Demonstrated leadership in the support of execution of strategic plans in a changing environment.
Demonstrated expertise in leading a cross-functional, techno-functional team in planning and executing sizable projects and programs from inception to completion.
Ability to proactively identify upcoming risks, issues, and bottlenecks and resolve issues that sometimes cross departmental boundaries.
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently including large and complex project programs as well as Operational projects
Ability to lead, mentor and develop a functional team to get the best out of the team to provide meaningful and useful solutions.
Ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization and with different organizational entities of a global organization.
Up to 10% travel is required based upon business needs
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide. Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a big venture company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion ( 9.9 billion) in 2016.
All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en . Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com .
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. Since the beginning, nearly 100 years ago, the Otsuka family sought to develop products that stood out from the crowd, by traveling down the paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.
We believe our culture and our people are the differentiators that empower us to produce breakthrough results. This is what makes us a big venture company that takes risks and focuses on unmet medical needs in order to develop new and better therapeutic compounds. We harness the extraordinary cr...eative and innovative abilities of our people to solve problems differently, and to persevere until they find answers. We are in this for the long-haul. Otsuka is a highly ethical company. We adhere to the highest standards in how we develop and deliver our products, and in how we treat our most valuable assets: Otsuka-people. We encourage them to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the core of everything we do. It paves the way ahead to achieve our shared purpose: impacting on human health to help people live better lives.