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S/4HANA Senior Consultant - SAP Production Planning & Manufacturing

Location Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Job ID R-199224 Date posted 13/05/2024

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, information technology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the IT strategy in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? If so, AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work.

About our Team

It’s a dynamic and results-oriented environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or redefining the roles and work of colleagues, forever. Shape your own path, with support all the way. Diverse minds that work cross- functionally and broadly together.

About the Program

Axial is a strategic multi-year business transformation program helping AstraZeneca achieve its 2030 Bold Ambition. Axial will deliver the new backbone for our innovation, growth, and performance, and the technology driving Axial is SAP S/4HANA and its Business Technology Platform(s).

The Axial Technology team actively partners with our business colleagues to deliver cutting-edge technology capabilities to fulfil AstraZeneca’s bold ambition of delivering life changing medicines to patients. Our ambition is to provide best-in-class expertise and leadership in technological solutions and Information Delivery that empowers our colleagues in the field and accelerates and improves strategic decision-making for a diverse range of partners. The team engages with some of the most exciting business areas within AstraZeneca and is faced with solving for a variety of complex business and IT challenges.

Introduction to Role
As an S/4HANA Production Planning & Manufacturing Senior Consultant (SAP PP), you will be part of a wider SAP S/4HANA IT team that will lead on defining the IT and data solution that will support the global standardised business process. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is transforming our ability to develop life-changing medicines.


You will be responsible for supporting the integration between business process definition, SAP solution definition and SAP data objects definition. You will create the solution documentation that defines the global standard solution and ensures that it is fully and effectively tested in line with AZ testing standards.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- SAP PP experience of 5+ years and with good exposure on PP – PI & Batch Management
- SAP PP implementation / roll-out experience from design to completion of deployment

- Track record of delivering SAP configuration design

- SAP Certified in SAP S/4HANA Production Planning and Manufacturing

- Experience of Pharmaceutical supply chain business activities and the required business outcomes within the relevant capability area

- Good exposure to MES system like PASX and Shop floor systems like Systech / Metler Toledo.
- Good knowledge on integration aspects and configuration dependencies with SAP - QM, MM, EWM, SD & FICO modules

- Good understanding of Planning system (APO /OMP) integration with PP.

- Keeps self, up to date on latest S/4 technologies and functionalities 

- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a Team

- Strong communication and presentation skills, a keen eye for detail

- Strong team player able to work across the teams and communicate in business and IT terms
- Comfortable with ambiguity and possessing an agile and open mindset
- Self-motivated, demonstrated personal credibility and positive energy
- Able to deliver large work efforts and meet challenging deadlines
- Able to think out of the box, thrive in ambiguous and stressful situations

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Worked in a hybrid environment with a mix of internal and external resources across geographical locations

- Involved in S/4 stage 3 Prototype, Participated in F2S scenario building in S/4.

- Involved in S/4 POC in production planning and good knowledge on S/4 Fiori Application relevant to PP.

- Awareness about SAP Activate, EML, Agile, JIRA, SAP Solution Manager, BPML & Testing Tools

- Exposure to SAP EWM / SAP QM will be an added advantage

- Data Migration with S/4HANA Migration Cockpit

- Knowledge on BTP and Other new SAP cloud offerings.

- Experience In Interface Development (RFC/ALE/IDoc/Web Services).

- Worked in a hybrid environment with a mix of internal and external resources in multiple geographical locations

Education Background

- Engineering Graduate or Postgraduate

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

So, what’s next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

📌Strong English communication skills required.

📌 Positions are open to Mexican Citizens and official residents of Mexico.

📍 Location: Guadalajara (hybrid - Expectation of working in the office 3 days a week)
When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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