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SAP MDG Architect

Location Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Job ID R-202381 Date posted 16/06/2024

S/4 HANA MDG Architect

About the AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. 

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. 

The Axial Programme (Global S/4HANA implementation)

AstraZeneca (AZ) is in a period of strong growth and our employees have a united purpose to make a difference to patients around the world who need both our medicines and the ongoing developments from our science. In this journey AZ has decided to transform technologies under the umbrella of the strategic program named as ‘Axial’.

The Axial Programme will be powered by S/4HANA a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system which will be implemented right across the organisation and will provide our business with standardised processes, enhanced financial management, common data, and real time reporting, transforming the way we work through our entire supply chain - from bench to patient.

The new system will be used by more than 20,000 employees daily, is foundational to all AZ entities and is central to most core business processes. This is a once in a generation programme for AstraZeneca and will shape our ways of working globally for many years to come.

Introduction to Role:
The SAP MDG (Master Data Governance) Architect is a senior-level role responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of SAP MDG solutions within organizations. This role requires deep expertise in SAP MDG modules, data governance principles, and technical architecture, along with strong leadership and communication skills to guide cross-functional teams and drive successful outcomes. Domain knowledge in Customer, Vendor, Material and Finance master data is crucial.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities of Role:

  • Responsible to manage and approve the design and architecture of SAP MDG solutions, ensuring alignment with business requirements, industry best practices, and technical standards. Define data models, workflows, data validation rules, and integration points to support master data management processes.
  • Necessary support to be provided to technical team and guidance to project teams, including SAP MDG consultants, developers, and analysts. Define technical strategies, standards, and best practices for SAP MDG implementations.
  • Global collaboration with business stakeholders to gather and analyse requirements related to master data management, data governance, and data quality. Translate business requirements into technical specifications and architectural designs for SAP MDG solutions.
  • Ensure that system configurations adhere to architectural principles and design guidelines and oversee the configuration and customization of SAP MDG modules to meet business needs.
  • Integration with SAP MDG and other SAP / non-SAP systems, including ERP and BI systems strategies and implement integrations using SAP integration technologies such as IDoc, RFC, BAPI, and Web services.
  • Develop testing strategies and oversee quality assurance activities for SAP MDG implementations. Ensure that the solution meets functional and non-functional requirements through thorough testing and validation.
  • Facilitate change management processes to ensure smooth adoption of SAP MDG solutions within the organization. Communicate changes, benefits, and impacts to relevant stakeholders and manage resistance to change effectively.
  • Provide training and knowledge transfer to end-users and IT teams on SAP MDG functionalities, best practices, and maintenance procedures. Ensure that users are proficient in using the solution and are able to maintain it effectively.
  • Document architectural designs, configurations, customizations, and integration specifications for SAP MDG solutions. Establish governance processes to ensure compliance with organizational policies and standards.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in SAP MDG implementation and architecture.
  • Deep expertise in SAP MDG modules such as Material, Customer, Vendor, or Financials.
  • Strong understanding of data modelling concepts and data governance principles
  • Deep expertise in SAP MDG modules such as Material, Customer, Vendor, or Financials
  • Proficiency in SAP integration techniques like IDOC, SOA, RFC, API’s and DRF.
  • Strong functional understanding of master data, integration aspects and ECC modules (MM, SOTC and Finance).
  • Strong experience in End-to-End functionalities of MDG Tools
  • Experience in Data Migrations and the ETL process
  • Expertise in MDG Consolidation and Mass processing configurations
  • Good understanding of Data Quality Management (DQM) and implementation strategies
  • Ability to analyse the complex requirements and provide Fit-to-Standard solution.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with business stakeholders and technical teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with business stakeholders and technical teams.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • SAP MDG Certification (S/4 Hana version).
  • Experience with project management including Agile / Scrum methodologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills interacting with senior leaders.

Education Background

- Engineering Graduate or Postgraduate

📌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.

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.

Interested? Come and join our journey.

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.

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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