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ITS ERP Domain Expert for SAP S4/HANA for Manufacturing and Materials Management

date posted 04/09/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2593347
location Framingham, MA;Toronto, ON;Bridgewater, NJ


As part of its digital transformation Sanofi has embarked on a global program to implement SAP S4/HANA as its digital ERP core solution. The ITS ERP Domain Expert will be part of a regional ITS ERP delivery team responsible for the implementation and support of Manufacturing and Materials Management processes. Focusing on S4/HANA implementations at Sanofi’s manufacturing sites in North America the candidate will contribute to and leverage Sanofi’s global ITS ERP practitioners network to ensure process and solution harmonization and standardization.

The suitable candidate has extensive experience in business process design and SAP S/4/HANA implementation projects. Strong abilities in mapping best-in-class business processes onto the S4/HANA solution through configuration and master data design will be required to be successful in this role. During implementation projects the candidate will lead functional workstreams in their domain and has end-to-end responsibility for the successful delivery of the solution. A can-do mindset, strong customer service focus and a highly dynamic will allow the candidate to achieve outstanding results.

Following the system implementations the candidate will be responsible for stabilization, application optimization and value optimization of the global S4 solution at Sanofi’s North American manufacturing sites.


The ITS ERP Domain Expert deploys ERP core models at Sanofi’s North American manufacturing sites and ensures the optimal usage of the solution for the domains of Manufacturing and Materials Management.

In close collaboration with key users and project leaders the candidate will:

  • Business process and application solution:

    • Analyse As-Is situation of business processes  

    • Based on Sanofi’s global ERP template solution identify and apply core model processes to the receiving manufacturing sites to maximize business value

    • Support all stages of data migration activities for the manufacturing and materials management domain

    • Ensure integrated process design, including process integration between the LOB’s within S4/HANA as well as system integration with external connected systems

    • Create test cases and perform functional unit and integration tests

    • Support key users in the User Acceptance Test

    • Contribute to planning and execution of go-live preparation, cutover and hypercare tasks for their domain

  • Organizational change management:

    • Support identification of change impacts to the end users’ ways of working

    • Define actions to help facilitate the business organization with the changes in business processes

    • Train the key users in the new business processes and the new S/4 core model solution

    • Promote the core model solution with the business stakeholders and users

    • Provide advice and support to improve efficiency of cross-functional practices

  • Data management:

    • Working with key users to support activities to cleanse data in the legacy systems and prepare them for extraction and load into the new S4/HANA environment

    • Working with the business and and technical teams to support data extraction from legacy systems based on data requirements for the new S4/HANA solution

    • Working with the business and the functional-technical teams to support data migration activities from legacy systems into the new solution

  • Cut-over and Go-Live:

    • Identify cutover steps for their domain to contribute to the creation of a cutover plan

    • Execute the cut over activities for their domain.

    • Support key users in the execute of business cutover tasks.

    • Support the site during the hypercare phase to stabilize the new solution

  • Ongoing support:

    • Support further stabilization efforts post hypercare

    • Lead value improvement activities to ensure maximum value generation of implemented solution

    • As the Sanofi S4 Core Model template evolves over time, lead initiatives to ‘retrofit’ future improvements to live sites



  • Computer Science, Engineering or similar

  • Master degree or equivalent

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 5 to 10+ years work experience as SAP consultant with focus on manufacturing and materials management

  • Experience in other SAP modules and related processes helpful

  • Successful and significant experience in SAP deployment in manufacturing industry

  • Experience in Life Science industries would be a plus

Core Competencies:

  • Manufacturing and materials management business processes and relevant SAP solution

  • Experience in agile project approach (SAFe experience a plus)

  • Ability to challenge processes and practices, open minded and active listening

  • Strong capability to impact and influence, negotiation skills and conflict management

  • Service/Customer mindset

  • Organizational change management skills

  • Decision making

  • Excellent communication skills


  • Sanofi’s strategic direction is to harmonize and standardize business processes and to embrace the digital transformation of its Industrial Affairs organizational unit. A key pillar of this digital transformation is the transition from SAP ECC to S4/HANA.

  • As part of the North American ERP Delivery team the candidate has the opportunity to join Sanofi’s journey towards digitalization and to shape the business solution for the future by implementing a global S4/HANA digital core.


  • Further develop skills and knowledge in best-practice process and SAP S4/HANA solution delivery

  • Be part of a global SAP practitioners network and closely collaborate with experts from the business organizations

  • Be part of a highly visible program within the Sanofi group

  • Participate in innovating Sanofi’s business by implementing digital solutions with new technologies (SAP S4HANA, cloud technologies and artificial intelligence)


  • Bridgewater, NJ

  • Possibility for remote working

  • Flexibility for business travel as required during deployment projects

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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