SAP Planning Specialist

Website Ref:TPM04367

A SAP Planning Specialist is required for a biopharmaceutical company in Dunboyne.  The incumbent will drive standard business process, continuous improvement, analytics and manage the transition and stand-up of the new organization. The Planning Specialist will be responsible to collaborate with functional leaders and subject matter experts to establish Planning & Scheduling, Procurement focused prioritized continuous improvement opportunities and define a strategy which will translate into the design, build, implementation and sustainment of the Global Operating Model with the new Enterprise ERP solution.


  • Lead the identification of opportunities to standardize business processes and system configuration globally and ensure compliance with these standards.
  • Develop future state Global Operating Model as part of new ERP selection and development.
  • Ensure Global Process design adheres to all Company and Regulatory Regulations.
  • Collaborate with other Process Stewards to ensure alignment in the use of standard processes.
  • In conjunction with Data stewards, develop and maintain data standards to govern adherence to both process and systems.
  • Facilitate Community of Practice, drive process standardization and collect feedback for improvement.
  • Collaborate with Super Users for business support. Provide level II support to resolve issues.
  • Contribute and own business process deliverables (procedures, job aids, RACI and metrics).
  • Maintain and improve training curricula.
  • Assess maturity & process performance for opportunities and continuous improvement; support sites in case the additional explanation is required.
  • Develop a strong relationship with IT to support system related deployments and enhancements.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Business, Science, Engineering).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of functional experience in SAP for transactional processing in the manufacturing environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Deep understanding of SAP Processes.
  • SAP Master data experience should include an excellent understanding of material master & supplier contracts.

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