ERP Product Senior Manager



ERP Product Senior Manager Hopewell, New Jersey

Title:  ERP Product Senior Manager

Job Type:  Permanent

Primary Location:  Hopewell, New Jersey

The Challenge:

Vignetic is looking for an ERP Product Senior Manager who will have strong Consumer Health business knowledge, direct interaction with partners (both internal & external), hands on system configuration expertise of SAP S/4 HANA and includes steam management for both onsite and offshore resources.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Drive global S/4 HANA core capability standardization, alignment, and adoption. Responsible for the global template design and associated governance model.
  • Responsible for approving changes to global template and ensuring the features are documented accordingly. This includes active participation in change control & other governance boards.
  • Ensure key business processes and capabilities are designed and deployed in an integrated and effective manner within program timelines and scope.
  • Ensure ongoing integrity of a global template; understand tradeoffs between customizations/enhancements & SAP standard capabilities.
  • Partner with business adoption team to ensure change management, business readiness, site readiness, and training are delivered to meet business needs.
  • Encourage creative solutions with the strength of past knowledge and experiences acquired through other ERP program executions in Supply Chain.
  • Develop and execute on strategic plans to develop new Consumer Health ERP Platform and scale to unlock and accelerate digital capabilities within our business.
  • Manage cross-deployment process design interdependencies, by working with respective stakeholders to implement controls, cadence, and risk mitigations.
  • Encourage creative solutions with the strength of past knowledge and experiences acquired through other ERP program executions in Supply Chain.
  • Negotiate with the business to see what items (story points) are built and which are backlogged based on capacity.
  • Own development estimates and understands how levels of effort impact the priority of requirements.
  • Clear vision of the on the multi-generation product strategy.
  • Report back to the business on status on the delivery of features, functionality, and applications.
  • Effectively communicate vision and strategy to peers, partners, stakeholders, and executive leadership.
  • Create an inclusive and positive work environment/culture where diverse talent can grow and succeed.
  • Practice design-driven thinking and creative problem solving to ensure efforts are focused on validated problems based on research and data that can be solved effectively and measured in market.
  • Break silos and build deep relationships with all cross-functional contributing teams within SC, Commercial, R&D, and enabling functions to align on priorities, schedule, cost, and ensure successful execution of scope.
  • Owns all logistics integrations to S/4 HANA where a regional 3PL integration model exists.
  • Owns the logistics processing within S/4 HANA for regions performing warehouse and/or transportation management within S/4 HANA.
  • Responsible for all Warehouse Master Data is converted/constructed/migrated to SAP.
  • Governs and owns all warehouse output forms (e.g., shipping labels, pick lists etc.) ensuring standardization across distribution centers globally.
  • Understands and masters the logistics products available in S/4 HANA (e.g., SAP Transportation Managements, SAP Logistics Business Network, SAP Yard Logistics, SAP Transportation Resource Planning) and the strategy of which markets to implement.

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 12+ years’ experience in SAP ERP solutions with proven track record of multiple successful releases to production
  • Process, data, and configuration knowledge of core ERP modules (e.g., MM/FICO/IM/SD)
  • Strong understanding of the underlying technical architecture and benefits of S/4 HANA and complementary technologies. (e.g.: APS-OMP, SNC, WMS/WCS, TMS, Hybris).
  • Required working knowledge in the management of GxP and SOX validated systems
  • Experience in people management, coaching, and aiding professional growth
  • Experience in Supply Chain processes and understanding of unique challenges and needs in this space
  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and managing operational technological processes within a global organization required.
  • Ability to effectively lead and govern cross-functional decision-making bodies.
  • Knowledge of cloud solutions, virtual platforms, and the future roadmap for SAP’s support of cloud is preferred.
  • Desire to succeed and motivate team members through inspirational leadership
  • Demonstrates both strong vision, strategy, and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches
  • Ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and anticipate/identify complex problems.
  • Ability to establish and manage priorities across many teams, globally
  • Versatility and agility to work in a fast-changing environment with enthusiasm
  • Ensure appropriate and effective communication flow among stakeholders and leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, with proven ability to influence/collaborate to get to desired result
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies and their application in an SAP context
  • Innate curiosity, data driven, and ability to self-start w/ growth mindset and thought leadership
  • Ability to experiment and not be afraid to take risks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong business and technical acumen
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Have a real passion for learning, attention to detail and dedication to excellence
  • Expert understanding of SAP Logistics Execution Capabilities in SAP ECC.
  • 2 of more Warehouse Management Implementation experience (either SAP ECC IM/WM or integration with a third-party WMS system)
  • Expert knowledge of EDI integrations used when deploying an interface-based warehouse management model to SAP
  • Understanding of SAP EWM compared to alternative implementation patterns (release 1811 or 1902 of S/4 HANA) and demonstrated expertise on which model to choose.
  • Sold understanding of middleware technologies & XML and/or EDI data patterns used for SAP warehouse management integrations.


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