AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. In 2013, AbbVie will employ approximately 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.
PRIMARY FUNCTION / PRIMARY GOALS / OBJECTIVES:
The Senior IT Technical Specialist is responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, working principally with senior management. Acts as the principal designer for major systems and their subsystems utilizing a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs. Work as a member of the Global ERP Operations Team, responsible for level 2 and 3 production support and enhancements for the AbbVie Global SAP instance. This role will be primarily responsible for SAP EWM general functionality..
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
Partner with the functional groups within the IT organization to communicate and clarify business needs, contribute to development of long-range system plans, and ensure products and services are aligned with business needs.
Provides strategic consultancy support to customers in defining or designing business processes and researching and identifying enabling technologies based on customer requirements
Actively seek ways to apply technology to business processes, researching and providing information on technical trends and competitors'
practices relevant to the assigned client business
Assess near-term needs utilizing structured interview processes to establish business priorities, consult with technical subject matter experts and develop alternative technical solutions; advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities
Ally with other IT functional areas to remain apprised of project status, and inform customer management of progress; conversely, keep the IT group's technology and service managers aware of user issues and potential potholes or resolve conflicts
Develop, motivate, and provide direction to technical team in a way that facilitates the creation of a team environment and enables team to fulfill the department's operation objectives.
Support AbbVie business units in their use of SAP by providing technical and functional support of SAP EWM. Manage and implement SAP System enhancement requests, analyze issues and identify configuration changes, code changes or data corrections that are needed to be completed for the defect or enhancement.
Update requirements and design documentation. Oversee development and testing efforts, analyze security requirements and assist with training requirements.
In specialized systems (ie. SAP) effectively set options to change the way the program works (configuration responsibilities).
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
Works in consultative role towards predetermined goals. Is responsible for adhering to project and overhead budgets and schedules.
Assignments are long term and are self-directed.
Erroneous decisions would normally result in failure to complete projects critical to major objectives of division. Has direct impact on capital budget, expenses and major project completion.
Bachelor's Degree plus 10+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. SAP Technical Configurator with a minimum of 8 years SAP configuration experience and business process knowledge in SAP EWM.
10+ years' experience in related field.
Significant Work Activities and Conditions
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)