About the job

Our Team:

Sanofi is globally deploying its new back-office cross-functional system processes - covering Finance, SBS, Supply Chain and Trade across all GBUs - through the implementation of a Global ERP (iSHIFT project) using SAP S4/HANA technology. This Transformation program aims at:

  • Enabling Global Business Units (GBU) & Global Functions with Analytics

  • Common analytics by GBU and for Global functions to improve performance and cost management

  • Transversal data consolidation as well as more granular analyses

  • Common budget tools by GBU

  • Facilitating a seamless integration of planning and actual data setting-up automation in reporting to enable Global Shared Services (SBS)

  • Support SBS strategy by implementing an end-to-end approach (e.g. P2P fully covered by integrated Group solutions from eBuy to AP Invoicing, T&E, etc.)

  • Opportunity to consolidate new activities in Shared Services (e.g. Master Data Management, Credit Management) and to develop global Shared Services organization models (e.g. T&E)

  • Support reporting factories

  • Simplifying processes and Sanofi users’ experience

  • State-of-the-art global systems ensuring an end-to-end process integration while providing a simplified user’s experience

  • Major changes to reporting or processes handled centrally at once

  • One source of truth on master data and a common automated internal control framework

  • Improved integration or divestment capabilities through a standardized methodology

Job Summary:

  • The Supply Chain integration Expert brings his/her expertise of supply chain business processes and SAP solutions, best practices and possible improvement. Supply chain processes in scope including distribution, inventory management, external manufacturing.

  • The Intercompany Functional Expert in Shift Project is responsible for the design and the deployment of a single technical solution of standard intercompany processes into a single SAP solution for all businesses on all geographies.

  • He/she will organize and deliver, for his/her scope of responsibility within supply chain, solution design and all project deliverables under Solution Delivery responsibility (SAP solutions design, implementation in the systems, all related documentation), for the Projects he is assigned to, for Project duration

Main responsibilities:

Design of the Solution

  • Provide his/her expertise of existing business processes / SAP solutions in legacy systems

  • Collect and consolidate from Digital regional network of experts the knowledge of as-is , best practices and possible improvements

  • Contribute with the Business Enablement team to the Global Design or Scoping workshops in order to design the solution based on industry best practices, GBU & Global Support Functions business needs

  • Propose adequate SAP solutions minimizing gaps with the SAP standard functionalities by challenging business requirements and specify for customizing and development the agreed solutions.

  • Perform impact analysis for application changes for SAP and satellites applications.

  • Perform impact analysis for application changes for SAP and satellites applications, such as 3PL/DC systems and Athena.

  • Collect and consolidate impacts for legacy systems

  • Collaborate with cross-functional streams to identify cross topics and involve them for solution design

  • Contribute to the design of transversal streams:

  • Master data management

  • Analytics

  • Authorizations

  • Process controls

  • Data Migration

  • Collect and consolidate all information required for Infrastructure and application landscape definition

  • Deliver all design deliverables defined by the program and under Digital responsibility (e.g. specifications, …)

  • Develop him/herself on the new capabilities provided by SAP S4HANA on his/her perimeter

Development and testing

  • Organize, complete, unit-test and document the configuration of the system

  • Contribute with the development team to the specific developments

  • Organize, document and execute integration and system tests.

  • Prepare and manage Familiarization sessions with Key Users

  • Contribute to user acceptance tests and finalize the solution (address defects identified).

  • Use properly the documentation and testing tools as defined by Digital quality department.

  • Complete all deliverables defined by the program and under Digital responsibility (e.g. test protocols, test reports…) following iShift Rollout Deployment Kit methodology

Migration and go-live

  • Contribute to migration activities related to the stream

  • Document and execute cut-over activities related to the stream

  • Update training documents & contribute to trainings on the Solution

  • Insure go-live support and hypercare activities


  • Contribute to AMS activities: provide functional expertise for complex topics and challenge / validate solution evolutions proposed by AMS team

Roll-out strategy and roadmap

  • Contribute to the definition of the roll-out strategy

  • Contribute to the definition of the implementation roadmap

About you

  • Experience :

  • 8+ years of SAP Experience.

  • Proven experience in S4/Hana environment

  • At least 2 full lifecycle SAP implementations (all phases).

  • Demonstrate a good track record in SAP Sales and Distribution, MM Materials Management, Logistics Execution Modules preferably in a Pharmaceutical / Consumer Products industry.

  • Integration with External Partners

  • SAP Intercompany sales (cross-company)

  • SAP Intercompany stock transfers

  • SAP Intercompany billing

  • SAP Plants abroad solution

  • Export Processes (SAP GTS)

  • Integrated process across several SAP systems

  • Very good general understanding of Supply chain business processes.

  • Experience of SAP projects in complex and international environment

  • At ease with Microsoft Office tools, and in general with IS tools

  • Soft skills :

  • Team player, service-oriented

  • Dynamic, results driven

  • Able to convince

  • Accountability and Reliability

  • Rigorous, autonomous

  • Technical skills :

  • Expert for SAP MM, SD customization, writing specifications

  • SAP Technical skills: Basic programming concepts, debugging.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Active listener, able to challenge requirements

  • Analytical and synthetic, able to formalize solutions, good writing skills

  • Education : Post-graduate studies: Bachelor or Masters degree in Engineering/Information Technology/Finance/Supply chain

  • Languages : Fluent spoken and written English