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SAP PI Application Development Expert

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland
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For our client in Basel we are looking for a SAP PI Application Develoment Expert for 3 month contract.

Job Title: SAP PI Application Development Expert

Reports to: Solution Factory Manager

Start: ASAP

Duration: Minimum until end of 2019. Possibility of extension until end of 2020

Remote work: with some travel to Holzkirchen or other sites required on request (around 2-3 weeks). Resource should be located in Europe.

JOB PURPOSE

Ensures the delivery, quality and completeness of software development work to cost-effectively meet business requirements and to build and preserve long-term value in ERP systems.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

* Act as provider and coordinator of technical expertise in SAP integration/de-velopment technologies like PO, CPI, API management and ABAP, S/4Hana, and UI5
* Acts as gatekeeper that is responsible for completeness, and quality of development work delivered for deployment into ERP systems through formal review and acceptance/rejection of this work.
* Act as arbitrator and mediator for escalations related to technical design deci-sions. Coach and mentor development coordinators, developers and new join-ers to achieve service line goals.
* Design, develop and implement services provided by Development Factory.
* Evaluate vendor performance by measuring KPIs
* Implements and ensures conformity and compliance to the technical standards, practices and processes that govern and control Factory Services work (eg design, development, configuration); also contributes to definition and evolution of these.
* Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal customers, peers and external partners.
* Understands and drives application of vendor and industry-driven best practices in ERP solutions, such as code reuse and customization avoidance.
* Ensures that work activities and work product comply with all relevant regulatory and internal policy controls (eg GxP, SOX, Security Baseline).
* Recognizes and leverages opportunities for reuse of work or techniques across ERP applications to promote efficiency and consistency.
* Provide and validate effort estimations
* Conduct interviews for key development resources
* Ensures development services are delivered on schedule and within budget
* Align customer feedback with service providers and evaluate options to improve quality of service delivery
* Evaluate new technologies and provide an assessment of the impact
* Retain critical and key know how to be able to assess services provided by vendors and third parties
* Document processes and policies used within Development Factory
* Govern system access for development activities

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI's)

* Customer and peer satisfaction with aspects of service under control or influ-ence as measured by multi-rater feedback, surveys, etc.
* Adherence to defined Development Factory SLAs
* Satisfactory audit results for relevant work and work product.
* No repeat audit findings.
* Improving efficiency and quality of vendor deliverables as measured by vendor KPIs.
* Performance against agreed objectives and behaviors.
* Adherence to budgets

JOB DIMENSION

* Shared responsibility (among approx. 12 peers) for approx. $7-10M of external de-velopment services.
* Accountable for work affecting global, cross-divisional, cross-functional business applications.
* Must perform in globally-dispersed, culturally diverse, inter-discipline organization.
* Must exercise independent decision-making guided by general principles and pro-cedures in new and/or quickly evolving business settings.
* Role requires ability to absorb new information and acquire or expand skills quickly.

IDEAL BACKGROUND

- Education: University degree in Computer Science, Information Management or related discipline; or other degree with significant work experience in similar disciplines.
- Hands-on Experience: 10 or more years of hands-on work with relevant technologies (SAP PO, CPI, ABAP, S/4 Hana, UI5, ...). Additional functional, technical experience with related SAP and ERP tools and technologies is desirable.
- Supervisory Experience: 2 or more years in roles having accountability for the technical work of others is preferred.
- Remote/Virtual Teams: Experience demonstrating effective working with distributed or off-shore teams is preferred.
- Communication: Very strong written and verbal English is minimum requirement.

TECHNICAL/PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

- Must have and maintain deep knowledge of relevant SAP technology and tools (SAP SAP PO, CPI, ABAP, S/4 Hana, UI5, ..) and of application development and life cycle management theory and practice.
- Must have strong technical writing and reading skills.
- Requires strong negotiation and consensus-building skills.
- General knowledge of ITIL framework, ITIL certification preferred and specialized certi-fication in service design and delivery ideal.

For more information please contact Barbara Tenerowicz:

E: (see below)

Reference: 763517734

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