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Manufacturing SAP Business Process Leader

Date:  Jun 14, 2021

Danvers, MA, US

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery


Abiomed has recently transitioned to SAP S4 Hana.  The Manufacturing SAP Business Process Leader (Mfg BPL) role is part of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain organization.  This individual will support manufacturing and drive optimization and effectiveness of the S4 architecture and integration into the business of the organization. 

The Mfg BPL will be responsible for the identification of manufacturing needs related to SAP to streamline and support efficient manufacturing operations. This role will be responsible to translate the manufacturing process into SAP requirements, translate requirements into SAP configurations, and manage testing through implementation.  This role will develop training documentation and ensure end users have the knowledge necessary to perform their duties.  He or she will be responsible for managing and reporting on project status, as well as ensuring projects are completed to agreed scope, schedule, within budget, and provide the desired outcomes. The position will work closely with manufacturing, engineering, and IT members and the Global eWM Business Process Owner.


Job Responsibilities: 


  • Responsible to ensure the SAP Manufacturing Workstream delivers best business practices
  • Troubleshooting issues and act as point of escalation for Manufacturing issues related to S4 Hana.
  • Work with manufacturing teams to identify and establish value added reporting and metrics from SAP that will enable more efficient operations
  • Engage workforce to uncover inefficiencies and areas to help poke yoke the process
  • Collaborating with finance, quality, and other stakeholders to ensure system is meeting all compliance requirements in a streamlined fashion.
  • Leading and managing blueprint workshops, working with business function owners to understand business requirements and translating these into SAP configuration specifications for the SAP IT Team
  • Establishing SAP test plans and perform testing together with business owners
  • Problem solving related to Process Design and execution. Conduct formal reviews at the completion of each phase, consolidated the issues, and communicate progress
  • Develop training plans for all new applications/updates and lead training initiatives for functional team
  • Function as the business user representative, interact with function owners and business process leaders/ SME’s to define optimal processes leveraging S4 capability
  • Ensures all functional processes comply with local legal requirements and customized processes comply with the Company's policies.
  • Participate on cross-functional project teams to support upgrades and enhancements
  • Partner with IT and business teams on 3rd party software integration with SAP such as Camstar, Kardex,  quality and process monitoring applications.
  • Define Master data management and map all fields to use in SAP algorithms
  • Answer end user and engineering questions, train on new processes and tools, research and resolve problems, working with appropriate technical resources, if necessary.
  • Analyze data to identify problems or recommend preventive action, and trouble shoot problems to determine root cause, walk end-users through resolution for problems
  • Support critical Innovation projects, new products, new processes, new technologies and ensure that project design supports future innovation in SAP as they may be released.


Key Skills/Experiences:

  • Demonstration of in-depth technical capabilities in SAP Manufacturing in a highly regulated environment. Possess strong business acumen in assembly environments.
  • 8+ years as a manufacturing liaison to design, develop, implement, testing IT systems based on SAP solutions.
  • Participation in multiple projects including S/4 Hana system projects.
  • Experience in FDA regulated industry and familiarity with CFR 21 Part 11, GMP, SAS, and Sarbanes Oxley a plus
  • Technical aptitude: ability to learn new systems and information quickly
  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to express complex technical concepts in terms understandable to the business, needs to be able to train the organization
  • Excellent Presentation, Communication & Inter-Personal skills
  • Capable to build relationships with the key business stakeholders to understand their needs
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Understanding of Lean Methodologies and Operational Excellence
  • Experience and proven success working in a multi-cultural environment



Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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