Validation ERP Lead

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March 24 2021
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Validation ERP Lead
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

The Validation ERP Lead will deliver business solutions in support of the organization. This involves partnering with business stakeholders, both operational and development teams, and IT teams and leadership. This role requires a combination of both technical and leadership skills. The role will provide guidance and oversight to technical staff. The Validation ERP Lead will provide strategic & operational expertise/guidance and thought leadership to SAP teams on compliance, validation, change management, deployment/release management and test strategy.

Essential Functions
  • Lead the validation lifecycle during the implementation of SAP systems, mergers, upgrades and validation of SaaS and Cloud applications.
  • Project change manager for ERP working to deploy SAP S/4 HANA in a greenfield environment and subsequently process SAP changes, fixes and upgrades.
  • Schedule, plan and manage these changes through the entire life cycle of the change to include development, testing and implementation into the production environment.
  • Lead and Collaborate effectively with a geographically distributed team
Basic Qualifications:
Associate's Degree and Twelve Years Experience OR Bachelor's Degree and Ten Years Experience OR Master's Degree and Eight Years Experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with GxP regulations and standards (e.g. 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11, GAMP, etc..)
  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA Solution Manager and CHARM toolsets
  • Extensive experience delivering within a complex ERP Ecosystem
  • Experience delivering solutions using Agile DevOps is a plus
  • Working knowledge of tools such as AGILE, Trackwise as well as document repository tools such as Veeva.
  • Self-motivated, customer and delivery focused
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills
  • Industry in Pharmaceutical/Life Science industries is a plus

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