Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Function: Information Technology

Company: Vifor Pharma

Georgia Izzat

International Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 83 78

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We are currently looking for an SAP S/4 HANA FI/CO Business Analyst who will be based at our operational headquarters in Zurich. Drawing on a keen understanding of financial/controlling processes, information technology and operational excellence, the IT Project Manager will introduce the harmonized SAP S/4 HANA FI/CO at Vifor Pharma at the main sites and affiliates covering every aspect from user requirement gathering process definition to the execution. You will act as single point of contact for this program and exchange with all the sales and manufacturing sites. In this role, you will report to the Head SAP CoE and will be part of the Global IT team.

Your tasks will include the following:
  • Achieve the project objectives, manage and represent the project from start-up to completion
  • Plan and organise the project, allocate internal and/or external resources to accomplish project tasks
  • Collect and analyse the project’s requirements and transfer the knowledge to the IT team
  • Provide the strategy, analysis, direction and implementation for ICT technologies and solutions, works out concepts
  • Ensure business benefits included in the ERP Finance and Controlling business case are delivered
  • Build up the know-how to become the competence centre within Vifor Pharma and ensure optimal design and usage of the SAP S/4 HANA ERP FI/CO system
  • Ensure the planning, elaboration and approval of CSV Documentation, and apply compliance in using the IT project methodology
  • Identify and manage interdependencies across projects, ensure that outstanding project management, process implementation and design requirements and/or issues are being addressed
  • Report project status and issues to the Steering Committee and prepare decision proposals, escalate project changes and decisions that exceed his/her decision power to the project steering committee
  • Provide cross-company support for all Vifor Pharma sites with regard to process optimisation and operational excellence, identify areas to harmonise, simplify and optimise
  • Allocate and monitor project spending in close cooperation with counterpart in Finance and intervene where necessary, work out project budget and ensure their adherence, maintain control over the project’s status
  • Support in the negotiation and administration of vendor agreements, establish contracts with external partners in close cooperation with counterpart in Finance
The ideal candidate is bringing a Bachelor's degree in IT, Business Administration or related field, in addition to the following experience:
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a role as business analyst / project management within the pharma industry or similar industry (i.e. food, medical devices, FMCG)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with SAP FI/CO and related business processes in the Financial Area. Indirect
  • Procurement/Logistics/Manufactureing experiences would be an additional benefit
  • Experience as an application expert or partial project manager throughout the project lifecycle in implementing SAP Solutions
  • Sound technical understanding of SAP including configuration, customization, administration, interfaces, etc.
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Fluency in English, German language skills are a plus
You are proactive and demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach, quickly adapting your structured and conceptual attitude. You take a balanced customer oriented approach to both internal and external stakeholders while being strict in fulfilling the needed requirements. You are effective at communicating with stakeholders on all levels, with very strong collaboration and influencing skills. You have a positive, ‘can do’ personality with strong assertiveness and behave as a role model for others, in line with Vifor Pharma values.

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives. Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world. The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

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