SAP Planning & Scheduling Functional Expert

Full time Full day
Job title: SAP Planning & Scheduling Functional Expert

  • Location Hyderabad

  • Job type: Permanent

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 methodologyBrief introduction of the department, team, purpose, and missions. Highlight what is unique to your team.

Job Summary:

In this context, we are reinforcing our SAP Center Of Excellence with a Digital SAP production planning & scheduling functional analyst

  • The SAP planning & scheduling functional analyst will participate to the implementation of Business Value Project (BVP) and / or enhancements of the CORE solution. He/She may also be participating to deploy projects at Sanofi sites according to the program roadmap.

  • She/He ensures the optimal usage of the solution for the domain of planning & scheduling in integration with other SAP streams purchasing, quality, master data management and supply chain integration.

Responsibilities :

Business Alignment and Solution ownership

  • Analyse As-Is situation of business processes

  • Based on Sanofi’s global ERP template solution identify and apply core model processes to the receiving manufacturing sites to maximize business value

  • Support all stages of data migration activities for planning domain

  • Ensure integrated process design, including process integration between the LOB’s within S4/HANA as well as system integration with external connected systems

  • Create test cases and perform functional unit and integration tests

  • Support key users in the User Acceptance Test

  • Contribute to planning and execution of go-live preparation, cutover and hypercare tasks for their domain

Organizational change management

  • Support identification of change impacts to the end users’ ways of working

  • Define actions to help facilitate the business organization with the changes in business processes

  • Train the key users in the new business processes and the new S/4 core model solution

  • Promote the core model solution with the business stakeholders and users

  • Provide advice and support to improve efficiency of cross-functional practices

Data management

  • Working with key users to support activities to cleanse data in the legacy systems and prepare them for extraction and load into the new S4/HANA environment

  • Working with the business and technical teams to support data extraction from legacy systems based on data requirements for the new S4/HANA solution

  • Working with the business and the functional-technical teams to support data migration activities from legacy systems into the new solution

Cut-over and Go-Live

  • Identify cutover steps for their domain to contribute to the creation of a cutover plan

  • Execute the cut over activities for their domain. Support key users in the execute of business cutover tasks.

  • Support the site during the hypercare phase to stabilize the new solution

Ongoing support

  • Support further stabilization efforts post hypercare

  • Lead value improvement activities to ensure maximum value generation of implemented solutions.

  • As the Sanofi S4/HANA Core Model template evolves over time, lead initiatives to ‘retrofit’ future improvements to live sites

People Management

  • Communicate in transparencies with his/her fellow co-worker and management

  • Contribute to the transfer of know-how, experience and best practices within his/her domain and beyond

About you


  • Graduated from Engineering school or Business school

  • Master’s degree

Experience & knowledge

  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in SAP which include 2-3 years in S/4 Hana as solution designer

  • Proven experience of planning Processes in SAP managed industrial plants

  • Significant experience on planning and scheduling for Manufacturing in SAP (SAP PP)

  • Experience in Life Science industries would be a plus

Core competencies

  • Planning & Scheduling business processes and relevant SAP solutions (PP, MM, S4HANA, Fiori )

  • Experience in agile project approach (JIRA experience a plus)

  • Ability to challenge processes and practices, open minded and active listening

  • Knowledge of pharma industry regulatory context (GxP)

  • Deep project management skills with capacity to adapt to a changing environment

  • Ability to collaborate and build effective networks inside and outside Sanofi

  • Strong capability to impact and influence, negotiation skills and conflict management

  • Service/Customer mindset

  • Accountability, reliability

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluent in English (verbal, written)

  • French speaking would be a plus

What makes this position unique

  • Sanofi’s strategic direction is to harmonize and standardize business processes and to embrace the digital transformation of DIGITAL Industrial Affairs organizational unit. A key pillar of this digital transformation is the transition from SAP ECC to S4/HANA.

  • As part of the Hyderabad ERP Delivery team the candidate has the opportunity to join Sanofi’s journey towards digitalization and to shape the business solution for the future by implementing a global S4/HANA digital core.


  • Based in Hyderabad, this job requires to collaborate in a global and matrixial environment with international business and digital teams

  • English is the usual working language

  • This job requires periodic business trips to digital or industrial locations

  • This job requires to work within structured environments with formal procedures, deliverables, compliance rules and reporting duties

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity

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