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Merck SAP Senior Technical Specialist in Branchburg, New Jersey

Job Description

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation of configuration specifications based on requirements for the SAP PLM/PPM solution

  • Assist in the development of design specifications to address functional gaps that need to be addressed in the solution

  • Engage appropriate resources as needed to ensure complete and accurate functional design specifications are defined

  • Responsible for the configuration, development and testing of the SAP PLM/PPM Solution

  • Assist the technical configuration team through all aspects of the project Software Development Lifecycle (waterfall or agile), including development, test, installation and production cutover

  • Assist in setting up data for testing purposes

  • Ability to work in a team environment, effectively interacting with others

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with end-users and management

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Min 5-7 years demonstrated technical experience with SAP ERP and/or SAP PLM and/or SAP PPM

  • Demonstrated experience in SAP material master, recipes and/or BOMs

  • Demonstrated experience in technical analysis and design

  • Experience in creating and reviewing SDLC documentation

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills balanced with a creative mindset

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) business processes, design principles, and best practices: preferably Specification Management, Product Structure, or Change Control processes

  • Technical knowledge and experience in SAP S/4 PLM on HANA

  • Understanding of GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and guidelines

  • Agile/scrum experience

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Requisition ID: R54208