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Senior SAP S/4 Hana Migration Architect (M/F)


07.12.2020 | Lisboa | Referência: 2013716


Senior Sap S/4 Hana Migration Architect (M/F)


Your new company

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group committed to helping people around the world build families and live better lives. Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring is a leader in reproductive medicine and women’s health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology. Ferring has been developing treatments for mothers and babies for over 50 years and has a portfolio covering treatments from conception to birth. Founded in 1950, privately-owned Ferring now employs over 6,000 people worldwide, has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit

Ferring is opening an IT Center of Excellence (CoE) in Lisbon, Portugal, to build and operate a new global ERP platform and we are looking to attract qualified and motivated candidates. To enable Ferring to keep up with new demands, changes and business needs, we are now recruiting a professional team that will implement the new ERP in countries throughout the world as well as its central and support functions. The ERP program is expected to run for at least four years and the scope of the new team’s work will include global implementation, as well as on-going operation and maintenance. In addition, the IT CoE in Lisbon will be an integral part of Ferring’s Global IT Function.

Your new role 

As Senior SAP S/4HANA Migration Architect you will be responsible for the application and data migration of legacy systems and the transition approach within the project.

In this migration process you will be responsible to define data migration strategy and migration architecture (designing, planning, managing the migration process), to secure resources for data migration activities and to align migration schedule with test plan. It is also your responsibility to oversee implementation of technical solution, track migration activities. You will ensure that the data load and data migration are performed according to Migration Strategy and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Finally, it is also part of your responsibilities to document and report the conversion/migration results, report progress to RTE, define a validation approach with Validation Lead (secure validation of migration), perform validation and provide success result to Business Accountable.

What you'll need to succeed

We are looking for a talented individual with 5 to 7 years’ experience in SAP S/4 in application area, ideally in life sciences. You’ll need the ability to assist/drive solution and process design discussions understanding of business processes in application area, including integration points with other areas. You need also the knowledge of migrating data form existing Legacy systems (preferably, Navision, Oracle) to S/4 Hana and experience gained as a member of a SAP HANA team using your knowledge practically in projects. Knowledge in cloud systems is desirable.

You need to have strong knowledge in HANA Enterprise Architecture, S/4 HANA database foundation, S/4 HANA Master Data Structures (e.g. Material Master) and also knowledge about High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Backup/Recovery, Security. Knowledge of the S/4 HANA Migration Cockpit is essential. Experience with Informatica IICS/PowerCenter and Data Quality is an advantage as well certifications in relevant areas/systems. Good communication skills are essential and you’ll need to be familiar with Agile Delivery principles and frameworks.

What you'll get in return

Inspiration from our commitment to advocate for everyone’s right to build a family, no matter who you are, where you live or who you love. Motivation from innovation in our chosen therapy areas and ongoing development of our organization. You will perform a key role in the development and implementation of the new ERP from scratch, on a global scale, which will provide you with the opportunity to enable an organisational transformation with end to end business visibility.

What you need to do

If you're interested in this role, please apply now.