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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Exton, PA

Exton, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
This individual contributor role manages activities related to system enhancements and test management within the GBS group.

Specifically, the role is responsible for:
Business process analysis in collaboration with functional resources and Business Support resources to understand opportunities for system enhancements
Lead the evaluation of identified enhancement opportunities
Documenting system enhancements from a functional and technical perspective
Liaising between the GBS departments and IT departments
Managing interactive testing of defined enhancements leveraging functional resources
Providing feedback on test results
Obtain sign-off from department leads before enhancements are promoted to live system
Interface with internal and external stakeholders
Providing guidance for problems and questions

Maintain the overall control and coordination of the definition and testing enhancement to systems used by the Exton GBS by:

Participating in the prioritization of processes which needs enhancing.
Participating in business process analysis in collaboration with functional resources to document potential enhancements.
Documenting system enhancements from both a functional and technical perspective.
Coordinating the build of supporting business cases in support of potential enhancements.
Participating in the prioritization of the potential enhancements by reviewing the business cases.
Liaising with technical resources on approved enhancements ensuring proper translation of functional requirements to technical language.
Managing iterative testing of technical solutions leveraging technical resources.
Summarizing test results and provide feedback to the technical team.
Obtaining sign-off from functional resources and the department lead before promoting enhancements to the live system.
Acting as subject matter expert for any issues relating to the definition and testing of enhancements.
Liaise with counterparts in other GBS centers to solve issues, to knowledge share and maintain consistency.
Review error logs with the team and ensure remediation.
Provide audit support relating to enabling technologies.

Provide support for new ERP implementations or upgrades of current ERP and related systems.

- Bachelor's degree in computer science, Accounting or Finance
- 8 years experience from roles managing a variety of enabling technologies
- Good knowledge of ERP systems (strong preference for SAP and JDE)
- Experience of working in a shared service or large multinational company environment
- Supervisory experience

- MBA with technology-related emphasis preferred
- Experience of SAP, JDE and Hyperion HFM
- Business degree in addition to computer science degree
- Experience from the pharmaceutical industry

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Global Business Services (GBS) is the growing strategic shared services arm of Shire, the leading biotechnology company focused on serving patients with rare diseases and specialized conditions. GBS is a collective set of global capabilities, people, and systems that enables strong collaboration with our commercial businesses and corporate functions in order to drive world-class service delivery to our customers and partners.

We are looking for innovative and entrepreneurial colleagues to join GBS, help shape GBS future, and explore the many global and diverse career opportunities at Shire.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.