IT Lead SAP Warehouse and Distribution Specialist in Wilson, NC at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 55624

Our client in Wilson, North Carolina is seeking an IT Lead SAP Warehouse and Distribution Specialist. 

NO CORP-TO-CORP SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION.  Applicants must be able to work directly for Fast Switch as a W2 Employee (US Citizens and all other parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply).



Job Summary
The IT Lead, SAP Warehouse and Distribution Specialist is a member of the SAP projects Solution Design Review Core team and the IT Leadership team specializing in the direction and management of Warehouse Management. And Materials Management functionality within SAP.

Specifically, the IT Lead, SAP Warehouse and Distribution, is responsible for the business-critical cGMP applications, systems, and technologies that facilitate, monitor, control or document the inbound receipt, outbound shipment, and inter-company transfer of product and materials which move through our manufacturing plants and distribution centers.  The applications are SAP-centric but include all of the peripheral systems and devices involved in package labeling, bar-coding, scanning, serialization data capture required to successfully execute business operations in Purdue’s owned and 3rd party managed distribution centers and warehouses. Candidate should have business and configuration knowledge in the area of SAP WM, MM and LES module.

This position is the primary SAP liaison to the Logistics business operations for multiple sites and companies, including 3rd party distribution center and is accountable for project coordination, execution and delivery, and all production support.
This position will report into the IT organization and will be located at the Wilson NC facility.

Principle Responsibilities:
The IT Lead, SAP Warehouse and Distribution functions as the business liaison to the Supply Chain colleagues at Purdue and its associated companies, and the multiple sites they encompass. He or she must develop, implement and support SCM related issues and projects. This includes participating in weekly meetings between IT and the Logistics organizations to ensure IT and operational project alignment, prioritization, timely communication, developing and help manage a one-year rolling project plan and reporting on support/ project status.

The individual must provide timely business-critical supply chain applications break-fix and support, system and process enhancement, while following established change-control processes across multiple Logistics organizations, sites and companies.

Education and Experience Requirements
The IT Lead, SAP Warehouse and Distribution position requires BS/MS and 8+ years of relevant experience.  He or she demonstrates mastery of multiple disciplines & their inter-dependencies, and knowledge is extended to the development of solutions for the business area.  He or she contributes to cross-departmental strategy and solutions.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
Strong functional skills in LES, MM &WM with 8+ years’ experience in SAP configuration.
Strong understanding of SAP WM integration with RF scanning, batch management and serialization, and interfacing with third party systems. 
Sound knowledge of Shipping and transport management (incl. export requirements, carrier interfacing, small parcel, LTL/FTL)
Experience in developing business process scenarios and configure SAP ECC to achieve business requirements and integrate WM with IM, MM, QM, PP, LE and SD modules.
Basic understanding of RF Hardware configuration with Wireless networks a plus. Understand configuration of SAP Console and Telnet middleware for RF Integration with SAP a major plus.
Proficiency using SAP Solution Manager toolset for managing changes and transports in ECC.
Skilled in writing functional / technical specifications in a GXP regulated environment.
Responsible for timely resolution of the support issues in the Supply Chain area.
Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus.

The individual demonstrates specific application skills and expertise in aspects of SAP and some non-SAP Logistics systems, with ideally 10+ years supporting  SAP LES, WM and MM modules in a pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution environment. 
Strong working knowledge or experiences with peripheral or non-SAP systems and concepts such as wireless handheld devices, bar-code scanning, and 3rd party shipping and labeling systems.  Familiarity with Serialzation systems such as SAP ATTP and Systech Guardian, are a plus.
He or she must be well-versed in business process concepts of Supply Chain, Distribution,and Quality operations, such as pick/pack/ship, manifesting, transportation planning, batch review and release.
Experience in SAP Plant Maintenance (Master Data, Corrective Maintenance, Preventive maintenance, Calibration Managing individual equipment from a maintenance perspective, Setting up new equipment, Managing Maintenance Plans, Collecting & evaluating maintenance data and Recording maintenance tasks performed) are a plus.  

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)
The IT Lead, Warehouse and Distribution is primarily responsible for the management of projects and day to say support of his or her area of expertise. While this position does not have direct supervisory responsibility, it may require a need to mentor or coach less senior staff in some cases as well as oversee the work of outside contractors.  

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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