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SAP Developer and Functional Analyst Cork Ireland,  

Lilly (company)

Posted on : 20 August 2017

Project Description

SAP Developer and Functional Analyst
Company Overview

The Global Business Solutions (GBS) Center at Cork was established in July 2010 to provide financial shared services such as Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, General Accounting and Global Travel and Meeting services. Since then, the scope of GBS Cork has expanded outside of Finance and into other Business Service functions, including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management and Medical Information. This growth, outside of Finance, is in addition to continued growth in our original Finance scope.

This means that we have a diverse group of employees from finance professionals to HR professionals to medical professionals and event planning experts. The current headcount is circa 400 multi-lingual employees and the culture is vibrant and diverse. This is enhanced by every employee in the GBS and championed by the GBS committees  Sports & Social, Culture Club, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Food.
The GBS was awarded CCMA International Shared Service Centre of the Year in 2013 and 2014, with particular credit to Employee Engagement. The GBS Lilly Management Team is currently looking for you if you have a people-oriented, customer centric and forward-thinking mindset. This individual will be an exceptional professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment, and will be an active contributor to our team.
Lilly enjoys a strong reputation for quality and consistent focus on employee development. We make it our mission to attract the best people and we always look at alternative ways to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build an exceptional and fulfilling career. Other than working with a great team, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. We provide an open, transparent and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.


The Global Services IT organization is responsible for providing solutions for SAP and SAP-integrated systems, enabling supply chain management, human resources, and financial business processes. The primary focus for this role will be developing innovative technical solutions to meet dynamic business needs as well as collaborating with our business partners, influencing the processes, tools and operating models to support our global operations. The Developer will be responsible for ensuring that these services are provided on time, on budget, and in a quality and compliant manner in order to meet required business outcomes. Work will focus on our global Purchase to Pay operations.
Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  1. Understand and deliver SAP / ABAP solutions, modify reports, interfaces, and work to deliver complete solutions to our global business partners.

  1. Debug and analyze code to determine where changes should be made or repaired.

  1. Ability to debug and analyze code to determine where changes should be made or repaired as well as update appropriate technical documentation

  1. Be forward thinking with respect to using various SAP technologies which will help improve the user experience.

  1. Familiarity with SAP Notes and upgrade activities (SPAU / SPDD) as well as technical standards and best practices

  1. Ability to communicate technical issues, capabilities, limitations in layman terms to non-technical persons

  1. Be an advocate for SAP at global, regional and local level to communicate standards and expectations.

  1. Lead, manage and participate in day to day operations, enhancements and projects. This includes understanding business impact, quantifying resources, and evaluating/recommending technical options.

  1. Interact and collaborate with global, regional and local Business Partners as appropriate, in order to better understand the business and its priorities, and represent their requirements within SAP

  1. Partner with the business in assessing and defining requirements and drive the development of business cases and system solutions.

  1. Identify and ensure delivery of knowledge transfer needs between IT and our business partners

  1. Promote process improvements and innovation to drive business process optimization

  1. Influence partner organizations to manage and prioritize incidents, system changes and projects.

  1. Partner with third party providers to accomplish delivery of day to day operations, enhancements and projects. This includes: service level management, resource evaluations, escalations of system issues and oversight of the change management processes.
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2+ years development, configuration, or support experience in SAP
  • Full time day shift position. Occasional off hours and weekend work is expected as sthis position serves a global organization
  • Some regional and international travel will be required to meet with business partners and develop key working relationships as part of a global function
  • SAP Finance experience
  • Experience working in a regulated industry (i.e. GMP) and delivering within that environment
  • Desire and ability to operate at multiple levels (detail and strategic)
  • Excellent communication skills, using a variety of methods in diverse forums
  • Desire and ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Cork, Ireland

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