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Solution Engineer II, SAP Ariba - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract - Konstanz, Germany - Germany  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. 


Provide technical analysis and expertise for IT solutions on small/large or multi-component IT projects within technical area of expertise. Integrate specialized technical in-depth and breadth expertise and a consultative approach in solving complex technical problems as individual or as team lead. 


  • Provide technical analysis, functional and technical expertise for SAP Ariba solutions.
  • Provide technical analysis, design and configuration of commercial business requests 
  • Work closely with respective product vendors to plan technical upgrades and implementations, evaluate alternative software solutions and to resolve  issues
  • Manage complex Supply Chain business solutions throughout the application lifecycle including technical environments, change and release management.
  • Ensure service introductions from project team and deployment partner to support organization are completed and documented.
  • Ensure policy-compliance and manage software licenses, security certificates and contracts. 
  • Participate in strategic planning for application, proactively identifying changes in business solutions and technology landscape that would impact application.  Identify technical projects required to maintain service levels. (synergy with roadmap)
  • Support design of Supply Chain solution  roadmap from creation to sunset. 
  • Consult architects, customers, third party service providers and IT management in design, planning, integration, expansion, problem determination and resolution 

Education, Behaviours, Competencies & Skills:


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • 4 – 6 years relevant experience
  • Experienced in detailed configuration of Supply Chain systems (SAP ECC, SAP ARIBA)
  • Experience of at least 3 full cycle projects for Supply Chain systems implementation (Ariba Supply Chain, E2Open or similar cloud solutions) from Blueprint, Realization, Migration/Cut-over, Training, Go-live, Stabilization.
  • Experience of regular integration activities for Supply Chain systems (SAP ECC, SAP Ariba Supply Chain, E2Open or similar cloud solutions)
  • Excellent user knowledge of relevant systems solutions
  • Excellent ability to communicate with business analyst  to interpret their requirements and convert into solutions, functional requirements and technical design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to become the  technical expert on all assigned projects.
  • Ability to write and speak English language.


  • Pharmaceutical industry and/or life sciences business experience.
  • Experienced in preparing and performing training sessions for business.
  • Experienced in E2Open or other Cloud Partner Collaboration Solutions

Travel Requirements:

  • Access to transportation to attend meetings 
  • Ability to fly to meetings regionally and globally