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Organon & Co. Associate Director, COUPA Technical Platform Lead in Lowell, Massachusetts

Job Description

Organon is a Women’s Health Company that believes in a better and healthier every day for every woman! We are a passionate, global community of thousands dedicated to redefining the future of women’s health. Our mission is to deliver impactful medicines and solutions for a healthier every day. But what really makes it work at Organon is our people.

We’re looking for real, passionate team players, curious innovators, forward thinkers, empowered by the idea of shaping their career, and ready to bring their fire to embrace change and the opportunities it brings for progress.

At Organon, you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds: the open, agile, collaborative culture of a start-up, and operating at the scale of a Fortune 500 company with an international footprint that serves people in more than 140 markets.

It’s going to be an exciting future—come be a part of it!

This role may be 100% REMOTELY BASED!

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Associate Director, COUPA Technical lead , Source to Settle, Business Technology (BT) is responsible for all aspects of BT in support of Organon’s Sourcing and Indirect Procurement function. This role will report to the Director, PtP, HR and REFMS.

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the technical stability of the sourcing, contract management, contingent labor, indirect procurement and invoicing functions using COUPA platform. He/she will be the primary contributor defining technical solution strategy, design principles, and ensuring the alignment between the business needs and technical enhancements. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills, experience configuring COUPA and building integrating with SAP. The candidate will be the point person accountable for designing and approving solutions, while ensuring compliance to validation activities in a heavily regulated GxP environment. In this role, the candidate will have a thorough understanding of end-to-end source to settle processes, including but not limited to sourcing, contract life cycle management, risk management, Indirect purchasing and electronic invoicing. A key function of this role is the ability to partner successfully with business stakeholders, 3rd party vendors, system integrators, SaaS vendors and internal team leads to ensure business processes are enabled to meet business needs.

Primary Responsibilities​:

  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert for the COUPA Procurement platform.

  • Conduct discovery sessions with representatives from the business partners in order to build relationships and understand their unique needs.

  • Lead the solution/enhancement configuration and implementation, to ensure that solutions are accurately scoped and delivered in line with business partner expectations.

  • Develop and execute architectural strategy for design and implementation, create and document solution designs, and work with other solution delivery leads to identify options, impacts and recommendations.

  • Design workflows specific to business process outcomes, and understand how to develop and integrate a proposed solution with the existing business and technical environment.

  • Interacts with System Integrators (SI), 3rd party vendors, SaaS partners to identify, evaluate and enable new technology products for the platform.

  • Provide project management, business analysis and technical analysis for ERP and non-ERP applications within Global Procurement domain.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of overall solution architecture and cloud integration methods with ECC or S/4 HANA.

  • Develop deep skills and experience in design, implementation and deployment of COUPA procurement solution with focus on upstream processes and downstream processes.

  • Prepare and deliver demonstrations/presentations in support of implementation.

  • Comfortable working in an international environment where you have to collaborate with a team remotely.

  • Work with development, infrastructure, test, and production support teams to ensure proper implementation and operability of solutions.

  • Prepare, review and sign-off on configuration, functional and technical designs.

  • Lead testing effort in development and quality environments. Guide users in UAT.

  • Actively communicate and collaborate with the functional leads across the ERP Program to support the business needs of the company.

Education Minimum Requirements​:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline or equivalent experience is required.

  • COUPA Certified.

Required Experience and Skills​:

  • Minimum 3 years experience with COUPA configuration and technical implementation experience with one or more Finance and Procurement functional areas (e.g. Source to Procure, Procure to Order, Procure to Pay, Accounts Payable, Contracts, ).

  • Proficient experience with technical integrations between COUPA and SAP S4/HANA or SAP ECC ERP and Between COUPA and HR systems.

  • Minimum 5 years in application design, development and configuration of technology solutions to support P2P business processes.

  • At least 7 years' experience in managing Procurement systems

  • Must have worked in multi -country ERP implementation/roll-out experience.

  • Must have stood up development, testing and production environments, executing to a cutover plan.

  • Experienced in cross-functional team workings within a matrixed environment. A project management mindset is desired.

  • Business analysis and technical analysis, along with problem solving skills. End-to-end mindset.

  • Technical documentation, verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with the ability to create and sustain meaningful relationships.

  • Strong leadership skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to effectively articulate and communicate findings and recommendations to the management team.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Hands on experience with enterprise middleware such as Mulesoft, Boomi, Informatica.

  • Technical or functional lead on at least 1 full-lifecycle COUPA.

  • Must have the ability to analyze complex business processes of all kinds, including cross functional and multi-divisional.

  • Exposure to Pharma/manufacturing industry preferred.

Who We Are:

Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions. Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.

Subject to applicable law, all prospective US Organon hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a precondition of employment.

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Requisition ID: R511940