SAP Plan/SAP-APO Solution Analyst

Location Beerse, Arrondissement Turnhout, Antwerp, Flanders
Discipline: Pharmaceutical
Contact name: Sayf Idais

Contact email:
Job ref: 13371
Published: 17 days ago

For one of the biggest leading pharmaceutical companies in the world we are looking for an SAP Plan/SAP-APO Solution Analyst (Freelance). You will be responsible for the design and delivery for business applications and software solutions and services. You can read more about it in the vacancy below! The company is in Beerse, Belgium and offers a 6-months contract.


  • Develop and deploy SAP SCM APO (or similar planning tool) / SAP Manufacturing / SAP SD / SAP Finance and Logistics solutions.
  • Work with Scrum Teams to ensure design, build and test meet required acceptance criteria and business requirements.
  • Configure, unit test, integration test, support UAT and provide user documentation within SAP SCM APO (or similar planning tool) / SAP Manufacturing and integration with external supply planning tool OMP (OM Partners) for new functionalities
  • Coordinate change and ensure compliance with internal change management processes.
  • Develop a strong understanding on the template design.
  • Understand and evaluate business requirements, identify the changes to the template and translate them into functional specification and technical design.
  • Perform hands-on configuration and instruct ABAP programmers.
  • Define unit test scenarios and execute unit testing. Document test scripts and test evidence in testing tool (HP Quality center).
  • Define integration test scenarios and execute integration testing. Document the scripts and evidence in the testing tool.
  • Assist business users during UAT.
  • Perform Regression test scenarios for testing the existing functionalities against changes.
  • Provide post go-live support and drive the smooth transition of the support to the respective teams
  • With the other team members, be accountable for on time delivery of the project deliverables.



  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in SAP SCM APO / Manufacturing within a regulated batch managed environment.
  • Multiple deployments of SAP SCM APO / SAP Manufacturing solutions in a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Strong knowledge of GxP and SOX and Computer System Validation requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP SCM APO / SAP PP/QM / SAP WM/MM, SAP FICO, BW and ERP.
  • Integration experience with eWM for pharmaceutical warehousing and distribution would be a plus.
  • Experience with LIMS integration in pharmaceutical manufacturing would be a plus.
  • Experience defining, implementing and delivering solutions for SAP Manufacturing/ SAP SCM APO/ SAP SD/ SAP Finance and Logistics.
  • Ability to communicate functional requirements to developers and provide implementation guidance.
  • Strong experience with Planning (APO or OMP preferable) / PP-PI/QM configuration/ SD/LE configuration, plus experience in the integration of SAP with external systems such as SNC, Inventory Optimization, BW, MES, LIMS, RF, WMS and 3PL systems and process historians.
  • Strong knowledge of the ERP process integration points with other modules such as FI-CO, MM, SD, PP and PP-PI.
  • Strong knowledge of the supply chain solutions provided by OM partners like , , Manufacturing or Production Scheduling and Supply .
  • Very good knowledge of English, both written and spoken. Require excellent communication skills towards key users on functional level.




  • SAP ECC: Extensive experience working with the flows of these SAP applications besides having good knowledge on integration of various SAP modules.
  • OMP Plus: Strong Knowledge of OMP Plus is a must have.
  • Integration/Middleware: Strong knowledge of various tools integration tools is preferred
  • HP ALM: knowledge of HP ALM is required
  • Strong experience working in a validated environment is required

Desired skills:


  • Sound Knowledge of Supply Chain execution and planning tools
  • Ability to work independently, as well as seamlessly collaborate with the necessary teams when required.
  • Experience in working with a Global & virtual team
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment, with key stake holders located across different geographical regions.
  • Experience working in GxP Regulated environment.
  • Experience working in Agile/SAFe Agile environment is preferred

  • Possess a solid understanding of AGILE development methodologies, specifically Scrum and Kanban.
  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with the users, understand requirements and propose options.
  • Adaptability to a multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Team player.

    Special Instructions:
  • Some flexibility in working hours is required (occasional over-time or weekend/holiday work)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work on multiple simultaneous tasks with limited supervision
  • Quick learner, motivated self-starter
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and team collaboration skills
  • Able to understand and adhere to change management procedures and internal guidelines
  • Occasional project related travel is possible



Project start date:

Short notice preferred


Project duration:

7 months



If you are interested in the above description, please apply with your CV and a letter of motivation.


PS: Did you also know that we offer a generous referral scheme, because great people know other great people, right?

For further information, please contact Sayf Idais at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at