Business Process Architect

Posted 27 Mar 2024

Bangalore, Karnataka - India

Req Id 273233


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Your role: An exciting new opportunity has arisen as Business Process Architect Authorization, Risk & Control, directly reporting to the Head of BMA, Security, Risk & Quality Control.


The Business Process Architect Authorization, Risk & Control together with her/his colleagues…

  • governs, oversees, executes and continually optimizes our authorization processes serving Merck’s complex ERP landscape (major ERP systems +satellites), including the creation/update/maintenance of related internal quality documents (e.g. Standards/Procedures)
  • governs, oversees, maintains and continually optimizes (e.g. harmonizes / complements / improves) our ERP Access Controls and Process Controls related tools landscape (e.g. SAP GRC and/or other tools) and lead related (sub-) projects
  • secures that state of the art / compliant Segregation of Duties mechanisms are systematically implemented and maintained across our ERP landscape (e.g. SoD conflicts being prevented where possible, and otherwise identified, monitored, and related risks being mitigated)
  • reviews and pushes towards continual improvement of existing controls
  • acts as the single point of contact (SPOC) for requests etc. related to authorizations in assigned focus areas (e.g. Finance, Controlling, Accounts Payable, Purchasing)
  • develops SAP scripts (e.g. Winshuttle scripts), supporting assigned focus areas (e.g. Finance, Controlling, Accounts Payable, Purchasing)
  • collaborates with functions, project teams, SAP module-experts, SAP developers, stakeholders in different parts of the organization (e.g. in country and/or service organizations) etc. on all Access Controls / Process Controls related matters
  • acts as link / builds the bridge between Business and IT e.g.: understands and translates business requirements into IT-related language/requirements and vice vera
  • leads and contributes to improvement initiatives and projects e.g. with service delivery units
  • leads or contributes to the development of an integrated ERP Access Control Strategy and/or its implementation; In that: may lead parts of and contributes to ERP implementations, ERP upgrades, etc., and secures SoD conflict free setups right from the start
  • builds and maintains an active ERP Access Control community of practice) (e.g. steers communication around the topic)
  • educates/guides/orchestrates/coordinates ERP Access Control SPOCs (single points of contacts nominated across other departments/business units)
  • acts as main/single point of contact for ERP Access Control in case of internal- and external audits/inspections


Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering or related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience with SAP Authorizations in one or more larger scale companies / a global setup (SAP S4, ECC, Fiori, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of SAP GRC Access Control and experience in Access Risk Analysis (ARA), Access Request Management (ARM) and Emergency Access Management (EAM)
  • Experience with Audit Controls and Segregation of Duties.
  • Experience with ERP/SAP system design, configuration, customization, integration, testing, training and support
  • Understanding of SAP GRC Process Control in relation to risk and control documentation and handling.
  • Good understanding / experience with Finance / Procurement processes and SAP module(s).
  • Experience with SAP scripting (e.g. Winshuttle a plus)
  • Solid project management skills (experience with Agile project management methodologies a plus).Strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to present to , influence, guide, build consensus, and drive topics forward with teams across organizational lines (informal leadership)
  • Willingness & ability to navigate and lead within changing environments.
  • Ability to proactively identify upcoming risks, issues, and bottlenecks and resolve issues that sometimes cross departmental boundaries.
  • Positive attitude and capable of contributing to a dynamic and team-oriented culture
  • Strategic, holistic and long term oriented thinker AND pragmatic, fast paced doer
  • Customer value oriented, self-motivated and self-directed pragmatic leader and coordinator
  • Fluent in English, additional language skills (e.g. German) considered a plus.

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