SAP System Administrator


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.




We have recently implemented a GxP validated SAP S/4HANA system and upgraded to the latest release 1809. We are looking for an experienced system admin for this environment. Some important and very interesting tasks are awaiting professional care:

  • FIORI implementation
  • System monitoring setup
  • Segregation of duties rules setup
  • Streamlining user authorization incl. FIORI setup
  • Managing system backend on many future business projects. E.g. global commercial set up for Sales and Supply Chain.


Job Responsibilities


The SAP system admin is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the SAP S/4HANA environment. This includes the planning, implementation, integration, testing and management of the system releases. 

•    System Monitoring
•    Manage user access and roles
•    Manage SAP transport requests and ensure compliance with change management SOP
•    Ongoing troubleshooting, user support, and maintenance of the systems to ensure customer satisfaction
•    Management of the system release process including vendor management, coordination of validation activities with development and execution of testing
•    Creation of system related QS documentation (SOPs, WISs, etc) in compliance with relevant policies and standards
•    Guarantee compliance to CSV requirements (if relevant), IT Policies and Standards
•    Analyze system from a performance and capacity point of view and propose improvements
•    Collaborate with SAP HEC (infrastructure provider) and align on roles and responsibilities.
•    Manage external consultants


Candidate’s Requirements


•    Minimum of University Degree – (Computer Science, Information Systems, preferred)
•    At least 5 years of professional experience with preferably 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry
•    At least 3 years of experience with SAP system administration
•    Strong knowledge in system management and administration
•    Strong communication skills, able to understand problems and present solutions towards business partners
•    SAP S/4HANA experience would be an asset
•    ABAB development knowledge would be an asset
•    Independent, and hands-on working style, team player, highly self-motivated, proactive and change-oriented
•    Fluent in English (written and spoken), French and/or German is a plus.


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization: you can make a difference!
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits



Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corporate Functions

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1271



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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