Business Analyst SAP Supply Chain


Basel, BS, 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 want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, 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 1,000 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.

New ERP environment


We face the very interesting and demanding task to build a new ERP environment on a green field approach and we need help to succeed. Therefore, we are building up a team of analysts 

  • to ensure close business function relationships incl. consulting of best practices
  • to implement and maintain modern and standard business processes in a cloud environment
  • to use a fully integrated ERP environment to provide efficient solutions

If you are a Supply Chain subject matter expert and you have experience in below software areas, we are looking forward talking to you:

SAP S/4HANA – SD, MM and related master data requirements


Job Responsibilities

Main purpose

The SAP Business processes team addresses all Corporate and Supply Chain systems and is one of the three functional pillars in GIS, the other two being Commercial Systems, and Clinical and Quality Systems.

Partnering with the business to develop digitalization of SAP in the areas of Finance. The business processes and related technologies that are within this function scope include:


  • Financial systems
  • Clinical and commercial Supply chain systems
  • Product Development systems
  • Sales and Operations Planning systems

Business Scope and Impact

Global Supply Chain including integrating with regional and local partners and external service providers.


The success of this position in implementing the proper processes and systems and in maximizing their use, has a direct impact on Idorsia’s effectiveness throughout the Supply Chain and consequently a direct impact on company overall performance.

The Business Analyst is responsible for the management of business systems. This includes the planning, implementation, integration, testing and management of the process and system releases. 


  • Assessment of user needs through close cooperation with business functions to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities in accordance with the IT strategy and architecture
  • Focal point to communicate system related problems in collaboration with IT teams and software vendor on changes, fixes and updates
  • 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
  • Coordination and provision of end user training
  • 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
  • Configuration or development of new system functionalities based on user requirements
  • Strong understanding of business requirements and technology to support business objectives
  • System Manager for defined information system(s)
  • Development of System Strategy Plans
  • Development of training documentation and eLearning modules
  • Budget planning
  • Project management for business critical initiatives
  • Negotiation with vendors/service providers for optimal costs and services delivery


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 in business area in planning and managing IT systems
  • At least 3 years of process and configuration experience in SAP S4 in modules of SD and MM (QM is a plus), understanding impacts throughout the Supply Chain and respective master data requirements and dependencies end-to-end. 
  • Experience in providing end user training
  • Experience in development of training documentation and eLearning modules
  • Strong knowledge in system management and administration
  • Experience in managing software as a service (SaaS)
  • Strong communication skills, able to understand problems and present solutions towards business partners
  • Project Management skills to lead process change initiatives within SAP S4
  • Good analytical skills with ability for business partnering to understand business requirements and transform into IT solutions
  • 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
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil – Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Global Information Services
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 2910



If you are interested, please click on apply now.
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