Sr. IT Specialist, SAP Business Intelligence

Req ID #:  143351

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


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Job Summary


There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the SAP Business Intelligence team at Charles River Labs!   We are on an exciting journey to modernize the operational analytics and reporting landscape using SAP tools.  If you are an experienced SAP BI professional who has a passion for data & analytics and has worked on SAP BI solutions and products from start through production deployment, this job may be for you!  


This role will work collaboratively, in a consultative way, across the business units and IT, owning the modern SAP analytics solutions that are built by the team, supporting and training business users, as well as advising on best approaches to solve business problems, automate manual solutions, or simply bring to life ‘the art of the possible’  leveraging modern analytics as a competitive advantage.


•    Engage Business Stakeholders at all levels to identify requirements for current and future products through ongoing interaction 
•    Develop highly efficient Native HANA Live Calculation views for consumption in Analysis for Office as a transition to S/4HANA Embedded Analytics
•    Develop Embedded Analytics solutions in S/4HANA with CDS views and Fiori
•    Develop SAC / DWC models, stories and applications
•    Data validation to ensure data is fit for use by the business
•    Ability to see big picture and then identify key areas for deep analysis to support sound solutions
•    Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear and user-friendly manner
•    Perform testing, resolve issues and work to automate testing/data validation
•    Lead requirements sessions and User Acceptance Testing for new data and analytics solutions
•    Troubleshoot issues and optimize performance of the HANA Live models
•    Build strong business relationships that foster a collaborative and trusting approach and partnership
•    Act as scrum master for the team, if required, and prepare detailed stories

Job Qualifications


Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, Business Administration or related discipline.


•    7+ years of experience in developing SAP HANA models(Calculation views, ABAP CDS views, DWC models, SAC), and data validation/testing 
•    3+ years of experience working with SAP BI front end tools like Analysis for Office Workbooks , Business Objects, SAC, Power BI
•    3+ years of running User Acceptance Testing cycles, validating data and training with business users and stakeholders
•    5+ years of experience working with SAP tables and relationships and building data models independently with little support from SAP functional or technical resources
•    3+ years of experience with Data Governance processes to ensure consistent implementations of data sets, terminology and reporting structures for optimal data integrity
•    1+ years working in Agile Software Development Methodology
Ability to translate requirements to well-written user stories to bridge the gap between business and technology
•    Strong business mindset with ability to collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery

The following are strongly desired:
•    Analytics and/or planning Modeling in SAP Analytics Cloud/ DWC
•    Analytic Designer skills in building applications in SAC 
Embedded Analytics in S/4HANA with CDS views and Fiori
•    Willingness to help mature Agile practices for the team



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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