Senior IT Specialist SAP Security

Req ID #:  217379

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.

Job Summary


The CRL IT organization is looking for an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented Senior IT SAP Security Specialist.  As the SAP Security specialist, you’ll be responsible for the design and build of security authorizations, ensuring compliance to security policies and procedures, resolving access problems and handling security requests, incidents, and changes. Applications supported will include SAP ECC, SAP S4, Fiori, Solution Manager and GRC.


This is a cross-functional support role that will interface with other IT and Business stakeholders such as internal controls and audit to provide technical support and guidance related to SAP security and controls.

•    Administer SAP Applications security including user creation and role provisioning and deprovisioning 
•    Responsible for supporting and configuring GRC Administration included access control, segregation of duties and elevated access
•    Partner with Internal Audit and Controls to ensure adherence to IT controls and proper separation of duties 
•    Build and design access roles for various SAP applications
•    Define role strategy related to personas, composite roles and derived roles
•    Evaluate role changes and design principals related to moving from SAP ECC to S4 
•    Design GRC ruleset and mitigating controls for IT area

Job Qualifications


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related technical field with 7+ years of analyst
  • Experience:  
    • 5 + years working experience in SAP Security administration
    • Experience with SAP Security administrative & support in several SAP technologies (example: S/4 HANA, HANA, ECC, Solution Manager, Enterprise Portal)
    • Experience with configuration of SAP GRC including Access Control, Process Control, and Elevated Access Control 
    • Setting up Mitigation controls and monitor the usage of mitigation controls
    • Experience with SAP's role-based security concepts including the ability to assess business role requirements, design authorization roles, and manage authorizations
    • Prior experience with SAP Go Live (planning, implementation, monitoring and troubleshooting) in line with SAP Security best practices
  • Other:  
    • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing & aligning 
    • Have proven emotional intelligence (EQ) and relationship building skills
    • Experience working in an Agile/ product and platform centric operating model
    • Ability to work with limited supervision and exhibit a strong sense of urgency
    • Focus on compliance and ability to support audit inquiries 
    • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of the organization, both written/ verbal and 
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, to collaborate with others, and interface with team members internal and external to the organization
    • Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail oriented and ability to work with customers to elicit complex requirements and translate them into manageable and implementable work units

Compensation Data


The pay range for this position is $120,000 - $140,000 USD. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 
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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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 [email protected] 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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