Principal Specialist SAP Human Capital Management (DTJ)

Req ID #:  189272

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


Responsible for design and support of a Global base of SAP users relating to Human Capital Management.  Ensure that business processes are defined and supported by the system both during initial system implementation and thereafter.


•Define and analyze business requirements from management for HCM functional area.
•Develop and recommend process changes and work with the Global SAP Solution Architect to identify SAP solutions to meet the business needs.
•Perform the SAP configuration activities in the HCM space and prepare required transport documentation as needed to move system changes into production environment.
•Develop functional and technical specifications for system changes.
•Assist with designing and testing new applications developed to support the HCM area of the business.
•Lead the development of test scripts for system, integration, regression and user acceptance test phases.
•Assist with SAP HCM global configuration as it relates to enhancements, maintenance and troubleshoot user issues related to HCM.
•Lead the creation of plans and QA/test activities for configuration/development activities.
•Lead function-specific testing efforts to ensure that the configured solution supports the business and generates accurate financial information.  
•Identify any process and/or business issues that may arise with the implementation of the software and develop plans to address those issues.
•Lead efforts to ensure optimal data structure within assigned area to meet functional needs..
•Present project progress, issues, and decisions to the IT management team and business stakeholders.
•Work with internal control to develop control narratives, control sets, and procedures that meet Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
•Identify metrics and related reports to be used after implementation to monitor process integrity and identify potential issues.   
•Promote and adhere to all compliance policies around organizational structure and common master data.
•Ensure deliverables are met on time, on/under budget, and meet/exceed expectations
•Lead process design activities with power users to improve operational excellence and lower cost of operations. 
•May oversee the work of other implementation and production support staff and/or consultants.
•Adhere to quality standards, pertinent regulatory requirements, and to departmental policies, practices and procedures. 
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Management, MIS or Computer Science is preferred
Experience: 10 year’s of related SAP implementation and configuration experience with the HCM related modules. International SAP implementation/support experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


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 Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


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 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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