Sr. Specialist, SAP Analytics & Planning (DTJ)

Req ID #:  222470

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US

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

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


The team is seeking top notch talent that has deep knowledge and experience with the Financial Planning and Consolidations processes using new generation SAP tools like SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning and Group Reporting in S/4HANA. If you are interested in solving business challenges using your expertise, experience, innovation skills and knowledge of planning and analytics, then we want to talk to you!


·    Facilitate and support SAP s xP&A and Financial Consolidation solutions to build and enhance our EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) to produce better outcomes, faster
·    Develop SAC / DWC models, HANA Live, ABAP CDS views, stories and applications. Perform modeling in Data Warehouse Cloud/Native HANA/SAC to prepare the data for planning and consolidation and for Analytics
·    Perform testing, resolve issues and work to automate testing/data validation
·    Partner with manager to analyze and define business requirements, processes and objectives to scope projects and deliverables
·    Some experience in Predictive Scenario modeling in SAC or any other tool or platform
·    Develop Embedded Analytics solutions in S/4HANA with CDS views and Fiori elements

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Planning & Analytics Specialist:

·    BS/BA degree in Business Management, Computer Science (or related field), MBA/CPA/CMA preferred
·    3+ years of experience working with SAP Bl front end tools like Analysis for Office Workbooks , Business Objects, SAC, Power Bl
·    8+ years of experience in developing Planning and Consolidations solutions using SAP tools like SAP analytics Cloud and Group Reporting or its antecedents. SAP HANA models(Calculation views, ABAP CDS views, DWC models, SAC), and data validation/testing
·    1+ year 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
·    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:

·    Analytic Designer skills(scripting) in building applications in SAC
·    HR Analytics experience especially based on SuccessFactors
·    Willingness to help mature Agile practices for the team
·    Experience in Life Sciences industry with data and analytics solutions

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $110-145k 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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