SAP FI/CO Functional Manager

at Johnson and Johnson
Published February 7, 2024
Location Raritan, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Janssen R&D is looking for a highly motivated Manager SAP Financial Integration (preferred location based in New Jersey) who is passionate about developing sophisticated solutions and providing technical and process expertise to support R&D requirements. You will help define integrated financial solution strategy, drive design and technical implementation, and work with architect to design innovative solutions. You will work on diverse projects from gathering customer requirements to implementing the solution. We believe that experience developing insight led strategy, crafting innovative technology solutions, experimentation, agile ways of working, intellectual curiosity, empathy, leading teams, and human centered design are essential to enable you to be successful in this role. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.

BEACON is a Pharma R&D SAP platform handled by the R&D IT Financial Systems Team on behalf of the R&D operating companies to support and optimize the decision-making process for R&D projects. Beacon is used in 80 countries by approximately 18,000 users and finance & tax shared services. Key capabilities of Beacon are: Accounting processes, Financial Postings from different Corporate and R&D systems, Intercompany Processes, Fixed assets/AUC including Asset Inventory Tracking, Purchase Order Commitments, Project Accounting, Time reporting, Capacity Management (1-Supply), Financial (Statutory and Tax) and Management Reporting, Financial Planning, IP Billing - Tax credits, Automated Book-close. This SAP platform is a SOX regulated system.

The R&D IT Team supports the different Finance Organizations for Janssen R&D globally, as well as the Finance Organizations within Janssen Business Services (Belgium) and Janssen Global Services (Manilla).

This position requires solid understanding of financial processes and SAP technical skills; expertise with design, and implementation of financial systems, or enterprise software; and documentation experience. Successful candidates should have a high energy level, experience working with many different support functions, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both business and technical audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead analysis, research, design and development of new functionalities and integration with key applications and services under SAP ecosystems.
  • Perform Business Problem Definition: understanding and translating business problems faced by the finance function into a value case & comprehensive set of solutions spanning process, technology, data, governance & user experience supported by defined, baseline value realization key performance indicators.
  • Design new solution and enhancements based on business requirements.
  • Provide process and design guidance to the functional and development team.
  • Guild the technical team to develop, configure and implement the solution as per the product development standards to meet business requirements.
  • Monitor the work of the technical team and ensure standards are adhered to in accordance with SDLC/Agile requirements.
  • Ensure technical integrity of projects, making sure that common technical elements are leveraged, and that work is not duplicated.
  • Work with supporting functional team on the design of test plans, test cases and on automation of existing and new processes.
  • Participate in the product roadmap and product strategy definition.
  • Help and review with the creation of training, product, and solution documentation.
  • Coordinate with other J&J technical teams changes and enhancements to ensure compatibility with other systems that are integrated with R&D SAP platform.
  • Hold self and others accountable to the committed deadlines and ensure successful results.
  • Engage with Corporate Finance, IT and other strategic partners to identify and validate requirements and translate to solution design.
  • Lead team in driving and delivering customer solutions.
  • Participating in resolving technology integration problems.
  • Partnering with product management teams to ensure roadmaps are oriented to deliver finance business & technology strategy, value creation objectives, and measurable key performance indicators.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through quality work and effective communication throughout projects.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Experience and Skills:


  • 8 years work experience in SAP Financial global implementations, systems integration, or architect role.
  • Have a good understanding of SAP standard methodologies and SDLC/Agile.
  • Must have excellent expertise in understanding of SAP modules such as Finance, MM, PS, HR with good knowledge about ABAP development.
  • Must have good understanding of financial processes, underlined accounting and SOX requirements to support global financial requirements.
  • Must be an expert in analyzing, creating system specifications, and developing tests and implementing business solutions using SAP technologies.
  • Must have solid grasp and understanding of development using ABAP objects and HANA SQL.
  • Hands-on experience working with interfaces in addition to Web Services, such as APIs communicating with non-SAP applications and their reconciliation.
  • Must have good experience with SAP security concepts and understanding of authorization checks in ABAP objects.
  • Experience managing projects and working with multi-functional teams across different organizations.


  • Ability to assess and manage technical risks and issues.
  • Must have good interpersonal skill and demonstrable ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality.


  • Expertise in doing Solution demos and presentations to business partners/architects.
  • Proficient in English and able to report both verbally and in writing to executive level.
  • Minimum business travel required -10-20%.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Anticipated Salary Range: $150,000- $165,000

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation's performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company's discretion on an individual basis.