SAP Integration, Test, and Cutover Lead

Published October 26, 2023
Location Hillsboro, OR
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  


Location: 4625 NE Brookwood Parkway Hillsboro, OR 97124

  • Possibility of remote with onsite travel when required.
  • Onsite availability required when closer to deployment (Q3 2024)

Hours per Week: 40 (Full-Time)
Contract: 12 months (Possiblity of extension based on bussiness need and performance)

Job Description:

  • The SSF Aspire Integration, Test, and Cutover Lead carries three roles throughout the local deployment.
  • First by way of integration, the role ensures that from local fit-to-template through define/build and test, that all aspects of end to end processes are taken into account.
  • Ensuring that the processes as a whole are taken into account, not just functional specific.
  • The role influences Change Impacts, adaption of legacy solutions,testing, data migration and cleansing.
  • Test elements are primarily to ensure appropriate local ASPIRE developments have been adequately tested and UAT is successful.
  • Validation is system specific and needs to follow the ASPIRE validation strategy as well as system-specific validation plans.
  • Testing of local solutions and non-ASPIRE solutions (e.g. MES, LIMS) need to follow the valid system-specific framework.
  • The test lead will ensure all test phases are coordinated locally and that they are aligned to the project plans/schedules. All relevant testing deliverables must be completed and approved.
  • In the case of the cutover elements, the role ensures that local cutover is planned and executed in accordance with expectations and leads to an issue free go-live.
  • The role will work closely with local representatives to ensure all local elements (IT and business) are aligned, sequenced, and documented as required.
  • Additionally, the role will work closely with core team counterparts as there are close links/dependencies between local cutover activities and those executed by the core team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitation and leadership for all integration/x-stream topics within the deploying location
  • Supporting the definition of key local scenarios and variants used in Data Migration, UAT (e2e testing)
  • Collaborates and gets functional direction from ASPIRE functional integration management.
  • Supports all local streams (Business and IT) in all aspects of integration


  • Definition of local test scope/strategy
  • Definition of Test Plans/Reports for each test phase
  • Drive & lead local/regional specific workforce & test deliverables
  • Support local teams in scripting (support/coaching/training)
  • Ensure that the local tests are documented according to the system specific framework (Testing of ASPIRE solutions are managed in SolMan ALM (one solution can only have one ALM tool)
  • Ensure all local/regional test prerequisites are in place for each phase e.g. system, middle ware, test cases, test schedule, data, local/regional systems, trained testers etc.
  • Defect management across the streams. I..e, ensure defects are being progressed/escalated and that alternative scripts progressed as required
  • Lead/support UAT. In particular ensure that any accepted defects have workarounds defined and that resolution dates are known.
  • Ensure all testing is performed in accordance with the project plan/schedule.
  • Closely collaborate with the other roles required for test activities, where applicable across streams
  • Track & monitor stream's test deliverables for formal- & informal test activities
  • Ensures that the respective Workstream is ready from Testing perspective as per the required test phase / activity
  • Ensures respective test team is established and trained and manages logistics of test execution
  • Manages definition and creation of test data for template
  • Coordinates creation of test cases within their respective Workstream
  • Coordinates Test execution within Workstream and with relevant business
  • Coordinates with stream specific interfaced legacy systems; aligns system readiness from technical / data / resourcing perspective
  • Creates Test status for respective work stream
  • Creates and maintain the respective work stream SolMan test plan & track progress
  • Coordinates defect management within respective work stream
  • Creates & Process Test Report in SolMan for the respective Workstream
  • Ensures traceability of respective requirements coverage for the respective Workstream
  • Ensure that all local test elements are in place for end to end test phases (E.g., system, integration and UAT)
  • Ensure that Test Plans/Reports are aligned and complimentary to Core ASPIRE test governance
  • Ensure local Requirements Traceability is complete from a test perspective
  • Ensure excellent communication between core and local test teams
  • Expedite and escalate defects as required
  • Local/regional testing lead should report into local/regional Deployment Lead as well as ASPIRE test managers (dotted line: Matrix organization)
  • Supports all local streams (Business and IT)
  • Testing framework for ASPIRE solutions is provided by the ASPIRE testing hub. Local/regional testing lead complements framework with the requirements of the local/regional and non-ASPIRE solutions
  • Alignment and influencing with core Aspire testing representatives
  • Alignment with Local QA/Compliance Lead to ensure expectations are met
  • Varying levels of system ownership. E.g., manufacturing applications, automation
  • Potentially external partners (E.g., 3PL) where coordinated testing also required


  • Leadership of local cutover activities (planning, dry runs and reporting associated with cutover)
  • Ensuring all local cutover activities are planned, from the detailed cutover run-books to the wider communications (internal and external)
  • Supporting functional teams as they define the local requirements, plans and execution
  • Coordinating the local dependencies between business, IT, data (inc. data remediation)
  • Coordinating with Core dependencies (E.g., Data Migration, Aspire Template Cutover, Global systems)
  • Ensuring cutovers are prepared and rehearsed as far as possible (E.g., technical cutovers for each test and pre-prod environment)
  • Running readiness and Go/No-Go assessments in conjunction with the Deployment Lead (including any inventory reporting)
  • Ensuring the Ramp-Up plan is in place and supporting ramp-up reporting/status
  • Ensure any "hybrid scenarios” and workarounds are in place/tested and that resolution targets set.
  • Maintains post go-live issue log
  • Supports all local streams (Business and IT) in all aspects of cutover
  • Dotted line reporting to Core Cutover to ensure all framework activities are aligned and to ensure cutovers coordinated across the deployment


  • Master degree


  • Good x-functional knowledge within deploying location
  • Leadership role(s)
  • Experience in projects and ideally with cutover experience


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The role requires clear direction locally, but also will involve global/above site engagement for both straightforward communication, and also influencing.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to understand the nature of risks and promote/support appropriate mitigations
  • Coaching/supporting streams
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment
  • Fluent in English (written/spoken)