SAP Release Manager

at Moderna Therapeutics
Published July 6, 2023
Location Norwood, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


In this role, you will support the SAP release management strategy including configuration and deployment of the SAP Solution Manager solution, including CHaRM, SolDoc and several enabling functions supporting the SAP S4 solution.

This position is based in Moderna’s Norwood, MA offices.

Here’s What You’ll Do

Responsible for the design, configuration, and implementation of SAP solution manager ChaRM to support Change and Release Management for the ERP Landscape

Develop release plans for upcoming releases, influence stakeholders to align with the release calendar, assess the release risk and communicate them to stakeholders

Drive the release trains for SAP deployments by coordinating across multiple work streams and projects

Establish and execute consistent release management processes and facilitate cross-workstream integration to support the release cycle, build global Release Methodologies aligned to leading practice guidelines

Support the planning and execution of Release milestones like cutover plan, go live and hypercare by facilitating the inputs and support from project leads, technical teams including the strategic partners

Provide governance to the projects for Change and Release management to ensure adherence to SOX compliance

Support test and change control governance with adherence of GxP guidelines

This role may require occasional support during various time zones based on business needs

Here’s What You’ll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

Minimum 5 years of experience implementing and supporting SAP Solution Manager and/or similar Change Management capabilities

Cross-functional SAP experience including end-to-end business and functional SAP knowledge

Life sciences experience and knowledge of testing tools (Kneat and similar), Change Control platforms (Veeva and similar)

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Information Technology, Engineering or Science discipline

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

Experience with SAP implementations preferred

Experience with establishing change management standards and policies for the SAP Landscape

Ability to assess and coordinate change management requirements across different project workstreams

SAP Certification highly preferred

Knowledge of SAP business and functional processes to assess the risk and configuration impacts on the ERP system as it relates to Change and Release Management (infrastructure and technical aspects of SAP systems and middleware platforms)

Leadership and problem-solving with fluency in navigating through a complex implementation

Strategic thinking to support the Change and Release Management agenda for a Global ERP Landscape

A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • D iscretionary year-end shutdown
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Modernas capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Modernas mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

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About Us

Our Mission and Vision

At Moderna we are pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body’s cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells.

We have a clear mission to propel the field of mRNA science forward and deliver new medicines to patients and a unique vision for how to achieve this mission.

Our Mission: To deliver on the promise of transformative messenger RNA (mRNA) science to bring new medicines to patients.

Our Vision: To unlock the potential of mRNA by establishing an ecosystem of teams and partners that will work together to develop the broadest possible array of drugs, across diverse therapeutic areas and routes of administration, for serious diseases that are not treatable today.

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Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. Please inform the companys personnel representative by calling 617-460-9346 or emailing [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.