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Our Mission - Your Health. At STADA we pursue our purpose “Caring for people‘s health as a trusted partner” worldwide. Originally founded by pharmacists, we are a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals. More than 11,100 employees around the globe live our values Integrity, Entrepreneurship, Agility and One STADA to achieve ambitious goals and shape the successful future of STADA.


Our global headquarters, STADA Arzneimittel AG, is located in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt am Main. For our department Global Supply Chain we are looking for a

SAP APO System Lead (m/f/d), Subject Matter Expert   

Bad Vilbel | Germany (DE) | Full-time | Permanent 


Your responsibilities will include:


• Lead the roll out of the project for SAP APO (SNP), PP/DS and Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)

• Establish and maintain the relationship with internal customers and stakeholders on international level

• Work closely with IT to identify any systems changes required to implementation

• Enable system usage APO integrated planning without any business interruption

• Accountable to engage with the sites in the scope of the program

• Responsible for successful Go-Lives for the sites according to agreed timeline

• Assure APO integrated planning solution design is fit for purpose for the sites

• Lead team of site project managers to ensure successful and on time, local rollout of the APO integrated planning releases according to program schedule

• Assure close collaboration with SC Heads of pilot sites and other involved stakeholders

• Coordinate as SPOC (single point of contact) for all project related issues or escalations between program team and local sites / ESO / E2E planning organization

• Manage on time local gap closing activities with support of local PM and Site Program team

• Facilitate definitions of site readiness for roll-outs and final checks for go live at local level

• Drive change management activities in sites to assure readiness for new process and IT system

• Works together with sites to establish the training and change management requirements

• Provide regular status update to program and prepare for steering committee

• Escalate risks and challenges and ensure decisions are taken timely to avoid impact on timelines and budget

• Identify Key Design Decisions together with IT team, prepare the options with Pros and Cons for decision

Your qualifications:


• University degree with a specialisation in supply chain, economics, management or related discipline

• Minimum 7 years of experience of Supply Chain

• Strong Leadership skills

• Experienced in leading projects managing cross-functional and cross-cultural team in a matrix organization

• Ability to demonstrate a consistent track record of successful project delivery, including at least one APO project

• Experience working as a supply planner for a minimum of 3 years

• Strong project management skills and experience with ERP / systems implementation planning cycles and deliverables

• Minimum one full APO SNP or PP/DS implementation experience with strong hands on expert knowledge of APO

• Minimum one full SAP ECC / HANA implementation experience with hands on experience with PP, MM, SD modules

• Very independent, structured and goal-oriented work with a good sense for interdisciplinary context and big picture

• Knowledge of SAP (e.g. in the area of Production and/or Replenishment Planning) and APO integrated Planning system

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and MS Project

• Excellent knowledge of English is required, Good German is an advantage

• Mobile to travel


We are looking for talents with expert knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit that enjoy working collaboratively in a global team. We are pleased to get to know you better. Please use our online portal to submit your application: jobs.stada.com

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