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SAP Test Workstream Lead

SAP Test Workstream Lead - Pharma experience


NTT DATA Business Solutions 


NTT DATA Business Solutions Group is part of the NTT DATA Corporate Group a top 10 global IT services provider, headquartered in Tokyo, operating in more than 50 countries. We combine a global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional SAP services from deep industry expertise consulting to applied innovations in digital, cloud, automation, and system development to business IT outsourcing.


As a global SAP Platinum Partner, NTT DATA Business Solutions Group leverages its global expertise to deliver quality outcomes whether you are a multi-national or operate in a single country. With over 12,000 SAP experts across 30 countries, we have the capability and reach to help you solve real problems and seize the next opportunity for growth around your SAP strategy and operations.


Our global award-winning SAP practice, differentiated by innovation is the undisputed leader in SAP S/4HANA. With about 500 SAP HANA clients and more than 300 SAP S/4HANA clients.

Our clients trust our deep experience and proven approaches - all around the world.


NTT Business Solutions UK have a test-focused SAP practice, delivering a standard core of SAP test practice processes across the group based on SAP Success Factors and S4Hana. The team capability includes a modern the testing approach for SAP projects through the use of standard test execution and automation tools, as well as offering performance testing services.


We are recruiting an experienced SAP Test Lead.  The role will be based either on client sites across the UK, or remotely (i.e. working from home) where the project can accommodate such flexibility.



Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills

The successful candidate will be the testing lead for client projects.


The role will start with ensuring that we enter and exit the various test phases with a fit for purpose functional build end product.  This will include working with the business to ensure that the testing requirements are met and developing the high level testing scenarios and the test execution plans. 


You will be working closely with other 3rd party suppliers and key project SME’s. The successful candidate will also responsible for ensuring that the appropriate testing tools are in place and set up correctly. The successfully candidate will use these tools to manage the test execution cycle and the management of defects and progress status reporting.  Good defect management experience is essential to the role. 


Previous experience of delivering on a range of SAP transformation programmes covering a range of technologies and sectors providing guidance in areas covering test strategy, automation, SIT/E2E and non-functional testing.

Strong experience in SAP ERP/Digital Core modules including SAP S4/HANA, S4/HANA Cloud (Financial Accounting and controlling, material management, supply chain management, plant maintenance etc.)

Strong experience in a combination of IT Risk Management, Quality Assurance and Compliance function in a Pharmaceutical environment.

Has the ability to build excellent relationships with client stakeholders ensuring test progress/status is clearly provided via a defined communication plan.

Strong requirement scoping, estimation, problem solving, troubleshooting and technical experience with the ability to root cause application issues and identify remedial actions.

Flexible, independent and self-motivated with the ability to deliver and adaptable to change.

Experience in supporting the overall team’s objectives covering utilisation career pathways and building the best working environment to unlock team potential.

Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to construct compelling propositions, assist on RFP responses.

Experience of working in fast paced environments to meet internal and external work deadlines



Understanding of the regulatory trends in the pharmaceutical industry

Thorough knowledge of Quality standards, including GxP and 21 CFR Pt 11

Experience working in a GXP regulated pharma/ healthcare set up

Good experience with equipment validation, and possibly CSV


Overall objectives for this role are: 

The role will be expected to perform the following:
Delivery of the overall SAP test strategy and maintaining strong and cooperative relationships with functional, technical and key business stakeholders both internally and externally to deliver significant value within the SAP programme and de-risk programme delivery through Quality Assurance.

  • Conceptualize and drive the SAP Testing practice within Operate Digital as part of the organization growth plan.
  • Delivery of industry standard automation and performance testing frameworks, providing quick and efficient test execution in relation with SAP programme.
  • Proven experience of SAP systems and modules - SAP ECC, S/4 Hana, Fiori
  • Define test scope and coordinate setup of the technical test environment, test data management and test tool selection.
  • Monitoring and controlling test process quality and results. Drive key milestone and progress ceremonies (agile / waterfall) e.g. defect triage, quality gate entry / exit with stakeholders.
  • Accountable for planning and managing execution of all test phases in scope across large complex SAP projects keeping in line with timescales for market specific releases.
  • Providing real-time, daily and weekly reporting on test progress including delivery of dashboard reporting covering KPI’s and SLA’s with stakeholders.



  • Define IQ, OQ, PQ strategy and understand the MVP (Master Validation Plan Document)




•   Career opportunities exist along multiple route maps from people and leadership, products and expertise and project management. Which route you take is up to you and we are on hand to provide guidance and support.  Join us to start the journey that is your career path.

•  You will be expected to follow relevant policies, procedures and work instructions, and report to the appropriate superior if bjectives   cannot be met or a problem occurs, the resolution of which is outside the scope of his/her authority.

•  The jobholder is empowered with the necessary authority to make decisions appropriate to the execution of the responsibilities and tasks outlined. The above Job Description does not limit the employee in executing his job in concurrence with his main area of responsibility or other relevant jobs that they may be required to do.

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and prepared to undergo high level security clearance
  • NTT Data Business Solutions is an equal opportunities employer.   Please advise us should you require special arrangements for the interview process. 
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and prepared to undergo high-level security clearance.


We encourage you to consider becoming a part of our dynamic and innovative organization. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Home, GB Coventry, GB, CV3 4FJ

Feb 10, 2024

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