Sap Security Lead Cape Town

Sabenza IT Recruitment
Cape Town Region Cape Town, Western Cape Western Cape, South Africa
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Full Time
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As an SAP Security Service Delivery Lead, you will be responsible to oversee and maintain smooth application security support operations within the Success Factors, SAP ECC, SAP S4 HANA, Solution Manager, Insurance Analyser, GRC, HANA Databases, and BOBJ Analysis for Office platform as a service. You will be responsible to identify business process changes and developments, or improvements required in the security area.

You will report to the Head of SAP Centre of Expertise (CoE) and collaborate with direct and indirect teams to ensure governance, adherence, seamless service delivery and top-notch client support.

You will maintain a close client and SAP CoE relationship to effectively support SLA's and OLA's between SGT and Business stakeholders.

You will lead our SAP Security team in serving as the Subject Matter Expert supporting end to end security lifecycle processing from design, implementation to support.

You will oversee the design of complicated, high-impact system requirements to address potential risks to integration, usability, and deadlines.

You will mentor, support, and guide team members towards common goals.

  • Receive, assess, allocate JIRA requests
  • Ensure adequate resource levelling in response to backlog and incoming JIRA requests
  • Supervise the SAP Security team to provide operational and technical support to SAP (Developer, Functional, Basis) teams and Business
  • Ensure adherence to Release, Incident and SAP Change Management procedures
  • Facilitate testing for security roles as part of the change management approval process
  • Work with process and business owners to define authorisation requirements for end users
  • Ensure audit compliance in user access and change management processes
  • Ensure alignment with SAP CoE governance procedures, and principles
  • Serve as an SAP Security subject matter expert and provide advisory and consulting services as needed
  • Work closely with GRC CoE to ensure implementation of SOD remediation activities
  • Work with internal and external audit teams to provide audit support
  • Assist in the remediation of audit compliance related findings
  • Manage projects within the SAP Security area
  • Responsible for coordination and managing regular reviews of user's access including privileged user logs and critical roles


• Bachelor's degree or Diploma, preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems or related

• SAP System Security and Authorisations or SAP GRC certification is advantageous


• Technical knowledge of SAP Security and Authorisation Concepts User & Role management

• Experience with user and role administration in SAP NetWeaver, S4 HANA, Fiori, Success Factors and BI Analysis Authorisations, and SAP Licence Administration

• Troubleshooting complex security issues related to S4 HANA, Fiori Catalogs and Groups, Business

Objects Analysis Authorisations, Success Factors and Solution Manager ChaRM:

• In depth technical knowledge of Organisational Level restrictions with security roles

• Advanced knowledge of planning deliverables i.e. timelines and resources

• Advanced knowledge of SAP GRC Access Controls, Emergency Access Management and Access


• Advanced knowledge of system change management processes preferably using JIRA or similar

• Knowledge of SAP Modules FI, CO, MM, IM, SD, PM, HR and key Business Processes Procure to

Pay, Order to Cash, Report to Close and related Workflow approval functionality:

• Knowledge of Control and Compliance requirements, Security Audit Cycles, Segregation of Duties and Risk Remediation

• In depth knowledge of escalation procedures and incident management within the support function


• Ability to collaborate with SAP Functional and Technical teams to design and implement SAP Security solutions

• Ability to interpret and interrogate written requirements specification documents

• Ability to manage and prioritise tasks

• Ability to deliver in accordance with strict deadlines

• Ability to negotiate with various stakeholders

• Ability to maintain delivery momentum

• Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

• Capacity to train and guide junior team members

  • At least 8 years in SAP Security Service Delivery and/or SAP Security Team Lead
  • At least 5 years in SAP Security Technical Support
  • Involvement in 2-3 SAP Security full life cycle implementations

Personal Qualities

• Must be resilient and work effectively under pressure

• Highly responsible with ability to work independently

• Strong client focus

• Excellent time management skills

• Self-motivated with a strong focus on delivery

• Strong analytical thinking skills

• Team player

• Excellent problem-solving skills
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