Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial and HR business services to all business areas within the company.

Role purpose

The Functional Specialist (SME) is the solution expert of one or more functional area/modules in SAP.


Defining business requirements and recommending a technical approach to meet those needs.
Oversees the development; performs configuration, testing, training, and implementation of the technical solution; and validates that the final product satisfies the defined requirements.
Maintains the following technical and project documentation:
Creation of the Functional Design Documentation (FDD) including detailed solution design
Creation and Maintenance of Test Scripts for Hydro’s SAP templates
Creation and continuous maintenance of test scripts of standard template solutions, creation of additional roll-out test scripts as per approved delta processes, and approved change requests
Creation and Maintenance of Training Material for Hydro’s SAP templates
Creation and continuous maintenance of training material of standard template solutions, creation of additional roll-out training material as per approved delta processes, and approved change requests
Within the Operational Support process, a Functional Specialist is considered as 3rd level support.
Act as liaison with the live businesses to:
Proactively engage with solution proposals
Keep up networking within the respective functional area/module
Ensure leveraging best practices
Tightly collaborates with the Global Solution Architects to:
ensure global template consistency
the solution fits across business areas
Supports multiple projects and BAU activities, so they have not dedicated resources for a single project.
Reviews and supports testing of the developer code for developments in conjunction with developers and liaises and resolves faults identified with the Data Migration, Integration, and Testing teams in support of testing cycles.


Master’s or bachelor’s degree in data science, data analytics, statistics and mathematics or similar
Fluency in English is required
Five years plus working with SAP or variant in a hands-on project environment
Experience in enterprise-level SAP projects using waterfall methodology throughout the whole life cycle with repeated and demonstrable success
Expert level understanding of the SAP product suite
Extensive experience with SAP configuration, including workflows, validation rules, and security controls
Experience defining business requirements, writing functional design documentation
Expert level experience of SAP modules and underlying architecture, design
Experience in designing SAP software components
Experience integrating SAP with different business systems, as well as working with integration tools
Expert level understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies

Please apply uploading your CV and optionally a cover letter. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail.

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