Solution Architect - Operational Applications

Posted 31/05/2024 by Auctoro Recruitment

Warwick, Warwickshire
£70,000 - £84,000/annum

Solution Architect – Operational Applications

We are working with an extremely well-known and industry leading organisation on the lookout for a Solution Architect – Operational Applications to join their Transformation and Information team at their head offices in Warwick. 

The Solution Architect – Operational Applications will act as the primary conduit to the delivery teams to provide guidance and validate application and functional designs and will work closely with the existing Solution Architecture and Integration Teams to guide and shape technical solutions that assist in achieving business outcomes and objectives. 

The applications in this portfolio can be categorised as follows: 

          - ERP application – SAP S/4HANA 1909. (+ IS-Oil, IS-U, FSM, DSD) 

          - Ortec – VMI forecasting & Supply planning

          - OBTC – Onboard truck computer 

          - Paragon – Route planning & Scheduling 

          - Other critical application supporting daily operations

Key responsibilities:

  • Ownership and responsibility for Solution Architecture across the Operational applications landscape with a primary focus on SAP Solutions, including end-to-end integrated solutions
  • Be assertive in enforcing IT and Architectural standards, policies, and principles through various forums within the organization such as Architecture governance board
  • Apply pragmatism to provide applications and solutions by understanding, analysing, and translating business and technical requirements to enhance, support and facilitate the design of business enabling solutions
  • Assist in identifying the best solution among all available choices to solve the existing business problems by carefully reviewing and analysing the business, functional and technical requirements
  • Work across Transformation Organization and business teams to 
    • Provide a seamless internal customer experience
    • Identify, prioritize, and plan technology enabled process improvement demand
    • Manage delivery of product backlogs arising from process improvement demand
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend application landscape optimization opportunities
  • Plan and own the delivery of approved application landscape optimization opportunities, including resource, schedule and budget planning and management
  • Drive the continuous delivery of changes to enhance business performance, including working with SaaS providers to influence product roadmap
  • Identify, plan, and implement standard processes for continuous improvement
  • Identify, plan and implement opportunities to simplify application support models to optimize opex and streamline support models
  • Work with the company shared services teams (such as Cloud COE, Integration Competency Centre) to plan and deliver changes to address incidents and deliver service improvements

As such we would like you to have/be:

  • A proven track record working as a Solution Architect and a concise understanding of current architectural best practices
  • Experience in SAP and non-SAP enterprise integration Technologies and tools e. g. MS Azure, Dell Boomi etc.
  • Experience in articulating, presenting and communicating technical topics to a non-technical audience at all levels of the internal organization and with 3rd parties where necessary
  • Must have strong configuration expertise in one or more modules of SD, MM, PM, FICA, IS-Oil in S/4 HANA 1909 and higher business suite
  • Software full Lifecycle Management and Software Release Management
  • Demonstrable experience managing / coordinating cross-functional teams
  • Preparing and providing SAP solution demonstrations to the team, business partners and leadership, including end user support
  • Experience of working with BI software and platforms as well as banking and payments processing SaaS products (for example, Serrala, Stripe, TrueCommerce and Bottomline)
  • Working knowledge of EDI as broker for sales, invoice, and payment transactions
  • Ability to operate in Off-shore/on-shore resource model
  • Workshop Facilitation experience
  • Extensive experience implementing enterprise solutions in a supply chain / logistics management context and experience with planning and forecasting solutions
  • TOGAF certified or equivalent

In return, they offer:

  • Company Bonus - On Target 20% - Max 45%
  • Company car/cash allowance £577 per month 
  • Hybrid working

Our client looks for people who are open minded, embrace new ways of working, step out of their comfort zone and look to continuously learn. Opportunities to progress, to develop and to be recognised for your achievements are part of our client’s daily life, and they want to share that with you! 

By applying for this position, you authorise Auctoro Recruitment to hold your personal details on file for use in finding you a suitable position. Auctoro Recruitment will never transfer your information to a third party without your prior consent.

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