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As a Senior Solution Architect, you will be expected to work alongside the Sales teams and the Business Architects to understand prospect and customer business and functional objectives, along with the “As-is” and “To-be” state of the organization in order to provide a functional product solution and demonstrate it back where required.
Through the support of Industry specialists and Business Value Engineering, you will enable the customer-first approach of IFS ensuring the understanding and delivery of the value and technical solution customers expect. Senior Solution Architects are responsible for leading workshop and discovery engagements with clients, understanding the business process and value drivers and translating this into customer-facing presentations to support the IFS sales effort.
University degree, equivalent professional qualifications or appropriate experience
Deep experience in solution development, presenting software applications and business process mapping at a senior level
A comprehensive understanding of business practices within relevant industries
Enterprise Resource Planning software or equivalent
Business process strategy and development
At least 5 years of experience as an SAP Solution Architect
Experience with S/4 HANA On-premise and a strong understanding of standard capabilities and industry-leading practices.
Strong knowledge of the in-scope business processes, including, but not limited to Record to Report and Quote to Cash.
Experience in defining complex, integrated SAP solution architecture, designing and prototyping solutions.
SAP Cloud Platform and Integration capabilities are a plus
Experience working in an Agile environment and knowledge of the SAP Implementation methodologies is a plus
Experience architecting solutions for Configure to Order (CTO) and Engineer to Order (ETO) end-to-end flows.
You will have a key understanding of SAP S/4 Integrated solutions and industry-leading practices in the following areas:
Finance, FSCM, Order to Cash, including but not limited to Sales and Distribution, Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Manufacturing, etc.
Customer and Sales Operations
Technology (Mobility and User Experience, Cloud and Virtualization, Data Management and Analytics)
Financial accounting, preferably with procurement
Enterprise Asset Management
Field service and maintenance
Project management in asset-intensive industries
Developing solutions to deliver customer-facing demonstrations and presentations focused on the key IFS and customer value messaging
End-to-end business process
IFS products and processes
Fluency in English
Design of the end-to-end solution template and functional architecture in alignment with SE Business requirements, Digital Guidelines and Industry Leading practices; drives solution standardization.
Working closely with Solution and Product Management teams, Technical Product Owners, Functional Analysts and Architects to assist in the definition of Solution / Product vision and roadmap, as well as, in the planning of the Program Increments.
Work closely with business and digital stakeholders to fully understand the requirements, pain points and areas of improvement, and to enable effective and suitable technology solutions.
Drive E2E Business Process modelling and fit/gap analysis (Solution Confirmation) of the technology solutions to determine a need for customization and enhancements (RICEFW objects).
Suggest alternative solutions to customizations to drive standardization where possible.
Assist with the identification of cross-functional and cross-team dependencies, drives critical design decisions to closure and help develop a cohesive integrated solution.
Drive definition of the Feature Integration E2E test scenarios.
Assist with the creation of the Solution backlog (Capabilities, Features).
Review and help to address the impediments and resolve Risks.
Provide guidance to the teams on end-to-end solution components.
Quality assurance and governance of Solution using Solution Manager ChaRM & Solution Documentation.
Participate in Program Ceremonies, including Program Increment Planning and Backlog grooming.
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