SAP Lead Architect / Business Analyst

SAP Lead Solution Architect / Business Analyst required for a large ECC 6.0 Programme based in the UK on a Contract basis for 6 months initially.

The role will have previously led the architecture and solution design of major / global SAP ERP consolidation programmes. He / she will work in partnership with business process owners, business analysts, and SAP technical / functional consultants to ensure that the design delivers the business requirements and is delivered in the most appropriate way technically. They will have significant experience of managing, creating and executing the portfolio of functional design workshops, and coordinating the outputs, resulting key design decisions and architecture documentation, including blueprints and RICEFs, to the required standard. The person will be responsible for establishing and running the programme design authority in conjunction with the architecture governance organisation.

Role Accountabilities:

* Working with the IT, Data and Process leads – task management of the team of Business Analysts assigned to the programme. Coordination of activities across the design area, with multiple streams running in parallel at any one time across many functional / technical areas
* Solution Architecture & Solution options analysis
* Taking functional and non-functional requirements and designing a solution to deliver requirements
* Authoring and overseeing review of solution blueprint documentation
* Business Analysis – bridge between business and SAP technical team
* Working across the Business Process areas ensuring appropriate Systems consolidation impact analysis
* Ensuring an integrated solution across the target platform with appropriate design for local requirements
* Working with the Global Test lead to identify key business process areas for test attention
* Challenge deviation from agreed scope and excessive localisation
* Challenge Design Resolution Analysis versus Lift and Shift

Required Skills:

* SAP Solution Architecture experience, 10 + years
* SAP Consolidation practical experience
* Lead architect role on similar global ERP migration/consolidation programmes
* Business analysis experience
* Demonstrated experience across a number of relevant capability areas and SAP modules (ERP ECC6.0)
* Cross-reference the architecture role profile
* Proven experience of working with complex integrated systems, using creative and strategic thinking to deliver exceptional results
* Strong engagement, communication and stakeholder management skills, including excellent presentation and influencing skills
* Experience of working in a regulated environment
* Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and develop innovative solutions
* Experience working in a global organisation and across cultural boundaries
* Experience of mentoring, coaching or developing others
* Experience of working with and managing third party suppliers/vendors
* Experience of managing high levels of risk by making complex judgements, developing innovative solutions and applying a comprehensive cross-functional and industry understanding

Nice to have:

* Degree in relevant discipline
* Practical usage of Agile Methodology in ERP projects
* Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context
* Cross industry business awareness/business domain knowledge
* TOGAF or equivalent architecture qualification

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