Client has a large footprint of packaged enterprise software suite on SAP, modern SaaS applications, and internally developed custom solutions that are supported by the Corporate Applications IT group. These applications enable centralized operations in Procurement, and Corporate Finance Shared Services, and the extended user community in the business units. The role of the Solutions Architect, P2P Systems is to assess, present, and guide solutions to the business community utilizing application expertise in the Procurement to Pay domain and to design, develop, and execute those solutions to significantly enhance business value. Day to day duties will vary from performing market research, exploring products, architecting and designing solutions to project execution, responding to escalated production issues or addressing ad hoc requests from business partners as well as IT management. Primary responsibilities include the following: • Evaluate product fit/gap, ascertain technical dependencies and maturity, and recommend options that may lead to projects as part of roadmap working in conjunction with business partners and IT management. • Demonstrate thought leadership by written and oral presentations with backup analysis in the Procure to Pay domain keeping an eye on external product development/adoption, and applicability to the Client environment. • Lead architecture, solution and design, guide development of several integrated solutions, including on premise SAP ERP/ECC6 (MM/AP), and easy to use SaaS applications for indirect Procurement integrated with catalogs marketplace, payment through virtual bank cards, and in-house applications for invoice processing and approvals. Satellite systems include SAP BW, several SaaS tools for Spend Analytics, Travel, Phone, and Utility expenses, PCards, and a custom data warehouse in a heavily interfaced environment with dual SAP landscapes. • Develop a global approach to solutions including a ' template' taking into consideration legal, and regulatory requirements, and common business practices. • Address design questions, and facilitate resolution working closely with project and production support teams as needed. • Build relationship with internal customers with a focus on anticipating needs and working to minimize pain points. • Provide input to project managers for skill/level of effort, and duration/cost estimation as part of the business case justification. • Collaborate with other SAP and other teams within the department and other IT teams as needed to integrate applications into environments. • Guide functional members on configuration, and documentation; development team on technical specifications, and maintain architecture and data flow diagrams. • Create and/or validate blueprint documents, and test plans for SIT, UAT, performance, and regression testing. Participate and/or provides support in testing activities as needed. • Adhere to IT wide change management procedures from a GRC perspective and review/approve change requests to Production. • Enhance expertise in the area of products relevant to Procure to Pay process, by keeping abreast of literature, and participating in appropriate forums and webinars to gain ideas that could become candidates for evaluation • Assist in problem solving for root cause analysis for escalated production issues. Occasionally write functional specifications, or perform development during a project phase as a secondary responsibility. This position is an individual contributor role and reports to the Director of IT/Procure to Pay Systems in Corporate Applications. The role will interact closely with peers and colleagues in a matrixed organization, Sourcing and Accounts Payable business leads; and other IT teams across the enterprise. Exciting future opportunities include selection of a Supplier Registration/self-service & e-Invoicing platform, extending the Procurement footprint to International business geographies, working on a HANA cloud migration, and extending the arch of P2P to a Source to Settle suite.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS • At least 10 years of progressive experience in SAP applications suite with focus on ECC and/or S4 suite on HANA • 5 years' experience in other enterprise applications in Procurement to Pay domain (PCard, Travel, contingent staffing, utility billing, or similar applications) • 7+ years of hands on expertise in SAP MM – Purchasing (Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Release Strategy, Inventory Management, Material Master, Purchasing Info Records, and Scheduling Agreements), and SAP FI – Accounts Payable configuration (Invoice Verification, Matching, Payment, and Reconciliation) experience. • Sound understanding of SAP FI/CO – General Ledger, AR, AP modules and Controlling – Profit Center Accounting, and Projects System, and its integration with other SAP modules • Solid grasp of master data concept for vendors, materials, chart of accounts etc. And their impact on distributed systems and processes • Exposure to integrating SAP with other upstream/downstream systems through middleware (e.G. Gentran, TIBCO, PI, Informatica) or with APIs • Experience with using testing tools such as Worksoft, uPerform and Client ALM. • Basic ability to use Data Warehousing and Reporting/Analytics tools • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools or Office 365 Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Sharepoint) • Experience with Help Desk ticketing systems such as Service Now or Zendesk • Self-starter with detailed orientation to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and problem-solving skills to engage with all levels of Business and IT. • Demonstrate excellent verbal/presentation and written communication skills. • Keen desire to learn and expand depth of knowledge on SAP as well as other enterprise applications • Onsite work location – Burbank, CA or Englewood Cliffs, NJ. • Comfort and familiarity in working in an outsourced model with onshore and offshore resources. • Willingness to work off business hours and weekends as needed in a demanding global environment. • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, or Business is required. • Master' s degree in related discipline would be a plus DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS • Adapt to changing priorities and requirements, including the capability to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities and deadlines. • Deal with ambiguity • Ability to read / debug SAP ABAP code • Understanding of BAPI/BAdIs for SAP • Acquaintance with .NET platform and SQL server • Familiarity with API integration using RESTful standards (HTTP, JSON, XML) • Experience with Supply Chain applications (SAP, Maximo, JDA, Eatec etc.) • Any experience with process/technology visualization or RPA tools • Worked in a consultative and/or IT capacity with at least 5 SAP or large project implementations of high complexity, large scale and global user base. • Prior SAP HANA implementation a plus. • Not averse to growing skill set beyond SAP • Strong customer focus, willing to go the extra mile to ensure all customer Service Level Agreements are met or exceeded • At ease with a matrixed organizational model. • Cultivate and sustain strong and collaborative working relationships. • Proactive attitude in dealing with risks. • International work experience a plus. • Media/Entertainment industry experience a plus