SAP S/4 Architect will own Best Practice solutions within SAP S/4 for a specific business process. The architect will be responsible for positioning the business processes to leverage SAP Best Practice solutions by utilizing SAP standard solutions and applications to minimize custom development, thus allowing for periodic SAP upgrades and patches, without putting the business solutions at risk. Keeping the core sap environment clean of customization and leveraging standard development applications.
For complex projects, facilitate and conduct business and functional requirements gathering workshops
Write Business Requirements Document, functional specifications document and client communications documentation
Map both simple and complex business processes (AS-IS & TO-BE) and/or larger scope workflow
Guide architecture decisions based on industry standards and best practices
Lead conversations and directives for SAP and facilitating Partners
Perform business process analysis
Identify and drive SAP Best Practice Solutions
Lead the development of future recommendations and conduct presentation to the business unit
Become proficient in Panasonic Business Systems including interfaces and integrations
Use standard methodology to document business processes
Review and approve end user test cases
Participate in and validate user acceptance testing
Participate in software selection based on documented business requirements
Participate in analysis and recommendation of software solutions based on business requirements.
Lead day to day technical support of the application to ensure it operates in an optimal mode
Focus on the technical/functional architecture of a solution
Partner with key Technology and business unit personnel and key partners to identify areas for improvement, document requirements and assist with design, test and implementing optimized SAP improvements
Utilize SAP S/4 Best Practices to provide the business with technology required to perform day to day business functions
Recommend and manage a team of experts to achieve business requirements
Collaborates with internal and external business partners and has an advanced understanding of business functions and current systems
Manage integrated functionality and technology dependencies, usability, reliability, performance, and support requirements
Verify the efficiency and effectiveness of existing systems and develop strategies for improving these systems
Connect with other SAP S/4 Process Analysts, and business analysts for planning, developing, designing, and implementing new applications and improving existing applications
Understand and create business process flows
Creates/facilitates project documents, working directly with the project teams or customers.
Review technical development documents to ensure Panasonic standards are followed
Compiles and summarizes advanced organizational and process information from the business partner, including a good understanding of business terminology
Adheres to IT standards and processes
Assist in development and execution of Unit Testing, System Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing scripts
Creates presentations and demonstrations
Performs advanced data collection tasks and leads in requirement gathering/collection
Directs the creation of training documents/materials and leads business partners’ training sessions
Recommends creative ways to solve advanced business partners’ needs
Works with business partners to facilitate understanding of scope, in terms they can understand
May work on multiple projects as subject matter expert
May perform some of the duties of an IT Quality Assurance Analyst or acts as a Project Manager on small projects
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:
To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a requirement for some roles at PENA and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.
Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Basic/Required: Undergraduate degree required
Preferred: Advanced degree in Business or IT curriculum
Minimum 6 years of experience in IT functional areas and in corresponding business operations
Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret advanced business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of advanced algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to effectively communicate business and technical information with all levels of employees.
Ability to consider enterprise issues while developing solutions.
Advanced knowledge of the application of business workflow and requirements.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Travel up to 50%
Understand and promote standard SAP S/4 Solutions (SCM, PTP, MES, OTC, Finance)
Identify, research problems
Determine logical solutions by leveraging expertise and experience
Use broad systems thinking
Be detail orientated
Have a service mindset
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- Competitive salaries
- Quarterly employee travel coupon
- Paid time off
- Medical, dental, & vision insurance
- Life insurance and disability benefits
- Fitness Discounts
- 401K with matching
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Apple equipment
- Commuter Subsidies C
- ommunity Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
- Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
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