Milwaukee - WI Full Time 2 weeks ago

The SAP Solutions Architect is customer-facing pre-sales role, working closely with business and technical influencers, and will require a strong background in ERP systems, Database and Cloud Technologies.
Successful candidates will bring multiple years’ experience implementing and supporting SAP products in traditional (on prem) environments and on cloud platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP).
You should be adept at the design of innovative cloud solutions for Industry/Enterprise requirements and at working with sales and delivery professionals in creating client proposals and transitioning services to delivery upon contract.
Ideally, you’ll have served as an SME or lead in projects such as:
Designing and migrating ERP applications into the cloud
Upgrading SAP/R3 to or implementing new SAP S4/HANA solutions
Migration from legacy ERP or Mainframe system to modern SAP ERP solutions
Working on digital transformation projects involving complex cloud deployments integrating with multiple third-party systems

Responsibilities:
Support growth through sales wins via technology differentiation and innovation
Participate with Sales professionals and business partners in client sessions
Lead the technical portions of the requirements gathering and solutioning calls
Design compelling, innovative and competitive client proposals for IT Outsourcing
Stay up to date with state of the art technology trends to propose new features and provide value and innovative solutions to our customer
Oversee the design and development of end-to-end technical solutions
Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for SAP technologies on the team
Work with other business units to integrate complex multi-tower deals spanning infrastructure, applications, data, analytics, security etc.
Build tight working relationship with colleagues across the globe
Lead and Contribute to written RFI and RFP responses and face-to-face customer interactions including solution presentations
Provide Internal & External cost inputs (including against industry benchmarks) to ensure solution is optimized from financial perspective
Contribute to drafting or review of customer SoWs
Provide thought leadership in solutions approaches and educate sales teams on solution offerings and changes in the market in your areas of expertise
Be a leader and mentor to other/junior team members

Requirements:
Minimum 7 years’ experience in architecting SAP and custom applications, with at least 3 years’ experience in each Cloud and HANA architectures
Proven experience in designing solutions leveraging the capabilities of SAP
Well versed with SAP workload migrations to cloud, SAP transformations, S/4 HANA on cloud solutions.
Knowledge and experience with the SAP Financials, Supply Chain and Analytics
Must be able to articulate technical merits and value of cloud computing and comparative analysis of SAP on clouds (AWS, Azure) vs On Prem
Be able to analyze and articulate the different solution options that exist for a client and compare and contrast both different SAP offerings, and the comparative capabilities and value propositions of other ERP suites including competitors such as Oracle, MS Dynamics, Workday, Infor and IFS
Understanding and experience on migrating SAP and custom applications to cloud
Knowledgeable in classic application architecture and cloud modernization strategies.
Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal with attention to detail
Able to present concepts in an authoritative and clear manner to customers through white-boarding, presentations, and proposals
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders at various business & technical levels
Experience in technical pre-sales, able to evangelize disruptive proposals
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical or business field, or commensurate work experience with technical certifications to demonstrate proficiency

Nice to have/Chance to grow:
SAP and AWS/Azure certifications
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Analytics, or an MBA
Basic knowledge of and ideally some experience with data science topics like machine learning, data mining, statistics, and visualization
Understanding and Experience with the following key SAP Modules and Products:
SAP S4/HANA or C/4HANA
SAP FA / TR/ FSCM Financials
SAP HR / HRCM Human Resources
SAP SCM / SEM / SM / EC / APO / WM / LOSupply Chain
SAP Ariba and/or SRM
SAP RISE
Specialized SAP technologies including ABAP, Basis, BPC, MDM,
Experience with other ERP Solutions, with particular interest Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, PeopleSoft, or JD Edwards.
Experience working with and integrating with other common Enterprise Applications including Microsoft Azure / O365 products, Salesforce, ServiceNow and database platforms such as MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Mongo, and PostgreSQL
Familiarity with data analytics and reporting tools such as PowerBI and Hyperion

 

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