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SAP Finance Solution Architect

Technology 信息技術

IT Auditor


GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

PSW Apprenticeship 學徒 華語工作 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced SAP finance solution architect with SAP S/4HANA experience. Our client has initiated a major business and systems transformation (one of the biggest retail/IT transformations in the UK) in order to provide the required business organisation, processes and IT applications to operate in its own right and transition from all its parent company systems by April 2024. All of these will be architected and built to run in the cloud, reimagining how my client will do retail and enabling my client to leap-frog its competitors and become a retailer of the future powered by the latest and best technology. As my clients Finance Solution architect, you will be responsible for our finance platform within the Back Office domain. The core of the new IT application landscape is being built around the SAP S/4HANA platform, supported by other supply-chain systems such as SAP CAR and Blue Yonder. Other systems in the landscape include Workday, Manhattan, Anaplan and ServiceNow. These applications are being developed by a consortium of Vendors and Systems Integrators (Sis). Coordinating architecture, design and delivery across the above systems is a critical task to ensure that the systems are fit for purpose (architecturally sound, integrated correctly, have appropriate data, hosting covered, etc.) and meet my client's overall business and IT expectations. The SAP Finance Architect will play a lead role in this process both during the design, test, deployment and transition phases. The role will be based in Leeds with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week Your Role Take on the challenge of participating in the architecture, design, and delivery of the finance systems landscape within our Back Office domain. Your responsibilities will include: Assess the overall architecture and design process and what improvements or changes may be necessary to improve design visibility, prioritisation of feature / application development, and links into IT delivery progress and reporting Provide stakeholders with ongoing visibility and control over the architecture and design process as part of overall IT systems delivery for the transformation programme. Assess the completeness and correctness of the overall finance application architecture for application functionality, data, integration, IT infrastructure (hosting, networks, access / connectivity, EUC). Make recommendations for any required changes or improvements. Monitor design, build, test and deploy completion at a functional level, i.e., assess the completion activity for ERP and non-ERP applications, ensuring that a single picture is available of progress vs. design / approved backlog and regular technical and business progress is demonstrated. Support the operations of the programme Design Authority, for example by providing advice on the architectural impacts of architecture submissions and Change Requests and recommend appropriate solutions. Work across my clients IT, Vendors and SIs to review their plans critically and drive clarity on where key timeline risks lie. Identify mitigations for the risks where possible. Drive pragmatism into the plans by identifying what could be done quicker, in parallel, not needed, etc. in order to maintain the required go-live date. Hold the Vendors and SIs to account to complete the agreed backlog and also challenge any change process (e.g., to push out requirements my client does not really need). Producing technology transition roadmaps and patterns, bringing into play several factors such as Industry and Domain best practice, available technologies and business need Supporting the programme teams to deliver the programme outcomes in the timelines required Contribute as a senior member of my client's wide architecture community About You 10 years of experience operating as an SAP Solution Architect or SAP Finance lead in in large enterprise environments Demonstrable experience in providing finance application architecture / review / assurance of major, global ERP / non-ERP application delivery and rollout programmes in Retail and covering architecture, design, delivery and testing / rollout phases. Multi-release/ multi-vendor programme experience is essential. Architecture, design, integration and delivery experience of the core client application set, i.e., S/4HANA ERP, Ariba, SAP CAR, SAP BW, Concur, etc and good practice methods for application and data integration between them. Experience of architecture-driven analysis, including use of business and technical reference models, enterprise, and solution architecture. Greenfield / Start Up business exposure beneficial but not essential. Capable of working within complex architectural landscapes, defining transition and target architectures Has exceptional communication skills, able to build credibility and strong relationships throughout the programme, influencing and challenging both technical and non-technical stakeholders