SAP Business Transformation Principal Enterprise Architect, Advisory & Architecture Services UKI Job in Feltham, United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 216058
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 80%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
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PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
Advisory & Architecture Services (A&AS) is the Digital Transformation strategic advisory arm of SAP’s Services organization. We assist clients in achieving their Digital Transformation vision and Best-Run Business capability from their SAP and other IT investments. Our team draws on insights, experience from thousands of SAP customers. A&AS works with customers at the program level and more broadly at the enterprise level to mobilize, deliver, and measure strategic business outcomes. Our vision is to drive business value and successful outcomes by helping our customers understand how best to leverage, implement and optimize SAP solutions for the industries in which they operate.
The A&AS Principal Enterprise Architect role will lead innovation and digital transformation initiatives for SAP’s largest and most important customers. The responsibilities of this role include creating tactical and strategic roadmaps charting the deployment of digital solutions SAP offers while identifying clear value drivers and developing compelling business cases to help guide our customer’s strategic decision-making activities.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
This is a key leadership role, requiring deep knowledge and understanding of SAP solutions as well as core business processes and industry best practices. The A&AS Principal Enterprise Architect will provide comprehensive advice to our customers on long-term (Big Picture) and short-term (Quick-win) opportunities for their key strategic imperatives and recommend innovations which anticipate the future direction of both business and IT stakeholders. Excellent facilitation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to effectively engage with executive stakeholders, partners and SAP account teams. Other key competencies of this role include the ability to:
Lead Architecture discussions with our customers IT and business executives to CxO in the areas of Data, Processes, Platforms or Business networks.
Development of 3-5 year strategic roadmaps encompassing the evolution of enterprise business solution portfolios from current to future state. Influence transition states toward joint business outcomes building on SAP solution value.
Guide customer teams in using Enterprise Architecture frameworks, establishing governance models and implementing business process modeling disciplines
Leverage industry and SAP reference architectures, Act as Design Authority on SAP Digital Transformation Engagements, Business process expertise and proven projects and Transformation experience in Finance and/or Supply Chain Area.
Should have lead large transformation programs where applicable with strong SAP S/4 HANA understanding, SAP Cloud Platform Solutions and Strategy, SAP Leonardo Innovation Platform.
Good understanding or experience of latest SAP product developments e.g. in Machine Learning, Conversational AI, Blockchain, IoT etc.
QUALIFICATIONS and ATTITUDE
University degree (Master’s degree or MBA preferred in. engineering, computer sciences, business administration or economics).
15 years relevant professional working experience of which at least 5 years’ experience in Business Transformation or related consulting. 10 years of enterprise architecture / CIO / Business Transformation Leadership experience
Strong projects and Transformation experience in Finance and/or Supply Chain area.
Good industry knowledge (e.g. Retail, Consumer Products, Utilities or Oil & Gas).
Strong process knowledge (e.g. Finance, SCM etc.)
Proven experience at successfully delivering services like Business Assessment, Discovery Workshop, Value Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Roadmaps, Organization Change, Value Proposition etc. in client engagements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well outstanding presentation skills.
Fluent in English (spoken and written) and/or another European language (FR/DE)
Strong leadership skills - able to lead customer engagements at an executive level
Relevant SAP and enterprise architecture certifications such as TOGAF are valued
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
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