IT SAP Solutions Architect -

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

SAP Solutions Architect position requires an in depth understanding of financial processes within SAP and staying current with latest technologies. In this role the candidate will be responsible for: * Interfacing with Business Users, Business Analysts, Functional Analysts, Technical Developers and Infrastructure team to determine the most efficient and cost-effective IT approach to meet business requirements * Act as the IT liaison to and representative for multiple Finance business areas * Be in the forefront of investigating new technologies - identify opportunities for business partners to improve / enhance processes and efficiencies, fulfill needs * Partner with the business to develop business requirements for new requests such as project concept, scope, benefit, budget and timelines * Collaborate with Project Management, IT management and key business representatives to establish project/request objectives, technology roadmap and priorities * Where appropriate, participate in the development of timelines and scheduling resources. * Acquire and coordinate project resources, as required, to most effectively meet project requirements and provide performance measurement and coaching as needed. * Organize and monitor testing, training, documentation and sign offs * Provide project leadership on large projects and initiatives * Supervise Functional Analysts in the completion of assigned projects and project tasks and deliverables * The ability to lead functional blue printing * Provide communication links to team members and senior management * Identify, monitor, and communicate project risk factors, issues, status, and results to the business * Understand the overall Business and IT Strategic Plans and translate into IT initiatives * Provide change management to be utilized throughout projects * Define measure, track milestones and communicate business changes * Communicate existing system limitations and the budget impacts of requested customizations * Identify, prioritize and manage resolution of potential barriers to a successful implementation * Manage individuals and cultural resistance to increase the readiness for change * Recognize and introduce enterprise level process enhancements * Support and manage process enhancements requested from business users including continuous improvement and special projects * Assure that the deployment meets business requirements Minimum Requirements: * Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent or in Accounting/Economics with related IT job experience * 6+ years and Level IV 10+ years of progressive IT SAP Finance related experience * SAP functional experience in multiple Financial modules and BI / Analytics * Certification or training in one or more disciplines such as project management, change management or business process re-engineering is highly desirable * Proven leadership ability * Ability to drive business process change * Ability to gather business support from key stakeholders * Ability to interact and communicate at all levels of the organization * Extremely strong client service orientation * Ability to understand strategic and business objectives and how they might impact the business process design and requirements * Ability to identify conflict and assist others in conflict resolution in a positive manner to help the project move forward * Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills are required Mandatory Soft Skills: * Excellent analytical and problem solving skills * Excellent English verbal and written communication skills * Strong presence and ability to interact at senior management and executive level * Mentors team members in technology, architecture and delivery of applications * Successful teamwork experience and demonstrated leadership abilities are required * Ability to articulate and present different points-of-views on various technologies * Proven ability to transfer knowledge and stay aware of current trends and technical advancements * Customer focused #LI Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree Skills Certifications: Languages: Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years Work Experience: Additional Information Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time Relocation Eligible: No Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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