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SAP Solution Architect

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Job Title: SAP Solution Architect
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: CHS Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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CHS has an exciting opportunity to join our Information Technology group. We are seeking an SAP Solution Architect to provide architectural, functional and technical guidance for the design, build, and test of content deployed on our core SAP Platforms and supporting environments. This role will work with internal and external resources to design our SAP environment and components needed to deliver a holistic solution to the business. This position will also provide technology leadership in the support of the overall IT strategy. You must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical terms. Must be able to present solutions to executive leadership and demonstrate strong financial analysis and project planning/management skills.

In this role, you will:
  • Develop and maintain the overall SAP solution architecture and standards.
  • Review and challenge functional specifications for accuracy and completeness.
  • Research, analyze, design, propose and deliver solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies.
  • Provide key consulting and advisory services to functional teams, development teams and operational teams to ensure that systems solutions are in line with the architecture direction and business strategies.
  • Influence and guide external Service Integrator in solution design and delivery, providing guidance and review of architecture plans and designs to ensure methodology, best practices and standards are followed and to ensure overall quality of the solution.
  • Influence adoption of SAP innovation and new products that fit CHS business requirements.
  • Act as point of reference for determining the best practices in designing business process in SAP.
  • Provide expertise in Business Process Optimization.
  • Maximize SAP investment.
  • Create target state architecture and relevant artifacts
  • Effectively communicate risks, issues and alternative options.
  • Provide solution architecture expertise in SAP Finance and Controlling, Production Planning, Plant Maintenance, Quality Management, Procure to Pay, Material Management, Sales & Distribution, Vistex
  • Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 12 plus years of professional SAP experience to include:
    • At least 2 full life cycle implementations or complex integration projects in a SAP Solutions Architecture role with experience in configuration
    • Working with business process owners to define, design and implement the new business processes based on the SAP Best Practices
    • Experience in a new SAP implementation where many legacy systems are being retired and few retained
    • Experience in full life cycle development of SAP solutions in a functional role
    • Experience in translating functional specifications into technical specifications to identify and define integration points
    • Experience in Cross Application Business Process Modeling and integration with SAP and non-SAP solutions
    • Experience in latest innovations in SAP UI technologies such as Fiori, Personas etc.
  • Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Experience with SAP Activate methodology
  • Experience with Business Suite running on HANA
  • Experience or understanding of SAP's S/4 and Cloud Solutions
  • Experience or understanding service offerings from SAP Cloud Platform
  • Extensive consulting experience with strong knowledge of SAP standards and best practices
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
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    Job Post Date: 04/23/19
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