• United Kingdom, Uk

Job Description:

Senior Solution Architect Procure to Pay (Finance)

Can you see yourself driving standardisation, inter-connectivity & innovation across our IT landscape in support of our global pharmaceutical business Or defining and realising an architecture strategy to increase speed of execution, support our ambitious goals and drive the digital agenda across AstraZeneca Then read on

The Role

As Senior Solution Architect you would be responsible for all aspects of solution design for Procure-to-Pay (P2P) business processes

As Architects we ensure that common architecture decisions support business and IT strategy Our architectures, both logical and physical, need to be aligned with meaningful architecture standards, blueprints and roadmaps In role you will need to understand the implications of requirements to As-Is architectures, and define/update To-Be visions, applying AZ architecture guiding principles You will lead the collaborative build of a business capability roadmap, typically over the 0-18-month horizon You will hold accountability for the quality of solution designs and for the Solution Architecture Principles applied The role will guide and support other architects (including third party suppliers) in the development and documentation of architectures for complex and business critical projects

Our architects drive solution evaluation and selection
document standard methodologies & patterns
ensure the reuse of existing solutions where appropriate
inform buy vs build decisions
provide early-phase project estimates (including expertise to validate 3rd party estimates)
collaborate in proof of concept design activity
deliver feedback to the Enterprise Architecture team on how to improve Architecture Standards
promote new solutions designed for future reuse, in partnership with other Architects

These efforts support business investment cases, and hence ensure value for money

What we are looking for 7 years SAP experience implementing and maintaining business solution architectures for P2P processes within Finance-
Detailed business & technical understanding of demand and creation planning, purchase request processing, RFx processing, purchase order processing, goods receipt and service entry & invoice processing
Creative thinking in the design of solutions for ERP, specifically using SAP (ECC) modules MM / PP / APO, Master data management processes and tools
Experience of integration / design with wider SAP processes (eg OTC, CTC) & modules (SD, FI) and wider SAP systems & functionality (SAP Ariba, PI, ABAP, BAPI BW)
Experience in non-SAP Procurement & Strategic sourcing systems (eg Coupa, Taulia)
EDI Integrations, Integration with other SAP/Non-SAP technologies in this space
Deep understanding of Enabling or back office IT functions, business processes & system, for example in CRM, HR & Global Business Services
Strong business relationship building skills & approaches to leading change activities You should be able to show the ability to influence across both business and IT, and across organisational boundaries
Good vendor relationships with SAP & in-depth knowledge of the SAP technical roadmap
Experience of the Business Process Management field preferable, including any specialism in Cognitive & Automation technologies such as RPA, Chatbots, NLG/NLP, AI/ML
Familiarity with the core concepts of a service oriented architecture & enterprise integration patterns an advantage, as well as technical experience with integration platforms such as SAP PI and/or Mulesoft AnyPoint
Design background in the technical components that support shared business services an advantage

Apply today!

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all applications for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

Solution Architect - Procure to Pay (Finance)

Information Technology

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : ERP/CRM
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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