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Greenwood Village CO Full Time Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Requisition ID: 170064
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 100%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the Back Office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Location: can be located anywhere in US with travel as needed to client locations


The focus of an SAP Retail Architect's expertise is typically in the planning and design phases of an implementation of an SAP business application suite. However, the resource could also be leveraged on strategic corporate initiatives such as business process improvement initiatives, establishing internal centers of expertise or developing ongoing architectural governance processes. The engagement model of an Architect is not strictly limited to the planning/design phases, but may also span the build and operations phases to ensure proper implementation and operationalization of the business solutions.

An Architect will assist clients in achieving their Digital Transformation vision and Best-Run Business capability from their SAP and other IT investments. Our vision is to drive business value and ultimately successful outcomes by helping our customers understand how best to leverage, implement and sustain SAP solutions for the industries in which they operate.

This is a key leadership role, requiring deep knowledge and understanding of SAP technical & functional capabilities as well as business processes and industry best practices. The consultant provides comprehensive advice to our customers on long-term (Big Picture) and short-term (Quick-win) perspectives on their key strategic imperatives and recommends innovations which anticipate the future directions of both business and IT stakeholders. Excellent facilitation and communication skills are essential as is engaging with executive stakeholders, partners and SAP account teams.


Based on the client's scope, requirements and business strategy, a Retail/Fashion Business Process Architect is able to

  • Review client as-is processes and create the target operating model and the high-level to-be process model
  • Design detailed industry-specific/corporate customer to-be processes and the high level solution design based on process requirements, application and system landscape.

Business Process Architects evaluate customer requirements, map them to business processes, functional and solution architectures and ensure a proper implementation from a solution architecture point of view. For this they:

  • Design detailed end-to-end industry-specific/corporate customer to-be processes
  • Identify the appropriate end-to-end solution portfolio options and recommendations
  • Identify solution gaps and develop gap closure options
  • Design the end-to-end functional landscape and solution design, including the functional integration points, applicable standards and governance
  • Exhibits Customer satisfaction, tangible contribution to project success
  • Acts as advisor for SAP at customers
  • Exhibits clear alignment and cooperation across Client and SAP teams, especially with BTS, Value Engineering, Software Pre-sales and Solution Principals
  • Self-motivated, able to work without constant direction and committed to the outcomes
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Contributes to an internal SAP community (as assigned by manager);
  • Enhances Knowledge Management (KM) Practice efforts along Practice Lifecycle


  • Largely independently execute assignments and deliverables
  • Acts as Trusted advisor for the larger implementation team
  • Defines the standard for communication and customer interactions by positive example


  • Up to 100% Travel is expected


  • 8+ years of experience in process implementation
  • Proficient in discussing and implementing of at least two end-to-end business processes
  • Has excellent understanding of general business processes within Retail/Fashion Industry
  • Has good understanding of SAP's solution and service offerings including packaged solutions, RDS, FBS, pre-defined services and starter packs, including the available functionality, business value, implementation effort and compatibility/integration with standard functionality
  • Got general understanding of at least one Industry and/or LoB function domain, familiar with the Retail industry trends and business strategies and models, Retail industry specific business processes, challenges, business drivers/pain points and related best-practice solution architectures
  • Leveraged knowledge of business domain during problem definition, solution architecture and design, implementation and user adoption phases of projects and can communicate this to client
  • Practical experience in functional integration and cross-solution issues
  • Practical experience with Business Process Management
  • Has understanding of information requirements, information flows and information usage within various business operations
  • Understands and can apply methods of process and solution architecture modeling based on SAP and non-SAP solutions in Retail industry
  • Has moderated between Client and SAP, Business and IT
  • Experience with SAP S/4HANA, Fashion Management Solution, SAP Activate Methodology, and ABAP development/debugging a plus.


  • Bachelor, Masters or equivalent degree or equivalent work experience
  • Solution Certification desired
  • SAP project experience as independent consultant or through a Consulting firm
  • Profound knowledge of Retail Business Processes
  • Profound knowledge of SAP Offerings and Technology
  • Knowledge and Hands-On experience with regards to Retail Industry modules
  • Experienced using business orientated software and technical aptitude
  • Excellent analytical, results-driven and solution-oriented approach
  • Ability to work with larger teams and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong listening skills along with conflict management skills to solve problems from all parties, outlining the pros and cons and challenges to audience to make a collective decision to resolve an issue
  • Capability of leading meetings and in getting the audience to interact



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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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Greenwood Village CO, United States of America
1/12/2018 10:40:52 PM

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