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Role Summary: The SAP Solution Architect – Sourcing & logistics will integrate the SAP Design COE, reporting to the Sourcing & Logistics Design leader and will be responsible for leading process and system design for the Process Area Source to Pay.
Essential Responsibilities: • Partner with Process Excellence and Finance teams to develop a Global Design for the Global SAP Program in the areas of Sourcing & Logistics, promoting compliant and efficient processes in the implementation of a global ERP and integrated systems • Design a global solution from blueprinting to functional detailed design in line with Corporate Enterprise Standards (ES) as well as additional standards required by GE Power and other Shared Services teams, • Serve as an architect for the Source to pay process • Support, advise, assist, guide, and resolve problems for business partners and program team members • Ensure conformance to system architecture, standards, and practices • Act as a change agent for business processes, partner with operation and IT to drive business process re-engineering for the simple and complex order types of the business to create global standard and world-class processes in the areas of sourcing, procurement, transportation, logistics and supplier quality • Stay current with enabling technologies and work as a partner to promote their use • Coordinate outsourced supplier efforts as required • Lead in the evaluation / implementation of third party software solutions • Develop peer, cross-functional and cross-GE business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness to deliver and support quality initiatives and to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization
Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or equivalent knowledge/experience) • Strong work experience within Sourcing/Logistics operations along with a SAP deployment role (e.g. key-user) or within IT as Business Analyst/Functional Consultant for SAP MM/SCM • Strong oral (leading large meetings/conference-calls, leading and moderating solution workshop) and written (deliverables) communication skills in English • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide on short notice (20 to 40%)
Desired Characteristics: • Master’s degree in Business Administration or IT (or equivalent knowledge/experience) is preferrered • Significant work experience with information technology, with a focus on Sourcing, Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Supplier quality in SAP • Significant work experience in system integration with multiple legacy system landscapes and third party systems (e.g. invoice processing, e-sourcing/e-procurement, freight forwarders/3PLs, customs) • Full system development life cycles hands-on experience: analysis, designing, coding, testing, performance tuning and documentation • Experience implementing ERP solutions in tax complex countries • Experience with other SAP ECC 6.0 modules (e.g. SD, PP, PS) • Experience with other SAP software related to Sourcing & Logistics process (SCM, Ariba, SRM) • Experience working with globally distributed teams and working with multi-cultural environment • Ability to bridge communication between technical areas and business areas for a full and complete understanding of expectations. • Functional experience in the areas of Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics, Payables is a plus
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