SAP S/4HANA PP Architect

POSTED ON 10/30/2022 CLOSED ON 12/6/2022
SAP Hired Organization Address Downers Grove, IL Remote Full Time

Job Posting for SAP S/4HANA PP Architect at SAP

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

Core Manufacturing / Logistics Portfolio- Services Architect Profile: S/4HANA Supply Chain Management Applications - Production Planning (PP, PP-PI, PPDS, etc.), Shop-Floor Applications such as ME, MII, DMC, Advanced Planner Optimizer (APO), Integrated Business Planning (IBP), Production Engineering & Operations (PEO), Integration with FI/CO and Product Costing, Oil & Gas Industry Experience as well as Discrete Industries Experience (High-Tech, IM&C, Automotive, A&D), other Industry experience a plus.

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift-up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

  • SAP is not offering international relocation benefits for this role at this time.
  • SAP is not offering visa sponsorship for this role at this time.
  • Candidates must have Oil & Gas industry experience


The Services Architect - Core Manufacturing / Logistics Portfolio facilitates the implementation and support of the SAP Core Manufacturing / Logistics, S/4HANA Application Portfolio Suite to enhance the clients’ business functionality and overall performance, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction. In addition, the Services Architect will partner with the client to analyze and define business requirements, processes and objectives to scope project and deliverables for same. Understand and articulate SAP Best Practices. The Services Architect will facilitate workshops, perform fit / gap analysis, oversee functional and technical specifications for development, perform the design authority role, implement the design, configure, customize and test solutions on client system and develop client-specific enhancements to meet business requirements as needed; as well as:

  • Be actively involved in the preparation, conceptualization, realization and Go Live of customer implementation projects
  • Perform feasibility studies and process design reviews
  • Coordinate migration, conversion, and data cut-over activities
  • Facilitate Master Data design for their application area of expertise
  • Take responsibility from time to time as team lead and supports respective line manager(s) in people development tasks
  • Understand and articulate SAP Services Portfolio and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Provide both SAP Services Consulting in addition to some Business type Consulting as needed.
  • Services Architect will support the Domains of Application Architect, Data Architect, Business Architect, Enterprise Architect, and Cloud Architect depending on the Customer requirements.
  • Develop detailed plan of process implementation
  • Define detailed blueprint for development requirements
  • Lead industry /corporate process implementation across all related applications (SAP/non-SAP)
  • Develop and Assure quality of process models
  • Demonstrate profound knowledge of modeling standards and tools
  • Assist in the development of the overall project plan (scoping process) as well as individual work plans; acting as liaison with client for troubleshooting (investigates, analyses, and solves software problems)
  • Analyze and map clients’ business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy clients’ needs.
  • Support the NA Services Organization with implementation projects, pre-sales support (estimating), spot consulting and internal projects and commit to the success of customers, partners, colleagues, and SAP

Position Requirements

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or related discipline, and a minimum of seven years’ progressive experience, the successful candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of 7 years consulting experience. Graduate degree a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP Core Manufacturing / Logistics Application Portfolio Suite business processes and best practices
  • Expertise in latest release of components of the Core Logistics, and SCM Application Portfolio
  • Experience with Discrete Manufacturing & Core Logistics business processes and various related industry experience
  • Formal SAP certification in a related application area is a plus
  • ABAP development and debugging skills a plus
  • Good knowledge of SAP integration to all Core ECC Applications desirable.
  • Experience with SAP Implementation Methodologies (ASAP, Activate, Sprints, Advanced Deployment, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) Approach, Assemble to Order (A2O), Engineered Services (ES), Model Company, SAP Best Practices, etc.
  • Knowledge of SAP’s Industry 4.0 Strategy and applications
  • Knowledge of SAP’s Design to Operate (DTO) Strategy, Approach, and applications
  • Familiarity with SAP Business Technology Platform - BTP (SAP Cloud Platform) a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels within client company
  • Ability to act as a team lead and or Workstream Lead




We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Requisition ID: 356438 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 50% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

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