AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Solution Architect - SAP BW & BW4/HANA in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

AstraZeneca has a significant SAP estate with multiple regional ERP systems and multiple global systems, such as APO and PI. Supporting these there are also several local SAP BW systems along with a Global BW/4HANA system. The responsibility for running this estate lies with the AZ SAP Team who are part of the AZ IT Software Shared Service (SSS) function. The AZ SAP Team is regionally based, in Europe, Asia and the Americas along with its core delivery center in Chennai India.

The AZ SAP Team is responsible for all AM and AD for the SAP systems and applications that it supports. Changes to these SAP applications need to be: consistent with the target architecture; of high design and build quality; introduced in a timely, affordable and sustainable manner; complaint with all relevant regulations (e.g. GxP); and with the minimal acceptable risk to ongoing operations. The AZ SAP Team works with other AZ IT teams and external partners to deliver capabilities that cover both service and project/innovation activities relating to SAP applications.

The AZ SAP Team members that are co-located regionally with other AZ IT and business teams have a responsibility to ensure that SAP in AZ is customer facing from a project and service perspective. In addition, the co-located team members also lead in ensuring that the knowledge relating to the, specific SAP based solutions for AZ is safeguarded and made available to the business.

The AZ SAP Team located in Europe is the expertise centre for both the European ERP systems and the global SAP systems. It has a mix of staff comprising of functional and technical architects together with specialist SAP service and project expertise.

The Role

The Senior Solution Architect for SAP BW and BW/4HANA will operate in both global and regional capacities. The role holder will provide expertise and hands-on leadership relating to SAP and its roadmap of the BW strategy. The role will cover the analytic and data requirements of the operations area of the business covering supply chain, warehouse management and quality as well as the financial area of the business in GL accounting, AP, AR and controlling. However, this will not be limited to these functional areas. It will also cover integration patterns across different business services and the governance around these.

The role holder will need to work with other architects within and outside of SSS to ensure business requirements are reviewed and delivered through the most relevant framework to ensure consistency to the business and a sustainable solution that meets the agreed architecture across the business functions.

The role holder will work with colleagues from within the AZ SAP Team in Software Shared Services, external partners, other AZ IT Teams such as Operations IT, Finance IT and other AZ Functions. The position will report into the SAP Europe Director as part of the SSS architecture group. The role will be accountable to provide solution design support across Delivery, Governance and Service phases of solutions.

What we are looking for?

You will have extensive experience within SAP BW and HANA experience with overall experience with SAP technologies. You will also have experience implementing complex reporting environments within SAP covering global solutions. As well as key exposure to full cycle implementations of SAP BI/BW. The Solution Architect will also have key experience implementing and maintaining business solution architectures under a formal framework for their domain of architecture. Proven consultancy experience designing end to end solutions that operate across multiple domains of IT is essential also.

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