SAP IT Application Architect Senior - Procurement (f/m) IT Services - Application Architecture Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 181684

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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IT Services provides efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our Lines of Businesses (LoBs) with a strong focus on user-centricity. Supporting more than 80,000 employees and thousands of SAP systems, IT Services is delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & HANA Cloud Platform-based applications, as well as workplace technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Fundamentally, IT Services is enabling SAP to become a Digital Enterprise with happy end users.

The Application Architecture will be responsible for SAP’s application landscape for selected LoB’s and will be leading architecture for Top 10 IT programs. The goal is to understand As-Is application landscape and plan To-Be landscape, support data and model driven technology decision making based on capabilities, and understand capabilities, dependencies and opportunities for consolidation & simplification. The responsibilities will include the process areas:

  • Drive for SAP’s internal Procurement transformation in the light of the SAP COO Focus Projects

  • Support move to Cloud Architecture and drive impact assessment of transformation Architecture

  • Provide various views on SAP’s Application Architecture


  • Gain deep understanding of business procurement requirements, data structures and data models

  • Be the procurement architecture point of contact for internal Business and IT stakeholders

  • Develop skill and competency on latest solutions and technologies relevant for internal sales and pricing processes

  • Design Procurement Architecture in diverse IT-landscape,

  • Enable collaboration across IT, P&I and business units

  • Provide strong support in architecture decision making

  • Drive application architecture analysis and investigations

  • Ensure flawless communication with business executives on application and data architecture

  • Define Application architecture roadmap and establish the practice to define transformation path between As-Is and To-Be Application Architecture

  • Actively drive and lead Application Architecture Transformation within SAP IT Services.


  • Prior experience as Application Architect or Program Architect

  • 5 years of work experience in globally distributed environment

  • Proven record of SAP ERP MM Procurement implementation, strong background in Ariba and Fieldglass

  • Ariba downstream capabilities, including Ariba Procure-to-Pay, Ariba Procurement Content, Ariba Invoice Management and Payment Management

  • Strong background in procurement, project purchasing and invoice planning

  • First records in Cloud implementations preferred (Cloud2Cloud, Cloud2On-premise)

  • Eager to learn new things while transitioning SAP into the cloud company

  • Experience in working with cross-cultural teams

  • Experience with executive and business stakeholders communication


  • Strong Business and IT Architectural Design Affinity for SAP internal Roadmap Definitions

  • Strong Product Knowledge of SAP ERP MM Procurement and Ariba Procure-to-Pay

  • Track Record in ERP/CRM MM and Ariba P2P implementations or solution/product management positions

  • First experience in Cloud implementations preferred (Cloud2Cloud, Cloud2On-premise)

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Strong Collaborative mindset (across teams and functions).

  • Strong overall knowledge of IT with particular focus on enterprise applications and application architecture.

  • Architecture development experience across Business, Application, Data and Technology domains.

  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, SAP EAF, Gartner, Zachman) and EA reference models.

  • General knowledge about case tools used to design and define all application architecture domains.


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