SAP Solution Architect – O2C

Role: SAP Solution Architect – O2C

Location – Bangalore/Bengaluru, India 

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

Are you looking to make an impact?

You’ll get the best of an agile start up and plant-based giant. You’ll be coming into a greenfield that you can shape and grow using your 10+ years of experience in the O2C space.

Here are 5 things that you need to know:  

  1. Development: the business challenge is real! There’s a lot to do and you’ll need to deliver some fantastic solutions to achieve it. The opportunities to create are endless!
  2. Autonomy: You will be trusted with real responsibility and ownership for your area of the business. We run a lean ship here, so no one has time to micromanage – it’s over to you to decide & deliver.
  3. Reward: competitive salaries, a range of benefits, and a performance-based bonus scheme.
  4. Good for the planet: You might like to know that we are the world’s largest plant-based nutrition company and operate in over 95 countries. We’re building a sustainable business that delivers a positive social impact wherever we can. You can find out more about us here
  5. Team: The IT teams are there to support you but there’s also the matter of the rest of Upfield.

You’ll be supporting our Global Business Teams with SAP technologies across 95 markets, driving the creation of the Order to Cash Roadmap with full IT accountability of our IT Finance platforms.

You’ll be the SAP S/4 HANA expert, seeing the big picture and localising it to the market at hand.  Taking the business on the journey with your fantastic business partnering skills.  You will help us operate these cutting-edge SAP tools that we have recently implemented globally.

Main Accountabilities

Within his/her portfolio scope (as above), the SAP Domain Architect – Order to Cash has the following accountabilities:

Solution Ownership

  • Be the functional expert in the SAP Order to Cash areas (Minimum SAP S/4 HANA 1709; SD, LE , FSCM, MM and SAP TPM).
  • Integration experience across SAP TPM and SAP IBP.
  • Functional expertise in Allocation, EDI, Order Mgmt, Credit Mgmt, Invoicing, Collection, Disputes and Credit Mgmt functionality focused on Consumer Goods Processes.
  • Engage with Upfield Global Process Owners (Order to Cash) and drive the creation of the Order to Cash Technical & Functional Roadmap
  • Build and Maintain a Business Process alignment to underlying IT capabilities.
  • Own the Technical Design of SAP Order to Cash solutions.
  • Ensure solution documentation is in place.
  • Build and validate adherence to Technical Standards by IT Partners (Development / Integration / Testing etc. standards)
  • Help define an IT Product Roadmap Strategy for managed IT Platforms, based on Industry Best Practices, Software Publisher’s Roadmaps and Upfield specific functional strategy.
  • Senior Presence and acumen to credibly work with Senior Business and IT Stakeholders.

Demand Management

  • Review and Validate all New IT demand in the Order to Cash Area.
  • Challenge requirements where they deviate from Best Practices / Standard solutions.
  • Identify and propose best practices to meet business requirements.
  • Ability to document and progress with Business Requirements for a fit for purpose solution and articulate that solution with Third Party SI.
  • Work closely with Cross IT Platform Owners, Global Business Process Owners and IT Partners to manage Demand Backlog, Validate and signoff Functional and Technical Specifications and Effort estimation while maintaining the Product and Functional Roadmap strategy Technical Standards.
  • Validate Impact assessment / Design documentation to ensure Operational Processes are not affected post deployment.
  • Drive Cost Leadership in Demand Delivery by challenging any non-standard design / requirements.
  • Work closely with Demand Delivery teams to ensure that the changes meet Business and Technology Standards Requirements.
  • Manage the capacity and cost allocation of each new change.
  • Ability to work closely with SI partner to ensure solutions are meeting business needs and processes.

Key Stakeholders

  • IT Platform Lead (O2C)
  • IT Delivery Manager
  • IT Solution Architect (R2R)
  • O2C Business Process Owners
  • IT Partners
  • IT Infrastructure and BASIS Managers

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years minimum experience in SAP Applications Implementation and Support Lifecycle within ERP Order to Cash applications and understanding of how this is used to support that sector of the Business.
  • Experience in SAP S4/HANA digital core for the above (3+ years)
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering SAP changes / projects either as a project manager or Solution Architect (4+ years)
  • Good understanding of SAP Support Operations (2+ years)
  • Experience in working with senior functional / business stakeholders across countries in a regional / global role (3+ years)
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

Your Personal Power!

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

  • You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.
  • You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.
  • At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!