SAP Jobs in South Africa : Solutions Architect
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- Company: SAP
- Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
- State: Gauteng Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Graduates Jobs in South Africa
Requisition ID: 203975
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 – 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES:
Our Consulting organization supports EMEA-wide projects and customer engagements with various consulting services. Take the opportunity to join an international team of experts, implement software in international projects and gain cultural experience, to set a serious foundation for future career steps.
In order to achieve our ambitious targets and objectives in Africa, we are currently looking for skilled Solution Architect (f/m) who will be in charge of ensuring that the SAP footprint and roadmap at our key customers in the region, if not in the world, is defined and extended.
As an industry thought leadership role, be able to engage deeply with customer in understanding business requirements, evolving the desired solution landscape, and positioning new solutions and services to customers around key business process areas. This is key “value-generation” role within customer engagements. In this endeavor, one may need to complement the account teams by working closely with other internal entities, in evolving and packaging unique solutions. Ability to document and create demo scenarios and envisioning the solution approach would be essential.
Knowledge of integrating with other niche 3rd party solutions (such as Analytics, Opentext, CRM, Portfolio Management, Energy Trading, Pricing, GIS, Mobility, etc.) would be necessary to provide a more comprehensive solution offering to customers.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS:
Take leadership role in engaging with large and strategic customers – portray a trusted-advisory role for SAP solutions and processes
Engage with C-level stakeholders in understanding business requirements, current solution landscape and propose new solutions and applications that provide enhanced value from customer perspective
Hand-on experience on product areas (IS-U, CRM, EAM), ability to create demo scripts and configure scenarios in SAP essential
Create a compelling solution framework including the solution process landscape, integration touch-points and showcase business benefits / RoIe calculations
Work on customer RFP’s with account teams, create the necessary value-proposition and package the service offerings that makes it a winning deal
Provide expert consulting services for customers and projects around key solution areas
Work closely with Account teams in prospecting new / increased opportunities and engagements
Manage internal stakeholders, esp. in new / ramp-up solution deployment
Contribute to enhancing the knowledge management process within the industry – create business best practices, process flows, templates and support packaged service offerings where necessary
8-10 years of industry / project management / solution experience – excellent understanding of industry business processes, solutions and applications, and ability to comprehend and apply business process best practices
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Graduate / Post-Graduate degrees in Management or Engineering areas
Certified / Trained in SAP IS-Utilities product areas with minimum 5 end-to-end project experience (industry experience may compensate to some extent for lack of as many end-to-end project experience)
Good knowledge of SAP solution framework, industry solution areas, ASAP methodology and Solution Manager
Cross-solution knowledge preferred (SRM, CRM, BOBJ, EAM, Mobility, etc.)
Adept at handling project communications, capable of having c-level interactions and engaging with senior management stake-holders, managing expectations and proposing value-based offerings
Strong presentation and communication skill set necessary – ability to comprehend business requirements and create a strong value for the proposed solution architecture
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