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Senior Solution Architect - SAP Sales & Distribution

Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6285

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

We’re hiring a Senior Solutions Architect to focus on SAP Sales & Distribution (SD) module configuration in Order to Cash (OTC). Reporting to the Senior Solutions Manager, Enterprise Applications, you will be an internal expert to provide technical expertise and translate business requests into technical & business process requirements. Additional responsibilities:



  • Lead the development within Grace System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework including design, build, test, documentation and training
  • Act as SME and project manager for small to medium sized projects
  • Manage projects including providing status reporting, tracking budget and managing internal and external resources
  • Research and recommend chemical industry best practices and align with key stakeholders to maintain strategic OTC roadmap
  • Provide recommendations to leadership on applying current/emerging best practices addressing issues critical to success
  • Conduct workshops with technical and non-technical resources
  • Share knowledge and develop relationships with on/off-shore maintenance and project teams
  • Provide 3rd level support for application maintenance services
  • Identify, establish, and maintain business relationships with key Grace stakeholders
  • Identify and manage change management needs leading to the successful acceptance of new processes and use of technology
  • Ability to travel up to 15% to include International

Required Skills

Expert level SAP SD knowledge in the following 6 technical areas:

  • Sales master data
  • Sales order processing capabilities: EDI, pricing, credit check, ATP, material determination, output documents, inter-company, MTO
  • Delivery Processing: Delivery due list, pick/pack/loading, shipment, integration with Warehouse Management
  • Billing: Invoice list, rebate processing, integration with Esker solution
  • Outbound and Inbound messaging via IDOCs
  • SAP Output Documents
  • Familiarity with SAP add-on solutions such as Taxware and Paymetric
  • Familiarity with ABAP
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate remote teams and work effectively with an off-shore, outsourcing provider
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical and analytical topics to both technical and non-technical resources

Required Experience

  • BS degree preferable in Information Systems, Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years SAP OTC functional analyst featuring hands on SAP configuration experience
  • 10+ years IT Systems Projects / Business Analysis / Service experience
  • SDLC project management experience
  • Working Knowledge of CRM solutions ( and familiarity with SAP add-on solutions such as Taxware

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt and Project Management (PMI/PMP) certification
  • Good knowledge of OTC & CRM processes in chemical industry
  • Knowledge of other modules of SAP, such as GTS and SAC   #WRGRACE



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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