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Solutions Architect

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 2762 

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

The Senior Solutions Architect is the IT business partner and systems solution expert for identifying, analyzing, translating and documenting business requirements to solve key business issues and create IT solutions that enable the achievement of business/corporate function priorities. The candidate must provide hands on expertise for designing ‘best practice’ Order to Cashe (OTC)solutions that combine knowledge from industry experience and latest capabilities within SAP ERP ECC 6.0 and effectively coordinate business/function and third party vendor relationship

Responsibilities:

  • Providing industry standard OTC process and technology expertise
  • Provide technical expertise on configuring SAP SD module and act as an internal expert on SAP capabilities in the OTC area
  • Researching and suggesting best practices related to various elements of Order to Cash process such as Pricing & Margin Optimization, Sales force incentive compensation, OTC best practices related to chemical industry
  • Address needs for business process and system solutions in all areas of OTC
  • Optimized use of systems and technology consulting – both internal and external expertise
  • Share knowledge and develop relationships with on/off-shore maintenance and project teams

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads the business in developing and evaluating business process / technology solutions
  • Translates business requests into technical and business process requirements
  • Consults commercial business leaders on applying current/emerging best practices addressing issues critical to success
  • Leads the development/documentation of functional requirements within Grace SDLC framework
  • Business process, system consulting; Project & business analysis;  3rd level support, minor projects; Preventive maintenance - Look for opportunities to leverage SAP ERP, BW/BI, CRM and SharePoint foundation
  • Hands-on expertise in SAP SD (ECC 6.0),  Working Knowledge of CRM solutions (Salesforce.com), and familiarity with SAP add-on solutions such as Taxware, Vendavo, and Vistex is a plus.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain business relationships with commercial organization’s final decision makers and managers who influence the selection of solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation with analytical and organizational skills
  • Flexible travel required, up to 30% possible
  • Advanced group facilitation and effective presentation
  • Ability to think strategically about opportunities for business process/systems improvement
  • Ability to coordinate remote teams and work effectively with an off-shore, outsourcing provider
  • Change Management coordination and ability to guide/train and influence acceptance of new processes and use of technology

Required Skills

  • SAP
    • SAP SD
      • 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
    • SAP SD integration with Taxware, GTS and BW
    • Working Knowledge of CRM solutions
    • Familiarity with SAP add-on solutions such as Taxware and Paymetric
    • Familiarity with ABAP
    • Knowledge of other modules of SAP is preferred

Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in computer science or business related major 
  • SDLC project management experience
  • 10+ years IT Systems Projects / Business Analysis / Service experience
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt and Project Management (PMI/PMP) certification preferred
  • Good knowledge of OTC & CRM process in chemical industry

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.


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