SAP Solution Architect

Cognizant are a global Systems Integrator and SAP partner. With a balanced portfolio of SAP Implementation Projects and Programmes, as well as Application Management Services Cognizant provides innovative and differentiated service offerings to both new and existing SAP customers.

Due to the continuous year on year growth of the SAP practice a SAP Solution Architect is required to help in delivering innovative expertise to Tier one clients across the UK.

Summary of Job Purpose:

To work as Solution Architect on customer projects in the UK. We're looking for someone with holistic knowledge of SAP’s ERP solution, having gone through a number SAP implementation, upgrade and support cycles. We want someone who has demonstrated evidence of understanding key business issues, conceptualising solutions based on SAP products and successful execution of the same.

Key Accountabilities:

Analysis and Design. Analyse the customers’ business requirements for appropriate SAP solutions using standard SAP configuration wherever possible.
Adopt proven best practices and industry standards, but also innovate where appropriate.
Discuss and present requirements analysis and design with the Cognizant team and to the customer's key stakeholders to ensure buy-in to the solution design.
Implementation and Support. Support delivery teams to deliver the solution as designed, including configuration of the SAP application, definition of functional and technical specifications, appropriate testing, data migration and other items as necessary to ensure successful delivery.
Ensure compliance with the customers and Cognizant's delivery standards as appropriate.

Key Competencies Required:

Strong SAP experience up to and including SAP ERP 6.0
Good Knowledge of one or more key industry Segments and their specific SAP solutions , e.g. Education, Energy, Utilities, BFS
An awareness of key NetWeaver components
SAP Solution Architecture covering analysis, design and Roadmap development.
Solid understanding of key functionalities within SAP
Strong relationship / stakeholder management skills.
Ability to influence decision making.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
SAP Solution Architect for 2+ projects (may also include upgrades / support projects).
Experience / exposure to the Global (on-site / off-shore) delivery model.
Working for a recognised SAP Consulting / Delivery Partner for a significant period of their career to date.
Working with the UK SAP Large Enterprise customers, relationships within these customers and / or knowledge of their systems and history.
Good network within SAP UK Organisation
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