FCA US, LLC Senior SAP Architect Functional Architect in Auburn Hills, Michigan

The Senior SAP (Functional) Architect will be responsible for the definition and implementation roadmap of the FCA NAFTA SAP Architectural Roadmap Definition.Job responsibilities included but are not limited to:•Evaluation of SAP product evolutions and determination/recommendation on how we can leverage to improve our platform for business value•Reviewing application upgrades as necessary in coordination with the operations team•Provide a long-term vision for the department platforms considering changes in technology within the context of current implementations and global roadmap•Working closely with business leadership and their teams, assess business needs, acquire product and business process knowledge, and use the information to influence key technical decisions to deliver the best solution•Participate in translating business requirements into implementation design, requiring a keen interest in understanding our business drivers, goals, constraints and pain points to design effective solutions•Communicate critical technical choices, specify requirements and constraints for design and implementation, and provide input for scoping the level of effort for development projects•Lead the design of multiple simultaneous projects. Project will include regional and global project initiatives, size range from days to man years•Provide architectural leadership to development teams, and serve as the primary application architect resource for the department•Provide practical plans to implement architectural changes•Analyze application design and performance metrics and propose improvements and redesigns•Defines how the applications interact with each other, with databases, servers, and external systems to provide the complete functional solution to business requirements. This role also defines the technology stack, development standards, and APIs•Working closely with CTO and Infrastructure team to identify standards applicable to the SAP landscape and determine the Cloud opportunities for the SAP applicationsBasic Qualifications:•Minimum of Bachelors in computer related field such as Computer Science, Information Systems or Management Information Systems•Minimum of 15 years of IT experience across varied customers and industries, preference automotive or similar industry•Minimum 10 years SAP experience with progressive growth in design and implementation roles•Functionally capable to build end to end business processes across multiple applications, identifying the proper architecture and able to propose also solutions outside of current FCA spectrum of applications.•Direct design experience with multiple SAP modules primarily focus areas of Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Logistic.•Comprehension of the technical aspects of SAP applications capabilities including but not limited to Solman, middleware, EDIs, ETL and EDW applications.•Good understanding of the new SAP offering, strategy and direction with direct exposure to the HANA platform capabilities.•Translating business process requirements into SAP solutions.•Architectural planning and development in the SAP product ecosystem.•Multiple SAP Life Cycle implementations.•Business understanding of the purchasing and finance business processes.Preferred Qualifications:•Master’s degree•SAP Certifications•Deep understanding of SAP products and competencies related to UI development, workflows•5 years’ experience leading technical teams•BPM, data warehousing, reporting and BASIS•Usage