Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation SAP APO Solutions Architect in Southfield, Michigan

Title: SAP APO Solutions ArchitectID: req14090Type: Full TimeFunction: Information SystemsTop Level Division: Federal-Mogul MotorpartsDivision: MotorpartsLocation: United StatesDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Objective of this position:Federal-Mogul Motor Parts is a global manufacturing and distribution company that requires an APO Solutions Architect to provide technical guidance, leadership and mentoring in the supply chain planning and fulfillment systems space. This role will not only provide the solution design and architecture for the APO (DP, SNP and gATP) for successful implementation of projects but also support the changes/enhancements and optimization of the APO solutions. We have implemented APO DP at Federal Mogul Motor Parts and planning to implement SNP (Supply Network Planning) and gATP soon.Duties and Responsibilities•Work with the business stakeholders and leadership team to understand business strategy/requirements and provide APO (DP, SNP and gATP) solution designs and work with the development and configuration team to build and implement solutions.•Drive and provide technical/functional guidance to the SAP APO and other supply chain projects.•Be hands on and able to configure APO functionality using DP, SNP, gATP and PPDS•Responsible for deigning and optimizing process chains and batch jobs in the supply chain planning space.•Help the team troubleshoot day to day issues in the APO space and perform root cause analysis to avoid similar issues in future•Work closely with the business and IT leaders to ensure value is delivered from IT investments and compliance with industry standards and best practices reinforcing the use of Global and Regional SAP APO Templates.•Lead other APO members of the team and provide day to day mentorship, coaching and technical guidance for the supply chain planning functional and systems (APO, ECC and others) knowledge.•Be the go-to person in the APO space for both business and IT teams.•Ability to Effectively communicate with all the levels of business and IT stakeholders including VP supply chain, CFO and CIO.•Build a global supply chain planning systems strategy to transform the business and be a change agent to sell and execute that strategy•Vendor Management - Help IT leadership to manage contractual agreements and outsourced relationships to assure full value from a delivery and cost perspective. Ensure effective relationships amongst vendor staff with business end users and other service providers.•Develop and maintain roadmap for the APO and other supply chain systems. Responsible for software upgrades and patching.•Ensure that the Federal-Mogul SAP ECC and APO application landscape is designed and architected to ensure cost effective, scalable, and best in class solution delivery to all users.•People Excellence - Stays informed and actively involved in the new solutions in the SAP ECC and APO space and help other SAP team members to stay up to date in the new applications and solutions.•SAP APO User Groups and Community Networks - Participate in events, chapter meetings, training and presentations, and promote the participation of others to help improve the usage of existing SAP applications in F-M MP and proper identification of opportunities for upgrades, enhancements or implementation of new solutions and technology.•Designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures, and implementing practical business solutions for supply chain area using APO and other systems.•Be compliant with all company policies and procedures and understand, believe and demonstrat