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Enterprise Architect - Digital Transformation Office (Auckland Based Role)

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

City: Auckland, AUK, NZ

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 265657
Work Area: Presales
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.



The objective of the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Enterprise Architecture team is to drive value-driven enterprise strategy, architecture and roadmap jointly with customer based on their business strategy; and desired outcomes. This is supported by focused architecture thought leadership and ‘connecting the dots’ between organization’s business mission, methodology and processes to IT strategy and establish in-depth documentation on how existing; and future requirements may be accomplished in an effective, agile and sustainable manner; across a multi-cloud architecture.

The Enterprise Architect will lead and/or support digital transformation engagements with Strategic customers jointly with other Virtual Account Team (VAT) team members from the ANZ DTO team.


  • Relentless focus on driving business outcomes, to win the entire customer lifecycle, spelling out & architecting LACE (Land, Adopt, Consume, Expand) for our customers with authentic Customer First, SAP Second and Lines of Business Third) mindset.
  • Collaborate closely with the VAT to understand customer strategy & requirements; and help define the account plan, solution portfolio; and multi-cloud architecture strategy.
  • “Connect the dots” between customer’s business strategy and technology enablers to define the customer’s business architecture based on capabilities needed, followed through with applications, data and technical architecture strategy.
  • Delivers enterprise architecture artefacts in a complex business environment, not limited to current and future state architecture, transformation roadmap, solution capability model/maps, application/data/technical architecture and high-level migration/transition plans.
  • Proactively influence innovative solutions/business scenarios to expand the conversations beyond “ERP”, effectively position SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite and Business Technology Platform.
  • Familiar with multi-cloud architecture and strong thought leadership in architecture discussion in e.g. executive meetings, discovery sessions and technical workshops to drive broader solution value and strategy; and presentation of recommendations to customers
  • Possesses extensive Customer facing experience with a consultative selling mindset.
  • Ability to position and serve as trusted advisor to both Customer and SAP Executives
  • Possesses minimum Level 1 knowledge across a broad set of SAP solutions encompassing Core, LoB/cloud and Platform Solutions
  • Maintain a close understanding and appreciation of competitive solutions and Open Source Technologies.
  • Ability to stay current on the SAP roadmap, architecture strategy, customer successes, and value proposition across SAP’s solution portfolio.
  • Actively participates in the solutions HUB of their primary and secondary specialization
  • Assist Industry Account Executive with initial BOM development to ensure alignment with proposed architecture.
  • Incorporate ‘design thinking’ approaches where appropriate.
  • Evangelize the SAP Brand and Architecture thought leadership thru experience sharing and speaking engagements internally; and externally.



  • Master equivalent (MS/MBA): preferred
  • Good broad knowledge of SAP solutions and Open Source technologies
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture concepts (TOGAF), certification preferred.

Required skills

  • Ability to quickly understand corporate strategy, solution portfolio and broad architecture plans
  • Leadership skills in driving VAT engagements to define the target state architecture (Business, Applications, Data and Technical) and roadmap
  • Enterprise Mindset and empathy to jointly craft the end state architecture and roadmap with customers
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, combined with an entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative mindset

Preferred skills

  • Self-starter, independent and motivated to learn; and solve business problems for complex organizations
  • Ability to conduct Executive visioning sessions that create a common view of the “art of the possible”
  • Creative in incorporating new thinking, positioning and approach to engaging & delivering customer messaging.


  • Minimum 8-10 years in relevant strategic consulting & business architecture roles.
  • Experience in Public Sector and Consumer industries will be a differentiator.
  • Minimum 3 years leading complex customer sales engagements
  • Experience in working and presenting to ‘C’ level executives in both IT and Business.


60% - 100% focus on ANZ, up to 40% exposure across APJ (post-covid).

Please note:

  • Role is based in Auckland
  • Due to restricted visa availability and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, only applicants currently working and residing in NZ will be able to be considered for this role.



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