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Principal Business Architect - Business Transformation Services (Syd or Mel) Job

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Date: Jun 30, 2019

City: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 203401
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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SAP provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions and supports companies worldwide in creating added values. As the management consultancy of SAP, SAP Business Transformation Services (BTS) supports customers in identifying value creation potential in the planning of strategic IT projects and enabling Digital transformation journey. The aim is to create flexible, cross-company processes and functionality, thereby influence enterprises’ growth and profitability significantly. SAP BTS is seen as a key enabler to grow software and services business of SAP.

BTS delivers the Value advisory, Architecture and Digital Innovation services. The BTS services empower business leaders to optimize the value of their businesses through best-in-class processes, organization and solutions. It helps the customer to achieve the desired business outcomes of their business transformations.

Our Business Architects work to create holistic solutions to align business goals outcomes with IT delivery to generate value for our customers, based on insights into leading practices and benchmarks.

A Business Architect has a very good overview about new solutions and the roadmap of SAP solutions/infrastructures. He/she understands SAPs business and application reference architectures as well as available industry specific or generic reference architectures.  This helps to demonstrate to the customer how to integrate new solutions into existing customer landscapes.

Key Skills:

The Principal Business Architect role is a customer focused role. The position requires a combination of strategic and practical experience.


  • Leads positioning and presentations with customer executives during the engagement. (project execution as well as in Sales cycles - consultative selling)
  • Introduce and translate SAP’s Architecture Standards into customers Enterprise Architecture

Advisory / Delivery

  • Act as a trusted advisor for strategic customers
  • Develop large-scale transformation road maps and business cases
  • Establish improved Governance, Value management concepts, Processes and Tools
  • Understand Customer's business and IT challenges on a strategic as well as operational level and create a customer-specific SAP architecture and solution roadmaps
  • Translate the business requirements to the optimal utilization of SAP Solutions and develop value based roadmaps
  • Develop enterprise-wide roadmaps based on SAPs long-term Solution & Product roadmap.
  • Present and sell Strategic services proposal to business and IT c-level
  • Support SAP account managers to create a customer-specific End to end services strategy, support the sales cycle

Thought Leadership / Innovation

  • Contribute to technology or business related communities or practices (especially related to Enterprise Architecture), ideally leading such a community / topic
  • Drive Knowledge Management and Innovation activities
  • Act as a Mentor for less experienced colleagues


A combination of the following:

  • Ten years plus in an ICT delivery role with Project Management, Functional Consulting or Business Analysis as a core responsibility.
  • Some level of direct consulting and pre-sales experience
  • Expert in Enterprise Architecture
  • Knowledge in Business, Data, Application & Technology Architecture with a strong focus on business and application architecture
  • Exposure in SAP programs of work will be distinct advantage
  • Knowledge in SAP Application Architecture and landscapes
  • Advanced additional Expertise in at least one (Digital) Business Transformation topic: BPM, Organizational Change Management, Value Management, Project Management, Innovation Management, Strategic Roadmaps, Cloud Transformation, TCO, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things

Job Location:      Melbourne or Sydney

Travel:                 Domestic Travel required, occasional overseas travel is required



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