Consulting and Professional Services

Principal Solution Architect-Supply Chain Management for Cloud Success Services (EMEA South)

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Globalization is driving change for all our clients as global supply chains get more sophisticated and the Internet of Things help our customers to meet market demands. At the same time COVID and political crisis’ show the vulnerability of global supply chains. This creates an outstanding demand for our solution portfolio to help our customers to digitize their supply chain and to become an intelligent enterprise.

To support this growth also from the services side, we are looking for a Principal Architect with the ability to explain the value proposition of our products to our customers in logistics, distribution and manufacturing industries and to translate their requirements into IT specification. He/she will support our customers in the EMEA South region along the engagement life cycle, in particular during the sales and early project phases.

Take the opportunity to join an international team of logistics and industry experts, implement software in international projects and gain cultural experience, to set a serious foundation for future career steps.




Dynamic individual who can provide expert services, best industry practices and trusted advice to strategic customers


·       C-level relevant in understanding business requirements, current solution landscape and proposing new solutions and applications that provide enhanced value from customer perspective

·       Ability to define IT strategies and innovation roadmaps which help customers to maximize the benefits they get from their digital transformation.

·       Ability to guide customers on their journey to support Supply Chain Planning and Execution with SAPs cloud solutions.

·       Ability to create the target operating model and the high-level to-be process model based on client’s scope, requirements and business strategy

·       Ability to design detailed end-to-end distribution and logistics to-be processes, identify the appropriate end-to-end solution portfolio options and recommendations and design the end-to-end functional landscape and solution design, including the functional integration points, applicable standards and governance

·       Good understanding of logistics processes in key industries like Retail & Consumer, Oil & Gas or Metals & Mining based on prior work experience.

·       Ability to create innovative solution proposals and compelling business cases maximizing the business benefits of our customers. 

·       Ability to lead on strategic RFX’s and projects mixed teams in a multi-cultural environment to bring the best of One SAP to bear.






·       Graduate / Post-Graduate degrees in Management, Logistics or Computer Science.

·       Certification in architectural standards and methodologies (such as EA, TOGAF, FEA, Gartner Methodology, ITIL) and / or project management methodologies (such as ASAP, PMI/PMBOK, PRINCE2 etc.) is expected

·       10+ years working experience in leading / business facing roles implementing distribution and  logistic solutions.

·       Strong implementation experience with SAP Supply Chain Solutions

·       Adept at handling project communications, capable of having c-level interactions and engaging with senior management stake-holders, managing expectations and proposing value-based offerings

·       Strong presentation and communication skill set

·       Team player and ability to work successfully in culturally diverse environments

·       Fluency in Business English, additional languages spoken in Africa are a plus!





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SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


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SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

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 Requisition ID:332174 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 40% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  332174
Posted Date:  Jun 4, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 40%

Woodmead, ZA, 2148

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