SAP Solution Architect

Location: London

Capability: International

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Job details

Location: London

Capability: International

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: International

Contract type: Secondment

Job description

Job Title: KDN Advisory- SAP Platform Architect 

Contract: 24 month FTC

Location: London


About KPMG Delivery Network


The world of global advisory, audit and tax compliance services for large multi-nationals is rapidly changing and heavily dependent on technology. The KPMG Delivery Network (KDN) is a KPMG special purpose member firm offering a way for clients to leverage KPMG top talent and technology platforms through regional teams of specialists, enabling economies of scale and a new way of working that expands beyond local capability Together with KDN, KPMG member firms can drive the sales and delivery of global solutions at a competitive price and in a repeatable and consistent manner.


As a member of KDN, you’ll be a part of the KPMG family working alongside some of our profession’s most skilled practitioners on rewarding programs and initiatives that are changing the way business operates, delivering value to our clients, and driving positive change in the communities we serve. You’ll be enabling KDN accelerate new ways of working, using cutting-edge technology and working together with our member firms located in nearly 150 countries to help us achieve our ambition to be the most trusted and trustworthy professional services firm. And through your work, you’ll build a global network and unlock opportunities that you may not have thought possible with access to great support, vast resources, and an inclusive, supportive environment to help you reach your full potential.


Role Summary


The KDN team is looking for an experienced SAP Platform Architect to join the core team that helps orchestrate the various Powered SAP programmatic elements of the KDN. This Architect will lead multiple SAP deals with EMEA Member Firms s to increase KDN adoption across all SAP deals in the market along with the Member firms’ sales, Pre-Sales and solutions team.


How you will make your mark

Key Responsibilities:           
• Support member firms with Powered SAP specific support (like credentials, proposal preparation, demos (together with other colleagues from e.g. Sofia)
• Contribute with Thought Leadership (e.g. explain what Rise with SAP in the context of Powered SAP means and similar topics).
• Work on initiatives together with SAPNext (=future SAP Alliance)
• Help organize SAP PAN calls and other events.
• Work on cross regional/global initiatives like e.g. preparing training material for Powered Enterprise SAP (Solution Architect School).
• Liase with the Powered SAP build team in order to learn functional/technical aspects of the Powered SAP solution.
• Help connecting the MF to other SMEs inside and outside of KDN for specific opportunities.
• Helps with harvesting materials (proposals, resource plans, estimates, credentials)
• Provides Powered Trainings to MFs.

Works mainly together with:
• Other Solution Architects (SAP and non-SAP as well as functional TOM architects) in EMEA and around the globe
• SAP Delivery Centres (Sofia/India)
• Memberfirms (mainly ASPAC, but could also be other MFs)
• Powered Training Teams
• PE SAP Build team
• SMEs from MFs
• PES team (Powered Execution Team)


Benefits for the role owner:

• Building up a significant network within the SAP world at KPMG globally.
• Great way to enhance SAP knowledge but equally important grow experience in working in a global context.

Learned skills:
• Gains strong access to the SAP world at KPMG (KDN, Powered SAP build team, SAP Innovation Lab, SAP Alliance)
• Have somebody in your team, who can spread knowledge to other colleagues on Powered Enterprise and SAP.

This role is for you if you have

• Expertise with the Digital Transformation programs
• Experience in sales and delivery of large ERP implementation led business transformation
• Experience implementing technology solutions that drive functional transformation
• Understanding of the project life-cycle and supporting activities 
• Expert understanding of Project Management and Business Change Management
• Willingness to collaborate with the architectural community and travel across EMEA region as required
• Enterprise Architecture certification such as TOGAF would be a positive
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related experience
• Preferred MBA or certification(s) in a business function
• Significant experience leading cloud-based solution implementations
• Experience in deploying cloud-based SaaS implementations
• Proven track record of meeting SLA's and meeting customer expectations
• Good understanding of SAP and its products
• Should already have Powered Enterprise know how and experience 
• Fluent English a must, any other language an asset
• Needs to like working in international/multicultural/multilanguage environments.
• Should be curious and eager to learn new things.
• Open minded, proactive and “can do attitude” as well as flexible in working on different tasks (from filling in simple excel sheets to preparing thought leaderships and working on complex proposals).
• Should be able to communicate in a open, transparent, clear and pragmatic way.


KDN in Inclusive!


Everyone brings a unique perspective. We want to harness diverse thinking by bringing bright minds together and valuing the differences that lead to stronger insights and innovation. At KDN, we recognise that we need Inclusion, Diversity and Equality to be successful. We want to attract, retain and develop diverse  talent at all levels. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent our people from reaching their full potential,  and fostering a fully inclusive environment which maximises collaboration and empowers everyone at KPMG to bring their whole selves to work. We encourage  authenticity, honor individual priorities, and respect your choices

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