SAP Staff Solution Architect – Sourcing & Logistics

Atlanta, Georgia
03 Oct 2016
03 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
SAP Solution Architect - Sourcing & logistics will integrate the SAP Design COE, reporting to the Sourcing & Logistics Design leader. In this role she/he will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within area of expertise. The SAP Solution Architect demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives.

Essential Responsibilities

The SAP Solution Architect will:
  • Partner with Process Excellence and Finance teams to develop a Global Design for the Global SAP Program in the areas of Sourcing and Logistics, promoting compliant and efficient processes in the implementation of a global ERP and integrated systems
  • Design a global solution from blueprinting to functional detailed design in line with Corporate Enterprise Standards (ES) as well as additional standards required by GE Power and other Shared Services teams
  • Serve as an architect for the Source to pay process
  • Support, advise, assist, guide, and resolve problems for business partners and program team members
  • Ensure conformance to system architecture, standards, and practices
  • Act as a change agent for business processes, partner with operation and IT to drive business process re-engineering for the simple and complex order types of the business to create global standard and world-class processes in the areas of sourcing, procurement, transportation, logistics and supplier quality
  • Stay current with enabling technologies and work as a partner to promote their use
  • Coordinate outsourced supplier efforts as required
  • Lead in the evaluation / implementation of third party software solutions
  • Develop peer, cross-functional and cross-GE business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness to deliver and support quality initiatives and to seamlessly integrate the program area into the overall strategic objectives and activities of the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum 5 years work experience within Sourcing / Logistics operations along with a SAP deployment role (e.g. key-user) or within IT as Business Analyst / Functional Consultant for SAP MM/SCM
  • Ability and willingness to travel 40% of the time, as required

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Master's degree in Business Administration or IT is preferred
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to prioritize under pressure
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in any additional language
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill
  • Significant work experience with information technology, with a focus on Sourcing, Procurement, Transportation, Logistics, Supplier quality in SAP
  • Significant work experience in system integration with multiple legacy system landscapes and third party systems (e.g. invoice processing, e-sourcing/e-procurement, freight forwarders/3PLs, customs)
  • Full system development life cycles hands-on experience: analysis, designing, coding, testing, performance tuning and documentation
  • Experience implementing ERP solutions in tax complex countries
  • Global ERP rollout experience
  • Experience with other SAP ECC 6.0 modules (e.g. SD, PP, PS)
  • Experience with other SAP software related to Sourcing & Logistics process (SCM, Ariba, SRM)
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams and working with multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to quickly identify and analyze technical risks & impacts, define alternatives to remove technical roadblocks.
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables independently in a fast paced ecosystem
  • Strong oral (leading large meetings/conference-calls, leading and moderating solution workshop) and written (deliverables) communication skills in English
  • Strong prioritization skills and the ability to multi-task efficiently on parallel efforts
  • Ability to bridge communication between technical areas and business areas for a full and complete understanding of expectations.
  • Functional experience in the areas of Sourcing, Procurement, Logistics, Payables is a plus

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