Business Architect Job
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Chicago, IL 60684
Requisition ID: 258171
Work Area: Sales
Expected Travel: 0 – 70%
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.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Business Architecture provides a bridge between an organization’s enterprise business model & strategy to business functionality of the enterprise. The Business Architect is a discipline within the broader profession of Enterprise Architecture, and helps SAP customers define and represents multidimensional business views of: (1) Business Strategy, (2) Business Models, (3) Business Capabilities and (4) the technology that enables the capabilities needed to successfully operate the business. As a function of the partnership between the Business Architect (BA) and the SAP Customer, specific technology guidance will provide a well-defined story for the overall enterprise of the organization from initiative conceptualization through delivery and deployment of Policies, Processes and Technology.
ROLE EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
+ Provide real-time support in articulating the relevance of the SAP portfolio, and the value of Partnership with SAP in a pro-active (collaborative roadmapping) way
+ Identifies the gap between customer strategy and execution , opening the door for assistance in cross-portfolio Business Development
+ Manage Demand within assigned customer accounts by providing the customer and account team with guidance on customer needs and customer sponsorship of initiatives
+ Operates as a Trusted Advisor to senior business executives, internally and externally to drive greater success and efficiency for all parties
+ Creates a Brand through high-impact customer Experiences , that builds SAP mindshare and a SAP First mentality with key stakeholders
+ Constantly monitors Customer Adoption and Success of solutions delivered to the customer as a part of a perpetual, cyclical value chain
+ Develop, deliver and curate the standard set of Business Architecture artifacts (Business Strategy, Business Model, Business Process, Capability Map and Functional Solution Roadmap documents)
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
+ Bachelors degree and Masters degree (preferred), or commensurate experience
+ Training and/or certification in Business (Object Management Group) and Enterprise Architecture (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is preferred
+ Relevant industry certifications
+ Deep knowledge within one of the strategic market industries (Life Sciences, High Tech, Media/Entertainment, etc.)
+ Understanding of the key areas of company value chains (Supply Chain, Logistics, Demand Chain, Backoffice Operations (Finance, HR, IT, etc.)
+ Knowledge of the SAP Corporate Strategy, Product Portfolio and Solution Deployment Models
+ Familiarity with Business Architecture methodology, structure and concepts
+ Ability to develop key Business Architecture artifacts (Business Process Models, Capability Maps and Solutions Roadmaps)
+ Possess Executive Presence and the ability to effectively communicate orally or in writing
+ Self-driven leadership qualities that will allow the candidate to effectively engage colleagues and partners, and mentor next generation talent
+ Ability to develop and articulate a point-of-view that may not already be represented in discussions
+ Innovative thinking that will lead to create approaches for engaging and delivering customer and corporate value
• Minimum 4 years in a relevant industry role that included implementing technology solutions
• Minimum 2 years in a business analyst or business architect role
• Minimum 2 years in a role that required regular engagement with senior/executive leadership
This position services customers in North America (specifically The U.S. and Canada), and the candidate must live in a location within this region with access to a major airport.
Candidates can anticipate travel of 50%-75%, when conditions are safe and not prohibited by authorities and customers.
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .
SAP’S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com , APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com , EMEA: Careers@sap.com ).
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Additional Locations : Virtual – USA