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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      January 09,2022
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    IT S&OP Solution Architect

    Within FrieslandCampina we have something unique: one global set of processes, supported by one integrated solution set covering all functional domains. We call this our ‘template’, and it’s used worldwide.

    Do you want to contribute to realization of the FrieslandCampina strategy by driving the continuous improvement of our planning solutions? To strengthen the IT Plan team we are looking for a S&OP Solution Architect in Amersfoort (the Netherlands).

    The IT Plan team supports the FrieslandCampina business on the solutions within the plan domain:

    • APO Demand Planning
    • APO Supply Network Planning
    • Integration with ECC, promo tooling, distributor management system (DMS)
    • Reporting and dashboarding in SAP BW, MicroStrategy and PowerBi.

    To successfully make improvements with a global impact we combine in-depth technical knowledge of our applications, in-depth knowledge of template processes and a very good understanding of the FrieslandCampina business.

    What we ask

    • Self-managed professional with experience in complex plan and execution processes supported by advanced planning systems.
    • Technical knowledge of the SAP APO and SAP ECC platform and a good understanding of business needs & operational requirements within the plan domain.
    • Experience in implementing next generation planning tools is preferred.
    • Sense of ownership, ensuring projects and other changes are delivered according agreed timelines and SLA.
    • Good communication skills and team spirit.
    • Academic/Bachelor Master or proven further ‘self-learning education’.
    • 5-7 years of work experience in the SAP planning domain

    What we offer

    • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
    • We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package.
    • Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
    • Exceptional support via cross disciplinary data-driven programs within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
    • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
    • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
    • Cooperation with a great team of IT experts within the S&OP and supply chain IT domain to expand your knowledge and experience.
    • An international environment spreading from Europe to the far East with a complex landscape of IT solutions to support our supply chain processes.
    • A position where you can have an immediate impact on the quality of the IT services we offer to our business.
    Vacancy description

    The following three areas best describe what the S&OP Solution Architect is responsible for in their daily role:

    I. Designing, improving & optimizing the plan processes and solutions based on functional (innovation) and non-functional (IT service) requirements.

    • You assess and validate solution options, both technical and functional. In order to solve issues or understand solution directions, you are able to debug (complex) ABAP code. To ensure the right solution is built you write comprehensive development specifications including advice on technical set-up and usage of SAP components (BADI, Function Modules, Business functions, IDOC, etc.).
    • You interact with (cross) team colleagues and work with third parties on joint delivery.

    II. Deploying template solutions to FrieslandCampina operating companies.

    • Before deploying our template solution, you lead validation sessions with the business stakeholders to identify to what extent the S&OP template fits the business needs.
    • In case any gaps are identified you work together with the IT Plan team to find the best solution. By doing this we consider each other’s knowledge on how the template is being used in all parts of the business, and we keep the Plan process consistent across all operating companies.

    III. Driving the embedding of change, template adoption, continuous improvement and innovation into IT and business operations.

    • To be successful in this you have established a deep understanding of the plan business area, E2E process and technology. The business recognizes you as a knowledge expert and trusted advisor. You can explain and convince internal parties about chosen solutions based on content-driven arguments and good communication skills.
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