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Architect - Supply Chain

Date: Dec 3, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

 

 

Architect - Supply Chain  

 

 

What makes this a great opportunity?

This SAP MM Architect will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to support, design and implement existing, new, or revised business functionality for Beam Suntory Supply Chain systems globally. This is a global role to implement and support projects across multiple business functions specializing in SAP MM processes and be accountable for change requests, and production support within the scope of the functional area of the job. This role should have ability to transform and to support advanced business functions and business requirements into design, build and implement systems / technical solutions for the specified functional area. This person will be the key resource to drive continuous improvement and Best Practices in support of the company vision, operation strategy and roadmap. The position will enable the delivery of the Global Operations strategy defined by the group.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Main liaison to business functional areas Partnering with business stakeholders, understand their needs, prioritize efforts, recommend changes / innovations, serving as the Subject Matter Expert.
  • Understand business requirements, analyze business needs, identify gaps, document requirements, propose, design, and implement solutions, including localization.
  • System Design: Documenting requirements and developing solutions using standard or custom SAP functionality. Recommending alternatives when multiple options are available.
  • Developing Solutions: Perform SAP System Configuration, document functional requirements for custom development, execute appropriate system tests (Unit Testing, Regression Testing, User Acceptance Testing), writing system/user documentation, train end users on functionality.
  • Production Support: Troubleshoot system issues, detailed technical analysis and apply solutions.
  • Business/Process Knowledge: Develop understanding of core functional areas.
  • Project Management: Planning, support business case analysis, organize priorities, self-driven meeting tight timelines following standard project methodology.

Compliance:  Ensures company, departmental and governmental standards are always followed

 

 

  • Key Organizational Interfaces:
  • IT Solution Architects & Managers
  • IT Directors and VP SCM Leaders
  • Key business Stakeholders (BPOs, Key users)
  • Role Dimension: 
  • Users: Up to 500 users across multiple locations

 

 

Qualifications & Experience

Core Competencies (Maximum 4)

  • Drive for quality results / Problem solving  / Collaborative teamwork

 

Skills

  • This functional lead will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to support, design and implement existing or new or revised business functionality into our global SAP ECC system. This role will lead and support projects across multiple business functions specializing in SAP MM and be accountable for change requests, and production support within the scope of the functional area of the job.
  • Global project management and leadership skills with proven experience with ability to deliver projects on time and on budget with ability to undertake key activities, project deliverables and milestones. Solid organization and time management skills with prioritization on a global scale.
  • Strong experience in the integration of the supply chain processes with logistic services providers via EDI messages related to replenishment, shipments and stock management interfaces, using Idocs and XML files.
  • Experience in the integration with vendors via EDI.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple internal/external resources in different global locations to successfully deliver quality projects.
  • Must have strong analytical skills with ability to quickly assess problems, gather relevant information, determine the root causes, and drive solution and design recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills in technical/business language, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Project implementation experience in SAP S/4 HANA is a plus.
  • Project implementation experience in SAP PP/PI is a plus
  • Project implementation experience in APO SNP or IBP is a plus.

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent years of experience (8+) in Manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in SAP MM.
  • Must be fluent in English language (speak, read, write).

 

Mobility

  • Position based in Shanghái, China with availability to travel 25% internationally

                                                                     

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.