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Business Architect

Trust In Soda

Posted on Apr 26, 2022 by Trust In Soda

Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Start
Daily Salary

Business Architect

Start date: 02/05/2022
End date: 31/12/2022
Work Location: 2 days per week in Dublin office with some international travel
Day Rate: €850 - €1000 Per day depending on exp

Job description:

Business Architect - Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs role is to collaborate closely with clients to optimize business processes, to align IT applications to those business processes, and to develop global application architectural standards in support of the business processes. The role requires an intimate understanding and anticipation of business requirements, challenges and opportunities, so that the business processes can be optimized using IT solutions. These strategic architectures will drive the definition of information technology implementation roadmaps to improve overall business productivity, meet internal and external customer requirements, support global business growth plans, and ultimately help meet the company's strategic objectives.


  • Designing long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for Integrated Supply Chain (Customer ordering process, Production Control, Logistics & Customs)
  • Championing the development of global Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions to upgrade the effectiveness of Delphi's IT operations.
  • Expertise in Customer demand management, Pricing and billing area for both product and service industries
  • Collaborating with other IT teams and suppliers to ensure that proposed and existing Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions plans are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Design long term scalable solution for logistics which includes warehouse management, transportation and integration with different third party suppliers
  • Modeling business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.
  • Providing guidance to solution design teams for implementation of end-to-end Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions.
  • Defining requirements for Suppliers for documenting Delphi's existing Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions portfolio; making recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Consult in building of IT Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
  • Defining requirements for Suppliers for developing, documenting, and communicating plans for investing in Production Control, Logistics, Customs, Commercial/Purchasing & Manufacturing, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Conducting research on emerging technologies applicable to Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions in support of systems development efforts, and recommending Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Defining requirements for Suppliers to ensure that effective Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions technical leadership is in place.
  • Leading Data cycles for all supply chain object during different ERP programs
  • Experience in defining IT sourcing strategies and advise on appropriate services and service level regimes. Advising and implementing efficient and effective IT governance and operations processes and helping clients navigate its journey into the cloud (IAAS, SAAS, PAAS)
  • Leading Product Development teams to deliver strong & efficient automated solution for central function to minimize work and maximize value for Business

Candidate Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this position will have the following experiences and expertise:

  • Proven Integrated Supply Chain (Order Processing, Production Control, Logistics & Customs) solutions technical background with extensive experience in technology management.
  • Implementation experience in both ECC and S4 HANA versions of SAP
  • Hands on experience on various SAP modules that includes Sales & Distribution, Logistics Execution, Material Management, Transportation, WM & eWM, Manufacturing (Process, Production and Repetitive), Transfer Pricing, Automated Warehousing, Solution Manager and EDI Integration (using EDIFACT, SAP PO, GXS and Sterling integrator)
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Proven experience in solutions architecture, design and development.
  • Understanding of application architecture impact on technical infrastructure.
  • Excellent project definition and technical management skills.
  • Excellent understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • Excellent grounding in core enterprise applications.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards.
  • Proven, hands-on experience with application development tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of software evaluation principles and practices.
  • Proven project planning and management experience.
  • Keen understanding of change management and testing requirements, techniques, and tools.
  • Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (IT management, client management, and non-technical staff).
  • Ability to lead complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and consultative skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Promoting a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

6 - 12 Month Deliverables:

  • Formalize engagement with ISC and client teams for the functions covered by Enterprise Operating System and orchestrate actions to close capability gaps
  • Compile map of Integrated Supply Chain (Customer order processing, Production Control, Logistics & Customs) processes including functional capabilities, applications and data stores
  • Formalize engagement model with Client ITE and Client Teams to institutionalize a 2 in a box (client team + architecture) approach for all Delphi divisions
  • Architect solutions for approved ITroadmap projects
    • Data and Information Management
    • ERP Roadmap Planning - lead the non-finance work-stream
  • Perform ROM Estimation, Solution Blueprint, Design & Execution support SME for Integrated Supply Chain (Production Control, Logistics & Customs) related initiatives and projects
  • Evaluate & compile business cases for new technologies in support of Delphi business plans:
    • Logistics Planning and Execution system
    • Logistics Total Cost Analysis system
    • Ad-hoc reporting for Production Control information
  • Complete application mapping and rationalization recommendation for Production Control, GSM and Logistics applications as part of Envision initiative

Reference: 1577166432

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