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Solutions Architect - SAP C/4HANA

Information Technology
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SAP C/4HANA Solutions Architect will be working as part of the IT Digital Center of Excellence Customer Engagement team and will be responsible for technical and functional architecture of C/4HANA CRM  (Sales, Service & Marketing) suite of applications. 

Position Description

The SAP C/4HANA Solutions Architect plays a key role in shaping and delivering digital solutions for PPG business units and functions on everything related to C/4HANA suite of products.

The Solutions Architect will work closely with Business Product Owners, Business IT Analysts to understand the purpose of different initiatives/projects, the business benefits that will be gained, and the functionality required to make the initiative and ongoing implementations successful. The Solutions Architect is responsible for leading the discussions and decisions within a C/4HANA solution. The Solutions Architect is responsible for developing the overall technical architecture while assisting and directing the technical team in delivering the recommended solution. The Solutions Architect is involved in all phases of a different projects from discovery to go live; facilitating collaboration between the business and technology to ensure a clear understanding of the solution.

Key Job Responsibilities


The SAP C/4HANA Solutions Architect plays a key role in shaping and delivering digital solutions for PPG business units and functions on everything related to C/4HANA suite of products.

  • Lead functional and technical design for C/4HANA engagements with PPG Business Units and functions
  • Work with C/4HANA Analysts and engagement leads to help define engagement goals and help outline activities required to meet the goals
  • Design solutions for implementing SAP C/4HANA suite of products
  • Responsible for translating functional specs into application architecture and technical design documents
  • Proactively seek ways to apply technology and business process engineering techniques to improve business processes
  • Diagnose and provide solutions to technical challenges
  • Provide inputs and direction to IT Business Analysts and developers on the team for design and implementation and help to develop and deliver winning C/4HANA strategies
  • Design, build, test and deploy complex SAP C/4HANA solutions
  • Ensure solutions are aligned with SAP C/4HANA roadmap and provide business and IT organization with upcoming quarterly changes to the platform.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert throughout the organization on C/4HANA platform questions and troubleshooting efforts
  • Formulate guidelines and standards for to/from integrations with C/4HANA platform
  • Improve and build where required IT Digital CoE – Customer Engagement offerings, processes and methodologies
  • Assist the C/4HANA development and functional teams with defining best practices for C/4HANA solutions and providing feedback on proposed solutions.



Solutions Architect are polished at forging relationships within the business they serve as well as retaining rapport with other IT groups. Negotiation and getting to consensus are key attributes of the successful Solutions Architect.  This is a very visible position requiring excellent interpersonal communication skills with all levels of the organization.


Consultants may need to develop, motivate, and direct staff to create a team environment and enable staff to fulfill the department's operating objectives.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
  • 7+ years of SAP implementation and/or support experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in hands on full lifecycle, production-scale C/4HANA implementations including 1 year as a Solutions Architect
  • At least 3 years’ experience in complex systems integration projects

Preferred Requirements


  • Demonstrate practical experience in agile development processes
  • Significant experience in SAP Cloud Application Studio
  • An articulate communicator across various stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to identify, troubleshoot and identify risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all manage­ment levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing such as White Papers
  • Ability to be comfortable in a nonhierarchical, flat organization and, if required, operate under a dual reporting relationship;
  • Ability to thrive in a somewhat unstructured hands­ on environment that demands a consultative approach and solutions that span multiple environments in a business area


Why would a great Solutions Architect want this role?  


·         Fortune 200 organization

·         Sustainable company

·         Recognized by Computerworld as one of the Top 100 Places to work in IT (2016)

·         Work on an international team and within an international business

·         Hands-on experience with SAP C/4HANA technology

·         Contributor for the future state of C/4HANA at PPG

·         Strong focus on mentoring & career development

·         Opportunities for training and conferences

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