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EY Director - SAP Technical Architect in London, United Kingdom

Director - SAP Technical Architect


Requisition # LON00IV7

Post Date Nov 05, 2020

Technology Consulting – Director SAP Technical Architect

The Consulting Service Line has a global network of over 23,000 professionals with over 4,000 advisors in the UK & Ireland (UK&I). We provide Performance Improvement, Risk and IT Risk & Assurance services to our customers.

The Consulting line is organized around three markets, Energy and Assets (E&A), Government and Public Sector (GPS) and Products and Services (P&S).

EY AgilityWorks sits within the Consulting Performance Improvement team and aims to be recognised as a leading provider of differentiated technology consulting services harnessing new disruptive technology, alliances and talented people to solve our client’s issues. We are looking for talented people who can help us achieve this!

The opportunity

Having undergone a paradigm shift in recent years, SAP offers an innovative high-performance real-time platform and solutions which are enabling organisations to become intelligent enterprises. Our SAP team is focused on working with our clients to leverage these SAP innovations and create business value. In particular we are looking for an individual with a proven delivery background who can assist our clients with delivering next generation SAP technology.

The successful candidate will be a technology-minded, business-focused technology leader with a passion for building a rapidly growing capability in EY AgilityWorks. We are looking for an individual who has been there and done it and embraces not only the changes in technology but the ever-evolving approaches and methods of delivering it as part of iconic transformational projects.

Your key responsibilities

At Director level, a large proportion (70%) of your time will be meeting with senior stakeholders of leading UK businesses. You’ll also be responsible for managing teams and delivering high quality work (30%).

You will therefore be:

  • Highly motivated

  • A good communicator with the ability to convey complex technical content in business language to board level

  • A team player who is not only looking to enhance their own career, but recognises the value in developing others

  • Act as mentor and counsellor to strengthening the team.

  • Defining the data strategy for our customers around:

  • Helping customers realise their data strategy through SAP solutions we deliver (including technical roadmaps, migration approaches and best practice)

  • Managing project delivery including migrations to SAP S/4 HANA; SAP Master Data Governance; SAP Data Services and SAP Data Intelligence

  • Providing advice and guidance to customers in how to integrate SAP data across cloud architectures (Azure, AWS)

  • Provide expert advice to customers around the implementation of SAP technology. This may include writing feasibility assessments, benefits cases, formulation of strategies and roadmaps and performing internal and external ‘assurance’ roles on key customer engagements.

  • Networking across EY capability to identify and adopt best practices, as well as share knowledge

Skills and attributes for success

  • Proven experience of leading data workstreams in SAP migration projects and managing overall project delivery

  • Experience of building assets and collateral to contribute to the overall effectiveness of in internal solution delivery and external pre-sales enablement

  • Strong background in non-technical advisory work

  • Experience of supporting pre-sales engagements , bids and go to market collateral

  • Strong technical background across select SAP data tools

  • Self-starter

  • Broad appreciation of the overall SAP market proposition and solution suite

  • Prior functional experience advantageous

  • Track record of learning new technologies and applying them successfully

  • Working knowledge of hybrid (Cloud and On Premises) landscapes

  • Solution architecture skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • The ability to structure teams, lead work streams and architect innovative solutions

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build ‘Trusted Adviser’ relationships

  • Deep expertise in data management and SAP’s EIM solution portfolio

  • Strong experience with Waterfall, Hybrid-Agile and Agile methods (eg. Scrum, Lean, Kanban)

  • Willingness to travel as required in relation to working at Client Sites on specific engagements

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • 12+ years experience in complex SAP delivery

  • Hold relevant SAP certifications

  • An understanding of the SAP roadmap and industry trends

  • An appreciation and some experience with non-SAP solutions

  • SAP functional experience

What we look for

Core consulting skills

Client management, analysis, presentation & facilitation, commerciality and programme delivery

Technical skills

Strong technical insight, technical architecture, solution architecture, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability.

Market/ Sector knowledge

Demonstrable market/ sector expertise in your field.

You will be comfortable working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, where you operate collaboratively with clients to help them digitize their business processes utilizing the latest SAP technology. You will add value by contextualizing, designing and delivering solutions within your domain expertise, you are expected to continuously develop your skills and product knowledge, staying up-to-date with SAP’s innovations and leveraging this to provide thought leadership and creative solutions.

What working at EY AgilityWorks offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY AgilityWorks

EY AgilityWorks is a result of EY acquiring AgilityWorks in December 2019. We are a disruptive SAP solutions and services company operating across the intersection of the latest disruptive mobile, big data, cloud solutions and application managed services. It helps progressive organisations to transform and prosper in the digital environment, where new ways of working are possible across the entire value chain. EY AgilityWorks has developed significant experience and intellectual capital working with some of the world’s leading brands. These organisations are characterised by having SAP at the heart of their enterprise system landscape with a drive to realise greater agility and quicker time-to-value.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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