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Stryker IT Solution Architect, SAP – Direct Procurement/Ariba (Hybrid or Onsite) in Allendale, New Jersey

Who we Want:

Detail-oriented process improvers: Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Strategic thinkers: People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.

Dedicated achievers: People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Job Description:

  • The Solution Architect is responsible for developing architectural designs for integrated systems within the enterprise Ariba ISM area and corresponding set of applications. In this role the Solution Architect will partner with Business Analysts and Technical Analysts to understand the overall business need, define overarching requirements and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms and develop an overarching architectural design and model that will support Stryker’s business needs.

  • The Solution Architect is responsible for verifying the detailed technical documents, validating the configuration within the assigned applications, and ensuring solutions are delivered based on the architected design.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for the overall systems architecture, functional and technical design in the area of Enterprise Ariba ISM to manage design and deploy integrated end-to-end solutions.

  • Serves as the domain expert in providing application process analysis, architecture and system design, systems development, testing, implementation, training and preparation of our Stryker global template in the Ariba ISM area.

  • Perform activities following Stryker’s Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework and processes.

  • Play a significant role within the Architecture Review Board, in not only defining application standards, but also driving the final decision on solution.

  • Accountable for the Solution Review Board activities driving architecture decisions, technical approvals across the application area, and alignment of scope against Run team minor releases.

  • Lead solution development and implementation for new systems and enhancements and participate in defining technical standards for the specialty area.

  • Produce or review detailed functional and technical documents, configure and/or develop within the assigned applications and understand the overall design and architecture of an SAP platform and deliver the end to end technical solution.

  • Play a key role in transitioning the knowledge of the new/enhanced capabilities (including technical aspects) to the Service Delivery Team(s).

  • Responsible for all technical design, prototypes/mock-ups, development, testing and delivery of solutions for release cycles and/or new projects within the Ariba ISM.

  • Review and Govern business process documents, application and technical specifications, test plans and cutover plans for go-live sites.

  • Manages resolution and communication of system production support issues with different stakeholders based on Stryker SLA’s.

  • Works closely with strategic solution partners, business process owners, architects/leads from other tracks and super users to close out every phase as part of deployment playbook or project methodology.

  • Proactively identify business and system improvements, make recommendations, take ownership and bring those initiatives to successful implementation in Ariba area.

  • Collaborate with other Global ERP Program teams, IT Business Partners, Build and Run teams, various Infrastructure teams, and Business Deployment teams.

  • Manage a team of End-to-End architects leading and facilitating cross-platform workshops, setting direction for technical and configuration solutions, and meeting project schedules and milestones.

  • Partner with Business Analysts in understanding system requirements and translating into solutions within an application and/or application stack

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other Solution Leads and Solution Analysts within the team or same project/program.

  • Serves as domain expert in all aspects of architecting, designing and application development.

  • Develop and build robust integration with Infrastructure, Security, Governance, Service Delivery, etc.

  • Financial focus on delivering activities on budget, leveraging time on value-driven activities and ensuring external resources meet contractual deliverables.

What you need

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in the areas of Computer science, Engineering, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent field of study is required.

  • Master’s degree in MIS, MBA or related disciplines is preferred.

  • Minimum of 8-12 years of professional experience with SAP & Direct Procurement, Ariba full life-cycle implementations and demonstrated project implementation experience is required

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of Direct procurement , Ariba project implementation experience in Ariba SSC, Indirect procurement, Sourcing, Supplier Risk Mgmt., Supplier life cycle areas and integration with SAP and non-SAP systems e.g. Oracle, JDE, QAD etc. application is required

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills including the ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.

  • Strong Integration experience SAP with non-SAP external systems (Vertex, 3PL etc.)

  • In depth understanding of the SAP Application Architecture & Technology including S4/Hana.

  • Good understanding of recognized ERP implementation documentation methodologies, for ex. AIM

  • Good understanding of RICEF and customizations in a complex environment.

  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of global system rollouts – strategy, planning, vendor selection and implementation planning

  • Knowledge of and ability to drive IS methodologies such as ITIL, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile Development is preferred

  • Strong knowledge of Excel Advanced, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Access DB, MS Project Suite (MPP/Visio/etc.) is required

Hybrid or Onsite – Role requires reasonable proximity to a Stryker facility and provides the flexibility to decide on either a hybrid or onsite working arrangement. Selected candidate would be hired in as one of these options.

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