Manager, SAP SCM Architect

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 45079 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

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An outstanding career opportunity exists at Whirlpool Corporation. The SAP SCM Architect provides expertise in functional aspects of SAP SCM and its integration platforms.  This role will be responsible for documenting, planning and supporting the functional ERP landscape supporting supply chain.

Roles / Responsibilities:

  • Create the “to-be” technology footprint, develop solutions roadmap and phased implementation approach to achieve strategic business objectives within Supply Chain, Planning and Operations.
  • Analyze existing SAP MM-IM WM, PP, PM & QM technology issues and propose short, mid and long-term solutions.
  • Evangelize the “to-be” technology stack with relevant business and technology stakeholders.
  • Transform requirements into detailed solution architecture deliverables for strategic initiatives within the assigned functional area.
  • Define and incorporate non-functional and cross-functional requirements into proposed solutions.
  • Actively participate as a member of the delivery team in providing and ensuring optimal design solutions are understood and adopted.
  • Lead and facilitate cross functional solution design discussions with Business Process Owners, Solution Architect, Business Analysts and Developers.
  • Work with process and IT architects to ensure that solution architecture aligns with system design guidelines and enterprise architecture standards.
  • Participate in business, data, application and infrastructure planning, providing insight into the future of the technology footprint within the assigned functional area
  • Evaluate new technologies and create proposals for their adoption based on business goals, investments, benefits and risks.
  • Foster innovation and implement creative out-of-the-box ideas by conducting brainstorming sessions, hackathons and other innovation events.
  • Perform hands-on work related to system configuration and master data alignment.
  • Document business requirements, process flows, functional specs and solution designs.
  • Coach, mentor and guide solution delivery and operations teams to effectively leverage the technology footprint.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with business and technical leaders.
  • Ensure the stability and scalability of SAP SCM solution and its cross functional integration.
  • Provide continued leadership and oversight in adhering and maturing IT processes.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of SAP and/or IT work experience
  • 7+ years experience with SAP MM-IM WM, PP, PM & QM modules, with a focus in SAP MM.
  • 5+ years leading SAP teams in an architecture, development or support capacity
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or Business

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in Advanced Planning, Warehouse Operations, Costing and Procurement business processes including related technical solution
  • 2+ years experience working in integrating ECC with other SAP suites applications and business processes (In particular APO/IBP, data lake, and MES systems)
  • 2+ years working in Scrum or DevOps organizations
  • 2+ years Service-Now, Remedy, Jira experience
  • Knowledge in sales and operations (S&OP) planning and demand management processes is a huge plus
  • Experience in S/4 HANA, IBP, Ariba and APO is highly desirable
  • Experience working and leading international, cross-functional, teams delivering high levels of functionality and support


Other notes:

Occasional travel to Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Mexico (<10%) "Visa is needed" 

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