(Senior) IT Consultant SAP Basis (m/f)
Req Number: HQ - 8639HA
The adidas Group strives to be the global leader in the sporting goods industry.
Our brands - adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport are built on a passion for sports and a sporting lifestyle.
As part of the adidas-Group, Global IT has about 950 employees world wide. Global IT is a key enabler for the adidas-Group strategy.
For our Global IT – Centre of Excellence Infrastructure & Operations we are currently looking for a
(Senior) IT Consultant SAP Basis (m/f)
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
Steer and lead the global and business critical IT platform SAP from a technical point of view. Support the integration harmonization and realization of the future Integration environment as key enabler for the Global IT strategy (Run with IT).
Assignments fall under a broad spectrum of tasks related to the entire life cycle of applications from deployment through exploitation to phase out. He/she also can be assigned a significant responsibility within a program or large-scale project with direct or indirect responsibilities for people and budgets. The overall purpose of these assignments is to carry out tasks with a high degree of competence and professionalism so that information needs within the international context of the adidas-Group AG can be met.
SAP Technology IT Consultant is responsible to provide tactical advise and guide operational support tasks to the entire landscape, being central contact person for any support or demand requests:
SAP Netweaver Solution Support
SAP Netweaver Design Architect
In this role the Senior Consultant needs to ensure smooth transition from SAP NetWeaver project demand delivery and implementation to SAP NetWeaver solution operation.
The role assignment is in line with the ITIL framework.
SAP NetWeaver Solution Support
With the assigned role as IT Business Continuity Manager he is responsible for managing risks that could seriously impact IT services. He ensures that the IT service provider can provide minimum agreed service levels in cases of disaster, by reducing the risk to an acceptable level and planning for the recovery of IT services.
Identifying at the early beginning support requirements from the SAP Technology Team and support that appropriate internal and external resources are staffed.
Implement and support operation harmonization efforts on a global scale.
Manage local or global business demands, issues resolutions and escalations.
Coordination of activities between CC’s, Infrastructure, Service Provider, SAP and third party vendors.
Act as the guardian of the productive SAP environments, responsible for driving the approval of proposed changes.
Understand the SAP software’s functional and technical touch points across the system.
Investigate new SAP technology for potential system improvement or optimization.
SAP NetWeaver Design Architect
Acting as Business / Technical Analyst he develops the process to gather and document integration requirements.
Translate business requirements into technology specification, including system architecture, implementation effort, resource requirement and cost model.
Develop high level project plan and support gate keeping functions for transition from project phase to solution support.
Advice project manager if needed and coordinate any implementation demands.
Lead technology implementations along all phases of a project.
Support the realization of new SAP initiatives like new SAP installations, upgrades, expansions, Roll- Out’s etc.
Serve as a primary technical liaison to application support and project teams for new requirements. The Technical Analyst/ Architect is responsible for designing applications required to provide a service. This includes the specification of technologies, architectures and data structures.
Provide technical leadership and consultancy (Technical Solution Design) on the future direction of SAP Integration requirements.
In the role as Senior Business Consultant his key customers are
Global IT – Competence Centers
Finance - Corporate Procurement
Global IT – Enterprise Architecture
Global IT – Project Management
Suppliers / 3rd Party Services
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Effective communication and negotiation skills
Strong business sense
Gain and maintain functional competence related to IT subject areas and the adidas-Group and industry ways of working. Subject areas can be related to commercial, sales and financial contexts
Strong planning & organizing skills
Pro-active approach and thinking outside of the box
Execute assigned tasks with a business goal orientation in mind
Develop and maintain independence and self-organisation within the daily work environment
Maintain sound business, stakeholders and vendor relationships to ensure a high standard in customer service and satisfaction
Meet quality and time targets or service levels to ensure the predictability of results
Ensure compliance with all relevant adidas-Group computing standards, policies and methodologies
Ensure requirement fulfilment
Required Skills and Education:
Deep knowledge of methods and techniques applied in IT delivery environment
Ability to translate business requirements into cost efficient (IT) solutions
Project Management experience
Ability to lead technology project implementation
Deep functional and business Integration knowledge
Experience on international companies.
Ability to work independent
Being able to act as a team player
Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral) and demonstrate understanding of customers goals.
Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.
Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
Strong negotiating and influencing skills
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Experience in high –level assignments of system architecture definitions
Experience in formulating, documenting and implementing technical specifications.
Good knowledge of current trends, including systems integration and service-oriented architecture.
Responsibility and clear focus on the client’s problems
Minimum of 5 years of hands on technical experience in the area of SAP Technology
Minimum of 2 years of experience in global projects
Configuration and implementation experience with one or more of the following:
Experience with one or more SAP programming languages or tools
Experience in Production Steady State Support in large SAP environments preferred.
SAP Technology certification is an asset
Fluency in English both spoken and written
Your home base will be adidas Group Headquarters in Herzogenaurach in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region - Germany
Please send your online application in English version including your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations to
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