SAP Business Processes Principal Consultant Job in Milan, Italy

Requisition ID: 121244

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 80%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


The focus of an SAP Architect’s expertise is typically in the planning and design phases of an implementation of an SAP business application suite. However, it could also be leveraged on strategic corporate initiatives such as business process improvement initiatives, establishing internal centers of expertise or developing ongoing architectural governance processes. The engagement model of an Architect is not strictly limited to the planning/design phases, but may also span the build and operations phases to ensure proper implementation and operationalization of the business solutions.


The role of the Principal Solution Architect is to:

  • Support our customers in defining and attaining their strategic goals and optimizing their material management -specific business processes such as: material requirement planning, inventory management and valuation, logistic execution, warehouse management, procurement and supply chain integration .

  • Analyze and validate the client’s business and IT requirements, considering where applicable his business strategy and business drivers, relevant industry trends, key pain points, challenges and priorities

  • Define the high level end-to-end industry-specific / corporate customer business processes (e.g. Process Levels 1-3) and information needs and derive the lower level business processes (e.g. Process Levels 4-5) as well as the data model and related key performance indicators.

  • Architect the end-to-end functional landscape, data model and solution design to support the to-be business processes and business/IT requirements of the customer and aligned to the to-be process- and system landscape, where applicable including considerations and proposals how to support business process and business information delivery via in-memory and mobile platforms

  • Document, present and discuss the end-to-end architecture and solution options, recommendations and implications and facilitate/support the decision process

  • Provide direction to the implementation teams during solution realization and work as intermediary across the local, near shore and offshore delivery streams and the different architecture domains to ensure overall alignment.

  • Participate, as necessary, in training, system configuration and setup, testing, documentation and maintenance support activities with referral to SAP Business Suite, MM, WM and QM modules as well as within S/4 HANA Simple Logistic domain.

  • When required, analyze changes necessary to the solution and data architecture triggered by changes in business requirements, processes or technical requirements, develop options to incorporate the changes and take/facilitate the appropriate decisions.

  • If requested, support value tracking and reporting after go-live, in particular in view of the customer value realized by the proposed business processes, data model and corresponding solution architecture design

  • Drive business development and support license and services sales cycle by providing architectural, solution and industry expertise, in alignment with SAP’s service strategy.

  • Actively follow and share developments and trends regarding new SAP and complementary partner service and solution offerings, industry trends and other topic areas relevant for the solution architecture domain.


  • Bachelors degree, (preferably in business/economics, IT or engineering), Masters degree or MBA

  • Advanced certification e.g. PMP, PgMP, CMC, ITIL, TOGAF etc. is desirable

  • English: Fluent

Product knowledge

  • SAP Business Suite MM module and its integration logic within SAP Business Suite;

  • SAP S/4 HANA simple logistic with particular focus on “Simplification Items” within Material Management domain;

  • SAP Business Suite WM and QM modules and their integration logic within SAP Business Suite;

Additional product knowledge that would be an additional asset:

  • SAP Business Suite PP module and its integration logic within SAP Business Suite;

  • SAP Integrated Business Planning on HANA

  • SAP Supply Chain Control Tower on HANA

Technical knowledge

  • ABAP debugging and programming would be an additional asset

Industry knowledge

  • Hold excellent business process expertise in at least one of the following industries: fashion retail, retail, discrete manufacturing industries.

Soft skills

  • Communication (C- level), presentation, facilitation & negotiation, leadership & management

  • Strong problem solving abilities and creative thinking

  • Results driven: starts, drives and accomplishes tasks with little direction

  • High degree of mobility


  • Generally 15 years of experience in process and solution implementation within Material Management and Logistic Execution domain, in leadership and customer facing roles related to solution architecture topics.

  • Specific experiences related to implementations in Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods or Job Manufacturing would be a strong asset.

Functional & Industry Experience

  • Previous experience in end to end implementation of SAP MM, SAP WM and SAP QM covering following processes:

o Material Master Data management integrating Purchasing, Sales, Logistic and Accounting perspectives;

o Material Classification;

o Variant Configuration;

o Vendor Master Data;

o Purchasing;

o Material Resource Planning;

o Warehouse and Inventory Management;

o Goods Issue processing;

o Goods Receipt processing;

o Invoice Verification processing;

o Quality Management;

o Physical Inventory;

o Inventory Evaluation;

o Material Price determination;

  • Has comprehensive track record and experience with complex implementation projects , including the coordination and decision facilitation of process and architecture related issues, can effectively moderate between Client and SAP, Business and IT.

Technical Experience

  • Previous experience in designing and implementing functional extension to SAP Business Suite.

  • Previous experience in drafting technical specification for custom specific extensions.


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