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SAP Enterprise Application Architect (HYBRID WORKING)

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Date: 04-Oct-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we strive to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.

As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.
Our story started in 1938 as a product that was an affordable source of vitamins to the Great British public. Originally selling Tomato Juice, followed by other juices and mixers, the brand has continued to evolve, becoming a fantastic core range of fruit juice and soft drinks sold across the globe.

You will know some of these brand and most likely have some in your homes, such as Robinson's cordials, Tango, R White's Lemonade, J20, Pepsi and 7up.
We have operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France & Brazil and have been taking our brands around the world, exporting to over 50 countries and working with carefully chosen partners to franchise our brands. 

About the Role:

Proactively lead and own the architecture of IT solutions across all functional areas ensuring alignment to business strategy using cost effective technology and resource models. 

Support a team of solution architects and technical consultants to ensure credibility across a range of internal and external stakeholders. Sustainably achieve recognisable high-performance standards through structured architecture governance and controls.  

Key Responsibilities:

Building IT credibility through capable leadership

  • Collaborates and influences the shaping of future functional and programme solutions at senior levels using knowledge, confidence and credibility 
  • Inspires and drives the Strategy and Delivery team members to achieve great results at pace 
  • Evolves professionalism, technical and leadership skills of the Strategy and Delivery teams 
  • Ownership for long-term functional alignment with key business stakeholders 
  • Accountability for aligned 5 year functional roadmaps with Enterprise Architects
  • Proactively engage business stakeholders to constantly improve customer experience
  • Mentor IT team members; coaching to enable professional growth, enabling development opportunities, demonstrating clear self-direction and helping to create a quality relevant technology vision 

Enabling positive Solution Design & Delivery outcomes

  • Evolve technology solutions with market, product and Britvic perspectives and knowledge therefore owning the quality of all solutions against stakeholder and change management expectations.
  • Oversee the solution architecture to ensure this meets the business requirements on a given project or programme. Support the delivery of requirement/inception to completion 
  • Own the definition of architectural principles and quality standards ensuring these are communicated, understood and enacted
  • Own the APM for applications supported by the relevant solution architects
  • Review and approve business enhancements to deliver demonstrable marginal gains at pace
  • Define and own the data architecture across all domains with the relevant business stakeholders
  • Is responsible for overseeing the development of efficient and effective IT processes

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience in deployment including business partnering and solution design across a number of domains including Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain, Procurement and HR. 
  • Has previous experience of SAP suite of applications (e.g., ECC, EWM, SuccessFactors, Ariba, MII etc) ideally with experience of S/4HANA
  • Has a good understanding of the business strategy, associated business and technology architecture principles, key business processes and technology landscape/areas in all domains
  • Has proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels within an FMCG organisation and is able to influence using multiple approaches and using active listening
  • Experienced in working with teams of solution delivery resources both internal and external 
  • A proven track record in leading significant solution designs across architecting and technical delivery disciplines

What we Believe - We're Striving for better

Our Purpose
We give our all to creating products people truly love. Together, we are united by one shared purpose: enjoying life's everyday moments.

Our Vision
The world around us is changing - and we must evolve too. We're on a mission to become the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow.

Our Values
At Britvic everything we do is informed by our values. It's the way we act in order to achieve our goals and nurture a culture we can all feel proud of.
We care - We care deeply about our brands, our role in society and our impact on the planet. But above all, it's the happiness and health of our people that always comes first.
We're courageous - We're free to dream big, act bravely and lead with heart to deliver breakthrough outcomes.
We own it - Our Integrity, how we work, show up and take accountability matters. We do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. We say what we mean, and do what we say.
We act with Pace - We cut through complexity, responding to opportunities or challenges with agility and pace. We listen to understand, identify solutions and are trusted to deliver.
We're stronger together - We are open, collaborative and inclusive, respecting and learning from each other's unique contributions, while celebrating our collective success. 

We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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