SAP Application Architect (HYBRID WORKING)

Date: 28-Jan-2023

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. 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.


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J20, R Whites & London Essence.


We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


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


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive