SAP Planning Senior Solution Architect (M/F)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

We are currently looking for an experienced SAP Planning Senior Solution Architect for our adidas Tech HUB in Porto. As a member of central Tech team “Engineering SAP & Corporate - Planning” you will use your experience and knowledge to build, improve and extend capabilities of our global “Integrated Planning” Product Area solutions. You will work in close collaboration with challenging and fast paced SAP S/4HANA transformation program.


In your role you will be responsible for:


  • Design and implementation of best-in-class solution using most modern SAP platforms and tools: S/4HANA, BW/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, BPC 11 with focus on ETL, data modeling and data flows
  • Making architecture and platform decisions and strategic choices to ensure best opportunities-vs-risks balance, considering internal and external dependencies
  • Appling Agile principles and methodologies to achieve fast progress in Product discovery with end users
  • Consulting and guiding Product Ownership team in shaping requirements to achieve maximum business value in most efficient and effective technology approach
  • Leading and role modeling in team collaborative work on solution design and development, including development of most complex and important yourself if needed
  • Setting “guardrails” and governing external implementation team work
  • Providing constructive challenge to stakeholders as required and ensures proper testing procedures are aligned and adhered to
  • Interacting with Finance, Demand and Supply Product teams in Headquarter and Markets to understand and integrate data required for planning
  • Your team and department processes, methodologies, and culture continuous improvement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 7-year experience in IT
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a solution architect role in the field of planning
  • Excellent understanding of SAP HANA architecture and data modeling
  • Deep hands-on experience of development in at least one of the following SAP areas: HANA, BW, BW-IP, BPC
  • Practical experience in SaaS planning platforms (e.g. SAC, IBP, Anaplan) is a plus, esp. in case of integration with on-premise applications
  • Experience in delivering value in a remote team is a plus
  • Excellent understanding of relevant data integration technologies, e.g. CPI-DS, BW-capabilities, SLT, SDA, SDI, OData, REST
  • Up to date with technology trends - especially in the SAP context. Own educated opinion on modern SAP planning platforms
  • Good finance processes understanding (PnL, Balance Sheet, month end closure, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding of and experience in agile methodologies
  • Experience in team management is a plus
  • Experience in Big Data technologies and Advanced Analytics is a plus
  • Eager to learn
  • Passionate about technology, being able to inspire others

Education Required:

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • Certification in architecture area (e.g. TOGAF) is a plus

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  SAP Planning Senior Solution Architect (M/F)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BW
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  350768
Date:  Jul 22, 2021