SAP Architect, Business Systems Analysis – Finance Controlling in Oak Brook, IL

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

TreeHouse Foods   •  

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Description:

The Architect, Business Systems Analysis analyzes the most complex business problems to be solved with

automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and

procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Configures highly complex system settings and

options; plans and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications for systems to

meet business requirements. Provides consultation to users with regards to automated systems. Solves highly

complex problems and is called on to consult by other teams. Provides coaching/training to less experienced

team members and acts as a mentor to less experienced team members. Viewed as the Subject Matter Expert for

all disciplines within their area of responsibility. May supervise others, but not required. Provides system

wide/cross functional support across IT.

Position Responsibilities:

 Business Process: Lead others by working across boundaries and ensuring best practice solutions are

developed and implemented. Seek ways to implement process changes to improve business process

productivity. Collaborate with suppliers to recommend best practice solutions.

 Functional Analysis: Proactively validate results of functional requirements gathering process.

 Functional Design: Direct functional designs of solutions enable process change, continuous improvement

and competitive advantage. Ensure solutions optimize and protect the TreeHouse Foods IT Ecosystem and

achieve maximum ROI.

 Architecture: Through collaborative means, research technical solutions to broad business problems and

ensure application/ technical strategies are tightly linked. Influence and set Ecosystem architectural

standards to meet long term requirements reusing existing solutions where possible. Ensure Ecosystem

portfolio is continuously maintained.

 Information Security: Establish security standards for emerging technologies. Ensure appropriate "defense

in depth" and "least privileged" security concepts are designed into Ecosystem.

 Availability / Recovery: Establish and direct efforts to measure and continuously improve Ecosystem

availability working closely with business partners. Establish design standards for operational availability

and recovery point/ time objectives that are cost efficient and effectively protects business from


 Capacity/ Performance: Utilize capacity trends and long term business/ technical strategies to ensure

Ecosystem capacity is appropriately accommodated. Ensure licensing for environments is forecasted

appropriately and in continuous compliance with contractual agreements. Measure and lead efforts to

continuously improve performance of systems continuously driving efficient utilization of technical


 Research/ Development: Assess applicability and readiness of emerging technology solutions. Effectively

influence suppliers to develop solutions to meet business needs.

 Quality Assurance: Direct design and quality reviews and ensure technical resources are optimized.

 Technical Analysis: Proactively validate conclusions associated with requirements gathering process

focusing on full spectrum of application performance.

 Technical Design: Ensure optimal performance and quality of technical designs.

 Construct/ Implement: Ensure quality delivery of tuned application environments that are contemporary

and in accordance with architectural guidelines. Provides direction on training and content development

and delivery to end users. Provides direction on project Cutover and Go-Live activities. Provides direction

for programs and/or large projects. Accountable for the overall solution capabilities of projects/initiatives.

 Incident/ Problem Management: Direct and educate others in conducting effective investigation/ diagnosis

of incidents and root cause analysis of problems across the TreeHouse Foods IT Ecosystem. Develop,

implement and document solutions in a timely manner and validate with users that service has been


 Change Control: Direct and educate others in conducting proper urgency, impact and risk assessment of

change requests. Plan, schedule, implement and document changes in accordance with Change Advisory

Board (CAB) processes.

 Human Capital Management (When Applicable): Develop each of his / her assigned team members by

fully leveraging all facets of IT career development. Ensure effective development and delivery of

Performance Reviews and midyear reviews for all assigned and (when applicable) matrixed personnel.

Actively manage / ensure creation of individual development plans and associated training plans for

assigned personnel ensuring they are both feasible and in line with organizational goals. Actively coach

others toward demonstrating all behaviors defined by the TreeHouse Vision, Mission and Values. Actively

contribute to staff calibration activities and talent management reviews.

 Accountable for results which may impact the entire function.

 Accountable for financial impact can be broad and have a far-reaching impact on the organization but is not

easily quantifiable.

 The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and

duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

 Requires more than 12 years Information Technology / position related experience.

 Knowledge and experience of key tools within respective area (see Addendum 1).

 Knowledge and experience of core competencies within respective area (see Addendum 2), preferably

within Consumer Products or Manufacturing industries.

 Exchanges highly complex technical or nontechnical information with internal and external audiences.

 Required to interpret or clarify highly complex technical information to aid understanding.

 Conveys highly complex information and persuades several diverse stakeholders/audiences within area of


 Develops recommendations to promote highly complex ideas or services across IT.

 Must be eligible to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.


☒ Bachelor's Degree Required – Type: Information Technology, Computer Science or related field

Knowledge and experience of the following SAP application core competencies desired:

 SAP Business Warehouse (BW)

 SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence (BOBJ-BI)

 SAP HANA Enterprise

 SAP Solution Manager

 SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management

Knowledge and experience of the following key tools (Required/Desired):


MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook

Accounts Payable (AP)

Accounts Receivable (AR)

BPC-Planning & Consolidation

Controlling (CO)

Central Finance

Finance (FI)

General Ledger (GL)

Materials Management (MM)

OpenText Document Access

Portfolio and Project Management (PPM)

Product Costing (CO-PC)

Production Planning (PP)

Profit Center Accounting (CO-PCA)

Profitability Analysis (CO-PA)

Recipe Development (RD)

Recipe Management

Sales & Distribution (SD)

Material Ledger Actual Costing (ML)


MS Office Visio and Project


HP Application Lifecycle Management

HP Load Runner

Ancile uPerform (p.k.a. RWD Productivity Pak)


Asset Accounting (AA)


Credit Management

Customer Cash Application

Dispute Management

Intercompany (EDI)

Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) by


Valid Through: 2019-9-16