Job Vacancy: ERP Solution Architect

Job Location: Nairobi

Company Description: Our client is a Microsoft Certified Implementation Partner which is focused on organizational operational excellence using management consulting around ERP implementations.

The company was founded in the year 2013 and is headquartered at Dubai, UAE.

Our client is primarily focused on Distribution and Supply Chain based businesses

Job Objective / Purpose: The solution architect’s job focuses on end to end cross module solution-level decisions and analysis of their impact on the overall business goals and outcomes.

The person’s responsibilities directly derive from processes in practice:

  • Analyzing the technology environment
  • Analyzing and documenting requirements
  • Setting the collaboration framework
  • Creating a solution prototype
  • Controlling overall solution development
  • Supporting project management

The solution architect needs to demonstrate leadership abilities and support PM activities to ensure that resources, risk recognition, and planning stay aligned with the solution goals.

The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.

Solution Architects can deliver effective strategic presentations to audiences of all sizes and possess excellent communication skills.

They will architect solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end business application solutions.

Understand the requirements of the customer and provide solution as per the business requirements and document solution design document for all the processes.

Sound product knowledge across various modules with the experience and knowledge of various industry and their business processes are mandatory.

Project implementation Experience involved in End to end implementation lifecycle of medium to large size projects is preferred.

Should be able to handle the client independent from Analysis till Go-Live phase of the project.

Should be able to provide solutioning across multiple projects as and when needed.

Scope of Role

Reports to: Delivery Manager

Travel requirements: 30%+

Job Responsibilities

  • The Solution Architect assists with the identification, pursuit and closure of strategic business development activities whilst continuing to be responsible for the architecture and end to end cross module solution mapping for existing projects.
  • They will assist in identifying and creatively solving complex customer problems, envisioning and enabling critical processes, and fundamentally helping the customer to achieve their objectives.
  • Solution Architects must be effective in fostering executive level relationships.
  • The Solution Architect must apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of the Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations Solution to provide detailed reliable options and estimates for service implementations.
  • They must have current and deep experience with implementation of large ERP products and an understanding of competitor technologies.
  • Solution Architects work hand in hand with Project Managers, Program managers and Pre-sales leads to ensure successful bids and pursuits.
  • Lead consulting engagements including Scoping, Requirement gathering workshops, Solution Design, Configuration, User training and leading teams through development and deployment phases
  • Understand multiple enterprise systems, their high-level functions and put together process flows, gap analysis, and create business mapping.
  • Routinely act as subject matter expert, build strong, trusted relationships with clients and act as a team leader on the engagements
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Program managers and Lead Consultants for different modules to ensure successful delivery and project go-lives.
  • Foster senior level client relationships and engage with senior level client stakeholders to develop plans and drive solution success
  • Present Conference Room Pilot showing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations / Dynamics AX solution fit to the customer’s needs
  • Ensure that the schedule of delivery is managed within the timelines on the project and that the allocated tasks are closed in time along with the right priority.
  • Build a positive working relation with the colleagues and peers.

Job Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Knowledge or understanding of finance is preferred and considered a value add.

Desirable

  • Professional degree in any of the business processes like
    1. Finance
    2. Supply Chain
    3. Project Management
    4. Production

Work Experience

  • 6 Plus Years of experience Dynamics AX/F&O
  • Excellent overall understanding of ERP system as a whole and able to connect dots between multiple systems to achieve overall business goal.

Job Skills

Essential

  • Excellent presentation, communication and spoken English skills.
  • Responsive, proactive and objective with the communication.
  • Willing to mentor the team throughout project lifecycle.

Desirable

  • Self-motivated, adaptable
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Multitasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage tasks

Competencies and  Key Attributes

Management / Leadership Skills

  • Communicates effectively and fosters collaboration.
  • Inspires others to achieve success.
  • Challenges processes and is willing to break from the status quo to improve.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Works harmoniously with others to get a job done;
  • responds positively to instructions and procedures;
  • able to work well with staff,
  • shares critical information with everyone involved in a project.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, social skills and group work skills.

Professionalism / Judgment

  • Acts with integrity.
  • Performance Identifies/addresses problem areas before they escalate.
  • Solves problems courageously and creatively.
  • Makes good use of resources.
  • Accountable & takes ownership.

Data

  • Follows all company standards.
  • Seeks out opportunities to improve.
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of the organisation’s data and of client’s database.

Time Management

  • Personally responsible;
  • completes work in a timely, consistent manner;
  • works hours necessary to complete assigned work;
  • is regularly present and punctual;
  • arrives prepared for work;
  • is committed to doing the best job possible;
  • keeps commitments.

How to Apply

To apply, send your CV only to applications@flexi-personnel.com before 30th July 2021.

Clearly indicate the exact position (ERP Solution Architect) applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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