IL Oak Brook
Job Posting Title:
SAP Architect, Business Systems Analysis - Finance Controlling
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.
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
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
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)
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)
Customer Cash Application
Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) by
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About Treehouse Foods
TreeHouse Foods is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer.