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SAP P2P Architect


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Digital & Technology


SAP Senior Solutions Architect - 

We at RS are looking for a SAP Solutions Architect to join us and work closely with Digital, Data and Technology teams and business partners to deliver solutions on our global core SAP platform and the associated technology landscape. Driven by business need, you will be the domain expert for your Line of Business ensuring all aspects of architecture, design, development, and Implementation are delivered to a high standard and align with SAP best Practices

Responsible for supporting the project full development lifecycle from ideation/project initiation to development and production delivery. The scale and complexity of change will vary from large projects delivered over multiple years to small changes deployed within days.

This includes:

    • Providing high-level estimation during the early phases to help our business and technical teams to scope and shape project initiatives
    • Produce relevant artefacts (SAP Blueprints, Functional Specifications and/or Business Process documents) to the required standard. The artefacts should be tailored to the change delivered and communicated to a range of key stakeholders, inside and outside the SAP Delivery Team.
    • Providing project teams and Solution Architects with guidance/recommendations on solution options and best practices, helping to promote core SAP standard practices and capabilities.
    • Creating detailed specifications for SAP developers to deliver custom SAP enhancements, which may be on-site, near and offshore teams.
    • Producing high-quality documentation which is appropriate for the change delivered and communicating to a range of key stakeholders, inside and outside of the SAP Delivery Team
    • Participate in peer reviews within the SAP Delivery team to facilitate knowledge sharing and ensure alignment to SAP standards (design/processes/procedures)
    • Provide technical leadership for critical issues which arise during the project lifecycle, ensuring all vital facets are covered enabling key stakeholders to make informed decisions
    • Provide input to testing strategy to ensure critical scenarios are testing, and a practical risk mitigation approach is delivered
    • Design, develop and carry out implementation, cutover and migrations activities (where required), which deliver business continuity and high-quality data
    • Support the wider end-user community where new processes are implemented, or existing processes are impacted by the change
  • Contribute to the definition and governance/application of SAP best practices, principles and standards that align with Enterprise Architecture principles and the strategic roadmap.
  • Contribute to Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and Design Working Groups as the SME within your SAP LoB.
  • Actively participate in internal governance groups, e.g. Technical Design Authority (TDA) to ensure solutions adhered to Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices. You can clearly document all outcomes and clearly communicate them to all stakeholders (e.g. technical, business, leadership) effectively.
  • Review and approve functional specifications produced by Third Party Architects, ensuring that design and contents meet the required standards and fit the RS business model.
  • Review and approve SAP Transports through environments for Architects and Developers, ensuring that system functionality is not compromised.
  • Actively participate in internal forums, e.g. Community of Practices (CoPs) to share knowledge, learn new practices and to further improve our delivery capability
  • Working within a dynamic and innovative environment, we must work in an iterative and agile manner, where priorities are evaluated continuously, and new opportunities seized
  • Ready to challenge stakeholders to ensure we provide the best outcome for the organisation and technology function.



  • Considerable experience in SAP SD / WM / LE modules with an excellent understanding of O2C ERP, including integration to associated functional areas (Purchase-to-Pay, FI-CO etc.).

This will include Sales and Distribution, Warehouse Management and Logistic Execution Functions.

  • Operated in an SAP O2C Delivery/Architect role for a minimum of five years with direct responsibility for the successful (full lifecycle) delivery of a suite of SAP changes within the O2C LoB, including a number a larger scale changes
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of different Integration processes (for example IDoc design and development) both across SAP Landscapes and with external Third Parties
  • Detailed understanding of associated SAP Technical Functions such as Global ATP, Batch Management, iDoc processing, Archiving
  • Ability to communicate functional designs within the O2C area effectively to different stakeholders ensuring complete understanding of key design decisions



  • Ideally, you'll be qualified in:
    • SAP Certification in an appropriate SAP Module (SD/O2C)
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience within the SAP IS-Retail space
  • Understanding of EH&S functions and use within the transportation of Articles
  • Experience of using Basis Technologies Active Control for Transport Management
  • Experience of using BPA (Grey Monarch) for Batch Management
  • Some exposure to JIRA and applying Kanban methodology/principles


We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet.  However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


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