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SAP Architect – Marine/Nuclear – Hampshire/Remote – 12 months+ INSIDE

SAP Architect – Marine/Nuclear – Hampshire/Remote – 12 months+ INSIDE

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Job TypeContract
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Client – Babcock Marine
Rate – Up to £755 per day (Umbrella)
IR35 Status – INSIDE IR35
Hours per Week – 40 hours

Contract Length – 12 month Contract
Location – Remote working with one day per week on site in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Security Clearance Required – SC Security Clearance (client will sponsor)


The SAP Procurement & Supply Chain Architect Contractor is a crucial role in the SAP (Neptune) organisation and is accountable for the solution/service design, configuration and support services of the SAP Procurement & Supply Chain modules, systems, solutions, and integration.

The SAP P&SC Architect is also responsible for the line management of the SAP Procurement & Supply Chain team (including MM, Ariba, SCP, PP, WM, Inventory and MRP).

Working closely with the Head of SAP, SAP Project Managers, and the Business Process Leads /Owners to ensure delivery of the Neptune (SAP) Programme, Projects/Changes and Service to our customers.


  • Proven Architect experience of design, configuration, of SAP P&SC area, including Materials Mgt, Supply Chain Planning, Production Planning, Warehouse Mgt, Inventory, MRP and related modules / areas.
  • Expert understanding of configuration dependencies and integration points between separate functional modules of SAP P&SC and the related SAP modules SAP/Babcock systems.
  • Delivers line management / leadership to ensure the SAP Procurement & Supply Chain team cohesion, sufficiently resourced based on Projects/Changes within the pipeline, individual performance/development, and incident resolution aligned to agreed SLA’s
  • Leads regular team and business meetings to review service, project reviews and change management within the area of SAP P&SC area
  • Ensures the SAP P&SC team adheres to all IT / SAP governance and processes
  • Member of the Neptune (SAP) Solution Architect/Design Team and Change Control Board to ensure all changes are reviewed against solution design and the current Programme and Change plan for SAP P&SC
  • Expert solution architect in design, configuration, support and business process knowledge of SAP Procurement & Supply Chain area
  • Manages the delivery of solution design, configuration, and support of the business processes in SAP
  • Leads relevant Changes/Transport approval as part of the SAP Transport Management process.
  • Leads in the review and impact assessment of all project/change requests to ensure business requirements are assessed against current Neptune (SAP) template and SAP Standard
  • Ensures all Business Processes, Functional specification, Technical specifications, Test scripts and Training documentation are created, review and version controlled.
  • Ensure compliance to existing standards, and development of required data and reporting standards. 
  • Ensure the integrity of the SAP P&SC configuration in the SAP systems across multiple landscapes. 
  • Ensures the SAP P&SC Team; Solution Leads, Functional and Support Analysts (where applicable) deliver changes to the solution to the best practice configuration skills.
  • Assist Solution Leads and Functional Analysts with responding to user requirements, problem resolution, develop designs, and process modeling.
  • Conduct configuration changes to accommodate projects, change requests and proactively lead continuous improvements
  • Lead and demonstrate proof of concept activities
  • Perform initial testing of problem fixes, change request, enhancements, and new functionality.
  • Work with and assist, SAP Functional and Support analysts to facilitate incident & problem resolution.
  • Work with SAP and relevant third parties to resolve software issues.
  • Lead the SAP P&SC team on all SAP releases, upgrades, enhancements/new functionality and perform application research, assessments and make recommendations
  • When required work with the Solution Leads, Functional or Support Analysts team to perform break/fix analysis and recommend solutions for incidents in SAP P&SC  related processes.
  • Expert experience of the business processes and how the application supports the processes 
  • Understands and applies Babcock methodologies and procedures.
  • Ensure all Technical, Configuration and process documentation is up to date and valid. Where required complete regular reviews with the SAP P&SC team and Business Process owners.


  • A university degree or relevant experience in Procurement & Supply Chain.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience of SAP P&SC (including Materials Mgt, Production Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Warehouse Mgt, Inventory and MRP) design, configuration, and programme/project delivery.
  • Proven experience of large SAP Programmes and successful delivery
  • Experience in Line / Team Management and Leadership
  • Excellent understanding of business processes and integrations within SAP Procurement and Supply Chain related solutions required to deliver the service.
  • Integration experience with SAP P&SC and related SAP modules/third party solutions


  • Ability to lead and manage teams including permanent, contract and third party employees
  • Experience of working with large SAP Programmes, Changes or SAP System Integrator
  • Proven experience of IT Governance and Leadership
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Management of reporting and change programmes/projects
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience as a consultant or customer facing experiences (Internal or External).
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills.
  • Experience working in an environment where negotiation, influence, mediation and conflict management skills are required.
  • To lead on continuous improvement of the current solution.
  • Focus on delivering customer service and quality solutions.


  • SAP Certified MM & Ariba
  • Excellent experience in Production Planning and Warehouse Mgt
  • Exposure to ITIL Framework.

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