Detail-oriented process improvers: Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes - finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
Strategic thinkers: People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.
Dedicated achievers: People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
The Solution Architect is responsible for developing architectural designs for integrated systems within the enterprise Ariba ISM area and corresponding set of applications. In this role the Solution Architect will partner with Business Analysts and Technical Analysts to understand the overall business need, define overarching requirements and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms and develop an overarching architectural design and model that will support Stryker's business needs.
The Solution Architect is responsible for verifying the detailed technical documents, validating the configuration within the assigned applications, and ensuring solutions are delivered based on the architected design.
What you will do:
Responsible for the overall systems architecture, functional and technical design in the area of Enterprise Ariba ISM to manage design and deploy integrated end-to-end solutions.
Serves as the domain expert in providing application process analysis, architecture and system design, systems development, testing, implementation, training and preparation of our Stryker global template in the Ariba ISM area.
Perform activities following Stryker's Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework and processes.
Play a significant role within the Architecture Review Board, in not only defining application standards, but also driving the final decision on solution.
Accountable for the Solution Review Board activities driving architecture decisions, technical approvals across the application area, and alignment of scope against Run team minor releases.
Lead solution development and implementation for new systems and enhancements and participate in defining technical standards for the specialty area.
Produce or review detailed functional and technical documents, configure and/or develop within the assigned applications and understand the overall design and architecture of an SAP platform and deliver the end to end technical solution.
Play a key role in transitioning the knowledge of the new/enhanced capabilities (including technical aspects) to the Service Delivery Team(s).
Responsible for all technical design, prototypes/mock-ups, development, testing and delivery of solutions for release cycles and/or new projects within the Ariba ISM.
Review and Govern business process documents, application and technical specifications, test plans and cutover plans for go-live sites.
Manages resolution and communication of system production support issues with different stakeholders based on Stryker SLA's.
Works closely with strategic solution partners, business process owners, architects/leads from other tracks and super users to close out every phase as part of deployment playbook or project methodology.
Proactively identify business and system improvements, make recommendations, take ownership and bring those initiatives to successful implementation in Ariba area.
Collaborate with other Global ERP Program teams, IT Business Partners, Build and Run teams, various Infrastructure teams, and Business Deployment teams.
Manage a team of End-to-End architects leading and facilitating cross-platform workshops, setting direction for technical and configuration solutions, and meeting project schedules and milestones.
Partner with Business Analysts in understanding system requirements and translating into solutions within an application and/or application stack
Provide guidance and mentoring to other Solution Leads and Solution Analysts within the team or same project/program.
Serves as domain expert in all aspects of architecting, designing and application development.
Develop and build robust integration with Infrastructure, Security, Governance, Service Delivery, etc.
Financial focus on delivering activities on budget, leveraging time on value-driven activities and ensuring external resources meet contractual deliverables.
What you need
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in the areas of Computer science, Engineering, Information Systems, Business, or equivalent field of study is required.
Master's degree in MIS, MBA or related disciplines is preferred.
Minimum of 8-12 years of professional experience with SAP & Direct Procurement, Ariba full life-cycle implementations and demonstrated project implementation experience is required
Minimum of 7-10 years of Direct procurement , Ariba project implementation experience in Ariba SSC, Indirect procurement, Sourcing, Supplier Risk Mgmt., Supplier life cycle areas and integration with SAP and non-SAP systems e.g. Oracle, JDE, QAD etc. application is required
Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills including the ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
Strong Integration experience SAP with non-SAP external systems (Vertex, 3PL etc.)
In depth understanding of the SAP Application Architecture & Technology including S4/Hana.
Good understanding of recognized ERP implementation documentation methodologies, for ex. AIM
Good understanding of RICEF and customizations in a complex environment.
Experience and demonstrated understanding of global system rollouts - strategy, planning, vendor selection and implementation planning
Knowledge of and ability to drive IS methodologies such as ITIL, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile Development is preferred
Strong knowledge of Excel Advanced, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Access DB, MS Project Suite (MPP/Visio/etc.) is required
Hybrid or Onsite - Role requires reasonable proximity to a Stryker facility and provides the flexibility to decide on either a hybrid or onsite working arrangement. Selected candidate would be hired in as one of these options.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK