As a recognized authority in supply chain technologies, the Solution Architect strategically advises on and drives the supply chain strategy that underpin all business solutions, creates the architectures for these platforms, and architecturally leads the realization of the architecture roadmap into the target state. Extensive subject matter knowledge of supply chain is essential, including Supply Chain Management, Demand & Supply Planning, Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment.
Consult on the Supply Chain Strategy, develop supply chain roadmaps and reference architectures, and governance technology selection in support thereof:
Develop and maintain an understanding of the technology strategy and business priorities for supply chain management in the enterprise.
Maintain, socialise, and enforce supply chain management standards, keeping technology stakeholders up to date with changes in the technology standards highlighting potential impact to the enterprise.
Be clearly identified as the supply chain management authority for all supply chain management technology and provide technical guidance and leadership in supply chain management technology proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and project teams.
Provide expert supply chain guidance, ensure designs are in line with the supply chain strategy and technology standards, and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee:
Define and develop the overall supply chain management architecture landscape in partnership with other Solution Architects.
Give guidance and advice to peers in respect to supply chain management solution designs ensuring the designs conform to industry best practices and standards
Architecture Framework Certified (TOGAF, ZACHMAN) : 5 to 6 years
architecture, design skills andcomplex enterprise-class systems : 5 to 6 years
complex enterprise-class systems : 5 to 6 years
supply chain management in the domains of Supply Chain Management, : 10 years or more
enterprise architecture frameworks, reference architectures, information, and communication technolo : 4 to 5 years
Supply Chain Management, Demand & Supply Planning, Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishmen : 10 years or more
Grade 12 / Matric
Degree in Information Systems / B Sc Computer Science (or similar)
Architecture Framework Certified (TOGAF, ZACHMAN)
10+ years working experience within the IT industry
5 years excellent architecture and design skills and proven track record delivering well-architected complex enterprise-class systems
5 years expert understanding of supply chain management architectures
5+ years Supply chain management technical experience and understanding of the current supply chain management requirements
10+ years’ experience with supply chain management in the domains of Supply Chain Management, Demand & Supply Planning, Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment
5 years strong understanding of solution architecture, enterprise architecture frameworks, reference architectures, information, and communication technologies, and business application patterns
Knowledge and Skills
In-depth knowledge of supply chain management
Extensive experience with supply chain management Architectures, Migrations, and Implementations
Implementation experience of various supply chain management vendor solutions (e.g. JDA, SAP, etc.)
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