Principal ERP Architect

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Asia Pacific



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Full Time

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Date published

29 October 2019

Date closing

12 November 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

Reporting directly into the Head of ERP, this role has the accountability for the strategy, roadmap and architecture of the ERP Solution;
Accountabilities include the following:
  • Owns and maintains the overall ERP application and technical architecture 
  • Collaborates with and provides architectural leadership to ERP managers and architects to deliver fit for purpose solutions to the business. 
  • Works collaboratively with enterprise architecture and other technology domain areas to ensure that ERP architecture is aligned to overall technology strategy
  • Maintains strong relationship with ERP ecosystem solution providers and provides input related to their roadmap, based on business and technology requirements. 
  • Provide architectural leadership in opportunity assessments and support the related portfolio planning & prioritization
  • Support ongoing technical reviews through the architecture board/panel process and provide technical directions for escalated technical issues
  • Identify fundamental digital technology patterns that relates to work across the organization and design future strategies associated with ERP

About You

Technical Competencies
  • 15-20 years of enterprise experience specialising in the design and architecture of ERP Solutions specifically SAP, working for a global multinational
  • Solid technical understanding and implementation experience of the next generation ERP solutions, such as SAP Intelligent enterprise suite- S/4 HANA and other and digital platform – Cloud Platform
  • Prior successful delivery experience with global, large and complex SAP projects in an global architect role
  • Experience in developing strategic global enterprise architecture models, roadmaps and plans.
  • Good understanding of ERP business processes preferably related to the mining and Oil,Gas industries
  • Design and configuration experience in any SAP solution modules 
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent STEM.
  • Relevant ERP Certification and TOGAF certification
Behavioural & Leadership Competencies
  • Teamwork - Actively assists others when needed,  share ideas, and strive to win as a team
  • Business acumen – In-depth knowledge of mining operations and related technologies
  • Customer orientation – follows through commitments to requesters with a sense of urgency whilst balancing their expectations
  • Actively provides technical and architectural leadership to all technology planning and delivery teams (Business Partners, Architecture teams, Program and Project Delivery teams).
  • Seeks to understand the big picture to interpret business context, drivers, direction and capability needs 
  • Self motivated, creative with system thinking, and results driven
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Deep interest in innovation, digital technology & its potential 
  • Strong communication skills to influence and interact with stakeholders
  • Strong coordination skill to manage diverse virtual team

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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