IT Business Architect

Posted: 12/3/2019 | Expires: 1/2/2020

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Function: Operations & Strategy
Specialty: Web Production, Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive




Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.





Job Description:










The Business Architect role is a fantastic opportunity to work on versatile range of projects for IT in Springer Nature.  You will be involved in analysis, design and delivering projects from inception to completion, working with Global IT and external consultants.  You will be involved in Global meetings and workshops and seen as a driver for requirements handled at Springer Nature to better understand the need from business and technical perspective.










Job Responsibilities:





  • Responsible for the conception, further development and supervision of internationally implemented media solutions at Springer Customer Service, which also include the SAP modules SD and MM (within the SAP industry solution IS-Media)

  • Requirements management, process entry with different departments as well as process design for future solutions in S/4 HANA and SAP ERP as an integral part of the overall Springer SAP landscape (CRM, BI, SAP PI, BO, …)

  • Develop technical and implementation concepts for the implementation of complex in-house developments in SAP based on ABAP and ABAP/OO

  • Implement EDI requirements directly in SAP as well as coordinating with Business, Vendors and Warehouse.

  • Provide mapping of SAP Idocs with X12 transactions and vice versa.

  • Implement all requirements directly in SAP as well as coordinating of all implementations as an integral part with all other running applications (for example in the fields of finance, controlling, CRM and business information)

  • Technical management of complex assignments with internal and external partners

  • Participate in and providing project management for national and international SAP projects

  • Provide estimates on work level to design and build

  • Technical management of complex assignments with internal and external partners

  • Participate and support SAP migrations

  • Additional duties as needed.






Experience, education, skills and qualifications required:










  • Degree in informatics/business informatics, industrial engineering or a similar academic education with a focus on informatics/economics

  • 8+ years of professional experience with the SAP-modules SD and MM, in particular with customizing the SAP standard and business analysis including the development of  programming requirements

  • Experience in implementing S/4 HANA

  • Strong working knowledge in transaction sets 810s (Invoice), 850s (PO), 855s (POA), 856s(ASN)

  • Knowledge in transaction sets 997(functional ack), 180(Return merchandise auth), 940(warehouse shipping order), 943(warehouse stock transfer advice)

  • Should have worked on SAP IDOC for ORDERS05, SHIPMT05, DESADV, X12 code usage, data transfer protocols.

  • Knowledge on SAP best practice approach

  • Experience in mapping SAP IDOCs with X12 transactions and vice versa. 

  • Should be able to work with EDI vendors, Warehouse and Business, translating the requirements into technical specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of ABAP Workbench and ABAP Development skills including BADI, ALV Grids, SAP script, Smart Form, User-Exits/Enhancements, ABAP dictionary, IDOCs

  • Preferably additional experience with SAP modules FI and CO or other SAP products or mobile technologies.

  • Strong knowledge of ABAP Workbench and ABAP Development skills including BADI, ALV Grids, SAP script, Smart Form, User-Exits/Enhancements, ABAP dictionary, IDOCs

  • Experience working in Ariba

  • Experience working with S4

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team

  • Ability to work under pressure and to work independently

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills

  • Knowledge about ISM Media is a plus

  • Working with BI and SAP PI a plus

  • Ability to work in different office locations, approx. travel: 20-30%






We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:





- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours










Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:





Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.












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