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Solution Architect – Operational Applications

Apply now Job no: 507259
Work type: Permanent
Location: Warwick
Categories: Tech and Digital

Solution Architect – Operational Applications - Tachbrook Park, Warwick  

Up to £84,000 (dependent on experience) With Excellent Benefits

Keeping our Customers Safe, Warm, Working and Informed is what we strive for at Calor

The Transformation and Information team at Calor Gas are looking to recruit an engaging and proactive Solution Architect – Operational Applications

The Solution Architect – Operational Applications acts as the primary conduit to the delivery teams to provide guidance and validate application and functional designs and work closely with the existing Solution Architecture and Integration Teams to guide and shape technical solutions that assist in achieving business outcomes and objectives.

The applications in this portfolio can be categorised as follows:

• ERP application – SAP S/4HANA 1909. (+ IS-Oil, IS-U, FSM, DSD)
• Ortec – VMI forecasting & Supply planning.
• OBTC – Onboard truck computer
• Paragon – Route planning & Scheduling
• Other critical application supporting daily operations.

In addition to application management, the Solution Architect – Operational Applications is responsible for:

• Solution Architecture across the Operational applications landscape with a primary focus on SAP Solutions
• Enforcing IT and Architectural standards, policies, and principles 
• Providing applications and solutions by understanding, analysing, and translating business and technical requirements to enhance, support and facilitate the design of business enabling solutions
• Identifying the best solution to solve the existing business problems by carefully reviewing and analysing the business, functional and technical requirements

The Solution Architect will:

  • Work across Transformation Organization and business teams to
    a. provide a seamless internal customer experience
    b. identify, prioritize, and plan technology enabled process improvment demand
    c. manage delivery of product backlogs arising from process improvement demand
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend application landscape optimization opportunities
  • Plan and own the delivery of approved application landscape optimization opportunities, including resource, schedule and budget planning and management
  • Drive the continuous delivery of changes to enhance business performance
  • Identify, plan, and implement standard processes for continuous improvement
  • Work with shared services teams (such as Cloud COE, Integration Competency Centre) to plan and deliver changes to address incidents and deliver service improvements

As such we would like you to have/be:


  • A proven track record working as a Solution Architect and a concise understanding of current architectural best practices
  • Experience in SAP and non-SAP enterprise integration Technologies and tools e. g. MS Azure, Dell Boomi etc.
  • Experience in articulating, presenting and communicating technical topics to a non-technical audience 
  • Have strong configuration expertise in one or more modules of SD, MM, PM, FICA, IS-Oil in S/4 HANA 1909 and higher business suite
  • Software full Lifecycle Management
  • Software Release Management
  • Demonstrable experience of managing / coordinating cross-functional teams
  • Preparing and providing SAP solution demonstrations to the team, business partners and leadership, including end user support
  • Experience of working with BI software and platforms as well as banking and payments processing SaaS products (for example, Serrala, Stripe, TrueCommerce and Bottomline)
  • Working knowledge of EDI as broker for sales, invoice, and payment transactions
  • Ability to operate in Off-shore/on-shore resource model
  • Workshop Facilitation experience
  • Extensive experience implementing enterprise solutions in a supply chain / logistics management context
  • Experience with planning and forecasting solutions
  • TOGAF certified or equivalent


  • Project management experience
  • Agile delivery experience

In return, we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Private medical insurance (family cover)
  • Company pension scheme (Salary sacrifice - single matched contributions to 4.5% for first 2 years, up to 7.5% after 2 years)
  • Company Bonus
  • Company car/cash allowance
  • Discounts/Cashback/Offers from major retailers

To be considered for the above opportunity you must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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