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Corporate Analytic Solution Architect

Posted Date:  Sep 4, 2023
Requisition Number:  118476

Position Title:  Corporate Analytic Solution Architect


Position Location:  Hershey, PA


This position can be hybrid 2-3 days per week.



Be part of Hershey’s SAP S4/HANA Transformation.  The Corporate Analytic Solution Architect will be a key leader guiding Hershey for our future reporting and analytic solutions.  Within our S4 Journey, the candidate will ensure solutions leverage modern technologies withing the SAP ecosystem and integrations with non-SAP sources as required.  Specifically, the role will ensure that new and existing solutions meet expectations and requirements across tools like SAP BW, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Data Services/Business Technology Platform. 


Individual is responsible for Solution Life Cycle Management of Corporate Reporting and Analytics.  This includes strategic road mapping, developing new solutions, updating existing tools, and accelerating the delivery of business solutions.  Focus will be with business case development, business client management, and translating business need to technical capability with a lens of building business value.   


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 



Time %

Summary of major duties:



  • Strategic Road Mapping – Will need to partner with cross functional teams to influence and align on future capabilities.  Ensure industry trends are evaluated and appropriately included.  



  • Developing new solutions – Will need to lead the delivery (design, prototype and sell idea’s) of a global financial reporting environment.  Work with business partners, venders and IT to deliver scalable solutions.



  • Partner with Business – Build relationships with core financial process owners to ensure they are utilizing standard capabilities.  Ensure there are jointly defined objectives and goals.  Provide an environment where business can “self-sustain” their information needs.  Ensure business has and is using new capabilities to transform their data into information.



  • Accelerating Delivery of Business Solutions – Ensure reporting platform for Corporate Reporting stays current and provide strategy for delivering new capabilities.  Optimize and innovate existing Reporting tools, ensure evolution of reporting moves from operational to analytical then transformational.



Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities effectively.
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of leadership, has built relationships and influenced Director level leaders.
  • Can perform full development life cycle activities.
  • Able to facilitate design sessions and has performed business design on projects > $1million.
  • Has worked with and delivered successful solutions with SAP, S4 experience required.
  • Perform analysis on various requests using data from different sources and or platforms.
  • Can create models to help analyze business problems.
  • Has developed and delivered KPI’s to senior leaders that drove decision making.
  • Is familiar with CPG Industry and processes within - Supply Chain, Finance or Order to Cash.
  • Consistently fosters collaboration and a cohesive work environment. 
  • Develops others in Analytic methods.
  • Provide a business-based rationale for enhancements or process changes and communicate viewpoint in customers’ own terminology.
  • Seeks out new opportunities that require risk taking.  Able to work through challenges whether process, resource or technical. 


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:   



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management, or specialized training/certification. Or equivalent work experience.


4-5+ years of progressive experience working with data & reporting solutions, much of which has been focused on working with cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide data management programs

  • 5+ years of experience with building and maintaining solutions within a data ecosystem that includes SAP (ECC, S/4) and SAP BW (BW 7.5, B4/HANA)
  • 3+ years in-depth knowledge of SAP BW coupled with demonstrable hands-on design/development experience
  • 1+ years of experience within the SAP integration technologies and practices (SAP Data Services, Process Orchestration, or Business Technology Platform)
  • 1+ years working reporting teams that leverage SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Datawarehouse Cloud
  • 1+ years leading a technical development team
  • Experience in overseeing the development of data solutions within an enterprise environment that follow guiding principles and practices
  • Working knowledge and experience with relational/non-relational databases e.g., Teradata, Snowflake, Databricks, Azure Data solutions or Hadoop
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical partners
  • Experience leading a project team or project function to deliver an enterprise data, application and/or ERP solution
  • Experience with COBIT/SOX, as well as PII data in accordance with relevant laws







Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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