Apply now »

Senior Solution Architect, Product Lifecycle Management

Posted Date:  Mar 13, 2023
Requisition Number:  117666



Job Title:            Senior Solution Architect, Product Lifecycle Management



Job Location:     Hershey, PA



This position is open to 100% remote. 






The Hershey Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Information Technology group is charged with providing critical system capabilities focused on Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) and Product Data Management (PDM) technologies to the business.  We are looking for a Solution Architect to lead the technical solution architecture and support for our end-to-end PLM systems. The individual will partner with a diverse group of dedicated and talented cross-functional teams across the enterprise.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 



  • Lead the overall solution architecture for end-to-end PLM system processes. Influence internal and external teams, ensuring success through development, and innovative thought leadership as well as iterate and evolve the systems & capabilities that drive Product Lifecycle Management
  • Collaborate with internal & external partner IS functions (e.g. Enterprise Data, Architecture, Development, Integration, ERP S/4 Transformation) in order to ensure solutions are compliant with architectural and data standards
  • Collaborate with business partners and IS Solution Managers to define, manage and deliver projects & capabilities that drive business strategy within the Product Lifecycle Management space.
  • Lead the support and operations of the Product Lifecycle Management systems landscape in partnership with external vendors.



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


Analytical Acumen:


  • The ability to frame up, simplify, translate, and solve complex problems, finding root causes and hidden problems. Able to think holistically to understand the broader implications in an evolving PLM landscape and how it can drive commercial and operational capabilities.


Business Acumen:


  • Understanding of Product Lifecycle Management business processes, including Packaging, Products, Regulatory & Labeling, and Project and Portfolio Management


Social Acumen:


  • Able to foster strong working relationships
  • Able to successfully influence and interact with partners at various levels of the organization
  • Able to lead external managed services teams that support the PLM system landscape


Technical Acumen:


  • Experience and strong understanding of SAP S/4 PLM system processes, configuration, data, and integrations
  • Experience with Sopheon Accolade, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), and SAP Enterprise Product Development (EPD) is a plus
  • The ability to understand system processes within the PLM landscape as well as the various integration points upstream and downstream (e.g. Recipe/Specification Development, BOM, Packaging, Regulatory & Labeling)
  • Able to translate complex technical processes into business terminology+
  • Able to adapt and learn new technologies
  • Pro-active self-starter with a desire to excel
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Passion for analytical problem solving
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in teams or individually




  • Bachelor’s degree with STEM focus (Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems/Management, or closely related field)




  • 5+ years of experience in solution architecture, application analysis, development, configuration, implementation, and support
  • 5+ years’ work experience in technologies and practice related to Product Lifecycle Management.
  • 3+ years’ experience leading and working with cross-functional and managed services teams, communicating across organizations at all management levels and engaging in innovative research and thought for optimized outcomes.
  • 5+ years’ experience in support and maintenance of IT systems/solutions
  • CPG industry experience a plus





Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Apply now »