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Lead Functional Architect, Strategic ERP Solutions

Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial and HR business services to all business areas within the company.

Role purpose:


The Lead Functional architect role is the ultimate Business Process Design Authority.  The role is a continuous improvement process leader responsible for driving the development and implementation of the best practice business processes across the various business areas and regions.




  • Oversee and lead the decision to design and change the architecture across the various application layers for the SAP 4HANA ERP program - factory layer, MES layer, ERP layer,
  • Responsible for ensuring agreed request for changes (RFC’s) as a result of the Change Control Board (project and business as usual BAU) are catalogued, prioritised, resourced, monitored, managed and closed in accordance with an agreed timeframe to an agreed quality in consultation with the ERP Programme Delivery and ERP Service Operations Service Delivery Managers,
  • Responsible for quality and assurance of the process integrity of the different functional areas,
  • Direct cross-functional teams to deliver breakthrough process improvement to provide scale, reusability, reduce defects and achieve world class quality of business processes.
  • Evaluate end-to-end process capability and business needs and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Analyze the as-is, best practices, collect and apply lessons learned,
  • Work with multiple stakeholders and facilitates alignment among relevant business resources and partner with IT throughout the region.





  • College or University (IT /Business Degree or Equivalent),
  • 5+ years plus of managing design stage ERP projects,
  • Expert level understanding of the SAP product suite,
  • Extensive experience with SAP configuration, including workflows, validation rules, and security controls,
  • Experience defining business requirements, writing functional design documentation,
  • Experience in documenting current state business processes and wireframing system designs,
  • Expert level experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes,
  • Experience integrating SAP with different business systems, as well as working with integration tools,
  • Full lifecycle ERP experience in an ERP manufacturing environment with specific understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, shop floor, commercial and finance processes and operations,
  • Experience with remote/dotted line management of staff in multiple countries,
  • Intimate knowledge of Change management approaches and techniques,
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).


Note: The position is open in Hungary but applicants are welcome from each country. Please mention the preferred work location in your candidature.

Posted on:  20-Oct-2021

Budapest, HU Burgos, ES, 9200 Sao Paulo, BR, 05017-000 Sao Paulo, BR, 13308-910 Barcarena, BR Rio de Janeiro, BR, 22631-003 Madrid, ES, 28006 Rio de Janeiro, BR Warsaw, PL, 02-146 Gleisdorf, AT, 8200 Barcelona, ES, 8430 Istanbul, TR Paragominas, BR, 68625-970 Leça do Balio, PT, 4465-671 Guadalajara, ES, 19200 Barcarena, BR, 68445-000 Raeren, BE, 4730 Quarteira, Vilamoura, PT, 8125-493 Ankara, TR, 6680 La Selva del Camp, ES, 43470 Katowice, PL Madrid, ES, 28020 Barcarena, BR, 68445-000 Prior Velho, PT, 2689-513 Lodz, PL, 92-620 Belem, BR, 66035-340 Barcelona, ES, 8195 Beja, PT, 7800-009 Paragominas, BR, 68625-140 Pilar, AR, 1629 Pamplona, ES, 31860 Tubarão, BR, 88703-105 Barcelona, ES, 08028 Ziar nad Hronom, SK, 96548 Sao Paulo, BR Santo André, BR, 09220-580 Tome-Açu, BR, 68625-970 Rio de Janeiro, BR, 22250-145 Barcarena, BR, 68447-000

Department:  S/4 Solution & Program Delivery EU&Asia
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Hungary Kft
Job Type:  Permanent

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