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CFIN - SAP Solution Architect

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

CFIN - SAP Solution Architect

  • NE03189
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About Us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The Role

CFIN - SAP Solution Architect

(Basis and Technology). 


  • Hybrid SAP Infrastructure
    • On-Prem : VMware vSphere
    • Cloud: Azure (NetApp, HA/ DR, Best Practice/Reference Design)
  • Operating System (RHEL)/ Automation (Ansible)
  • Database (Oracle/ HANA/ MaxDB)
  • SAP Basis (see technology footprint)
  • SAP Solution Manager
    • ChaRM/ ServiceNow integration
    • Solution Documentation
    • EWA
    • Test Management
  • SAP Knowledge


  • Manage technical architecture analysis, research, design and development of new functionality and integration with key applications and services under SAP ecosystems
  • Architects and sizes SAP Solutions across multiple platform variants and SAP Technologies. This will include designing SAP solutions in both Cloud and on premise scenarios.
  • Design new solution extensions based on customer requirements
  • Provide architecture and design guidance to the development team
  • Monitor the work of the technical team and ensure standards are adhered to in accordance with SAP’s Solution Extensions
  • Ensure technical integrity of projects, making sure that common technical elements are leveraged, and that work is not duplicated
  • Work with and advise the QA team on the design of test plans, test cases and on automation
  • Help and review with the creation of training, product, and solution documentation
  • Coordinate with other technical teams to ensure compatibility with other global IT components
  • Engage with leading customers and strategic partners to identify and validate requirements and translate to solution design
  • Performing integration architecture and infrastructure design activities
  • Act as a mentor, coach, and provide training to engineers and consultants by sharing solution and technical expertise.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through quality work and effective communication throughout projects
  • SAP Performance Management
  • Make solution recommendations considering scope of CFIN.
  • Design Technical and Solution Architecture.
  • Gather non-functional requirements, undertake project planning and management activities
  • Provide expert advice on SAP functionality, change management and other advisory services
  • Suggest solutions based on best practice


  • Extensive experience in SAP technical consulting or architect role.
  • BS degree in computer science or engineering with 5 years of experience or MS degree with 2 years of experience.
  • Have a good understanding of SAP best practices
  • A demonstrable record of accomplishment in SAP technical installation, upgrade, migration and day-to-day administration across multiple OS and Database variants including SAP HANA.
  • Experience of SAP Technical Design for Hyperscale Hosting - specifically MS Azure, with the ability to articulate SAP design in all environments.
  • Ideally MS Azure certified.
  • Can demonstrate a clear understanding of BASIS specific compatibility issues and the benefits of the various design methodologies and BASIS orientated environments.
  • Must have excellent expertise in SAP technology with very good understanding of SAP modules such as Finance, MM, SD, APO, SRM, BI, HR and GRC.
  • Must be an expert in analysing, creating system specifications, and developing tests and implementing business solutions utilizing SAP technologies.
  • Must have extensive development experience using ABAP objects, HANA SQL Programming, SAP Fiori Developments, OData developments.
  • Experience working with interfaces in addition to Web Services, such as Rest APIs communicating with non-SAP applications.
  • Must have good experience with SAP security concepts and must have implemented authorization checks in ABAP objects.
  • Must have good communication skills and should have a proven ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Assertive and articulate and able to defend or challenge technical decisions.
  • Possess strong personal integrity with the ability to manage challenging situations and hold your own at senior stakeholder levels.
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and meticulous, strong analytic and technical trouble shooting skills and able to work under pressure and tight schedules.

What we offer

Imperial Brands offer a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays). and hybrid work.

Next Steps:

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role.

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