PLANIT DRP Solution Architect

Supply Chain and Purchasing (SCP) is a global unit within Volvo Group Digital & IT with the responsibility to ensure that all Volvo Group Digital and IT solutions and IT projects related to the supply chain & purchasing areas are well managed with a spirit of continuous improvement. We have approximately 1,000 people located in more than 20 sites in 14 countries worldwide.

We are now looking for a Solution Architect

As a leading IT service organization with its two feet in the digitization world, Volvo Group Digital and IT is eager to onboard open, data-minded, business and tech-savvy personalities, that share our passion to provide best-in-class platforms, products and solutions for our customers.

The Solution Architect has the responsibility to drive the development of the solution architecture for PlanIT DRP solution with a specific focus on SAP SPP and its interactions in Cloud. He / She is responsible to secure the overall quality as the PlanIT solution evolves by guiding the design according to proven principles and facilitating intentional, fact-based decisions. Effectively communicating how the technical design supports business goals is a core component of your responsibility.

Solution architecture describes how different components of business, information, and technology architectures are used in a particular solution. As solution architecture is more focused on details and solution technologies to address a specific business problem, it also provides a channel between Business, Solution management and development team.

  • Participate in the overall PlanIT solution design, providing expertise regarding SAP SCM standard functionality and information model (for decision on where to implement changes/additions, SAP or not) as well as if/how PlanIT DRP would be affected by changes in other parts of the PlanIT solution
  • Drive solution selection in SAP SCM
  • Control solution development (SAP and interfaces)
  • Define technical standards and practices that should be followed throughout the solution (SAP and interfaces)
  • Secure the overall architectural quality of the solution
  • Make fact-based architectural decisions assuring maximal business value with minimal effort, while keeping the total cost of ownership as low as possible
  • Proactively identify architectural issues and concerns and define pragmatic and appropriate solutions
  • Lead and coordinate the overall architectural work within DevOps teams, covering all included components of the solution
  • Deliver appropriate artefacts to clearly communicate business, information, application, integration and technology architectures typically in the context of projects
  • Raise architectural issues and concerns
  • Ensure that the solution design is in line with the Volvo Group target architecture and architectural principles
  • Strive for understanding the business and business capabilities
Functional & Technical skills:
  • SAP SCM 7.0 expertise (SPP planning engine, Demand capture, DRP and Deployment, Global ATP, Supersession, segmentation, Stocking/De-Stocking, Manage Demand, Forecasting, EOQ/Safety Stock)
  • Knowledge of Cloud technology is preferable
  • DevOps, Agile methodology
Prior experience in the Spare Parts Management solution/projects is preferred
Relevant experience: 6 to 12 years

Personal skills:
  • Collaborative work, Analytic, Creative
  • Committed to the delivery
  • Good communications skills
  • English fluent

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Group Digital & IT has the ambition to enable value creation at scale for the Volvo Group. Digital solutions are becoming more and more key in the industries, where we are operating. The solutions and emerging technologies, provided by Group Digital & IT, enable our customers and their customers to do more with less, better for others and best for the future.

We are 3,600 employees located in more than 30 countries, present at all major Volvo Group locations, and we are working in a completely global organization.

In Group Digital & IT we strive for something bigger, we are truly customer centric, and we collaborate with inclusion, together cross the Volvo Group. We learn to stay ahead, we are curious and eager to acquire new and deeper knowledge, both as individuals and as teams.

We want to get to know you

Application Process


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