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SAP SD Solutions Architect

Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification, water softening and air purification products for residential and light commercial applications.


A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey. This position is in our Nashville, TN office where we offer ergonomic friendly work spaces and free parking.


Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?


Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals.

Scope of Responsibility

Customer expectations regarding ease of doing business have increased exponentially over the last decade. Seamless, real-time access to information and integration between vendor-customer business systems has become synonymous with digital organizational transformation. While these trends have introduced significant opportunity for operational efficiency gains, they also represent an increase in technical complexity across the business systems landscape.

We are looking for someone to join our team that will assist with the introduction of new methods for interacting with our customer base and manage the technical requirements throughout the development lifecycle. Interfacing closely with both our stakeholders and the development team, you will be responsible for ensuring the right business solution is deployed. This unique role will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and grow your technical capabilities while learning about our end-to-end business processes and go-to market strategy.


To be successful in this role you will need to have strong communication skills, a solutions mindset, possess a natural curiosity, and SAP technical capabilities. You will work with a team that is focused across all business process areas on achieving organizational vision and strategy through the use of technology and problem solving skills. The work that you perform and outcomes you deliver will have a tangible impact on how we operate as an organization and our ability to succeed and grow in the rapidly changing digital landscape.


Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Makes recommendations for solutions or improvements to business process that can be accomplished through SAP modules.
  • Responsible for the full systems development lifecycle from requirements gathering through testing, training, and implementation of various functional architecture solutions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of A. O. Smith business processes and strategy  through collaboration with key stakeholders and process owners
  • Assist with the management of configuration and testing across the SAP environment.
  • Collaborate with other functional architects and business analysts to ensure end-to-end process integration and consistency
  • Understand non-SAP business systems and their interaction with SAP. Assist in the support and management of those systems as part of our overall solutions portfolio
  • Collaborate with the Master Data Management team to provide solutions architecture input on strategy and initiatives to support management reporting requirements
  • Responsible for completing configuration activities in SAP to support the SD processes and change requests
  • Serve as an internal consultant and design architect for SAP/technical solutions within specific process areas including, but not limited to, SD and MM (bid/quote, order entry, warranty, and pricing)
  • Interface SAP and other business systems directly with our external portal applications (, custom C#/.net) to improve systems usability and process efficiency


  • A Bachelor's degree in IT or another related discipline is preferred.
  • Current SAP SD configuration experience is required & certification in ECC 6 SD & MM modules is preferred.
  • Previous experience with integrating portal (web based) applications to SAP and ABAP experience
  • Knowledge of SD-MM integration (MM fields impacting SD)
  • Experience in setting up and supporting Output controls (Print, Fax, Email)
  • Experience in EDI set up and coordination with EDI partners
  • Ability to design interfaces between SAP and external systems (IDOC based, flat file based, XML based).

We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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