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SAP SD Solutions Architect

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide.


A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.


This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.

Primary Function

This position is a unique opportunity to serve as a software solution architect and SME focusing on SAP SD and Vistex while being a highly visible face to our business stakeholders and technology team. You will have access to and influence stakeholders to help them understand existing opportunities and challenges, and will create solutions to solve their business needs. You can expect to be fully engaged beyond technology, and will be responsible for understanding critical business processes, managing project deliverables and collaborating with a great team.


  • Lead critical projects from start to finish including requirements gathering, solutioning, deployment, testing, training, change management, documentation, communication, and measuring business value
  • Develop a deep understanding of A. O. Smith business processes and strategy through collaboration and regular engagement with key stakeholders and process owners
  • Interface SAP with our external applications (Salesforce, custom C#/.net) to improve systems usability and process efficiency
  • Translate business process requirements to SAP configuration and document solutions
  • Advise on the management of configuration and testing across the SAP environment
  • Support the identification and implementation of process improvement opportunities that support organizational strategic vision and priorities
  • 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 input on strategy and initiatives to support management reporting requirements


  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • 3-5 years of functional/configuration experience in SAP-SD (ECC 6).  Vistex experience a plus.
  • Preferably 2 life cycle implementations of SAP ECC 6
  • Expertise in leading design/blueprint workshops, SAP Configuration, Vistex Configuration, Custom Development, EDI Interface development, Cutover Activities, Data Migration, Testing and User Training and hyper-care support experience
  • Capability to lead or execute complex assignments and projects independently
  • Strong relationship building skills, internally within IT and with business users
  • Naturally curious with a love of learning, and demonstrated application of new learning
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience in conducting business requirements workshops including business process mapping as part of overall solutions design
  • Ability to troubleshoot systems issues and to coordinate with other process experts to resolve integrated issues
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in SD-FI integrations (AR accounting, inventory accounting, intercompany processing) and SD-MM integrations (MM fields impacting SD)
  • Experience with portal (web) integration to SAP; BAPI experience preferred
  • Ability to design interfaces between SAP and external systems (IDOC based, flat file based, XML based) preferred
  • Experience in EDI set up and coordination with EDI partners a plus


We Offer

Competitive compensation package 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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