Solution Architect

Akzo Nobel N.V. Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 weeks ago

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792.

Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

Solutions Architect sought by Akzo Nobel Services Inc. in Nashville, TN.

Perform a number of key tasks as you interact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders in order to optimize the Marketing and Sales (M&S) IT landscape. Support demand management in writing project charters, then translating them into detailed application requirements and solution designs that fit the M&S strategy.

Work together with the project and support teams to ensure the solutions are delivered as designed. Ensure that the solutions are compatible with the existing (technical) architecture, and compliant with strategy, , security, policy, guidelines, budget, and operational supportability. Establish impact assessments and acquire a full understanding of M&S application data models, including Master Data Management.

Maintain the application repository and explain the impact of requested changes and new projects to M&S. Play an active role in upcoming developments: Mobile technology integration, social media, reporting, big data, and archiving.

Align with M&S vendors like SAP, ensuring that applications are fit for purpose. Remain neutral toward technology, vendor, and product choices, prioritizing results over personal preferences.


Master's degree OR Bachelor's (equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field. Five (5) years of experience w/ Master's degree OR seven (7) years of experience w/ Bachelor's degree in the IT sector.Three (3) years of experience with SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) within the manufacturing industry.

All stated experience must include implementation experience with SAP ERP and other modules and integration of SAP solutions in a complex and global IT landscape. Experience must include business process modelling, application architecture design (logical and physical), and working in international and distributed or virtual teams. Experience in architecture, IT security, technology platforms, and functional business domains of marketing and sales also required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2677

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