Country:

Japan

Cities:

Osaka, Tokyo

Area of expertise:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Job Description

As an ERP Functional Architect, your are client-facing, responsible for translating the client’s business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for very large complex IT solutions and integrating architecture. You will act as an advocate for the client; you are the ultimate authority on the architecture designed to address client business problems. You design activities and building system prototypes.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day you will:

  • Establish global ERP architecture by integrating ERP solutions across functional lines
  • Support to the sales team in deal shaping. Increases organization effectiveness by identifying opportunities to leverage solutions to other engagements. Accountable for the feasibility and overall estimates
  • Translate customer processes and requirements into an AX solution, including systems integrations and recommended or best of breed solutions
  • Maintain project team accomplishments by establishing and monitoring milestones; communicating essential information; coordinating actions; obtaining expert input; reviewing open issues and action items; contributing information to team meetings and reports
  • Validate ERP system performance by defining metrics to measure business and operations systems success
  • Prepare clients to use ERP solution by analyzing business and operations changes; re-defining new responsibilities and actions; defining training and re-training programs
  • Manage customer relationship by providing support; communicating ERP standards; answering questions; resolving concerns and issues
  • Update job knowledge by tracking ERP applications; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Establish partner collaborations for his business domain

Scope of Role:  Directs collective work efforts to accomplish strategic goals for given portfolio of projects, programs, and/or clients.

Scope of Work:  Translates high-level strategy into more localized strategy and operational objectives.

Complexity:  Highly complex problems, often requiring analysis of near-intangible factors, creative solutioning and significant networking to succeed.

Discretion:  Authority to establish standards and shift overall direction of projects and programs in response to functional strategy

Organizational Impact:  Work efforts are typically strategic in nature, and may have a lasting, long-term impact on Avanade and/or client operations and strategic direction. If client-facing, should drive client-relationship and sales outcomes.

Supervision Received: Operates with extreme latitude in determining focus and approach to work objectives.

Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.

Knowledge Applied: Applies expert knowledge of a learned occupation / discipline and demonstrable, broad knowledge of business operations and organizational strategy.

Your technical and non-technical skills include: 

  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment 
  • Strong client interface and presentation skills 
  • Strong business acumen 
  • Track record of initiative and outstanding performance 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - 'Customer Focus' and a strong relationship builder 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Working knowledge of at least one software development methodology 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform skills 
  • Global skill requirements to come; speak to hiring manages, capability leads, and region Talent Community champions for needs in your local market 
  • You have a strong analytical mind with a talent for leading and mentoring others. You are skilled at distilling information into insights that can be used to compete and win.  
  • Analytical strength, solution and client oriented working style 
  • Resilient, flexible, able to work autonomously and in teams  


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com