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Lancaster, PA, US

Solution Architect, Architecture, SAP, Engineer, ERP, Technology, Engineering

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Job Description :

SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect 
Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? 

Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) has a job opportunity for an SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect to be located in Lancaster, PA. The SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect is responsible for developing and implementing functionality for the required SAP WM, MM, IM, and PP processes, understand the business processes for Armstrong corporate, business unit, Supply Chain and Manufacturing processes, as well as the applications supported by the Corporate Enterprise System (CES), and leveraging that knowledge to provide business solutions through CES. This position will be filled at either the analyst or architect level based on the incumbent’s experience.


Key Responsibilities of the SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect:

  • Acting as principal designer for major enterprise solutions architecture including applications, data, and infrastructure architectures as assigned
  • Developing and managing relationships with vendors in support of staff augmentation and systems support in concert with Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining best-practice standards, policies, procedures, and associated training plans to ensure optimal daily operations are maintained.
  • Providing integrated systems planning and recommends new or different technologies which will enhance current systems and support overall corporate and business goals
  • Leading and directing multiple projects managing resources and monitoring progress
  • Maintaining lines of communication with stakeholders with a view to keeping all parties informed of incidents, problems, and resolution
  • Identifying opportunities to improve global standardization and organizational efficiencies
  • Serving as a point of escalation for team member’s issues requiring a higher degree of expertise or discretion to resolve and ensure timely resolution of issues by focusing on root cause analysis and implementing corrective action plans
  • Assisting in the development of IT budgets (expense and capital) and estimates
  • Providing in-depth technical consultation to clients and IT management to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures, and methodologies
  • Assisting in the recruitment and selection of project resources
  • Working collaboratively with management to identify and prioritize projects in the portfolio associated with the maintenance of existing systems, development and implementation of new systems, resolution of more complex problems and the evaluation of emergent technologies through developing business cases that include options, recommendation, cost/benefit and risk analysis
  • Researching and evaluating new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps for assigned disciplines


Required Qualifications for the SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field required.
  • 5+ years of technical analysis or process management
  • Strong technical grasp of application architecture preferred in a manufacturing environment
  • Configuration experience with SAP Materials Management, Inventory Management, Production Planning, and related Master Data.  In-depth understanding of Procurement, Transfer Orders, Vendor Master Data, Inventory Movement, Kitting, Finance, and Warehousing processes
  • Proven teamwork skills and the ability to influence without authority to colleagues, customers and various levels within the organization


Desired Qualifications for the SAP Solutions Analyst/Architect:

  • Certification in either a process discipline (ITIL, PMI, Six Sigma) or technical discipline (SAP, Data Warehousing)



Why Armstrong?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.  With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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