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Sr Manager, SAP Systems & Architecture

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Comar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have the freedom to fix their vehicles. For over a century, we've provided countless products and services to help people do just that.   As a $1.3B*+ global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, with 3,300+ Contributors, and 28 Sites across the globe, we remain focused on driving new solutions, to help our partners grow their businesses, and help repair professionals and vehicle owners maintain their vehicles (*approx. earnings as of 12/31/21).  Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.


Dorman Products is looking for a seasoned SAP Solution Architecture & Systems Manager to oversee the organization's SAP Landscape. While this role is a people leader, it is expected that the candidate is someone that can be very hands on when needed.      


This role will oversee a hybrid team of internal and external contributors supporting both the run state of the systems along with new development and solution delivery efforts.  This role will have a primary focus on new efforts ranging from system enhancements to larger scale integration efforts with other solutions across the Dorman landscape.  This role will lead other technical architects and partner with other solution architects, functional managers and IT Leadership on efforts for project approach, estimations, resource planning and play a key implementation role within active projects around the SAP landscape. 


Another key aspect of the role is working with the application managed services (AMS) teams supporting the run state of the environment.  This role would partner with the AMS leader on key metrics around system and platform health, incident resolutions, request execution and level 2 – level 3 application support.  This role would also manage and communicate change impact caused by new projects to the AMS team and ensure proper turn over to the AMS support groups. 


Primary Duties

  • Lead solutioning for SAP platforms
  • Manage other SAP Technical Architects and development resources
  • Manage enhancement and level 3 support queues for the SAP landscape
  • Ensure compliance with SOX, NIST and other standards
  • Support PMO and IT Leadership with forward staffing plans, project estimations and technical roadmap activities
  • Work closely with BI and Integration Services team on development and architectural activities
  • Support Quality assurance team with testing direction for changes within the SAP landscape
  • Manage non-production environment supporting development and QA activities
  • Provide coaching and direction to development team members
  • Support 3rd party partners providing resources to augment the team


Core Knowledge

  • SAP ECC with a focus on the following modules: SD, FI, WM, MM, QM
  • ABAP development
  • SAP security structures
  • SAP BASIS functions


Application Experience (Desirable)

  • SAP S4
  • Salesforce & Mulesoft
  • SAP HANA – Standalone from S4
  • Workload Automation / Job Process Orchestration tools (Redwood, Stonebranch, BMC, JAMS)
  • QlikSense
  • SAP BO
  • Azure or AWS Data Services and platforms


Experience and/or Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or similar field
  • 7+ years directly managing internal and external (onshore and/or offshore) resources
  • 7+ years managing software development / implementation focused projects
  • 5+ years working at the architect level and leading other architects 
  • Training and/or experience in an Agile environment


Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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