Solution Architect - Integrated Supply Chain

Fulltime, Finance Functions

Texas, Houston, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for a  Solutions Architect in Houston, TX.


 Key Objectives:

  • Ensures solutions compatible with the existing (technical and functional) architecture to ensure compliance with business and IM strategy, policy, guidelines, budget, and operational supportability
  • Ensures quality and consistency with template design for deployments
  • Supports demand management in the ideation phase and early stages of the IM projects
  • Influences others regarding the role and relevance of Solution Architecture in the business
  • Proactively seeks continuous business and service improvement opportunities (cost and performance)
  • Identifies opportunities to build cross-functional working relationships both including various internal (ISC COE, continuous improvement teams) and external parties (suppliers, peers, and others)
  • Monitors the market to gain knowledge and understanding of currently emerging technologies in own area of expertise and current core application landscape


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports business information managers in writing project charters and translation into detailed requirements – in line with the used IPM project methodology
  • Participates in multiple IM projects and performs hands-on project activities or change requests if opportunity or need arises
  • Translates business requirements into solutions and/or solution directions in the area of planning and related areas (logistics, inventory management)
  • Contributes to and initiates continuous improvement activities
  • Defines, agrees and communicates the roadmap for the applications in scope
  • Ensure quality and consistency with template design for deployments – check of designs and build
  • Reviews impact assessment proposes solution directions and estimates efforts for change requests with BPOs and stakeholders.
  • Keeps IM documentation and CMDB up-to-date for the business processes and applications in scope
  • Supports the testing and training activities for CR’s and in projects



  • Master / bachelor’s degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field of study
  • Background: IT consulting, IT architect, or business supply chain role with IT affinity or experience (e.g. key user, supply chain management, business analyst)
  • Professional with at least 5 years of experience in the IT sector including at least 2 years in the Integrated Supply chain domain
  • Good communicator and influencer: Ability to influence internal and external parties and communicate clearly in at different levels. Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Used to working in a global environment and familiar with regional specifics
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and activity simultaneously, set priorities and communicate effectively and timely to relevant stakeholders on priorities and progress to manage expectations.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify opportunities and solutions
  • Experience with the setup, administration and processes around IBP software packages. Experience at least with 1 package such as SAP APO, SAP IBP, Arkieva, Anaplan, or comparable.
  • Familiar with concepts/processes such as S&OP, demand and supply planning, forecasting modules, MPS, MRP, detailed scheduling, internal stock transfers, production versions, material master, BOMs, recipes, routes, work center, capacity planning, ATP, subcontracting.
  • Preferably also has knowledge of areas integrating to planning processes, especially manufacturing, product costing, sales and customer services (ATP, delivery, transport), materials and inventory management.
  • Knowledge of Arkieva planning software, hands on experience in SAP ECC implementation projects and programs, and familiarity with technical IT concepts are pros
  • Knowledge of / experience with the manufacturing / process industry is a pro
  • Broad knowledge and experience of architecture, technology platforms and business domains with relevant experience in the ISC functional domain (Expertise area: Planning)
  • Experience and knowledge of business process modelling and application architecture design (logical and physical) – frameworks (TOGAF), tools, technologies, methodologies
  • Proposed solutions or directions using knowledge, experience and analysis of available information
  • Ability to remain neutral toward technology, vendor and product choices, as well as to be more interested in results than in personal preferences
  • Ability to balance the long-term (or “big-picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to see the whole picture (helicopter view) as well as being able to focus into the detail



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North America
United States
Finance Functions
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Information Management
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