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Director - SAP Enterprise Architecture, Technology & Platform

Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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SAP Enterprise Architecture, Technology & Platform Director


KPMG’s Powered Enterprise is the world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation framework for cloud-based solutions that covers all 6 layers of a customer’s Target Operating Model. It supports customers to make better and faster decisions that drives positive business outcomes, reduces implementation effort while improving ROI. It combines our leading business consulting practice, technology capabilities and insights into a complete solution for intelligent enterprises.


The Powered Apps teams are communities of business and technology focussed professionals who work together to deliver KPMG Powered Enterprise through a standardised delivery model. The teams use their functional knowledge and experience (e.g. Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement), technology expertise (S/4HANA, CFin, RISE, BTP, MDG, etc.) and SAP SaaS applications (Ariba, SuccessFactors, etc.) to enable customers run successful business transformation programmes enabled by SAP technology.


The Role

We are seeking a senior SAP Enterprise, Technology & Platform Director to focus on business development, practice and asset build, and delivery of transformations enabled by SAP technology. This high-profile role requires a balance of business development, sales origination, practice build and client delivery. This is a unique opportunity to shape the SAP business within a Big4.


Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Drive origination and lead pre-sales activities (RFP responses, direct award within our customers, etc.), engage directly with senior stakeholders (typically CxOs) - and manage bid teams with limited support from the SAP business partners.
  • Have commercial acumen to propose the constructs to proposals and be able to defend the rationale when reviewing with partners.
  • Enhance KPMG Powered Enterprise offerings, focusing on the readily deployable assets/demos/accelerators with clear ROI and with special focus on automation, clean core and AI.
  • Write external KPMG whitepapers and points of view.
  • Have regular interactions with SAP to get insights of future roadmap, align joint target accounts and drive the direction of KPMG’s offerings in this domain.
  • Attract, recruit, train and retain top talent.
  • Be the senior delivery architect for complex engagements with our flagship accounts.


The Person

KPMG’s SAP business is on a rapid growth trajectory and is looking for candidates that are self-driven, have proven experience and are excited with the opportunity to shape the SAP business inside a Big4.


Successful candidates will be expected to have:

  • Deep understanding of SAP’s technology and platform roadmap including BTP, LeanIX, Signavio, RISE, GROW, MDG, extensibility framework.
  • Delivered 4+ end-to-end SAP programmes as an end-to-end Enterprise Architect, Integration Lead Architect or Tech Lead. At least 2 of them needs to be with S/4HANA as the main product.
  • Experience selling and delivering under a RISE contract from the business development/sales phase until the implementation go-live.
  • Proven track record in leading complex bids which includes S/4HANA and other SAP and non-SAP technologies. This is high profile role which requires the experience of leading the bid end-to-end with limited support from senior stakeholders. It would include identifying SMEs, delivery teams, win themes and manage them to craft compelling and winning proposals.
  • Experience in running a regular cadence with SAP to understand future roadmap direction and co-innovation opportunities.
  • Managed a team of onshore and offshore resources both from an individual engagement and overall practice perspective.
  • Understanding of SAP’s AI roadmap and having worked on creation of assets, products, solutions that leverage it to the benefit of customers.
  • Built assets and accelerators that were deployed to multiple customers.


KPMG’s objective is to create an inclusive workplace where difference is valued and talented individuals are treated with respect, have choices to their working patterns and in their development.

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