What it's about
Cambridge Assessment is seeking to fill a new position - SAP Solution Manager Consultant to work in our SAP Centre of Excellence. This is an exciting time to join as we look to upgrade and add new functionality to our SAP Solution Manager system.
As a SAP Solution Manager Consultant you will be a subject matter expert taking a lead role in designing and shaping our SAP Landscape You will be working closely with other SAP CoE staff, IT Services and 3rd Party Suppliers giving guidance and strategic input and influencing key decisions to deliver SAP'S latest technologies.
What you'll be doing
??? Design, Implement and test Application Lifecycle Management functionalities of SAP Solution Manager.
??? Responsible for overall SAP Solution Manager Strategy roadmap and implementation timelines.
??? Responsible for the successful delivery of the SAP Solution Manager landscapes including integration to third party tools.
??? Review project requirements and identify gaps in the functionality of Solution Manager Application required to assist project delivery and monitoring.
??? Initiate, co-ordinate and deliver new developments and implementation of system changes.
??? Create and review training materials, educate other members of the SAP Centre of Excellence.
??? Ensure the SAP Solution Manager systems operate reliably and efficiently in a secure environment. This includes assisting with the configuration and maintenance of High Availability and Disaster Recovery of SAP solutions.
??? Provide expert advice to help inform Line Management about the technical capabilities of Solution Manager. To assess the feasibility of proposed projects to ensure appropriateness of solutions and to maintain alignment with the wider technical framework.
??? Participate in out of hours support when projects go-live if required.
??? Ability to produce quality documentation and explain technical concepts to customers in plain English and ensure the adherence of SAP standards and best practice.
??? Build and maintain effective relationships and lines of communication with other IT Teams, third party suppliers and the Business Streams to facilitate effective delivery
What we're looking for
??? Educated to a degree level or equivalent real life experience
??? ITIL v3 Foundation
??? SAP Certifications
??? Analytical and logical thinking process
??? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with good customer focus
??? Strong technical knowledge of SAP Solution Manager
??? Stakeholder management skills
??? Strong motivational skills.
??? Suitable technical knowledge of other SAP technologies e.g. SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP C4C, SAP PI, SAP Netweaver and Business Objects BI/BODS.
??? Awareness of basic project management methods and processes
??? Detailed understanding of SAP & SAP methodologies.
??? Functional and Technical experience with SAP Solution Manager.
??? Able to map technical business needs to SAP architectures, standards and reusable assets.
??? Deep understanding and experience in SAP Solution Manager Functionalities, processes and workflows.
??? Experiences of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 to 7.2 upgrade scenarios.
??? A natural technologist who stays abreast of latest developments in the industry
??? Sets a high performance standard
??? Can evidence possession of corporate values of openness, innovation & improvement, collaboration and responsibility
??? Inspires confidence and can stay calm in high pressured situations
??? Methodical, with the ability to effectively prioritise.
??? Flexible and pragmatic
??? Can do attitude
??? Proactive and driven
Who we are
Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
??? Generous contributory pension
??? 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
??? Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
??? Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
??? Childcare vouchers
??? Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
??? Cycle scheme
??? Season Ticket Loan
??? Subsidised staff restaurants
??? Support for professional qualifications
??? Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.
Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 February 2018 and interviews will be held on 1 and 13 March 2018.
To apply please click the APPLY button to upload CV and covering letter.