SAP Go to Market Technical Lead

Job Description

Auto req ID: 186529BR

Job Description

Purpose of the role

PepsiCo is a leading food and beverage company in Europe, with presence across many complex markets where we have a broad range of categories and products. This very successful business is launching a multi-year business transformation program which is relying on an SAP S4 backbone and other integrated strategic solutions being rolled out. The purpose of this role is to lead the technical activities in the Go To Market space. The team consists of technology and development/integration experts as well as functional experts, business analysts, vendor partners, consultants and internal/external service groups

Our first program deployment is focusing on our Benelux business units with a project office in the Benelux, while our teams are based across multiple hubs around Europe and the World. Subsequent rollouts of the solution are planned across the sector.

The broader team

We are a diverse multi-cultural group of excited and purpose-driven professionals located across Europe, driving business transformation and collaborate across teams and functions. Our projects are often complex and challenging but always business driven and cross-functional. Our core values include transparency, inclusion, trust and to deliver as a team. We are agile, with a positive and innovative mindset and we find important to keep each-other energized and to have some fun on the journey.

The ideal Candidate

You drive your teams with passion and pride, inspiring team members to grow. You set the agenda and embrace risks and ambiguity that comes from complex problems and the broader matrixed organization and continuously find mitigations and solutions to succeed. You set an example within your team with your own personal growth and you even influence peers and other teams with your proactivity and coaching approach. You can get things done with an effective combination of formal and informal collaboration across the organization. You have a sense of humour and you’re not afraid of using it.

Further Details of the role

  • Reports to the ESSA D&D Technology Director
  • Works closely with other leaders within global IT and the technology function
  • Partners with external vendors and partners
  • Partners and closely collaborates with Functional delivery leads
  • Sector Technical lead for Commercial Functions (OTC, Field Sales Execution, DSD, Trade and Promotion management); facilitates solution management, template management, and governance
  • Leads project technical delivery teams across portfolio for assigned function and tightly integrated applications for Europe.
  • Engages with Global Functional Horizontal teams for process governance, ensures adherence to global standards.
  • Partner with business leaders & Architecture teams in defining solution roadmaps.
  • Work/collaborate with external vendors globally as well as locally within the sector.
  • Leads SAP Basis work for TPM deployment in ESSA to deliver within project timelines and budget.
  • Leads Technology work for sector Go To Market solutions
  • Understands the architecture and landscape design for Go To Market solutions (ECC, S/4, CRM/TPM, etc) including connectivity to other systems
  • Responsible for coordinating amongst members of different teams to address and resolve any issues or problems, escalating to vendors, partners and other support managers as required.
  • Partner closely with external vendors, including onshore and offshore resources.
  • Provides Technical cut-over, Go-Live and Hypercare support
  • Governance and controls to ensure adherence to technology standards, best practices, release management, change management, and other related processes and procedures, SLA and controls compliance
  • Ability to learn new technologies and processes quickly
  • Set priorities for the team to ensure task completion.
  • Influences correct solution design to ensure sustainable and efficient operation
  • Partners with global Enterprise Architecture team to establish and help govern architecture standards.
  • Ensures effective resource utilization across the workgroup
  • Coordinates the contract and vendor management related activities complying with global guidelines.


Required Education/Experience:
  • Minimum of 15 years of related IT business work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years on SAP Basis administration role
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience in global SAP and other ERP implementations, experience managing large global teams.
  • Experience on S/4 HANA implementations
  • Experience on SalesForce implementations (nice to have)
  • Knowledge and experience running administration on the following systems: SAP S/4 HANA, BI, CRM (TPM), Fiori, Business Objects, Dataservices, PO/PI, Portal, GRC.
  • Knowledge and experience in following tools, disciplines and processes are preferred: SAP Solution Manager, SAP ChaRM, ITIL tools & processes, HP Service Manager, quality management tools, CPG industry experience, project implementation and production support experience
  • Proficient in written & spoken English, and good communication/soft skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work and collaborate across project teams, onshore/offshore.
  • Demonstrates the desire and ability to develop new technology skills, business knowledge, and customer service capability through training, experimentation, and self-study
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability of managing/lead SAP basis technical team

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline