Do you want to be a part of H&M Business Tech and lead the development and required transformation of the SAP Tech Service Area? We are now looking for a Global Head for SAP Engineering to the Core Engineering Domain.
About the Area
Core Engineering Domain is responsible for leading the design, architecture, engineering, and delivery for complex core platforms. This includes creation of re-engineering roadmaps and aligning them with the technology strategy. The Domain secures, modernizes, and strengthens the technology backbone. In addition, that includes the responsibility to lead and execute our Technology Transformation areas (called Tech Moves) and ensure capabilities are aligned with common best practices and standards.
About the role
As Global Head of SAP Engineering or as we call it internally; Area Lead Engineer, you are passionate about developing a modern, secure, stable, and scalable ERP platform fit for a modern fashion business. In this role you will lead the technical development, required transformation and operations for the Core SAP Tech Platform. This includes scaling down and phasing out legacy technology over time, while developing new features on the platform. Part of your primary goals will be to ensure stable and scalable operations and to develop the new functionality needed to drive business value.
A central part of your role includes responsibility for technical design, engineering, and development of the SAP Platform and for driving development of SAP test automation. You will also monitor vendors and market regularly to keep up to date with latest technologies and best practices. Together with the Platform Area Manager you will work to influence platform strategy and vision by contributing with deep technology expertise. In this position you will lead, coach, and develop members of the area, promoting for best practice in technical architecture.
Here are some of the other exciting aspects of this position:
Responsible for technically modernizing the Core SAP Platform to realize a stable, secure, and agile SAP platform, providing a key backbone technology for H&M Group.
Responsible for translating business requirements into technical requirements and new features
Responsible for overall Engineering and technology architecture definition and decisions in SAP, according to Enterprise Architecture guidelines
Work with Enabling platform teams to secure efficient usage of technology platforms
Own engineering quality and accountable for technical standards and systems in SAP
Responsible to provide input to QBR on critical technology priorities that will enable continued product development and scaling
Accountable along with BT commercial to ensure healthy tech partner relationships
Your mindset and skills
As Global Head for SAP Engineering, you have strong leadership skills and believe in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration and transparency. You work with a focus on value creation, growth, and serving customers with ownership and accountability. You need solid English communication skills and an understanding of transformation management and agile ways of working.
We believe you have the ability to understand the complexities of a global business and the role underlying technology plays as an integral part of the business. You have in-depth knowledge of modern architectural principles and distributed systems (e.g., API-first, modular application design, microservices, test automation) and are interested in the latest technology trends. You should also have a clear understanding of the cost drivers involved in delivering and operating the system, as well as the business consequences of technical decisions made. As a leader, you must be able to manage and prioritize dozens of requests, deadlines, and projects.
For this position we believe that you have:
7-10 years of experience (showing upward trajectory and diverse experience across multiple teams) in software engineering of which at least 5+ years in a leadership position.
At least 5 years of experience of developing SAP Platforms in Fashion or Retail
3-5 years’ experience in SAP S/4HANA design requirements and transition from non-S/4 SAP environments.
We also believe you have:
Experience in managing SAP environments in the Cloud and integration needs across Multi-Hybrid Cloud landscapes
Both highly technical engineering leader and effective relationship skills
Troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
Proven advanced training in information technology, computer science or equivalent
Deep understanding and knowledge in Tech service management & delivery/Technology Platform Management, SAP Retail/Fashion, S/4HANA and Enterprise Architecture Frameworks.
H&M Group is a family of brands and businesses, driven by our desire to democratize fashion and sustainability. Together, we offer fashion, design and services that enable people to be inspired and to express their own personal style, making it easier to live in a more circular way. We want to make a difference by doing good things for people, the planet, and our industry – both now and for the future.
We are growing– and the more we grow, the bigger difference we can make – so we are thrilled to announce an exciting new role at Business Tech.