SAP Retail Specialist

Co op Group
£54500.0 - £62000.0 per annum + Benefits
07 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Co-op is changing. We're re-building our unique organisation to make it fit for the future. To support this transformation we need an IT function with the capacity and capability to deliver a portfolio which touches every area of our retail business. So we're growing, and hiring talented, customer focused people across every area of retail IT.

The delivery team designs, builds and delivers IT solutions which support and enhance our retail business. To design solutions that are right for the Coop, we need to understand and influence the business and IT strategy, and now we're looking for an SAP Retail specialist to help define our SAP Retail technology roadmap. If you can bring us retail systems expertise combined with great people skills, we can offer you the chance progress your career with a business that puts people (and technology) at the heart of its strategy.

As our SAP solutions specialist we'll look to you to develop and implement technical designs and day-to-day technical service to our retail supply-chain business. You'll contribute to the strategic development of the architectural framework in which they operate, and through which business process, supporting technology solutions and innovation for Co-op supply-chain systems will be delivered

What you'll do:

* challenge and encourage tech innovation in retail supply-chain

* contribute to the definition of the technical strategy

* develop and maintain partnership relationships with key suppliers

* work on change roadmaps, 3 year planning cycles and tech impacts

* work with solutions team and architecture team to define tech roadmaps

* influence supplier roadmaps based on retail supply-chain requirements

* contribute to product user groups for all key suppliers

To be successful as a SAP Retail solutions specialist you'll need a proven track record of implementing SAP Retail systems in big retail organisations, as well as the ability to collaborate with and influence a range of people from across our business. Experience of leading and developing teams would be a big advantage, but it's not essential. More important will be the industry knowledge and passion for innovation that'll help shape the future tech landscape of our supply-chain business.

We'd love to talk to you if:

* You have an in-depth working knowledge of SAP Forecasting & Replenishment (F&R)

* you have extensive knowledge of the wider SAP Retail platform

* you've got a track record of implementing these systems in retailers

* you have strong knowledge of industry best practices

* you've got previous solution design experience

* you are an excellent collaborator, influencer and communicator

Why Co-op?

173 years ago a group of pioneers in Rochdale created an idea that changed the world. They believed that when people work together, they're stronger. And that principles are just as important as profits. They were pioneers. And they left us a legacy that's never been more important or relevant than it is today.

We're actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from all people. But we know that simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences. And we recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment, enabling our colleagues to adjust their hours to accommodate personal circumstances. You can find out more about all our Co-op people policies at

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