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Date:  Feb 26, 2024
Job Req ID:  15689
Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Naperville
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Solution Architect


As a Senior Solution Architect, you will be a key enabler of our Digital Transformation and Deploy for Top Tier Growth initiatives. Your unique blend of thought leadership, technical and business process experience will power our innovation and continuous improvement efforts to provide both new and optimized business capabilities. This role is on our North America IT Solution Architecture and Delivery team working within SAP Manufacturing, Production Planning, Scheduling, Execution, Plant Maintenance and Material Management.  Location preference is Chicago, IL Metropolitan Area or Battle Creek, MI. 


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Future-state application architecture: Developing and ensuring effective adoption that supports business strategies around our application architecture.
  • Business case development: You will be working alongside Business Relationship Managers and Business Analysts to determine if initiatives are economically viable
  • Effective Communication: Be able to translate vague or abstract technical requirements into effective solutions that strategically and technically align solutions within Kellanova's technical estate.
  • Successful delivery: Ensuring solutions to our program projects by:
    • Understanding what’s possible, what’s easy, what’s difficult.
    • Balancing business objectives, technical possibilities, and cost constraints.
    • Influencing, guiding, & supporting projects throughout the life cycle.
    • Ensuring delivery of fit-for-purpose, high-quality solution.


Your Recipe for Success


  • Implementation, configuration, business process and support experience with:
    • SAP PP-PI (Production Planning for Process Industries)
    • SAP PM (Plant Maintenance)
    • SAP MM (Materials Management)
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to collaborate across all groups and levels; must be able to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively with business partners or vendors in remote locations.
  • Strong business acumen, analytical aptitude, project management skills, problem-solving skills, and capability to formulate issues and recommendations clearly.
  • Experience in Integrated Business Planning processes (demand/supply) and technologies such as SAS Viya and SAP IBP.
  • Experience in multiple SAP implementations with experience in one or more of the following domains:
    • Order Management: Order to Delivery, Invoice to Cash (SD)
    • Supply Chain: Warehouse Management, Integrated Business Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning (EWM, IBP)
    • Finance: Finance, Controlling, Planning, Consolidations (FI/CO, BPC, Anaplan)
    • R&D: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 


What’s Next

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This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellanova’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment


Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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