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Compass Group The Americas Division
SAP, Architect, IT, Computer, Systems, ERP, Management, Java, IBM, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SOAP, Manager, Web
Full Time

Job Description

Posted Date: Sep 8, 2021

A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you've been hungry and away from home, chances are you've tasted Compass Group's delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

Job Summary

The SAP Enterprise Architect is responsible for analyzing and translating business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve complex business objectives. The architect manages the entire lifecycle of an SAP ecosystem and has big picture ownership of generational technologies comprising the SAP investment.


  • Partners with and provides architectural leadership to SAP Solutions Architects to deliver thoughtful IT solutions to the business. Works collaborately with architecture, information security, application & infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual, and cost effective designs.
  • Sets and influences SAP strategic direction. Demonstrates the ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements and understands the long-term and short-term perspectives of an IT investment situation. Works closely with stakeholders from various lines of business to develop architecture blueprints and realistic roadmaps.
  • Analyzes the current SAP architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement such as enhancing business processes, expanding capacity, reducing time & cost, and increasing overall effectiveness. Acts as an arbitrator, as needed, to bring the appropriate parties together to drive discussions to decisions in a timely manner.
  • Documents the SAP enterprise architecture design and analysis work. Owns and documents the overall SAP application architecture based on industry standard architectural frameworks. Develops a capability road map of the enterprise portfolio from current to future state.
  • Consults with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to the broader company architecture, and collaboratively partners with delivery teams to modify the solution architecture in order to accommodate a specific project need.
  • Analyzes technology industry, market trends and impact of SaaS/Cloud and determines the potential impact on the enterprise. Maintains relationship with SAP ecosystem vendors and maintains vendor roadmaps. Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards.
  • Directs the governance activities associated with ensuring enterprise architecture compliance, particularly as relating to the SAP environmental infrastructure.
  • Reports to the VP, Back Office IT - SAP.


  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related study, is required. MBA or MS in a relevant computing field is preferred.
  • Strong experience in architecting SAP solutions: SAP, S/4, SAP ERP/ECC, SAP HANA, with specific emphasis on FICO, Material Master, Procure to Pay, Master Data Management and SAP Mobility.
  • Has been in an architecture leadership role in 2+ full lifecycle SAP implementations at Fortune 500 companies, including post implementation experience. Experience working in an environment with heavy mix of SaaS and on-prem applications.
  • At least fifteen years (15 years) of experience in areas such as application design and development, application integration, middleware, database management or operations, information security, technical architecture, network management, mobility.
  • Demonstrates well rounded technology experience/exposure - Java, Microsoft, IBM, Open Source, CA, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc.
  • Proven ability to develop detailed solution designs. Understands architecture constructs and patterns, protocols such as SOAP, REST etc., development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.).
  • Self-starter who thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced business environment.
  • Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills.
  • Experienced in worked with a Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience

  • SAP S/4HANA - FICO, EWM, EAM, SLT, CAR, PI/PO, OpenText, Cloud Connector, GRC, Solution Manager/ChaRM - all on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • SAP ECC 6.x - FICO, Payroll - on AWS
  • Integration with SAP SuccessFactors SAAS
  • Enterprise reporting solutions

Apply to Compass Group today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Corporate are offered many fantastic benefits.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 865032

Compass Corporate

Danita Blake


Company Information

Compass Group USA

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is building a family of experiences for all of our customers. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. We strive for the highest quality results, while treating our associates, suppliers, and the local communities we engage with respect.

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We’re the digital transformation and innovation experts at Compass Group North America. We use technology to empower operators, enhance the customer experience, and identify business opportunities in food, services, and hospitality.

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Dice Id : RTL90032
Position Id : 865032
Originally Posted : 3 months ago