Amgen Specialist IS Architect: Global Trade Services & Compliance in Tampa, Florida

The Enterprise SAP Solution Architect - Sales & Distribution w/ Global Trade Services will be responsible for the overall solution design of the enterprise SAP template for the Order-to-Cash and Global Trade Services (GTS) process areas. This role will proactively lead the collaboration and engagement with the IS and business process teams in delivering best practice solutions based on business & industry best practices and drive the SAP solution roadmap within Amgen. The Order-to-Cash GTS Architect will work with Trade Compliance team to document requirements and drive the design for export/import compliance and the GTS integration with SAP ECC.

The Enterprise SAP Solution Architect - Sales & Distribution w/ Global Trade Services will assume global template responsibilities across the complete SAP landscape and provide SME leadership to strategic initiatives.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Defines and manages the SAP Global Trade Services global template and ensures its continued governance and evolution

Establishes and manages the maintenance of the Global Trade Services solution documentation

Provides consultation to application owners and business partners regarding short and long-range architecture solutions to meet business imperatives

Recommends solutions and develops business case alternatives which anticipate the future direction of the business, its drivers and technology strategy. Proactively facilitates complex design and technical discussions, reconciling differing opinions and drives decision making process

Leads and supports the translation of business process, master data and best practice requirements into executable design and estimation deliverables

Leads and supports the design, analysis and estimation of business driven projects

Leads project and enhancement assessments of feasibility, impact and effort required to implement changes to or extensions of the Global SAP template in response to business requirements

Ensures solutions developed across functions are aligned to enterprise architecture standards and principles and leverage common technology platforms and services

Supports creation of business architecture models demonstrating how products, operations and systems interoperate within the organization

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems


High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 8 or more years of SAP functional experience (hands-on lead) in SAP Sales & Distribution with 4+ years of experience in SAP GTS

Strong knowledge in the following functional areas:

SD OTC - Order Management

SAP GTS Integration with ECC

SAP GTS Integration with SAP TM

Compliance Management

Customs Management

Risk Management

Electronic Compliance Reporting

GTS Organizational Structures

GTS Document Structure

GTS and BW Reporting


Logistics Execution

Inventory & Batch Management

Shipments and Shipment Costs

Billing Processing


Integration with Finance

MM/SD Master Data

Free Trade Zone (FTZ)

2 or more years of experience working with software systems validation, SOX, Information Privacy, FDA cGxP and 21 CFR Part 11 regulations

Strong Service Delivery mindset with demonstrated client facing experience

Strong leadership/consultative, collaboration, and process improvement skills to facilitate alignment across multiple global geographies

Ability to leverage his/her experience in delivering and supporting global information systems in a regulated environment for a diverse and distributed user base while relying on a number of Enterprise shared services

Ability to build internal and external relationships and operating across functional boundaries

Ability to translate strategic opportunities and emerging technology solutions into tangible and practical plans that can be executed

Experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement, involving broad-based information systems, utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change

Experience with leading solution architecture, template design and project planning efforts for complex, global SAP deployments

Ability to develop clear and detailed business requirements and design specifications that can be understood by other delivery teams and business partners

Ability to translate business requirements into design options that are cost effective, efficient, re-usable that comply with defined architectural principles and standards and that enhance the business process

Excellent analytical and problem solving, communication and presentation skills

Ability to understand business strategy and needs and support the translation into application requirements

Ability to create compelling business cases balancing business benefits and costs

Excellent understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies

Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas

Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations

Strong understanding of basic system engineering, information risk and security guidelines and architecture standards

Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.