SAP Basis Engineer III - Shoprite

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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In the role of Lead Engineer your deep specialised SAP Basis knowledge combined with exposure to Database Administration and UX (including Fiori) will be a key success factor in the delivery of both tactical and strategic SAP design, implementation and technical support related activities. Your guidance and mentorship will ensure a high quality SAP environment is maintained. You will be accountable for optimising the technical performance of a core SAP team and will work closely with crossfunctional Developers, Analysts, Consultants and other business stakeholders in a matrix structured project team.

Your collaborative efforts will aim to plan, implement and successfully deliver technical specifications for reports, enhancements, interfaces and conversions including solutions related to sustainable user experiences, streamlining of processes and new functionality as continuously deliberated and facilitated with relevant stakeholders aiming to build and maintain a robust and efficient SAP environment.



Job Objectives

  • Accountable for enhancing, maintaining and supporting a sound SAP environment.
  • Delivery of specialised SAP Basis knowledge across the Shoprite systems landscape. Applying a strategic lens and managing the portfolio as a subject matter expert by providing bestpractice expertise.
  • Analyse and understand business and customer requirements in the context of the current business environment and future opportunities.
  • Identify and implement suitable solution(s) and alternatives that address the business needs/requirements and exceed customer expectations.
  • Together with the delivery leads and technical team, ensure successful analysis, design, evaluation, modification, testing, and implementation of SAP across functional areas. Create conceptual, logical and physical solutions, using appropriate gatekeeping techniques and methodologies.
  • Drive operational improvements and efficiencies through the creation and implementation of rigorous processes and controls, act as a gatekeeper for quality of delivery.
  • Maintain all principles and quality compliance criteria to deliver according to commitments.
  • Ensure consistent availability of the SAP System and develop effective downtime solutions.
  • Timeously respond to and address user and system performance issues and develop proactive/preventative solutions.
  • Perform System Copy Backs.
  • Plan and execute SAP system builds including HA and DR.
  • Plan, test, communicate and execute SAP System upgrades.
  • Effectively administer ABAP and Java.
  • Design and administer Fiori as required.
  • Perform Standby to ensure consistent service response time and delivery.
  • Detect critical deficiencies and recommend improvements, proactively anticipate potential roadblocks and take corrective action to keep the deliverables on track.
  • Actively share insights and information with relevant stakeholders
  • Act as a SAP knowledge resource for functional teams and provide knowledge transfer to team members as necessary
  • Understand and stay up to date with current trends in Information Technology and specific current and future technologies
  • keep the team connected and engaged with the broader IT Team and roadmaps.





  • Matric with extensive, relevant and demonstrable job related experience in SAP Basis, ERP, BW and applicable business implementation including a full round of SAP implementation and upgrade cycle on Netweaver and databases
  • Degree in Information Systems / B.Sc Computer Science / B.Eng (or similar)



  • 58 years experience SAP Basis, ERP, BW and applicable business implementation including a full round of SAP implementation and upgrade cycle on Netweaver and databases.
  • 13 years experience in a team leadership role with specific exposure to mentoring a diverse IT delivery team



Knowledge and Skills

  • Exposure to SAP Hana, DBA Administration: HANA/DB2 Performance tuning and Sybase, S/4 implementation and UX design
  • 1-3 years exposure to agile projects with a particular emphasis on collaboration of multiple, crossfunctional teams with specific deliverable streams, including Project / Service delivery Lifecycle Management tools & methodologies experience
  • Demonstrable exposure to influencing senior leaders as well as a broad range of stakeholders
  • Exposure to and an understanding of Corporate, Retail or Customer interfacing environments in a similar role (non sector specific)



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