SAP Solution Architect – Project-to-Profit – Damen – Gorinchem


About us

Family owned business  Damen Shipyards Group  has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services. Damen operates 36 shipyards in 18 countries. We offer direct employment to more than 12,000 colleagues, bringing together a total production value of 2,5 billion euros and delivering 143 ships in 2023. 

Within  Damen , the IT&IM department is a professional provider of high-quality IT solutions and services and the enabler for digital transformation. The mission of IT&IM is to create business value by means of technology for Damen Shipyards Group by innovating the (digital) collaboration between colleagues, yards, ships, customers, and suppliers.

The  Damen Group IT&IM department  consists of approximately 160 FTE and provides 24-7 service to 38 business units and 6.000 users.

Damen embarked on the journey to implement SAP S/4 HANA as the global ERP system. Several Damen divisions are already fully operational with SAP. Others are being serviced in current and future roll-out projects in the years to come, as part of the global Digital Program.

The role

Your role will be in the global SAP Competence Center that guides the SAP implementation rollout projects and focuses on support and continuous improvement of the SAP S/4 HANA platform to meet growing and changing business needs. In this way, contributing to the strategic goals Damen has defined towards Operational Excellence and Digitalization.

The global SAP Competence Center consists of several multidisciplinary teams that operate DevOps. In this agile way of working, every sprint, new value is delivered to the business users of the SAP platform and requires a “you built it, you own it” mentality.

Within this context, the  SAP Solution Architect for Project-to-Profit partners with business process owners across various maritime divisions, defines and delivers global solutions that are aligned with business and technology roadmaps in a way that is reusable across the enterprise. The SAP Solution Architect guides the (external) support and project consultants and ensures full compliance with the global Damen template solution in SAP.

Key accountabilities

  • Translate business requirements into SAP requirements and technical roadmaps which will deliver value to the business;
  • Provide expert functional & technical consultancy on SAP standard PS components, best practices and influence business process mapping;
  • Ensure adherence to architecture guidelines, the global SAP template and alignment with adjacent SAP domains and processes;
  • Maintain and share subject matter expertise/knowledge of the solution domain architecture and related functionality;
  • Proactively identify, evaluate, promote and explain new SAP technologies and developments to safeguard the long-term sustainability;
  • Support Business Process Owner(s) in building a community and in knowledge sharing;
  • Provide guidance to the ongoing SAP implementation at the Damen divisions;
  • Coach the SAP developers in the teams in which SAP solutions are being (re)build, to ensure that development of these solutions is in line with the roadmap and architecture;
  • Skills & experience

    Must have:

  • Relevant bachelor’s or academic degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant SAP Project System (PS) experience, preferably with S/4 HANA.
  • Strong integration knowledge to adjacent domains for work preparation and production (PP – Production Planning module), procurement (MM / EWM – Materials Management / Warehouse Management), HR time registration and finance and controlling.
  • Strong knowledge on Projects business processes in a manufacturing global environment.
  • Experience in business transformation programs, across business areas, countries, and cultures.
  • Excellent communications skills in Dutch and English, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Self- motivated, taking initiative and sharing innovative ideas with the ability to push back when required;
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural international environment at a global company.
  • Nice to have:

  • Experience with working Agile /Scrum, SAFe and or Lean – Six Sigma work methods.
  • SAP S/4 CPM (Commercial Project Management) and SAP PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) experience.
  • Experience in realizing complex interfaces to and from SAP, specifically Primavera
  • Experience as integration/liaison consultant or manager within complex SAP implementation projects.
  • What we offer

    At Damen we realize that supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why we continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • a dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • a competitive salary;
  • at least 40 days of annual leave;
  • profit sharing & pension allowance;
  • continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy;
  • an active social environment such as events and sports;
  • a working from home policy: max. 40% working from home.
  • Other

    We are looking for employees with the ability to solve problems, who are self-motivated, proactive and eager to develop themselves towards experts, that cannot only help Damen with today’s challenges, but also those of the future.

    If you are interested, let us know by sending us your resume and motivation letter. For more information reach out to our recruiter Ankie van Hees.


    Job Detail

  • Reference number NL02581
  • Date posted 29/04/2024
  • Closing date 29/08/2024
  • Location Gorinchem
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Expertise IT & IM
  • Product Group Damen Shipyards Group
  • Company Damen Shipyards Group
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