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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel is excited to announce this opportunity to join our COE CPS Platform Team as SAP NetWeaver/HANA Solution Architect.

The Solution Architect serves to provide sustainable, efficient, robust and secured core IT solution based on SAP Technologies, but also Windows Technologies. In addition will be responsible to train, educate and ensure the right capabilities are available in the IM function to meet the business projects and major changes needs. Also you will be responsible to match resource demand with supply, to ensure delivery or required resources and the target utilization rate of the resources is met. 
You will play a key role in our Grow and Deliver Strategy in maintaining business relationships along with the Business Information Managers, identifying business needs and ensuring that Information Management (IM) is able to meet these needs by providing the strategic IM planning, budget required, and value realization aligned with the Process Towers.


The position is based in Sassenheim, NL



Key Accountabilities

The Solution Architect - SAP NetWeaver/HANA has the overall responsibility of translating business requirements into a Platform or infrastructure solutions and describing it through architecture and designs. The architecture and designs are expected to be in line with business processes and architectural standards, guidelines & roadmaps. 


  • Master/ bachelor’s degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field of study;
  • Around 10 years of experience in the IT sector in general and with more than 5 years experience in the respective technical domain;
  • Solid technical solution architecture experience with modeling and/or infrastructure / application architecture design frameworks (TOGAF), tools, technologies, methodologies;
  • Experience with consulting or business roles.


Expertise in the following domains;

  • SAP NetWeaver Platform for ERP, MDG, SRM and BW.
  • SAP HANA DB Administration. 
  • S/4HANA for ERP. 
  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform Administration.
  • Linux, AIX, Windows.
  • SAP SLT.
  • SAP DMS.
  • SAP Solution Manager
  • OpenText / IXOS Archiving.


Key generic competences;


  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. 
  • Strong analytical skills over multiple technical domains to identify opportunities and solutions. 
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new trends and technologies. 
  • Ability to balance the long-term (or “big-picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions. 
  • Ability to influence internal and external parties. 
  • Able to communicate clearly through a variety of media. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 


Application details


We welcome your online application, reference 11472. Please note that applications sent by mail will not be considered. If you have any question, please feel free to contact our Talent Resourcing Partner Jeroen Sevenstern phone +31 (0)6 51706499.


An employment screening may be part of the selection process.


Agency or sales calls are not appreciated



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 11472