SAP ECC Senior Solution Architect

Tech Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-4717


Job title: SAP ECC Senior Solution Architect
Responsible to: Principal Solution Architect
Department: Global Financial Applications
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]

The A Side: A Day in The Life


The candidate will join a strong SAP Build team with an in progress Global SAP implementation. The ECC Senior Solution Architect will be responsible to ensure the good design and management of the existing global template for FICO and SCM whilst contributing heavily to new designs as the SAP project continues to roll out to 33 new territories globally. This will involve close cooperation with multiple parties including FICO & SD\MM architects & ABAP developers & Business process owners.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be Technical  


  • Serve as a key member of the ECC solution architect team to help formulate a strategy to help in formulating the solution design
  • Act as a liaison between BPA team and support
  • Responsible for the solution architecture on a major new strategic programme of work within the organisation
  • Ensure that the solution designed and delivered to IT estate are aligned to the architectural roadmap
  • Design and implement solutions to achieve successful business outcome and align with UMG Global Design principles
  • Ownership, control and management of a FICO global template
  • Extensive SAP solution design experience
  • Hands on configuration experience of FI, MM, SD, PS, CO-PA, CO-CCA/PCA or equivalent
  • Good understanding on the localisation knowledge
  • Strong understanding of integration with BI
  • Experience of business process design including requirement gathering


Be Knowledgeable


  • Translate requirements into implementation plans
  • Ability to current and future state data, technical, application and business architecture needed, verify, and modify recommended implementation plan based on BPA inputs and existing/inflight projects
  • Design authority for support & project delivery teams
  • Work closely with support & his team to resolve any issues
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams including implementation partners and support
  • Think out of the box to come up with creative solutions to address issues
  • Aptitude for quickly learning new technologies, and a desire to research and understand new areas of SAP
  • Up to date with developments in areas in and around the SAP roadmap
  • Able to identify best practice solutions to complex problems
  • Train on methodology including streamlining, simplification and automation of tasks


Personal Specification




  • Must have excellent general SAP ECC skills, accompanied with a solid understanding of SAP BI or equivalent
  • Experience as a Senior Solution Architect who has evolved from a strong background in hands on SAP development
  • Experience designing resilient and high availability solutions
  • Passion to deliver the high-quality solution with an all-in commitment to what we do
  • Successful track record of implementing any of the SAP global programme
  • Highly experienced with SAP FICO & SCM or equivalent with at least 8 to 10 implementation cycles completed
  • Skills and experience in the following areas would be highly advantageous: ABAP & HANA or equivalent
  • Ability to engage with and inspire confidence across all levels of the business to “C” level
  • Experience of working in a global environment
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies




  • Consulting background preferred
  • Accounting background preferred
  • Exposure to the media industry would be preferable


 Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)


Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.