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Experienced Solutions Architect

Company: Champion Petfoods
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Champion Petfoods is expanding! We are excited to announce that we are looking for a Solutions Architect - Infor M3 ERP to join our rapidly growing company. With thirty years of growth in the global pet food sector, our ORIJEN and ACANA brands define our vision of being The Global Leader in Advancing Premium Food for Pets. If you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success by working in our award-winning company - we would love to hear from you.


Experience supporting and adopting new processes in the Infor M3 ERP is essential to this role.

The Solutions Architect - Infor M3 ERP is an inquisitive and collaborative problem solver. Primary focus will be supporting, updating, and implementing new functions within the Infor M3 ERP. The SA will architect integrations from other systems to Infor M3 ERP as well as assist in implementations and integrations of other software applications. The SA will also work closely with various business units to understand requirements and business processes and translate those into technical & process-based requirements and solutions. The systems produced must satisfy Champion business needs (both functional and non-functional) while respecting many constraints: technology capability, human factors, security, integration, risks, scope, cost, quality, schedule, standards and resources. The Solutions Architect has a broad view of technology, business and is keenly aware of technology's role (and limitations) in producing effective business results. The SA will also act as a mentor to other staff and assist with training, onboarding and collaboration as required.

Reporting to the Director, Enterprise Applications, this position is located in the Champion corporate office in Boulder, CO and requires some travel to other Champion locations (Post COVID).


  • Manage, sustain, support, and grow the Infor M3 ERP
  • Understand the challenges faced by Champion business units and help them develop business solutions that are consistent with, and in support of, Champion business requirements as well as IT strategic and tactical plans.
  • Working with the IT Enterprise Applications and IT operations teams, and members of Champion business units, ensure that all IT solutions are understood in terms of scope, schedule, cost (initial and ongoing), required resources, and risk.
  • Develop and maintain an application inventory, architecture, and standards that form a framework to move Champion forward with technology in an integrated, robust, cost-effective and sustainable way.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with vendors and contractors that provides Champion with excellent value while supporting mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Drive for partnerships with our vendors and a high level of service delivered to Champion Petfoods
  • Maintain a forward-looking view of the information technology industry and provide technology guidance to IT management on technology trends and directions.
  • Make recommendations on the future directions for technology use in Champion.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or related discipline, with a focus on systems design and administration.
    • At least eight years' relevant work experience.
    • 5+ Year experience supporting, configuring and updating Infor M3 ERP system
    • Experience in Infor MEC or StreamServe development considered an asset
    • Demonstrated ability to create consensus between divergent groups of people through technical leadership, negotiations, debate and compromise while maintaining excellent relationships.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences.
    • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
    • Strong overall knowledge of enterprise architecture concepts, programming techniques, software development cycles, and associated tools and platforms.
    • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise/Web design/application principles and tools.
    • Strong knowledge of the implementation and operation of cloud-based services (e.g. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
    • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure hardware and software.
    • Strong knowledge of cyber security concepts and defensive measures.
    • Knowledge of applicable IT laws and regulations.
    • TOGAF or Zachman certification is desirable.
    • Self-directed with ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license (other than motorcycle), ability to travel between the Company's locations, and willingness to accept temporary assignment(s) to additional Company locations.
    • Some travel is required.
      Champion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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