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Siemens Opcenter Research, Development & Laboratory (RD&L) allows companies in Customer Packaged Goods (CPG) and process industries to capitalize on their R&D potential and develop new products faster. Opcenter RD&L offers a scalable and flexible platform to streamline, optimize and align all product development processes with manufacturing. It keeps the product designs and processes well in line with quality and regulatory requirements. The smooth integration and alignment of R&D and manufacturing data and processes drastically speeds up the transfer of final product designs to mainstream manufacturing. https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/global/en/products/manufacturing-operations-center/simatic-it-r-dsuite. html

Position Overview

The Solution Architect is responsible for the successful implementation high quality Opcenter RD&L implementations. It is important that that you have industry knowledge of Formulation and Food & Beverage. As a specialist resource, this individual is responsible for consulting, advising, recommending, designing, and where appropriate deploying, specific technical solutions based on Opcenter RD&L Suite product knowledge and industry best practices for Formulation and Food & Beverage. The Solution Architect will be expected to provide leadership, overall technical direction to the team, and guidance to the customer based on Siemens best practices. Our Solution Architects are thought leaders in the respective verticals and will be expected to provide guidance to the entire vertical on Industry Best Practices. The Solution Architect position will be reporting to the Electronics, Semiconductor, Medical device and CP&R (Consumer Products and Retail) Technology Director.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership of the project team and customer to deliver project goals.
  • Ownership of the entire solution delivered to the customer including work done by other team members.
  • Oversee all aspects of the technical project. Ensure that Siemens best practices are followed and that the functional specification is implemented correctly.
  • Direct the offshore team to successfully implement documented functional specifications
  • Assist the Project Manager with estimates, detailed work breakdown structure, and enforcement of scope for the project.
  • Become a trusted advisor to the customer to steer customer towards Siemens Best Practices.
  • Authoring of functional specs to document all detailed implementation information for the project.
  • Working with QA lead to execute our Quality Assurance process.
  • Run workshops to execute the Solution Definition portion of Siemens Delivery methodology.
  • Effectively communicate design direction to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Support the Engagement Manager on preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications.
  • Manage customer expectations across project cycle.
  • Actively participate in the Zone Community of Practice for Opcenter RD&L Suite knowledge, primarily within the Consumer Products & Retail area, promoting adoption within the Zone and ensuring that knowledge and lessons learned are shared across country/organization boundaries.
  • Leverage relevant best practices and templates in the leadership of project solutions in own specialist area across the Zone, and significantly contribute to the definition and maintenance of best practices and curate templates in own area of specialism, providing experiences to support continual improvement.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, preferably with software engineering background, Advanced Degree may be substituted for industry experience.
  • Multiple Experience with other similar products like Labvantage, Labware, SAP Receipe Development, Selerant, Perfect Formulation etc.,
    Experience in the technical leadership of large software implementation projects
  • Proven experience in leading a prescriptive solution deployment based on best practices and OOTB capabilities as opposed to simply meeting customer requirements as stated
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to present complex issues to multi-level audiences and effectively communicate progress, status and issues to internal and external Customers.
  • Ability to handle tough and ambiguous situations without conflict
  • Experience leading offshore team on implementation projects.
  • A commitment to drive implementation success in a highly competitive market
  • Ability to interpret and report results to senior management as well as customer
  • Travel 50%
  • Work location can be remote or any City in US North East, Any City in US South, Any City in US Mid-West or Cypress, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; or Fremont, CA or Seattle, WA

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Preferred Pharmaceuticals or Food and Beverage industry background and experience
  • Preferred experience with the solution design of Formulation and Specification management solution implementation projects.
  • Preferred knowledge of Iterative Development methodologies
  • Preferred knowledge of Siemens Opcenter RD&L or similar products is a plus.

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