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Technical Architect - Consumer Goods Cloud



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Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

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Job Category

Customer Success

Job Details

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Technical Architect with Salesforce Consumer Goods Cloud ( Retail Execution / Trade Promotion Management )

Role Description

Our team collaborates with our Customers and Partners during project cycle to share their extensive knowledge of the platform and product suite. Combined with their experience in technical architecture, enterprise integration, and business solution implementation, they directly drive toward the best possible solutions. They paint a solution vision, architect the system and provide guidance during the implementation. Based on seniority they are involved in the building of solutions (configuration and coding) and/or leading diverse teams of resources in delivery or in strategic aspects:

Technical Architects are highly effective interacting across technical and business resources from the developer level through mid-management and above and are therefore a trusted advisor for business and technology collaborators. Finally, with experience in software delivery cycles based on agile methodologies the architect supports and is in close alignment with project management activities.

Your Impact

Through our extended onboarding program of formal certification, internal training, knowledge transfer, hands on experience and closely working with other Technical and Program Architects you will become a Salesforce Domain Authority at the forefront of our Architecture offerings, delivering outstanding customer success.

To be successful in the role you:

  • Ensure scalable and standard methodology solutions to meet and exceed customer needs
  • Guide the evaluation of business and technical requirements
  • Build relationships with key collaborators and team members
  • Act as lead architect for the overall engagement by coordinating and aligning work of multiple architects on the team
  • Align with project and engagement managers to support planning and implementation in close collaboration with the customer
  • Review and guide project vision and direction, implementation approach and key artefacts
  • Direct early solution evaluation, including proactive management of issues and effective engagement with executives, the account team, engineering, and product management
  • Where required, hands-on application configuration to meet customer needs
  • Direct and mentor diverse teams, such as customers, partners, and colleagues in technical delivery aspects, as well as non-technical topics such as communication strategies or executive influence
  • Fuel our internal growth by identifying, leading or contributing to internal pivotal initiatives, such as innovations, building up a strategic brand, and nurture teammates' skills by sharing knowledge.
  • Where required, support pre-sales activities to position Salesforce Services
  • Contribute to broader goals by becoming a citizen philanthropist and give back to our communities by joining or leading volunteering activities

Basic Requirements

  • Hands-on technical consulting and solution implementation experience for a major software domain (e.g. CRM, ERP, HR) as well as coding experience in object oriented languages
  • Ability to analyze, design, and optimize business processes via technology and integration
  • Experience in guiding customers and project members in rationalising and deploying emerging technology for business use cases
  • Work independently and as part of a distributed team and a willingness to take ownership of problems
  • Rapidly learn new technologies as well as strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills
  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.) -
  • Available to travel regionally and occasionally internationally depending on customer needs

Preferred Requirements

  • Salesforce Consumer Goods Cloud ( Retail Execution / Trade Promotion Management )
    A detailed understanding of Web Services, Data Modeling, and Enterprise application integration concepts, including experience with enterprise integration tools (ESBs and/or ETL tools), and common integration design patterns with enterprise systems (e.g. CMS, ERP, HRIS, DWH/DM)
  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships with C-level / mid level and key decision makers
  • Experience of defining and delivering enterprise applications on the Salesforce Platform including coded solutions
  • Prior experience in one or more of following salesforce clouds would be advantageous


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