SAP Functional Architect (PLM/ECTR)

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


We have an immediate need for a SAP Functional Consultant (PLM/ECTR) reporting to the Director of Enterprise Applications in our Franklin Park, IL location. This role provides leadership and support for the development of enterprise systems that support efficient and effective business processes. Interacts directly and self-sufficiently with user management, IT Management, and the IT technical staff to identify needs and create a business case in support of strategic and tactical plans. Works with the Executive IT team, Project Manager, and executive process experts to lead the effort for all Business Systems project activities.



  • Keeps current on existing system platforms and with new advancements and capabilities relevant to functional area's .

  • Supports development quality assurance and production business systems issues and the support of new implementations.

  • Develops and mentor IT resources, sets annual goals and measures for team.

  • Serves as a focal point and primary liaison with the CIO on all the business systems strategies and tasks planned and coordinated by the Information Technology Department.

  • Ensures that all new reports and changes to reports are done without duplicating reports that already exist.

  • Leads the effort to develop application system security for respective area of the business. Accountable to ensure appropriate application security is in place and in line with company policies and applicable regulations.

  • Mentor and train business users. Helps lead the management staff on the evolution of management, decision support, and transaction systems and how these relate to business process design and redesign.

  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to continuously improve or reengineer business processes in line with best-in-class business model.

  • Possess a high degree of understanding of IT development techniques such as SAP configuration and the SAP Implementation Management Guide (IMG). Must be capable of carrying out SAP system configuration changes in a given discipline (e.g., PLM, IPS, ECTR, Quality, Finance, Manufacturing, Sales etc.) while able to lead the effort of all Business Analysts on staff.

  • Comprehensive functional and technical experience with SAP ECC, PLM (NWBC), SAP Engineering control center (ECTR) , CAD (Creo), PLM, QM, IPS Ticket system, Document Management systems, Workflows, Part Generation tools, Conversion servers (Cideon, .riess) and Engineering Record .

  • Responsible for system configuration and development in line with business end user requirements. Ensures transaction appropriateness and integrity while also ensuring the appropriateness of access security.

  • Ensures that documentation of all work done is sufficient to ensure efficient business continuance should personal changes occur.

  • Documents current business process and incorporates new process changes as needed.

  • Coordinates with business stakeholders to identify requirements, build business/use cases and identify costs, return-on-investment, and KPI’s to measure benefit realization.

  • Assesses business needs resulting from as-is business process analysis and how improved business processes, support systems, and technology can improve them.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/computer science or business administration.

  • 5+ Years relevant experience.

  • Hands-on enterprise systems experience with at least one full life-cycle implementation of SAP (PLM/ECTR/IPS/Workflow).

  • A solid, practical, “hands-on” understanding of R&D and New Product Development for a manufacturing company.

  • Ability to work with and lead others in a matrixed management environment.

  • Deep knowledge of business case development/Change management – including the development of return on investment (ROI) scenarios.

  • Detailed understanding of enterprise systems including the ability to develop and configure the solutions specific to R&D / NPDI, PLM, IPS, ECTR, Quality Management Module, Workflows, and Engineering).

  • High degree of skill regarding communication, Change Management, and business process redesign.


We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB):

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs:

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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