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Dynamics 365 Solution Architect

Company details

Brunswick Marine in EMEA , with EMEA headquarter in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, the world’s leading provider of marine engines and pleasure boats. The Group employs 14,000 people and its products are sold throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Group net sales revenue in 2018 was $5.19bn – an increase of $324mn (7%) on 2017. This represent the ninth consecutive year of growth. Brunswick features the world’s premier nautical brands (Mercury, Attwood, Valiant, Quicksilver, Uttern, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Lankhorst Taselaar…).. More information is available at www.brunswick.com
In today's digital business era, we are challenged to exceed customer expectations faster and better than our competition. This requires the evolution of the company's existing business processes and the modernization of its ERP transactional systems, with the migration from current legacy IT systems to a modern Microsoft Dynamics ERP environment. The transformation of our processes and systems for the international marine businesses will span a minimum of three years and include multiple regions and countries. An ERP Team, located at Petit-rechain, is leading this global transformation. To support the design, development and implementation of the organization’s MS Dynamics applications, we are recruiting a Dynamics 365 Solution Architect.

Function

The ERP Solution Architect is responsible for leading the conceptual design, planning, configuration, testing and deployment of efficient solutions in support of Brunswick’s ERP solution (Microsoft Dynamics 365), including the integration to other Brunswick systems, cross divisional

Main accountabilities:

  • Responsible for proactively reviewing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP release documents to identify upcoming changes that may impact current integrations such as file layout, new or renamed fields, field size changes updates, data entities, reports, etc
  • Takes a holistic approach to design customer centric solutions through configuration, customization, and process improvements to align with business leading practices. Act as the principal architect and functional designer of enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP. Review, analyze, and evaluate business processes and user needs to create written functional requirements and design specifications for ERP for hand off to the functional SMEs and/or technical teams.
  • Ensure IT liaison with the PMO and BRMs on ERP related issues, enhancements and problems. Participate in regular meetings on open issues, enhancements and configuration relating to the ERP system.
  • Ensure that systems design and functionality parallel overall business strategies and future requirements. Participate in regular meetings with the service delivery, project management, and development teams to review enhancement requests for the ERP system. Works with developers to ensure that the developed ERP enhancements and modifications meet the business/user requirements.
  • Assist in researching new technologies, applications or processes to automate or enhance the ERP system or its functionality. Maintains in-depth knowledge of the core system, the strengths and weaknesses, integrations with boundary applications, customization's and the use of third party add-on products. Works with internal staff and teams to document application specifications/manuals and adhere to internal development processes and application lifecycle guidelines. Write detailed descriptions and analyses of user needs and requirements, system functionality, and steps required to enhance the utilization of the ERP system. Where possible define and educate users on existing processes and functionality to satisfy their business requirement or need, thus reducing or eliminating the need for enhancements to the ERP system.
  • Operate in line with company policies and procedures, especially relating to quality management system, the company ethics program and the company’s health, safety and environmental policies.

Profile

You are a bright, creative, and talented individual who enjoys working with some of the world's greatest brands, in an environment that blends cultural, multi-lingual, and ethnic backgrounds, with:

  • A minimum of 6+ years Dynamics AX functional & technical design and implementation experience.
  • You should have participated in a minimum of 2-3 “large” full life cycle Dynamics AX implementation projects in a role of Functional/Technical lead or architect.
  • Experience in MS Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and D365 for Operations (AX7).
  • Excellent functional knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP application, preferably: Finance, Trade & Logistics, Projects, and other modules.
  • Experience in upgrading to the latest releases of Dynamics AX (code and data upgrade).
  • Experience in complex integration development (web services, DIXF, .net custom client-server applications, knowledge of standard web services and integration protocols – (Data, SOAP, JSON, REST, SSIS, direct SQL, Azure logic apps).
  • Experience in performance optimization (X++ application code, troubleshooting AX components, AXPerf, LCS Environment monitoring, SQL performance optimization).
  • Experience in environment and release management (ALM, TFS, Build processes, Environment management, Installation and configuration of AX and related components).
  • Professional certificates or advanced degrees are desirable.
  • Solid technology skills with emphasis on Microsoft based technologies to include most (but not necessarily all) – database modeling / design (Microsoft SQL Server, Stored Procedures, Views, SSRS), development frameworks and methodologies (.NET, C#, X++), Software support tools (Visual Studio, SQL Server Enterprise Manager), Application integration frameworks (BizTalk, Web Services, Microsoft SSIS), Software Testing and Configuration Management tools and techniques.
  • Ability to break down complex business requirements in a global ERP implementation into actionable functional configuration settings and enhancements to the system.
  • General experience with SDLC methodologies (Waterfall and Agile) and formal change management procedures.
  • Demonstrates principles of quality customer service, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and flexible enough to work with different technical skill levels and skill sets.
  • Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented while having the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Strong business background coupled with excellent written and oral skills for communication at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to gain the confidence of key personnel through value-added work product.
  • Strong communication skills, fluent English, spoken and written is essential. Knowledge of Dutch, German or French is an asset.
  • Ability to travel for longer periods of time to other Brunswick divisions/ locations

Offer

  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise
  • Extra-legal benefits such as company car, group and hospitalization insurances, meal vouchers, etc.
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a diverse function within a fast growing international company leading in its sector
  • The possibility to fully develop your talents and to grow within your function
  • An easily accessible and friendly work place, with free parking
  • Work-life balance: flexible work schedule

  • Placed on:Tue 14 January 2020
  • Location: Petit-Rechain, Belgium

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers
Belgium

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