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SAP Data Architect



We embarked a seven year global Business Transformation program enabled by SAP S/4HANA in January 2021. This is a greenfield implementation for Sandvik, a large Swedish multinational group. Ireland was chosen as the central hub location for this business digitalisation initiative which we call the “Seamless Flow Program”. A second phase of the Program is now starting, with ambition to extend the template to our Sales Units

We are looking for exceptional people to join our diverse and multi-cultural team. This is a fantastic opportunity to create the digital future for our organisation using the very latest SAP technologies, creating sustainable business benefits and supporting the execution of Divisional strategies.

As we are creating a new internal SAP competency, this presents a great opportunity for learning and career development in this full-time position.

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group with a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. The Sandvik Group has been in operation since 1862 and today employs some 44,000 people, working in approximately 160 countries. Our diverse solutions delivered by our highly qualified and proficient employees enhance our customers’ productivity, safety and their profitability.

We are now recruiting for a SAP Data Architect for a permanent role in our Dublin Office.


The SAP Data Architect has been created to enable our business to maximize the value from our S/4 HANA transformation programs. As the SAP Data Architect, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and optimizing data strategies within our organization. You will support the establishment of the SMR IT SAP S/4 Hana Data practice, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure effective data management, governance, and architecture.

Your expertise will drive data excellence, enabling informed decision-making and business growth.​You will be expected to have ultimate responsibility for the maintenance and management of Data maintained in the SAP S/4 Hana and GTS solution. Whilst it is expected over time many of the day to day incidents and requests will be managed without their direct involvement it will be expected that they ensure that all agreed SLA’s are being adhered to and the company is receiving the appropriate level of service from any managed service provider.​

Data uploads to the S/4 Hana and GTS system will require your approval and so a considerable technical competence will be required to ensure the company has a robust solution. ​You will play a leading role in ongoing Transformation projects and BAU service, providing their inputs to the programs, BA data team & business in relation to how data is managed per agreed best practices.​


Data Governance and Strategy:

  • Establish data governance policies, standards, and best practices for managing data quality, security, and compliance.​
  • Collaborate with business units to align data requirements with governance structures set out by the SAP service.​
  • Work within the guidelines set by SMR Cluster Chairs to define data ownership, stewardship, and access controls within the S/4 Hana system.​

Data Modeling and Architecture:

  • Support the design and maintenance of data models specific to SAP S/4HANA.​
  • Ensure that data architecture aligns with business requirements and scalability.​
  • Ensure that data architecture aligns with security and audit requirements.​

Data Integration and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load):

  • Oversee and manage data integration between SAP S/4HANA and other systems (both SAP and non-SAP).​
  • Ensure ETL processes to extract data from source systems, transform it, and load it into SAP S/4HANA are designed and executed per the SMR IT Standards.​
  • Ensure tools like SAP Data Services or SAP Migration Cockpit comply with the SMR IT standards for seamless data movement.​

Data Quality and Cleansing:

  • Monitor data quality metrics and work with Technical Services to ensure data cleansing routines are implemented.​
  • Collaborate with business users, process owners, and the BA data management team to improve data accuracy.​

Master Data Management:

  • Work closely with MDM processes for critical master data domains (e.g., Customer, Supplier, Item) governed by the BA Data team.​
  • Note SAP MDG is not managed by this Service and is not under the remit of this position.​

Data Security and Privacy:

  • Enforce data security measures, including role-based access controls.​
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy regulations (such as GDPR) by anonymizing or pseudonymizing sensitive data.​
  • Support the Monitoring of data access logs and audit trails.​

Performance Optimization:

  • Analyze data performance bottlenecks and support the optimization of database queries.​
  • Ensure data loads are designed to be performant and minimize risk to the stability of the solution.​

Training and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Support and provide training sessions for data analysts, developers, functional/technical leads, and business users.​
  • Disseminate knowledge about SAP S/4HANA data tools and best practices.​
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning within CoEs (Centers of Excellence).
  • Other tasks as required by your line manager

Your Profile

You are a highly motivated, delivery focused individual with Strong Communication skills. You must be able to adapt communication styles and language depending on engagement with senior stakeholders, business representatives and technical colleagues. It is essential to have the ability to translate complex technical issues into business-friendly language.


  • SAP S4Hana Data Architect with strong data transformation knowledge and wider functional process understanding
  • Strong SAP Data integration awareness at a technical level with Finance, Order to Cash, Supply Chain, Produce to Demand areas
  • Working knowledge specifically of Third Party applications that support the management of data in a large enterprise.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Proven experience as a Data Architect within an SAP S/4 hana environment.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP data modeling & data management tools.
  • Previous experience using MS Office tools for Presentation purposes
  • Hands on experience working with SAP Data Services and S/4 Hana Migration Cockpit
  • Industrial experience of functional impact assessments with regards to data management

What we offer:

  • 22 days annual leave
  • 4 Company Days
  • Defined Contribution Pension
  • VHI Health Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Health & Wellbeing Initiatives – gym membership, wellbeing seminars, bike to work scheme
  • Flexible start & Finish times

Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainability

Sandvik has a developed belief in conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner, both for our employees and the environment; wherever in the world we operate.

Our high ethical standards determine our policy of putting Safety at a premium, acknowledging and respecting the communities and giving due consideration to the environment in the areas we operate.

These core values, to prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees, are the foundation of how we work today. We also recognise the importance on inter-personal relationships and how those based on honesty, respect and trust, enhance our working lives and help each other’s growth and career development.

Equality of opportunity is fully supported and endorsed as an employer by Sandvik, while also welcoming the additional strength that diversity brings, by providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Reporting to: SMR IT SAP Service Owner

How to apply? Interested in the challenge? Please apply directly at https://www.home.sandvik/career

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The closing date for applications is 19th July 2024

Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid permit to work in the EU

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