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SAP APO Architect


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location:  Akron, OH (hybrid onsite 2 days / week)
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




Primary Purpose of the Position: 
The SAP APO Architect (PPDS Module) will be a member of the global Supply Chain IT team applying their expertise in SAP technology, specifically in the area of SCM planning to provide competitive solutions to enterprise-wide challenges.  This project focused role will function in a technical Business Systems Analyst capacity working closely with business partners and applying technical expertise in a business/technical system area. Additionally, the architect will strive for cross-functional and cross-platform solutions providing guidance to departmental and divisional Business/Technical Management on IT Strategies and Initiatives.


Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Focusing on Specification Master Data (Material Master, BOMs, Routing, Production versions), Manufacturing Master Data (Work Center, Work Center Hierarchies, Capacities, Set up Matrix), Repetitive Manufacturing (REM), MRP in SAP ERP / S/4HANA and Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling in SAP APO (PPDS module) and ePPDS on S/4HANA.
  • Analyzing business/technical needs and translating process into practice through the current IT Tool Sets by investigating for the best fitting solution and providing design solutions and functional specifications in the areas of Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PPDS) and Master Data / MRP in SAP ERP and S/4HANA.
  • Identifying opportunities to enhance existing operations using new IT Technology as a replacement for Legacy Systems manual effort.            
  • Implementing new business/technical strategies through configuration interaction and creation of programing specifications.
  • Providing knowledge transfer on current technologies to stakeholders and junior level staff.
  • Conducting full integration testing of new or changed business/technical processes (developing business). Preparing Technical Cycle Tests for use by stakeholder community. Documenting all process changes and writing operational instructions work requirements.
  • Providing adequate analysis and supporting documentation to enable management to develop effective work plans and project schedules (track to project plans and monitor results). Adjusting priorities in order to accomplish objectives on time and under budget. 


Experience and Education: 

  • Academic bachelor’s degree in related discipline or in lieu of degree 11 years of Information Technology experience.
  • 5 or more years of experience in SAP APO (CIF interface, SNP, PPDS) and in SAP-ERP (MM, PP, MRP)


Skills & Abilities

  • Strong understanding of and experience in end-to-end supply chain planning, focusing in the area of Production Planning, Detailed scheduling and integration with MES, Raw material planning and the rules surrounding those processes.
  • Experience on SAP ERP Product Costing and integration to SAP MES
  • Good communication, time management and presentation skills
  • Strong team Player
  • Willing to travel as needed.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Basic ABAP programming knowledge desired
  • Experience in S4HANA and SAP IBP and in any non-SAP supply chain planning tools.
  • Experience working with linear programming / mixed integer programming or operations research algorithms desired but not required.



Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: SAP, Developer, Supply Chain, ERP, Systems Analyst, Technology, Operations

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