Gerdau North America






TAMPA, Florida, United States


Information Technology




About Gerdau:

Gerdau is amajor steel manufacturing company, operating in10countries,and employing over 30,000 individuals.The North American business divisions (Gerdau Long Steel North America and Gerdau Specialty Steel North America)produce long and special steel products for the agriculture, energy, industrial,automotive,and manufacturing markets.We stimulate the economy through our network of recycling operations and mills, operating ten mills in the U.S. and three in Canada.

Gerdau is proud to be celebrating over 120 years of contributing to society. We are also embarking on a multi-year cultural & digital transformation. At Gerdau, we value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, an inclusive work environment, opportunities for career development and more. Help us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.

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  • Act as an SAP architect and a catalyst of digital transformation to increase business agility and enable the strategy of the company, as well as the key liaison for his/her functional globally
  • Lead and collaborate with the development of best practices, guiding principles, solutions architecture, and roadmaps
  • Serve as a subject matter expert working with business processes peers solving problems, advising on various complex business-related issues
  • Advise and drive the use of technology to streamline business processes
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop ideas and solutions to present to business processes peers
  • Analyze, gather requirements, design business processes, define functional specifications, and configure solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Configure, develop, and implement SAP systems, and smoothly integrate SAP applications with existing IT business solutions
  • Prepare test plan, test scripts for system testing, and functional testing, and implement the plan, as well as support for activities related to data conversion and resolve issues
  • Provide SAP system support, end-user training, and document SAP processes
  • Leads the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement
  • Participate in projects as an SAP expert
  • Lead functional areas within projects and/or lead implementation projects
  • Keep abreast of the latest SAP offerings, updates, and developments
  • Work with Digital IT service providers to provide support to users, to deliver applications enhancements and on project activities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business peers to gain their active support for the transformation agenda
  • Support leadership in developing and implementing Digital IT roadmaps, such as projects and enhancement
  • Develop solution concepts and business cases for new investments
  • Coaches, mentors and collaborates with technical subject matter experts and peers to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models
  • Customer -Centric - Focus efforts to ensure internal and external customers thrive
  • Communication and Persuasion - Possess solid communication and persuasion skills essential to success in this position. You will represent the Digital IT group effectively and employ negotiation skills that build organizational consensus around a specific course of action while identifying communication barriers and taking action to facilitate mutual understanding.
  • Business Acumen - Acknowledge the impact of your actions in local and global contexts while working to generate sustainable value (economic, social, and environmental) for the organization. In addition, you should understand basic business processes and possess the ability to identify and develop workflows and process maps for continual improvement and waste elimination within the business.
  • Technical Expertise - Understand all IT functions, cloud technologies, and services in use, and become familiar with the current direction in the infrastructure market
  • Strategic Thinking and Vision - Possess a clear sense of the direction of the organization and understand what will create a competitive advantage for the business in the future. Distinguish tactical issues from strategic ones and take action while effectively translating strategic imperatives at the macro level into initiatives and priorities.
  • Simplistic Agility - Foster simplicity and agility to focus on what adds value while resolving issues
  • Global Perspective - Ability to successfully operate in a global IT organization bringing perspective to daily work while leveraging relationships, expertise, and opportunities across borders taking the company's strategy and priorities into consideration.
  • Accountability - Take initiative and assume personal accountability and ownership for goals, outcomes, and deadlines holding others accountable for achieving individual and organizational objectives.
  • Analysis - Possess critical thinking ability and deal systematically with input from a variety of sources to suggest alternative approaches to unfamiliar situations or concepts, as well as strong analytical skills, including an understanding of business economics and financial resources.
  • Supplier Management - Possess the ability to engage and manage suppliers as needed for discovery, modeling, implementation, and support.
  • Support the Value Stream leader with the delivery of reliable, high-performance solutions that increase the value of the Digital IT investment portfolio
    • Support the Value Stream leader with the development of the Digital IT roadmap
  • Nurture relationships with the user community and leadership to maintain constant communication for Digital IT to understand business conditions, operational challenges, and potential opportunities where Digital IT may be leveraged to enhance business performance
  • Implement Digital IT projects and enhancements while developing solution concepts and business cases for new Digital IT improvements
  • Analyze project requirements and prepare budgets and schedules, and liaise with teams, clients, and managers for the duration of the projects
  • Drive the launch of projects to deliver solutions that maximize the positive impact on the organization while managing the budget, assigned projects, and associated KPIs for those projects

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of SAP experience
  • SAP certifications preferred
  • Extensive SAP (module-specific) knowledge
  • Experience with full-cycle SAP implementations
  • Knowledge of IT processes, IT functions (development, infrastructure, security, governance), and technology (cloud, big data, architecture, APIs)
  • Knowledge of Agile, Project Management, and Innovation processes
  • Ability to work with teams in Application Managed Services (AMS) environment driving engagement with an ownership mindset
  • Ability to document SAP processes
  • Experience leading projects
  • Understanding of business processes and best practices to provide effective solutions
  • Strong knowledge of SAP ERP (ECC or S4/Hana) and solid functional experience with the SAP SD (Sales and Distribution), Logistics, and SAP WMS (Warehouse Management)
  • Strong Knowledge of Advanced Planner and Scheduling (APS) solutions, preferably SAP APO or SAP IBP
  • Desirable knowledge of full Order to Cash process
  • Desirable knowledge of Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP), Forecast Plan processes