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Architecture and Integration Manager


Chicago, IL, US

Job ID:  47824
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  IT

The Architecture and Integration Manager will lead a techno-functional team in the architecture, build and support of the Ardagh Group NA applications landscape in the following key technology domains:

  1. Application Solutions Architecture
  2. Application Integration
  3. SAP Basis administration

Key Responsibilities.

The Architecture and Integration Manager will manage the application technical components and their integration. This position is directly responsible to:

  1. Support applications assessments, evaluations & solution selection.
  2. Design and document viable technical solution architectures that support the business requirements.
  3. Delivery of digital solution prototypes.
  4. Align with digital solution managers from other regions/business units.
  5. Overall management of all EDI integration scenarios (internal and 3rd Parties)
  6. Overall management of application integration and their corresponding middleware (SAP PIPO and JSCAPE sftp application suite)
  7. Management of the SAP applications underlaying technical components (SAP Basis)


Other responsibilities:

  • Allocates and supervises technical resources into various project initiatives
  • Leads the Application architecture domain activities in the development of technology solutions
  • Coordinates all application Interfaces development activities and ensure they are consistent and well-integrated with the established application landscape and promotes reuse and standards adoption.
  • Participates in key project and solution design reviews as part of the methodology process.
  • Collaborates closely with applications management team and provide ongoing status reports.
  • Monitors emerging industry standards to determine impact on enterprise architecture.
  • Supports the other delivery functions with technical expertise.
  • Leads IT innovation in emerging technology.
  • Participates into the architecture governance process.
  • Coordinates new system implementations and ensures they are consistent and well-integrated with the established application landscape and promotes reuse and standards adoption.
  • Participates in key project and solution design reviews as part of the methodology process.
  • Supports the applications delivery functions with technical expertise.
  • Manages resources directly responsible for the setup, maintenance, and support of all EDI scenarios
  • Manages resources directly responsible for the application integration and middleware software management. (SAP PIPO and JSCAPE)



Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science or related field.
  • 7+ years working experience with SAP PIPO, Solution Architecture and EDI
  • Good understanding of SAP Basis and system administration.
  • Strong Functional and technical knowledge:
    1. Estimates and plan all work effort related to projects
    2. Designs technical approach for all systems integration.
    3. Deep understanding of development best practices.
  • 5+ years of working as an IT manager.
  • Deep understanding of Application development and application lifecycle management.
  • Knowledge of project planning and management, including scope, time, and resource management.
  • Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs.
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure and cloud technologies.
  • IT experience in a global operations environment.
  • ITIL experience – at least to foundation level.


  • Excellent communications skills to include fluency in English - both written and verbal.
  • Leadership, Teamwork, Oral & written Communications, Project Management, Logical Analysis, Stakeholder Management, Business skills and methods, Business Processes, Strategic Planning, Application and integration modelling and design.
  • Knowledgeable in the design and construction of system architectures that enable well-integrated transactional, collaborative solutions.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate

What we offer: 

  • Benefits day one! 
  • Opportunities to develop and grow professionally! 
  • Opportunity to be at your best! 


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles for your favorite beverages?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. For more information on Ardagh Group, visit

Nearest Major Market: Chicago