IT Solution Architect - Manager


Sheboygan Falls, WI, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  50737

As a member of our information technology (IT) team, you’ll apply cutting-edge resources to help Johnsonville become even more productive and efficient, reduce costs and improve our capacity and profitability. You’ll use and continually develop both your technical expertise and business acumen to maintain Johnsonville’s innovative industry leadership.


IT Solution Architect - Manager


Position Overview:

The IT Solution Architect – Coach (Manager) will be responsible for the overall design, development, deployment of solutions within the Enterprise Application landscape.  You will provide consultative advice and guidance on peripheral / connected solutions to the SAP S/4 ERP & other core systems of record.  This member will also work with the IT Director of Solution Delivery & Support in providing a holistic architectural framework (technical, application, and information architecture) for applications system deployment, integration, development, and maintenance.  A key responsibility in this role is the ability to communicate IT concepts in a simplified manner to garner support and understanding to various members from leadership to manufacturing.  As a Coach (manager), key responsibilities include focusing the team on skill growth & relevancy, work prioritization and oversight on governance and related portfolio projects and innovation opportunities.


In collaboration with the IT Team Coaches, you will ensure appropriate IT strategies, standards, and policies are created, maintained and followed to provide required application performance, integrity, and reliability.


As a senior leader of the IT team, you will also participate in IT and sub team strategy development and execution, and overall IT team performance.  As required, the member will coordinate and manage off-shore/near-shore/on-shore relationships with support & delivery contracts, ensuring overall solution quality and supportability; may also engage in light project management/project coordination activities.



  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the overall technical architecture for the Global Applications environment at Johnsonville
  • Lead the Development Team and all development activities supporting the business and other needs of the IT peer sub teams
  • Accountable for all development requests ensuring clarity on prioritization, estimation, coordination, and documentation
  • Oversees the technical design, architecture and ensures standards for all development activities are in place and adhered to
  • Coordinates with Business Analysts to ensure the proper integration of business processes and procedures governing information technology
  • Assist project manager in defining, scheduling and budgeting tasks
  • Provides technical expertise to the Development Team & Configuration resources
  • Mentors the Development Team to expand technical capabilities and initiate career development
  • Provides strategic vision for expanding current functionality and for the acquisition and deployment of new business applications and technologies
  • Assists in developing business cases for major enhancements and projects to assist leadership in strategic planning
  • Develop appropriate system documentation and assists in developing end user documentation for implemented solutions
  • Ensures solutions are reviewed and analyzed for impact on existing or proposed technical solutions
  • Guides team members to architect solutions (configuration and enhancements) and assign them to a team for development (in-sourced, out-sourced, on-shore, off-shore or a combination of all the above)
  • Ensure that technical activities throughout the development lifecycle maximize the use of standards / best practices / solutions and minimize customization
  • Provide knowledgeable management of all technical activities including but not limited to design, development & testing of external system interfaces with customers and vendors
  • Ensure requisite support of the global application footprint, in line with Service Level Agreements, is adhered to, which may require 24/7 on-call support



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related discipline is required; MBA or equivalent desirable





  • Ability to analyze complex problems, and facilitate resolution
  • Plan, organize, facilitate and collaborate on solution architecture & development
  • Express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable by non-technical users
  • Ability to transform business function requirements into technical program specs, and to code, unit test and debug customer and standard application programs
  • Excellent technical documentation skills



  • Willingness to work hours outside of normal hours as needed
  • Ability to travel
  • On-call rotation (7x24) with other team members


Location:                           Global Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI (Flex/Hybrid Negotiable)

(We are located one hour south of Milwaukee.)


Coach:                               Director – IT Solution Delivery and Support

(We don’t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)


Member Status:              Full Time, Salaried

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges – like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


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We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.