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P2P Functional Solution Architect

  • Paris +1 more
  • Paris +1 more

Our Solution Architecture team is looking for a business-minded technical leader with a passion for designing and implementing cloud solutions for a diverse array of enterprise customers. You will have the opportunity to use leading Source-to-Pay technology to create significant business value for our customers by simplifying and automating procurement and accounts payable processes and by unlocking the benefits of connected commerce through the Basware Network.

As a P2P Functional Solution Architect, you’ll utilize expertise in Purchase-to-Pay technology to translate the customers’ business needs and processes to the integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution design. The Functional Solution Architect leads the technical engagements, defines and designs the customer solution architectures, and develops broad expertise in Basware solutions and key enabling technologies. The Functional Solution Architect will help organizations understand best practices around networked Purchase-to-Pay solutions and how to migrate existing solutions to the cloud. As a trusted customer advocate, the Functional Solution Architect will work towards the long-term success of our customers by proactively promoting ways to maximize the benefits of the solutions in use.

You'll work with our Advisory Services team at the Basware France/Belgium office. You will join our dynamic Customer Service Organization offering many opportunities for your professional development. You will work in close cooperation with pre-sales, business consulting, solution delivery, and customer service management teams to shape and deliver a leading customer experience in Purchase-to-Pay.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and confidently presenting solution architectures to support Basware and customer decision making;
  • Creating transition plans for enterprises from their current state to the Basware cloud-based solution;
  • Leading detailed discussions, evaluation exercises, and workshops to determine business and technology needs and translate them to workable solutions;
  • Leading / managing the design, build, test, and deployment of solutions delivered to enterprise customers.
  • Ensuring quality, sustainability, and continuous optimization of the implemented solution;
  • Working with a range of stakeholders to seek, research and determine the most appropriate solutions to address business, performance, operational, and/or technology needs;
  • Expert-level coaching and support for our customers through all stages of the customer lifecycle with advice on solving complex challenges, improving maturity, technology transition, optimal usage of our solutions, and best practice;
  • Contributing to a global Basware community, acting as a thought leader, coaching and mentoring other Solution Architects, while improving and developing new tools, methodologies, and best practices

Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Team Leader, Customer Services
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Sam Bradner
Senior Content Designer
"Best part of my job is flexibility and variability. I don´t really have a typical day, and I like that!"
Kevin Kamau
Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Communications Specialist
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
Director, Customer Service
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."

Skills & Requirements

  • Have a broad knowledge of Purchase-to-Pay or financial supply chain processes and concepts;
  • Have a broad knowledge of electronic trade interactions;
  • Thoroughly understand customer needs and the value proposition of cloud-based (Basware) solutions;
  • Have a broad knowledge of relevant technology architectures. For example, application integration, networking, information security, cognitive automation, etc.
  • Have a high-level understanding of web and cloud-based go-to-market technologies.
  • Understand the fundamentals of enterprise applications. Knowledge in ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle Financials, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics is seen as an advantage.
  • Understand how Analytics / Business Intelligence can be applied to optimize processes and solutions.
  • Be able to approach solution architecture design holistically from end to end
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Have excellent presentation skills with a capability of leveraging business terms to relay solutions in simple terms;
  • Be able to confidently interact with customers at all levels, identify sales opportunities, and influence customer buying decisions
  • Have strong critical thinking skills and the ability to objectively analyze facts to form judgments and influence decisions;
  • Be able to travel, both locally and in Europe

Work Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. Computer Science, Economics, Procurement or General Business.
  • 5+ years of design, implementation, and/or consulting experience with business applications or systems architecture.
  • Experience in Purchase-to-Pay operations, consulting, or technology/software pre-sales.

At Basware you will be part of a profitably growing, dynamic, and forward-looking company. We have an open working atmosphere and a great Basware spirit. We offer you competitive compensation aligned with your competencies and performance, a supportive team, and an opportunity to build your career in an international environment that empowers you to succeed.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Great Place to Work

  • Continuous learning and development

  • Great colleagues and teamwork

  • Flexibility and autonomy

  • Innovation and cutting edge technologies

  • Making the world greener

  • Global & diverse culture with a Nordic twist

About the company

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers.

Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the purchase-to-pay industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world class solutions and services to hundreds of companies worldwide. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want you to make a difference. So, we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where our employees strive for excellence, put our customers first, lead the way, and inspire one another to build a winning team.


2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

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