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Sap Business Lead Resume

Everett, WA

SUMMARY:

  • At heart, I am a business process innovator and a collaborative project leader. I derive satisfaction from identifying efficiencies, motivating people to deliver their best performance, and ultimately succeeding in delivering on time, high quality projects. I measure success by achieving short and long term business outcomes.
  • I am inspired by people and success. I strive to provide an uplifting environment so project teams can flourish and succeed. I have delivered immediate and long term results as a program manager, a project manager, a functional lead and a hands - on SAP functional consultant, in both consulting and in industry. Prior to my 15 year SAP career, I worked as an accountant in industry for 5 years.
  • My results include: stabilizing a highly volatile SAP Financials implementation, post go-live delivering functional configuration whilst also managing a team to deliver a project on an aggressive timeline taking over and turning around multiple, in-flight projects to a successful conclusion restructuring of an underestimated project and delivering the project successfully on a restricted budget achieved multiple job promotions at Big 5 consulting companies
  • Strengths : SAP knowledge, scoping, project planning & execution, budgeting, team building, project team leadership, business process analysis & improvement, SDLC process knowledge, Big 5 consulting experience, experience in multiple industries and countries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Everett, WA

SAP Business Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Led the Finance SAP business team through 2 phases of a SAP full life cycle implementation
  • Identified weaknesses and/or inefficiencies in current business processes and system design
  • Recommended system, process and operational improvements to ONE Program stakeholders and executives
  • Provided day-to-day oversight to the budget-to-report and Purchase-to-pay teams throughout system go-live and post go-live
  • Worked closely with the Finance Division to recommend appropriate business process and system improvements
  • Recommended SAP system design and SAP configuration changes - FI (including FERC), CO, MM & SD
  • Provided active feedback on individual and overall team performances with client department managers and the CFO
  • Provided regular status/progress reports (weekly or as requested) to the CFO & CIO
  • Managed the timely execution of project tasks according to the project master plan
  • Introduced and implemented measures and tools to monitor risks and issues for the project

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Principal Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for U.S. business process design and configuration of Purchasing, Project Systems, and Fixed Assets
  • Responsible for driving tasks assigned to all SAP Finance resources and ensuring on-time delivery for the U.S. deployment of the template
  • Reported detailed status of tasks to the PMO as well as risks and issues and working with the business/IT to assign mitigating actions
  • Performed SAP configuration changes for the U.S. rollout of the global template for Fixed Assets
  • Conducted Blueprint workshops to assess fit/gap to the SAP template for the U.S. and recommend SAP changes relative to local requirements

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Program & Integration Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Confidential Program ($15M, 80 resources) related to System Delivery, Business Requirements Management, Change Management, Project Management, and Quality Assurance. Confidential included SAP (ERP), SFDC (CRM) and integrated back office systems
  • Single point of accountability for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects, including all business and operational deliverables
  • Managed and coordinated team members (for multiple projects) including project managers, business resources, user groups, internal, and external consultants and contractors, as well as third party vendors
  • Created, maintained, socialized and gained approval for all program plans for maintenance, support, enhancements, and projects
  • Rigorously managed scope to ensure commitments were achieved within time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Monitored and controlled the project, and ensured that project risk, issues, and status were rigorously managed and tracked. Proposed recommendations and adjustments to the Executive Leadership Team and presented weekly program status reports
  • Identified, quantified, and managed issues and risks. Developed strategies to appropriately mitigate risks
  • Led Leadership and Steering Committee meetings (CXOs, EVPs, VPs & Directors)

Confidential

Functional Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Identified and defined the SAP solutions and structures needed to realize continuous improvement opportunities
  • Performed hands-on configuration as needed, based on new requirements and enhancement projects
  • Reviewed prototypes, solution blueprints, and project scope to ensure the needs of the business finance team were being met
  • Served as liaison to the business community, working with the BPO to ensure that business needs were fully understood by the project team
  • Chairperson for the Solution Review Board (SRB) responsible for solution integration, optimization, and integrity
  • Managed relationships and enacted status reporting and escalated as needed with external vendors for bolt on applications to SAP

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Finance Lead

Responsibilities:

  • SAP Financials lead and architect for global template design spanning 8 countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK, France, Luxembourg and Argentina)
  • Responsible for a team of 10 people including consultants and client team members
  • Utilized Agile (scrum) and Waterfall methodologies
  • Worked with the OTC, P2P and PP teams to design a process for ‘Maquiladora’
  • Included a midstream acquisition of Solo Cup
  • Team lead responsibilities: Solution design, architecture & development, hands-on configuration and unit testing, functional specifications, finance work plan, performance management, status reporting, goal setting, scope management, risk, issue & escalation management

Finance Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Finance lead during blueprint for an SAP conversion for an acquisition and divestiture of a major cellular phone company
  • Led large design workshops (30+ people) for Sales, OTC, Finance, and Purchasing to capture requirements from an SAP and integration perspective
  • Produced design documentation for configuration, master data, and transactional conversion requirements
  • Identified and solutioned gaps and issues related to the requirements
  • Met with senior managers and directors to discuss legal and other regulatory requirements for the acquisition and divestiture

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Led team of 25+ people including client, onsite, and offshore resources
  • Developed project work plans and schedules for the 3-phase SAP greenfield implementation
  • Responsible for staff selection of the project team - offshore, onshore & contractors
  • Presented bi-weekly project status and escalation to the steering committee
  • Spearheaded the 3-tier SAP infrastructure design to support and enable the parallel implementation of multiple project life cycles
  • Led Integration workshops and follow-up meetings to resolve the gaps between business requirements and SAP functionality
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing cross-team activities between SAP Functional, Development (offshore), OTC, PTP, RTR, Workflow, Security, Basis (offshore), and client IT teams
  • Responded to client Requests for Proposals, providing estimates and scope statements and conducting/leading SAP demos
  • Formulated Statements of Work, Change Orders and implemented Change Controls
  • Responsible for Scope Management, Delivery Management, and Integration Management
  • Devised Testing Strategy and Test Plans for Integration Testing (2 cycles), Regression Testing, and User Acceptance Testing

Confidential

SAP Finance Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall design of SAP Finance process and system architecture
  • Authored security design for P2P and Finance
  • Led a small team of 2 consultants through the blueprint/design phase
  • Conducted blueprint workshops with audiences of 20+ people
  • Produced blueprint design documents for GL, AP, AR, AA, Banking, PA, PC, IOA, LIV, PCA, and CCA
  • Designed Process and led blueprint workshops for SAP Workflow for AP Invoice Approval and Credit Management
  • Configured GL, AP, AR, Banking, PCA, PA, and CCA sub modules
  • Developed functional specifications for FICO RICEF objects
  • Delivered end-user training on the preconfigured “Energy Path” solution for all of FICO and Purchasing

SAP Finance Lead

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Identified gaps in functionality between 4.7 and ECC 6.0 and made required configuration changes
  • Identified and applied relevant OSS notes for the target release
  • Composed functional and technical specifications for code modifications and enhancements
  • Developed, planned, and led execution of test scripts in Quality Center
  • Provided functional guidance to the ABAP team during manual code remediation

SAP Finance Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Requirements gathering for the development of multiple data interfaces between SAP and regulatory reporting systems
  • Composed functional specifications for interfaces
  • Tested and migrated interfaces to Quality before release to Production
  • Adhered to GxP for compliance & proof to ensure new designs were “fit for purpose”

Confidential, Chicago, IL

SAP CO-PA Lead Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Person responsible for delivery of CO-PA including integration with BW & SAP Trade Promotions Management (CRM-TPM)
  • Responsible for configuration, testing, issue resolution, and data conversion - FI/CO, FSCM-Dispute Mgt, and CO-PA
  • Worked the redesign of CO-PA as required by the integration with CRM through the Account Assignment Manager and SAP middleware
  • Formulated Test Sets in Quality Center, executed testing and provided guidance for mock cutover and conversions
  • Responsible for design of RICEF functional design and delivery, co-coordinating with onsite and offshore ABAP developers
  • Responsible for working with the finance team’s integration with BW, ensuring data completeness and accuracy in order to satisfy reporting requirements
  • Interfaced directly with the SOX and Internal Audit consultants to satisfy internal control requirements
  • Delivered classroom training for CO-PA and Accounts Receivable, providing significant input on the creation of the training materials
  • Actively involved hands-on in the project go-live and execution of cutover activities

Confidential, Grand Rapids, MI

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed implementation of inter-company site readiness (deployment) activities from fit/gap assessment through to go live across the USA, Canada, and Mexico
  • Spearheaded teams of 50+ people across North America from initial phases to final deployment of the SAP solution
  • Responsible for identifying and managing resolution of Intercompany related issues (functional gaps, data conversion, and cutover) with regard to sales order pricing, product costing, sales orders, and purchase orders
  • Provided daily and weekly metrics reporting to the PMO
  • Played an active role in planning and execution of deployment cutover and go-live activities
  • Directed the coordination, monitoring, and communication of data reporting and process changes for all plants with Central and Local Finance teams
  • Presided over large, multi-plant intercompany controller/plant manager workshops/meetings and participated in weekly status meetings to ensure the successful integration of the SAP solution into the different business units and across OTC and PTP work streams
  • Worked with the Testing Team to ensure sufficient integration testing and regression testing, studying results, and recommending fixes

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