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Sap Project Manager, Sap Program Manager, Sap Solution Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Seasoned IT Director of enterprise level technologies and product management functions spanning global operations with 20 years of SAP IT experience in consulting and industry within Finance, Operations, Compliance, Legal, HR, Tax application ecosystems, e - commerce, and B2B digital technology
  • Roles involve solution and enterprise architecting; project and program management; the development of IT strategy and vision; delivery of the IT roadmap in alignment with corporate strategy; ensuring compliance/cyber safety; supporting business process transformation; managing IT professionals; pre-sales support; shared services support, and mergers and acquisitions activity.
  • Unique perspective of Supply Chain Systems and Finance from a Plant Controller, and SAP, point of view
  • Lead fourteen implementations of SAP, working for and partnering.
  • Held permanent and contract roles, in the US, Europe, and Africa, and oversight of projects, programs, and portfolios in Europe, Canada, APAC and South America

EMPLOYMENT:

SAP Project Manager, SAP Program Manager, SAP Solution Architect

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Partnered with one other IT leader to implement SAP Trade Promotion Management (TPM) from Vistex
  • Sustained stakeholder relationships with global Finance, Accounting, HR, Security, Risk, and Audit to optimize applications and business processes
  • Leader of global technology projects, using adapted Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Leader of highly effective technology and functional teams
  • Championed the roadmap for the adoption of S/4 HANA (SAP S/4HANA) and Central Finance.
  • Championed the roadmap for the adoption of both back-end and front-end ERP, front-end Hyperion & front-end BI Financial and Sales Reporting
  • Co-architected roadmap of e-commerce solution using Paymetric
  • Resolved enterprise architecture issues and worked with the Steering Committee on finance and supply chain issues
  • Leader of cross functional process discussion and proposed best practice solutions, while providing technical and process direction relative to SAP in the context of corporate strategy
  • Document Control management for Finance, Audit, PCI and SOX control documents. Readying for GDPR
  • Lead finance architecture reviews, process standardization and harmonization for adherence to the Global Template, and for integration issues referred to the Architecture Review Board
  • Responsible for global alignment on integration, processes, work distribution and communication to the global IT community for a post-merger environment between Newell Rubbermaid and Jarden Brands, and road-mapping the immediate to end-state solutions.
  • Developed change management procedures which aligned with finance business teams’ objectives
  • Leader on selection panel to appoint main banking partner for non-US banking
  • Oversaw migration to FiREapps as the global tool for FX

Confidential

Operations Transformation Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the road-mapping of the functional transformation of post-acquisition Serta and Simmons companies for the Operations division to close the gap created by decentralized shared services moving to centralized shared services to present a unified Confidential company
  • Organization, Plant Training & Operational Gaps, Finalize plant validation assessments, operational metrics
  • Advise in organizational design refinement and finalization for operational gaps
  • Advise in the development and management of the plant implementation plan
  • Advise in the development of training for solutions identified in Operational Gaps
  • Advise in the development of detailing training materials
  • Identify incremental resources requirements to on-going Ops gaps solutions (FTE add-backs)
  • Operational Gaps work plan and management of the plan
  • Documentation of Operational Gaps solutions to assist in training personnel
  • Advise in developing a solution, implementation plan and organizational roles and responsibilities for producing reports being prepared by impacted individuals
  • Transferred reporting requirements to SSB IT for development
  • Collaboration on Salesforce CRM integration

Confidential

IT Director

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the key business relationship with senior functional executives to develop and maintain the IT portfolio
  • Responsible for the leadership of direct, matrixed, and third-party resources working in different locations globally. Architected, planned and estimated SAP Solutions through the Waterfall methodology
  • Demonstrated strong technology, business process, and people leadership through the ability to develop and maintain IT peer; Business partner; and end user relationships to enable delivery through collaboration and influence identify risks and mitigation strategies
  • Oversaw Business Intelligence / Data Analytics and partnered with Business leadership to evangelize, deliver value proposition, gain funding, and implement SAP HANA. Directed the use of SAP HANA as a tool and strategy for managing data across other MDM and EIM platforms, and Salesforce.com
  • Responsible for the IT integration of Open Solutions into Confidential post-acquisition
  • Promoted the use of SAP PI and SAP Data Services. Oversaw delivery of Coupa; OpenText VIM for RPA; and SAP COE Helpdesk

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized strong presentation; communication; and facilitation (oral and written); business analysis; process mapping; business process design and implementation; requirements analysis; configuration; testing; training; change management; support; implementation methodology application; team facilitation, business case development, business assessment; building business relationships skills
  • Expanded knowledge of SAP’s global functionality through intercompany billing and country versions
  • Technical Lead on Pre-Sales Support for Banking and Leasing through proposals and RFP responses
  • Project Managed an SAP Financials implementation for a group of five insurance companies using ASAP methodology
  • FI team lead and responsible for SAP implementation components of statutory requirements and global sales transaction taxes for 42 countries

Confidential

Vice President Business Solutions

Responsibilities:

  • Developed network in the SAP marketplace and managed accounts for a micro SAP Practice
  • Technical resource for SAP Master Data Management product
  • Project Managed implementation of Vertex O-Series for SAP ECC 5.0 for Federal Mogul - created Statement of Work and managed requirements gathering, workshops, Gap Analysis, and Delivery
  • SAP Senior Business Analyst for Lease Accounting Engine with SAP America at Toyota Financial Services and Vertex O-Series quality manager - included application analysis, design review, implementation preview and functional testing
  • As Deployment Manager at IPG Corporate defined and implemented structured and repeatable deployment processes and performed risk assessments and drove project teams to meet deliverables while working with business leaders on priorities and goals
  • Partnered with Deloitte Consulting to design Global Chart of Accounts and global financial structures and prepare SOW
  • Performed role as FICO design and configuration manager for three Confidential Consulting projects for a Global client - High-tech provider of KVM switching, remote access, and serial connectivity solutions within a global rollout for FICO and in particular EFT interface with client bank, VAT tax configuration, and Plants Abroad; Store Fixtures manufacturer; and Energy Services clients

Confidential

SAP Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted VP of Finance to reduce finance costs, improve efficiency and information management, share best practices, and improve budgeting, reporting and system utilization, and report software revenue recognition under SOP97-2.
  • Liaison between Finance, IT, Operations, Service and Engineering. Implemented Business Unit profitability analysis.
  • Managed product costing, physical inventory count, AR and Credit, and sales order entry
  • Full life cycle, Technology Sector project, coordinated all aspects of service delivery including, assessment, design, implementation and project management for FICO; MM; SD; PP and PS. Managed data migration from legacy system, building cleansing techniques for Customer Data and hierarchies.
  • Performed Security Analyst role dealing with authorizations and profiles. Implemented GAAP and IFRS formats and international accounting

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