Position Desired: Senior SAP SD Functional Lead
Key Attributes: Heavy experience as an SD team lead implementing, upgrading, enhancing & supporting order to cash processes in several industries Deep cross-functional & technical expertise within Sales & Distribution, Materials Management, Finance, and broad experience & knowledge of other key modules, plus superior ABAP skills Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) Business experience in sales, accounting & information technology management Customer-focused, driven to achieve & exceed expectations within cost & time constraints Experience with SAP releases up to ECC 6.0
Summary of Qualifications & Experience (in reverse chronological order)
Confidential,Toano, VA ECC6.0 6/2011 to 4/2012
SD lead on a project to redesign the user interface on a web-based retail order entry interface into SAP, build a robust available to promise (ATP) solution across multi-level sourcing locations, redesign pricing configuration to simplify and reduce ongoing maintenance and develop robust pricing management tools
Confidential,Durham NC ECC6.0 11/2010 to 2/2011
Performed analysis of current supply-chain business processes including an in-depth assessment of multi-plant availability checking and provided recommendations to senior-level management of possible changes to SAP to minimize errors, simplify processes and reduce manual effort.
Developed a robust pricing report for use by US and France as a data management tool which was designed to be dynamic and allow BioMerieux to continue its expansion of SAP to the rest of the world with minimal changes needed to the program.
Confidential,Atlanta GA ECC6.0 9/2010 to 11/2010
Supplemented existing OTC solutions team to develop functionality within a global template utilized by bottlers around the world, and developed specific functionality needed by China and Germany
Confidential,Chandler, AZ (Semi-Conductor) ECC6.0 8/2010
Completed short-term project to assess applicability of a 3rd party pricing & deal optimization software product used with SAP to meet the specific requirements of this Asia-based company
Confidential,Phoenix, AZ (Copper & Gold Mining) ECC6.0 IS-OIL – 3/2010 – 8/2010
Completed remaining development of order to cash functionality needed by FMI’s Spanish subsidiary following the departure of two key sales resources during latter phases of the global implementation of SAP, including development of a major enhancement to manage delayed billing requirements
Confidential,Racine, WI (Manufacturing) ECC6.0 – 3/2010
Developed a custom pricing maintenance solution via configuration & development to enable streamlined mass pricing updates (tasks completed in less than two weeks)
Confidential,Memphis, TN (Medical Devices) – 10/2009 to 12/2009 Contract – 4.7
Assisted with the evaluation of a 3rd party system to track medical device loaner and consignments in conjunction with SAP
Confidential,Memphis, TN (discrete manufacturing of aluminum products for the utility & communication industries) – 1999, 2001 & on-going (multiple engagements – most recently September 2009) – Contract – 4.7
Managed SAP upgrade from 3.1 to 4.6C
On-going “hotline” & ad-hoc support on an as needed basis for problem resolution or development of new functionality for order to cash processes
Developed new sales processes for tracking quotes to distributors
Designed & implemented a robust bookings reporting system
Developed LIS structures and Sales & Operations Planning tools and reports to enable better forecasting and reporting of actual vs. forecasted data
Redesigned pricing configuration, order scheduling, open orders reporting and returns processing
Created rebate & commission functionality based on annual sales volume levels
Confidential,Memphis, TN (medical device company) – 11/2008 to 06/2009 – ECC 6.0 SD Team Lead –
Managed the backlog of enhancements relating to order to cash functions within the sales & distribution module and assisted with the system stabilization at a very dynamic and fast-paced medical device company following conversion to SAP ECC 6.0 in mid-2008.
Completely redesigned a complex pricing algorithm to accurately allocate pricing calculations across variable bom structures for capitated pricing,
Developed unique functionality for emailing “Blackberry-friendly” order confirmations to the sales force
Created several enhancements and tools for managing over 1.5 million pricing records, in addition to managing the SD configuration and reporting requirements for customer service, distribution & warehousing, and finance.
Project manager on a project to make major modifications to re-design the interface between a bolt-on 3rd party software (myMediset) and SAP used to manage the loaning & consignment of medical devices to hospitals.
Confidential,Houston, TX (mid-size multi-national specialty chemical company) – 2001 to 9/2008 – Contract – 4.6B
Project manager over 15 month project to stabilize support and transition history & master data belonging to Penreco from Pennzoil’s SAP system onto a new stand-alone SAP environment following Pennzoil’s divestiture of Penreco and acquisition as a joint-venture by Conoco. Based on the success of the transition project, I was asked to extend my commitment and stay on with Penreco as their SAP application manager and sole internal SAP support person on a contract basis.
SAP Application Manager (contract basis) with primary responsibility for all SAP configuration & technical development of enhancements & problem resolution across all modules (SD, MM, FI, AR, AP, PP, PM, PA, Treasury), with the majority of effort spent on order-to-cash functionality within sales & distribution, finance, purchase-to-pay functionality within MM, and sales reporting within profitability analysis.
Managed or played a key role in several business process re-engineering initiatives to improve a number of key functions, e.g. sales reporting, consignment processing, improving pricing metrics and accuracy, rebate & commission payments & reporting, available to promise, inventory management, incorporation of 3rd party applications into the SAP landscape, etc.
Managed relationships between Penreco and 3rd party service providers (Accenture, who provided basis and hardware hosting services, and between Penreco and Conoco-Phillips, who managed network and desktop support services)
Developed and/or maintained interfaces between SAP and 3rd party systems (Vertex for sales tax reporting, PROS for pricing analytics, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for batch testing results (used for requesting customer-specific tests and the generation of Certificates of Analysis out of SAP), Bourque Rate Server for freight rating & railcar tracking and Cerenade for output distribution).
Maintained all configuration & created all programs, userexits and reports within SAP (via ABAP and profitability analysis module) to satisfy business functionality, reporting, analytics, mass master data and transaction maintenance requirements.
Key Accomplishments (partial list): Technical lead to develop a robust interface solution for translating & exporting sales & pricing data to 3rd party graphical pricing analytics system (PROS) and providing accurate and timely reconciliation of SAP to PROS data Conducted multiple business process mapping sessions to identify the business requirements related to the independent environment of Penreco following its divestiture from Pennzoil. Reconfigured availability checking (ATP) within sales and distribution, including batch re-promising routines to reschedule future sales orders & deliveries. The ATP changes provided customer service & production planning with accurate & reliable inventory availability and enabled a significant reduction in inventory levels. Participated as the key SAP resource on a year-long Six Sigma project to optimize drum production scheduling and inventory management. Also, participated on software selection committee to evaluate SAP’s APO & SCM modules and competing 3rd party products. Revamped the existing material management configuration to streamline supply chain functionality enabling cross-company processing of intercompany orders, establishing new plants, material movements, pricing, account determination, vendor master and material master-related changes necessary to support expanded sourcing of product throughout internal and external plants Reduced SAP outsourcing requirements by absorbing virtually all functional & technical support into SAP application manager role, which not only saved several hundred thousand dollars per year in external consultancy expenses, but also significantly improved the quality and timeliness of SAP enhancements & support. Created several hundred reports & programs, including many mass-maintenance programs which significantly reduced manual effort needed to maintain the literally tens of thousands of pricing records, quotations, sales contracts, rebate & commission agreements and master data Managed training and coordinated change management during transition from Pennzoil’s SAP system to standalone system, in addition to several module implementations. Project manager & developer for a turnkey bundled solution for interfacing shipment & transportation cost data to 3rd party system for freight rating & railcar tracking which resulted in a user-estimated 98% accuracy rate for calculation of freight accruals. Designed & supported new profitability analysis (PA) structures & reports for analyzing invoice data Developed turn-key bundled solutions for interfacing data between SAP & 3rd party applications that performed the following functions: external freight rating of rail & truck movements within United States, Canada and Latin America offline output distribution via print, fax & email sales, profitability & pricing analytics sales and inventory forecasting Vertex sales tax calculation & reporting
Confidential,Dallas, TX 2000 – Contract
Completely reconfigured rebate functionality, developed reports for analyzing & reporting rebates and conducted training sessions to retrain users on how to manage rebates within SAP
Confidential,Dallas, TX and Helsinki, Finland – 2000 - Contract
Assisted i2 in the development and deployment of a supply chain management module that competed with SAP’s APO & SCM modules
Confidential,Atlanta, GA and Dyersburg, TN 1998 & 2000 (2 engagements) - Contract
SD team lead - Developed key functionality used to support quoting, pricing and credit management
Confidential,Horn Lake, MS – 1999 - Contract
SD team lead – Managed sales & distribution configuration and development to install SAP into a highly complex custom-engineered and manufacturing equipment company utilizing variant configuration (VC)
Confidential,Cleveland, OH and Confidential,Italy – 1997 & 1999 (2 engagements) - Contract
SD team lead during implementation of SAP in corporate headquarters in Cleveland, OH
Assisted with upgrade of SAP within Italian subsidiary
Confidential, (software industry) Boston, MA – 1997 – Contract
SD team lead during implementation of SAP
Confidential,Memphis, TN 1981-1997- Employee
SD co-lead during the development & implementation of SAP in a major consumer products company
Manager of Pricing & Sales Reporting
IT Manager supporting domestic & international systems managing team of 8 senior developers
International Accounting Manager
Skills inventory (partial list): Extensive configuration experience throughout the IMG, especially within Sales & Distribution, Logistics Execution, Finance & Accounting and reporting, e.g. Sales & Distribution: Sales document processing (orders, quotes, contracts, credit/debit memos, consignment, etc.) Invoicing and billing Rebates & Commissions – extensive experience – trained on Vistex Dynamic pricing calculation & reporting including extensive understanding and usage of userexits Formula & Average Pricing Credit Management Sales Tax Calculation & Reporting via Vertex Available to Promise (online & batch rescheduling) Output Processing (order confirmations, certificates of analysis, invoices, bills of lading, customs documentation, etc.) via print, fax & email Master data (customer, contacts & materials management) Designing & building of interfaces -(real-time & via background RFC processing) FICO, production planning, reporting, 3rd party systems, laboratory management systems – including automatic status notification via email & SAPOffice back to users Batch processing & tracking Partner and text determination Logistics Execution: Shipment and transportation management Shipment cost calculations and update to delivery via 3rd party system Materials Management: Purchase Order Processing – including pricing, purchase requisitions, contracts & ERS processing, valuation, etc. Master data management (vendors, purchasing info records, materials management) Inventory management including physical inventory by plant, storage location & bin Movement types Valuation & account assignment Financial (FI): G/L Processing & Reporting Cost & Profit Centers Treasury reporting Cash application Lockbox processing Accounts Receivable & Payable including check management Foreign currency & exchange Bank Interfaces Reporting: Sales & Operations Planning Report Writer/Report Painter Profitability Analysis Design of control structures & programs for interfacing data to 3rd party systems Logistics Information Systems Query-SQ01 & SQVI ABAP Workbench & Technical Tools: ABAP Reporting Data management & mass update tools Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) Data Transfer Workbench BDC and call transaction processing ABAP Programming including ECC 6.0 Function module processing including Remote Function Calls (RFC) Menu & Screen Painter ABAP Query (SQVI & SQ01) Business Transaction Event (BTE) BAPI Userexits, modifications and enhancements Upgrade tools ABAP List Viewer (ALV) processing De-bugging – old & new debugger Smartforms (basic familiarity) CATT (basic familiarity) Basic familiarity with Pervasive XML Variant Configuration (basic familiarity) Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Project
Education: BBA, major Accounting