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Solution Architect Resume

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SUMMARY:

  • An established senior SAP consulting professional (PMP - 2005), 13+ years of proven SAP consulting experience in SAP PS, PM/ EAM, QM modules, driving performance improvement across the complete project lifecycle.
  • Leverage a diverse background and high level of hands-on experience (including configuration) to deliver success across multiple industries and market sectors, including increasing efficiency, maximizing cost performance and boosting functionality and performance. Highly effective senior consulting experience in Big-4 consulting firms; having proven credentials of value-add in SAP PM/ EAM, QM.
  • I have good know - how of Maintenance Inventory (SAP IM-MM) module. (Also I have Exposure to WM & SD to some extent).
  • Achieved a seamless SAP implementation (mySAP) across all 20+ sites in Confidential over the course of 18-months. There are many implementations like this successfully driven.
  • Eliminated the threat of project delay by using systematic project management methodology/ proving better project management tools. Coordinating a team under high pressure environment.
  • Directed the end-to-end plant maintenance project implementation, including leading a team of 20. Also lead successful project of 10 geographically dispersed direct reports.
  • Achieved value add increasing business process efficiency from 40% to 85% and 52% to 87%. So, more than 35% increase in efficiency achieved by Functional expertise, experience and project management tools.
  • Eliminated threat of Project failure by successfully clearing four months of backlog in just weeks for the Plant Maintenance/ Quality management work stream.
  • Rich functional experience in Plant maintenance, stores and quality in one of largest cement plant & PC manufacturing

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Sr. consulting: SAP PM/EAM, PS, QM

Integrating Technology & Business

Hands on configuration

SAP Implementation / Upgrades

Complete Project Lifecycle Management

Global Team Leadership

Maximizing Project Efficiency

Driving Performance Improvement / ROI

Multi-Stakeholder Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed the issues in projects as joined the project. Conducted big and later small meetings with different stake-holders to get broad and minute picture of the issues and then analyzed the root cause of issues and came up with potential issues solution.
  • Analyzed & Identified one of the key bottle neck: existing validation tools, suggested improvements for those tools.
  • Helped client for real validation of the Load object and analyzed their validation process.
  • Conceptualization of “industrialization of Validation automation” done by me, was greatly appreciated by client.
  • Used Offshore model for developing LSMW tools hence getting things covered with low cost.
  • Coordinated cross module teams, business stake holders, Earlier design team and guided new team members for better results.
  • Coordinated more than 50 people. Coordinated for data loading.
  • Responsible for overall day-to-day control of the project and of the services delivered by the service delivery managers
  • During cutover & go live, set up teams for helping client for Data-readiness-cutover- go live activities.
  • Client top management highly appreciated improving Validation by automation, as well as Cut over-go live team model created for effective help for the Data-Readiness-Cutover-go live.
  • Optimized cost using onsite-offshore model for delivery.
  • Conceptualized & set up the hyper care system for Confidential for one of the biggest OIL Gas technical service provider company in the world.
  • Trained onsite and offshore teams for same.

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated business blue printing workshops.
  • Coordinated teams for design workshops including various IT teams.
  • Planned testing strategy for configuration and Development including interfaces. integration and regression testing.
  • Demo the Prototype for IT dept. and Business stake holder for this Sales and FICO solution.
  • Planned Data strategy and Go-live.
  • Achievements:
  • Amid many challenges, achieved on time, successful product design.
  • Coordinated various teams including various IT teams SAP, Non-SAP, Business (various dept).
  • Provided very good Solution replacing Accounting seeds to this Sales force and SAP solution.

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding company’s existing & potential client needs for Rail road, Utility, Petroleum gas …etc along with the future product plan of using it in AIN. Understanding the product development will have various aspects of using development tool like API, BaDI, Web DynPro, Access class, Role Based Workflow, BRF+… etc.
  • Meeting with Key people like CTO & R&D Vice president for understating their long term goals, features and clients need along with Key sales people for Existing product limitation and future products features requirements.
  • Periodical updates with R&D Vice president for making sure about key decisions based on EAM/ Plant maint. Module needs for MDG.
  • Periodical meeting guiding the technical team along with technical architect and detailing the functional needs for team members for Development and Workflow.
  • Key role in designing proper project plans based on plant maintenance / EAM module know-how and 20+ yrs of my user community experience in different vertical for product needs including cross module aspects.
  • Developing the functional specs for the EAM MDG Work-Bench. Also testing the products to make sure that functionality, usage, ease of use per is better as well as it fulfills the needs of the product long-term goals.
  • Periodical demo (once in 3 weeks) to review the product development as well as re-confirming direction with key stake holder like CTO / Vice president R&D along with reconfirming the key decisions with them as Senior management.
  • Client needs has been understood well and detailed for better solution to technical team based on Plant maintenance/EAM module working know-how. Client appreciated the new phase of developed product.
  • The product can be rolled to different vertical clients in future, explaining clients the optimal usage for their industry and client specific needs; first understating about their (Client) specific PM/EAM business process-flow. Potentially many clients can be won in future and projects can be launched to rollout the product at client places.
  • Product has been developed if properly designed and used, so that future development can be done using this base EAM MDG workbench.

Confidential

SAP S4 HANA Rollout lead

Responsibilities:

  • Creating project plans for cut over and go live for every site.
  • Multi stake holder coordination from plant manager to different department manager and cross expertise teams synchronizing various parties for the smooth transition without putting business on risk.
  • Coordinating testing leads, Training leads, Data lead, business lead, Security lead, IT (Infrastructure) lead and making sure their activities are going smooth as per plan of various dependency.
  • Making sure of cutover and go live activities are smooth.
  • Highlighted significant risks in original project plan earlier provided and make sure that improved project plan is created & its execution mitigating risk of the original project plan. Client appreciated the new project plan & how major risk I mitigated.
  • Mitigated risk in the security roles and suggested some better architecture for security roles for long term stable system.
  • From original existing product suggested new improvement in new product, especially considering food industry sensitiveness (impact of food safety, safety & environment along with Reliability and improvement).
  • Mitigated data loading risk and given temporary workable fast solution for running the plant and later long term stable solution.
  • Took care of 4 big geography for smooth implementation. Southeast, Mid-west and Southwest, West coast.
  • Understanding Client requirements by understand their current MDG ( Confidential ) system that has been developed in last 15 years in phased manner. Drawing the processes and showing client in MDG product usage how to take care of those aspects. Executing the product development will have various aspects of using development tool like API, BaDI, Web DynPro, Access class, Role Based Workflow, BRF+… etc.
  • Meeting with Key people like MDG team manger & team as well as cross module people for understating their long term goals, features needed along with Key users for improving the product from Existing product limitation.
  • Periodical updates to Management, also R&D Vice president for making sure about key decisions based on EAM/ Plant maint. Module needs for MDG.
  • Periodical meeting guiding the technical team along with technical architect and detailing the functional needs for team members for Development and Workflow.
  • Key role in designing proper project plans based on plant maintenance / EAM module know-how and one & half decade of my consulting and user community experience in different verticals for product needs including cross module aspects.
  • Developing the functional specs for the EAM MDG Work-Bench. Also testing the products to make sure that functionality, usage, ease of use per is better as well as it fulfills the needs of the product long-term goals.
  • Periodical demo (once in 3 weeks) to review the product development as well as re-confirming direction with key stake holder like CTO / Vice president R&D along with reconfirming the key decisions with them as Senior management.

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Lead meetings of business blueprint workshops, suggesting best SAP practices developing “global best business practices template”. Mapped the clubbed “multi legacy systems requirements” into specific ‘unique best business process’. Excellent ‘steering-committee’, ‘Global Change review board’ & ‘Project-partner’ feedback for the areas I lead.
  • Developed functional designs & coordinated technical team offshore for development & saved cost.
  • For cost saving, leveraged available legacy data load tools & coordinated & guided 30+ sites key contacts across Confidential & data team (onsite as well as offshore for data load activities). Got commendation from Key stake holders & data team lead for same.
  • Lead for defect free design, had smooth Process walk through for Key users from 15 different sites representing various business product lines of whole Confidential client business. Smooth to the extent that users didn’t realized that they worked on “newly developed” system in the area I lead. Got commendation from Key stake holders for same.
  • Adopted client project methodology & tools for Pharma e.g. ARIS, HPQC, share-point for project management.
  • Excellent team reviews for the area I lead. Project matrix practically always green (every week green), showing areas I lead as one of the best area.
  • Business conveyed Excellent rating for my guidance & SAP expertise to guide PM team, with proactive focused team working & leading Implementer team.

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Created project plan as realistic considering the sites using SAP vs. sites in USA not using SAP & efforts involved based on realistic practicality.
  • Lead requirements collection workshops. Created “Global Business blue print”, keeping uniform processes across globe for better process and system perspective. Area I lead as implementer, became first to get sign off.
  • Suggested better design: Maximizing benefits with minimal changes per project goal (still getting the different countries & different product-lines requirements fulfilled). Explained / demo improvised “Global SAP processes”.
  • Change management: Impact analyzed & solved with CM team. Overall impact analysis: “Positive Change”.
  • With best way of leading, PM team as always rated Green & smooth for all deliverables. Though I joined as USA hub lead, but I was invited to Europe for solution architecture (for Europe business blueprint & design). Being SAP PM / EAM expert, I played key role for project success doing efforts for deliverables directly not responsible for.
  • Transferred know-how to team having Europe work authorization. (Client decided to rollout USA SAP later where sites don't have SAP at all, vs. Europe first where sites have SAP).
  • Took special care of making sure that Integration points addressed appropriately with cross module teams, amid many challenges. Cross module team managers appreciated my efforts to resolve the integration areas. Given better approach/ model to project for integration (cross module related areas design process).

Confidential

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated 5 onsite-5 offshore members team.
  • Provided very good model for offshore onsite working, where onsite person transfer know-how of Functional design & offshore develop the document, saving cost. Every team member appreciated provided working-model.
  • Lead workshops for requirement collection and designed solution including configuration for system.
  • Provided value add by Business process re-engineering & ‘SAP best business practices’.
  • Helped data team for their “Data strategy” with Data & Cutover team lead
  • Helped solving cross module issues, involving with other modules making sure that no cross module design gap left out impacting our area hence project.
  • Excellent feedback from Client & cross teams (implementer & client) for very good deliverables & how smoothly delivered for areas I lead.
  • Along with change management team, change impacts analyzed introduced: “positive change impacts” type.
  • Along with technical expert shown business, ‘New SAP tools strengths’: like SAP Syclo. Explained client business team and technical team benefits of new SAP product Syclo (work manager) vs. other options considered by client. Based on business goals created benefits opportunity for client and my company-work-for (implementer).
  • As in my role of integration coordinator: I made sure that better design is implemented considering business key success factors, including cross module ‘design rationale’. I played crucial role for making sure that architecture is on best design track (if due to whatever reasons it was “off tracked” toward sub-optimal); including cross module design and save the project (amid many challenges).
  • Got letter of appreciation from client/implementer cross module implementation member/leads.
  • Made sure about integration to Project system module.

Confidential, Green River, WY

SAP Lead PM/EAM

Responsibilities:

  • Directed SAP PM in SAP project successfully for Preconfigured package solution implementation.
  • Showing Metal client, the value-add with additional functionalities of SAP QM, won new business of 5 Million-Dollars, for the implementer company I represented (in earlier ‘fix bid project’). So within 2 weeks of joining I took lead to show client’s senior management “value-add” in the earlier system design, my suggestions got approved and converted into extra business benefits. Got appreciation from Big-4 consulting partner.
  • Based on my expertise of business process re-engineering & SAP expertise, provide business value-adding design. Got letter of appreciation from client side implementation partner.
  • Played instrumental role for putting ‘off going project’, back ‘on track’; with my SAP design expertise for the Energy based client’s SAP project (implementation was having issues before I joined the project). Hence saved the project with my extra efforts to guide design in proper direction to achieve the client’s business goal.
  • Guided Chemical & Mining projects implementation for SAP implementation & provided “value-add” using my expert business process re-engineering methods and SAP best practices in SPA PM, PS projects.
  • The activities I lead include Project phases of Kick off, Business blue printing, design (configuration/ customization), testing, Data Architecture & data load, Cutover, Go Live & support.
  • Lead Change management for modules, got training positive feedback very high 90%+.
  • After using the solution for years post implementation, business realizing how comparatively better solution I architected and got communication of appreciation from client side implementation partner.

Confidential, HOUSTON

SAP Global application owner QM/ PM

Responsibilities:

  • Directed the SAP project successfully merging subdivisions into two sister company projects.
  • Lead project for Global application development for the SAP portal using QM/PM functionalities, as well as application improvement securing recognition from senior executives.
  • Supported business process reengineering for meeting company goals and visions across Latin America, Confidential and Europe.
  • Lead Project for SAP rollout in Europe & South America.
  • Coordinated development of NetWeaver based web portal based application by 3rd party vendor for SAP QM component as continue improvement. Make sure that 3rd party deliver, business functionality needed & their products developed become defect free before it is roll out to our organization (multiple companies). Earlier organization was thinking to throw off the product; but I played crucial role in getting the new version of product that is serving business functionalities, better usage & is user friendly. Played crucial role in smooth implementation of new release of the product. Got appreciation letter from senior management.
  • Support implemented SAP solutions for various Global areas. (various continents) using Track IT

Confidential, Tulsa, OK

Principal SAP PS, PM/EAM, QM

Responsibilities:

  • Achieved on time delivery for 20+ sites single day go live.
  • Achieved Quality “defect free product”, using proper testing strategy & leading proper varied testing activities. Lead Global validation session, satisfying Rhodia's Global need.
  • Improved various maintenance processes in Rhodia Preventive maintenance, introduced the concept of Reliability centered maintenance, introduced Warranty management for Eco business as major value add. Plants included Big as well as small plants.
  • Excellent feedback from top management.
  • Achieved a seamless SAP implementation (mySAP) across all 20+ sites in Confidential over the course of 18-months. There are many implementations like this successfully driven.
  • Eliminated the threat of project delay by using systematic project management methodology/ proving better project management tools. Coordinating a team under high pressure environment.
  • Directed the end-to-end plant maintenance project implementation, including leading a team of 20. Also lead successful project of 10 geographically dispersed direct reports.
  • Achieved value add increasing business process efficiency from 40% to 85% and 52% to 87%. So, more than 35% increase in efficiency achieved by Functional expertise, experience and project management tools.
  • Eliminated threat of Project failure by successfully clearing four months of backlog in just weeks for the Plant Maintenance/ Quality management work stream.
  • Rich functional experience in Plant maintenance, stores and quality in one of largest cement plant & PC manufacturing

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