SAP Jobs - Senior Project Manager- SAP HANA, 13195

at ThoughtFocus
Location Brookfield, WI
Date Posted January 5, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Position Summary:

You will be part of a diverse, highly-talented, multi-disciplinary team, solving some of the most interesting and future-focused problems with SAP’s digital solutions today. Your proven approach to creating innovative solutions while mitigating implementation risk is therefore key, as is the ability to communicate brilliantly with client senior executives and project teams alike.

Working with an exceptional group of consultants you will be responsible for delivering S/4HANA projects within our client base specially in the area of S/4HANA Public Cloud (S4HC) solution. This role will be key to our exclusive Light House partnership program with SAP, and our customers implementing S4HC across a variety of industry verticals.  On a day-day basis, this will mean working on pre-sales S4HC RFPs to closure, defining project roadmaps, setting up PMO governance, detailed project plans, staffing, working closely with partners & clients, and ensure delivery of S4HC projects in time and cost.

You will also be an integral part of our S/4HANA Center of Excellence, as a PM & champion for In-house implementation of S4HC Professional services, along with development and implementation of ThoughtFocus’s proprietary methodologies, best practices, tools, and accelerators for use in S4HC projects to ensure quality with rapid deployment.

Furthermore, a visible and restless curiosity for all things technical is a must in a role such as this and you will be joining a team of smart and technology focused individuals. Must have an overall understanding of Cloud and SaaS based solutions implementation, S/4HANA Activate and Agile methodology, S4HC implementation skills to participate as leader on pre-sales and project teams. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct the project planning and management activities across-LoB and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, Initiating to Closing…)

  • Builds strategic, C-level customer relationships, deals with difficult issues at the customer and finds win-win solutions for both Customer and ThoughtFocus.

  • Manage Program dependencies and integration requirements as it relates to project, working with multiple partners.

  • Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them; create a project environment that enables peak performance by team members.

  • Establish and ensure proper governance framework is in place with regular reporting, meetings, and visibility provided to Steering committee and PMO level.

  • Balance the trade-off of the triple- constraint (time, cost and scope) to realize the expected business value.

  • Participate in S/4HANA Readiness assessment sessions to develop SAP roadmaps during project discovery phase

  • Evaluate and implement strategic options for staffing.

  • Conduct team recruitment interviews, onboarding new team members and exit interviews together.

  • Perform Project Management Reviews and mentor on project management methodology, standards and processes.

  • Plan and execute formal Quality Gate process following the SAP Activate methodology.

  • Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables to project team;

  • Review quality of work and manage integration of team members’ work;

  • Provide performance input to project team members’ functional management.

  • Manage the project team to deliver the required S4HC project deliverables, and client sign-off.

  • Create and maintain a project framework for testing, data migration, training and change management.

  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting, billing, T&E monitoring and estimate to actual variance.

  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping informed of progress, issues in order to manage risk and fully meet delivery expectations.

  • Continuously monitor and analyze risk on Project, establish contingency plans and initiate mitigating actions.

  • Drive de-escalation management on behalf of the project with SAP and customer stakeholders.

  • Participate in the development of project management best practices and accelerators within ThoughtFocus S/4HANA COE.

  • Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management repository; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community.

  • Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer reference and success story.

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