Capital Projects SAP Program Lead

at Albemarle Netherlands BV
Published October 21, 2023
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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Capital Projects SAP Program Lead

Apply locations Shanghai CHN Singapore Australia-WAPerth(PER) time type Full time posted on Posted 19 Days Ago job requisition id REQ-22071

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Job Description

Capital Projects SAP Program Lead

Albemarle is seeking a Capital Projects SAP Program Lead to advise & assist / coordinate in the management of the various information systems required across its capital project portfolio. This role will primarily advise & assist / coordinate project management teams by managing and maintaining various project delivery systems across for the global project management community. Candidate should be knowledgeable in various industry standard project management information systems (PMIS) to support capital projects that vary from small continuity capital at a site to $2 billion in total installed capital (TIC) on a pace of approximately 2 Billion USD per year of overall spending. Currently, Albemarle works with internal resources to manage the continuity capital and global EPC/CM firms for various concurrent mega-projects (over $500 million TIC) in China, Australia, Chile, and the US. Candidate will be an individual contributor and will lead at times, who must work in a matrixed environment to assist the global project management community.


  • Participate in the global Center of Excellence for Project Management Information Systems, including providing and maintaining training, business process improvement, and community engagement (in coordination with the Capital Projects Training Manager) as the Subject Matter Expert for SAP and related systems.
  • Manage SAP Project Systems (PS) and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) as the first line of contact for the global project management community and a key member of the process owner community.
  • Maintain the corporate capital project Delegation of Authority matrix and related SOX controls within SAP.
  • Represent the interests of the Capital Project organization to assure alignment across work streams and global alignment within the capital projects organization.
  • Maintain liaison with other process owners and workstreams to ensure alignment on corporate strategy and goals.
  • Coordinate support of Shared Service Centers in Budapest, Hungary and Dalian, China.


  • Minimum of 8 -10 years of experience in relevant PMIS and ERP systems, specifically SAP.
  • Previous experience with SAP S/4 Hana and SAP PPM is highly desirable.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge/Skills: Expertise in SAP Capital Project related modules (PS, PPM, AA, PM, CO) is a must. Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills. Must be able lead when needed and work as part of a team. Driven by attention to details, follow high standards for accuracy and completeness. Open to feedback and have a growth mindset.
  • Computer Proficiencies: Detailed knowledge in SharePoint and SAP project systems is necessary. General skills in MS PowerPoint, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications are required.
  • Communication Skills: Must have analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Think out of the box about systems data flow improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, or related Capital Project space experience with SAP PPM.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.
  • Master’s Degree in related field is a plus.
  • Project Management experience, such as Project Manager, Project Engineer, etc, is a plus
  • Project Controls Experience, such as Project Controls Management, Project Scheduling, or Project Risk Management, is a plus.

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