Consulting and Professional Services

Sr. Project Manager, CSS - West Market Unit

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 What you'll do

 

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for supporting our customer’s transformation strategy through the management of cloud, on-premise or hybrid implementation initiatives. This person should have the qualifications and business acumen to manage large scale, high risk, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners/vendors.  They provide leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria.

 

  • Assist during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement by providing input into the proposal especially regarding the solution delivery model (i.e., SAP Activate and Agile Delivery methodology and best business practices), project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment.
  • Has ability to manage complex projects or programs that require coordination of work between various parties such as: third party sub-contractors, SAP Custom Development, SAP Global Delivery, SAP Active Global Support.
  • Ensure that the delivery model proposed by the solutioning center will correctly support the defined project objectives and requirements
  • Ensure that the scope and estimate of the engagement is correctly captured in the SOW
  • Determine required resources for the project
  • Assess, document and communicate risk for the engagement
  • Position SAP delivery methodology – Activate, Agile, Best Business Practices and Model Company correctly with the customer and project team
  • Conduct the project planning activities and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, Initiating to Closing)
  • Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcome for the customer.
  • Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Manage and communicate 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.
  • Ensure proper use of methodology, tools and procedures
  • Ensure proper governance is in place to best meet project objectives
  • Balance the trade-off of the triple- constraint (time, cost and scope) to realize the expected business value.
  • Evaluate strategic options and alternatives for delivering or offering services in a more efficient or cost-effective manner.
  • Builds customer relationships with the clear expectation to deliver follow-on business or identify opportunities within an account. Deals with difficult issues at the customer and finds win-win solutions for both Customer and SAP.
  • Proactively manage all contract terms, including changes in work scope, timeline, and obligations and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to formalize and administer contract changes.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance.

 

What you bring

  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear concise and tactful communication with senior executive management, clients, peers and team members
  • Worked previously in a consulting role with a SAP services provider
  • Excellent understanding of SAP digital, cloud, and innovation solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions.
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology and practical experience in applying SAP templates and methods, including Activate
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, integrated project management plans, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.
  • Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience.
  • Liaison and consultative skills: negotiating skills within a context of high political sensitivity and conflicting interests.
  • Strong writing, mentoring, decision making, communication, and meeting facilitation skills; ability to utilize a combination of formal authority and persuasion skill sets.
  • Ability to train and mentor project managers or teams in project management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of the project management business unit.
  • A clear vision of what determines a successful project for the customer and for the enterprise.
  • Knowledge of and competency in project management processes including planning tasks, resource allocation, risk management, time management, financial management, HR management, quality management, monitoring and reporting, documenting and record keeping.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change.

 

Requirements: 

  • 7+ years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic projects with multiple number of E2E full lifecycle implementations
  • 3 – 5 years of supervisory or coaching experience in teambuilding and leading teams.
  • Master’s degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or MBA an asset
  • Current PMP certification and /or other industry and project management certifications
  • MS Project Orange Belt Certification
  • Agile or SCRUM certification highly preferred

 

Meet the Team

SAP Professional Services provides end to end project support to strategic customers. As Sr. Project Manager, you will partner with the customer account and all key stakeholders to ensure key milestones are met within the implementation of SAP solutions. You will be a part of West Market Unit within our Cloud Success Services organization. 

 

We build breakthroughs together

 

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Compensation Range Transparency: SAP believes the value of pay transparency contributes towards an honest and supportive culture and is a significant step toward demonstrating SAP’s commitment to pay equity. SAP provides the annualized compensation range inclusive of base salary and variable incentive target for the career level applicable to the posted role. The targeted combined range for this position is 146,000 - 326,100 USD. The actual amount to be offered to the successful candidate will be within that range, dependent upon the key aspects of each case which may include education, skills, experience, scope of the role, location, etc. as determined through the selection process. Any SAP variable incentive includes a targeted dollar amount and any actual payout amount is dependent on company and personal performance. Please reference this link for a summary of SAP benefits and eligibility requirements: SAP North America Benefits.

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Requisition ID:  383123
Posted Date:  Feb 1, 2024
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 70%
Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77098

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