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About the Program
 

SAP’s Returnship Program is a 20-week paid returnship targeting mid-career professionals who’ve taken a 2+ year career break for caregiving, relocation or military service. Since 2018, SAP has offered a structured returnship program because we appreciate the skills you offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make.

Location: Anywhere in US/Canada 


About the Role

 

The Project Manager (PM) role is responsible for the overall management of projects throughout their lifecycle. They are responsible for defining, planning, tracking, and managing the project, for identifying key resources and providing the direction they require in order meeting project objectives. The Project Manager provides leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget, and project quality criteria.  They also ensure adherence to project management methodology practices, provide team coaching, evaluate the performance of team members, and reinforce the enterprise knowledge management through the collection and communication of lessons learned.

The Project Manager may be asked to assists during the Opportunity Management Phase of the customer engagement by providing input into the proposal or completing specific proposal deliverables - especially in the area of delivery model, project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment.

The Project Manager has ability to manage projects that require coordination of work between various parties like third party sub-contractors, SAP Custom Development, SAP Global Consulting Delivery, Cloud Delivery and SAP Support organization.
 

Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks
 

Opportunity Management

  • Define appropriate delivery model for customer project as a composition of pre-defined services, on-site and/or remote delivery
  • Scope and estimate the engagement
  • Determine required resources for the project
  • Understand and be able to deliver according to the SAP delivery models – e.g. ability to engage local, near-shore and off-shore teams for most efficient delivery of project, ability to coordinate project delivery across organizational boundaries including participation of SAP ecosystem partners.
  • Assess, document, and communicate risk for the engagement
  • Position SAP delivery methodology –SAP Activate in the engagement
     

Delivery

  • Conduct project planning activities and manage the execution of projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, initiating to closing, etc.)
  • Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress, risks, and issues to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • 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.
  • Ensure proper use of methodology, tools, and procedures
  • Ensures 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.
  • Experience in delivering SAP primed Fixed Price Projects (FPP) or Time and Material (T&M) engagements.
  • Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess and amend the scope of work requirements, budget, and timeline.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance.
  • Analyze risk, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action.
  • Escalate issues early about the project to account management or delivery management.
  • Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained.
  • Plan and execute formal Quality Gate process following the Q-Gate approach in SAP Activate methodology.
  • Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer reference and success story.
     

Coaching & Mentoring

  • Mentor project teams to ensure implementation of enterprise project management methodology, standards, and processes.
  • 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.
  • Takes responsibility from time to time as team lead and supports respective line manager(s) in people development tasks
     

Knowledge Management

  • Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community.
  • Participate in the development of project management best practices.
     

Typical Industry and Solution Experience
 

  • Experience in the industry the customer belongs to (core processes and trends of the industry) is a plus
  • Proficient understanding of SAP solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions.
  • Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of the project management business unit.
  • Proficiency with project management tools used in SAP.
  • 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.
  • Ability to negotiate consensus amongst diverse groups and impact the activities of others not in own reporting structure.
  • Conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Strong 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 management, clients, peers, and team members.
     

  Management and Leadership Experience
 

  • Can manage remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization) is a plus
  • Cultural awareness and experience working across different cultures and nationalities
  • Strong leadership and people management skills are desirable
  • Experience leading in matrix organization without formal authority
     

 Professional Training & Certification
 

  • PMP certification
  • SAP Activate certification
  • SAP Solution Manager knowledge


Travel
 

  • Travel required on a semi-frequent basis (2-3 days of travel per week or per few weeks)

     

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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.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 353222  | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services  | Expected Travel: 0 - 30%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Limited Full Time   | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA #LI-Hybrid.
 

Requisition ID:  353222
Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Limited Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 30%
Location: 

Washington, DC, US, 20004

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