Role: Program Manager Location: Germany Frankfurt Technical skills (Required - Mandatory) 15 plus years' experience managing programs involving SAP Basis transformations & operations. Experience in managing large scale, multi-dimensional, complex programs for clients. Experience in large SAP Basis programs, across estimating, planning, scoping, issue and risk management. Strong understanding in SAP BASIS across ABAP, Java, Oracle and HANA. Experience in managing SAP transformation programs - SAP on Cloud, Large scale implementation / migration programs, S / 4HANA conversions.
At least 8 years in project management role. PMP certification or equivalent Nice To Have: Expertise in Cloud Technologies. SAP Basis certifications Area of responsibilities:
SAP Basis Program Management: Actively engage and manage the team to deliver high-quality service meeting client expectations: design & implement Landscape Strategy, availability / capacity planning, Backup & Recovery Strategy, System Installations & Upgrades and System operations functions. Manage on-time implementation of project deliverables and provide escalation support. Drive innovation in the SAP Basis area. Ensure adherence to OEM recommendations and roadmaps.
Program Governance: Develop and carry out detailed program management plan; secure signoffs with program sponsors. Sets up implementation mechanisms in order to ensure that the defined process is followed by the program team while executing various activities.
Business Planning: Review and provide inputs to account plans specific to delivery capabilities, execution of delivery plan as given in the account plan.
Proposals: Lead large proposals, provide guidance, review (mainly solution, estimation, financial modeling, project plan and risks) and approve proposals in the system in order to ensure a win
. Client management: Identify relationship needs, explore relationship opportunities, and formulates action plans. Contributes to the definition of a business case and program charter alignment in order to build and strengthen client relationships.
Contract and vendor management: Identify the contract parameters that have a material impact on program deliveries. Prioritizes the parameters and sets up controls to proactively identify contract adherence issues. Identify key partners both within and outside of contracts who have a material impact on the program. Build formal and informal partnerships in order to ensure program dependencies are coordinated and executed and economic objectives of the contracted program are met.