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S4 HANA Program Manager
Ref No.: 19-10084
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 12/18/2019 to 12/31/2020
Genesis10 is actively seeking an S4 HANA SAP Program Manager resource for a contract position opening (contract term approximately 12 months, with probable extension) within the railroad industry for our client located in Kansas City, MO.
 
Description:

This role will serve as a Program Manager.  The Program will consists of related projects to deliver SAP S/4 HANA solutions.  Leading cross-functional teams, this Manager has overall accountability for the execution and performance of the program to implement  business processes aligned with best practices and leveraging SAP S4/HANA technology platform.  This leader will work within an existing PMO, and will need to quickly build rapport and prove credibility.

Responsibilities:
  • Works under the direct supervision of the ERP Director to manage implementation and transformation projects, within this Program as outlined in the SAP roadmap.  This will transition and transform the following value streams:
    • Record-to-Report
    • Procure-to-Pay
    • Quote-to-Cash
    • Hire-to-Retire
    • Acquire-to-Retire (Enterprise Asset Management) 
  • Develops and maintains the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for the entirety of the company ERP portfolio
  • Facilitates working relationships as a trusted advisor, between the System Integrator (SI), IT groups supporting the implementation, and the company business units.  Manage the coordination of 3rd party relationships (e.g. Infrastructure partners)
  • Plans and manages resources to make sure all the proper resources are on the team
  • Breaks down the work into manageable work packages, factoring in process, solution architecture, data dependencies, as well as interdependencies with other ongoing strategic initiatives. 
  • Tracks the progress and completion of work assignments, maintains project files and assists with file structure.
  • Directs Project Manager and works with Enterprise and Solution Architects to manage escalated or program-level issues, risks, and required decisions.
  • Conducts executive steering committee meetings.  Identifies, tracks and presents metrics supporting business case for program
  • Performs Vendor Management, working with vendors who are leading sub-teams to create plans and deliver projects as committed.
  • Oversees the program's inter- and inner-dependencies, assessing and managing critical paths.
  • Bridges the cross-functional teams and maintains strong communications across impacted and affected groups.
  • Assists in planning and organizing resources. 
  • Anticipates, mitigates, and effectively manages risks. 
  • Recognizes areas for improvements.
  • Assists the organization through transformation and organizational change.
  • Leads problem-solving, driving issues to closure. 
  • Analyzes and approves change requests.  Provides rigorous control around change and cost management.
  • Summarizes status.  Has the ability to provide visual presentations.  Communicates program and projects' progress, issues, and risks on a regular basis. 
  • Follows company PMO standards, which align to Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.  Define and manage program scope, quality, schedule, and budget.  Maintains and improves PMO processes and procedures, as necessary. 
  • Assists in the development and submission of formal RFP and selection process
  • Ensures the dissemination of guidance based on the company leadership strategy.  Provides proactive communication of project status, budget, issues and risks to PMO, sponsors and stakeholders per established plan
  • Fulfills related responsibilities as assigned by the PMO Director or Executive Leadership.
  Requirements:
  • 10+ years demonstrated experience delivering transformational SAP programs
  • Ability to lead large cross-functional geographically dispersed teams
  • S4/HANA implementation experience (1610,1709,1809)
  • SAP multi-country rollout deployment experience
  • Experience working with Solution Manager 7.2 in managing and delivering projects
  • Strong organizational and communication skills in delivering key insights at all levels of the organization, from a strategic perspective to executive leadership, to tactical requirements at the business SME and delivery team levels
  • Critical thinking skills, both qualitatively and quantitatively.  Strong negotiation and organizational skills. 
  • Works with a sense of delivering results aligned with program priorities, while anticipating and providing options to program leadership for critical decisions.
  •  Demonstrated attentiveness to driving quality and productivity within team. Motivates and delivers measurable progress aligned to program business priorities. Strong business process knowledge, coupled with knowledge of SAP product capabilities.  Ability to translate business needs in evaluating technological implications and identifying standard system capabilities, with the support of technical SMEs.
  • Experience in working with Application Maintenance Services (AMS) partners for hand off to support  
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project assignments may vary.  Experience in the following areas are a plus:
  • Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, or similar industries. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish and/or experience working on Mexico SAP implementations
  • Experience managing projects with complex data model and data integrations. 
  • SAP Basis Tech Skills/Architecture
  • PMP certified.
  • Experience managing budgets >$20M
  • Proficiency in the following tools: MS Office Suite, MS Project, CA PPM (Clarity), SharePoint, ServiceNow.

If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply today!

About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at www.genesis10.com
“Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”