SAP Project Manager 10+ yrs

Location: India Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Food & Beverage Type: Contract
Reference #: CR/078089_1614628230


The Program Cutover Project Manager will partner with the Strategic Integrator to develop and execute detailed cutover plans to successfully deploy the S4 HANA solution based on the program schedule. This role is responsible for understanding deployment site requirements, working cross-functionally to design and execute program plans, establish a command center and oversee the go-live events.

The Cutover Project Manager will work in partnership and collaborate with the Regional Deployment Leads, site resources, Program Management Office (PMO), business functions, process teams, and Organizational Readiness team, among others. This role reports directly through the PMO.

The Cutover Project Manager should be able to demonstrate strong business and technical acumen and build a working knowledge of the future state of the program so that they can effectively facilitate the execution of program objectives. This role will be accountable for representing cutover planning and requirements across PMO forums, reporting and acting as a liaison for programmatic communication related to the program execution.


* Partner with Strategic Integrator counterpart to plan and execute SAP cutover activities
* Lead Deployment Planning activities and lead deployment execution of the Program Deployment assisted by Deployment Lead from Strategic Integrator
* Develop plan to identify co-existence issues and solution along with Enterprise Architects, work with Organization Change Management leads to confirm impacts are understood and communicated
* Lead cutover coordinator and assist in defining all the necessary technical and functional cutover steps for all Program applications (SAP, SAP MDG, Vistex, Ariba, IBP, etc.)
* Develop detailed plan and staffing for deployment execution, assisted by Process Leads, OCM Team Leadership and PMO
* Communicate deployment stage gates and work with Program Group Business Leadership to confirm Go / No Go criteria for deployment phases
* Work with the business teams and workstreams to develop contingency plans for deployment issues that may occur (delays, outages, co-existence issues, etc.)
* Identify, collect, and prioritize deployment issues and risks, escalate as necessary for resolution
* Lead the Command Center during the deployment phase


* Bachelor's Degree in related professional area
* 6-8 years minimum of business or professional IT PM experience
* Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of client's current business processes, their assigned functional area, and ways of working
* Demonstrated buy-in for transformational change
* Demonstrated SAP experience and ability to quickly develop working knowledge of SAP S/4HANA
* Well-respected as a "go-to" technical person with ability to quickly learn computer applications
* Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, Teams, MS Project Professional)
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
* Global mindset and cross-cultural competency
* Strong organizational, analytical, and administrative skills in a deadline-driven environment
* Aptitude for facilitation of cross-functional teams to deliver results
* Highly flexible and adaptable to change
* Strong team player and ability to work well within a process team
* Demonstrated patience necessary to pr