Ref: #61293

SAP Cutover manager

  • Practice SAP

  • Technologies SAP Technology Jobs

  • Location London, United Kingdom

  • Type Contract

We have an opening for a SAP cutover manager that can be available to start work immediately for a client in Europe.

This is a remote working opportunity for 3 months initially – however the role will be extended.
  • Contract length:2/3 months
  • Contract extension planned in September following the fiscal year of the client.

Job specific key tasks and responsibilities           

Key Tasks: 
    • Cutover Approach
    • Detailed Integrated Cutover Plan including Business activities
    • Business Contingency approach for Cutover
    • Status/Progress Reports
    • Business Readiness Check during Cutover
    • Go-Live week
    • Successful Cutover

    • Work with Central Cutover lead to build business cutover approach and plan and then engage with the countries for implementation.
    • Cutover Approach - Define scope, HL planning, principles and key activities & dates for each of the Cutover areas (Ariba,Data,Business and etc..)
    • Cutover plan - Define, plan and manage the Business activities as part of the overall Cutover, covering:
      • Ramp Down task (i.e., clear open items, synch, close legacy processing etc.)
      • Special handling during freeze periods (i.e. dual data maintenance, manual transactional logs, etc.)
      • Ramp Up task (i.e. process transactions from freeze period in new solution, etc.)
    • Plan business contingency activities for extended freeze periods
    • Build and implement the Market Engagement strategy to ensure the BOT local market team, market management and other key stakeholders are aware, informed and up to date with their responsibilities throughout the cutover process
    • Communication with relevant internal & external stakeholders
    • Handshake Business Cutover Activities with Cutover Data Migration and Technical Cutover Teams and support handover to Hypercare and support
  • Requirements:
Capabilities and Knowledge
·      SAP S4/HANA knowledge and Cutover management experience
·      Experienced and accomplished Project Manager
·      Excellent written & verbal communication skills
·      Ability to implement structure & organization where & when required
·      Excellent planning & coordination skills
·      Ability to "see the bigger picture"
·      Ability to work at a detailed level when required
·      Excellent analytical skills
·      Driven and results focussed,
·      Ability to get to the root cause of a problem and resolve it quickly & successfully
·      Experience of working in multi-site international environments
·      Proven senior stakeholder management skills

Key previous experience and proven skills
·      Minimum of 10 years project/programme management experience, preferably in the technology sector and/or business transformation.
·      SAP implementation experience
·      Holds a formal project management qualification.
·      Ability to produce and actively manage detailed complex plans.
·      Experience of complex programme management in a technological or commercial context.
·      Strong motivational skills.
·      Ability to make balanced decisions.
·      Ability to enforce rigour and structure in terms of deliverables and end products, whilst maintaining the agility to adapt to a dynamic and constantly changing environment.
·      Continually assess skills and capabilities and address performance issues of team members where appropriate.
·      Strong risk and issue management.

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