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SAP Consultant

Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335, United States
August 28, 2017

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David J. Norris, MBA, CMA

*** ******** ****, *****, ** 19341


Professional Summary

Senior Consultant with MDM Analysis background, with SAP MM experience, with excellent business process acumen. Six years total SAP experience. Five years Materials Management (MM) experience. Master Data Management, five years, S4 HANA, ECC 6 and R3 4.6c. ERP implementation core experience includes SAP MDM, MM, PP, FI (AP and Customer/ Vendor). Data cleansing, work with business partners to review and approve: Vendor and Customer Master. Strong Project Management experience. Completed four SAP implementations with eight go-lives. Business experience in Supply Chain Management in a process manufacturing company, including Production Planning, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Purchasing, Forecasting, and Logistics, as user of SAP MM and PP modules. Experience with Goods Movement and inventory control. Excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills. Personal qualities: leadership, problem solving, analytical, detail oriented, self starter, ability to prioritize, problem solving skills, excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of SQL and ETL concepts. Cycle counting experience in manufacturing company prior to 1990.


Core Competencies:

Materials Management MM Vendor/Customer Master Project Management

SAP full-cycle implementations Sales and Operations Planning MS Office, Visio, Advanced Excel

Master Data Analyst Business Process Improvement SOPs / Standard Operating Procedures

Career History

VACO RESOURCES, client CARPENTER TECHNOLOGIES, Reading, PA Mar. 2017-Apr. 2017

Contract: Analyst for SAP S4 HANA implementation. Short term project: Prepared definitions of MRP and Work Scheduling values. Prepare MRP and Work Scheduling values in Material Master after obtaining agreement from business. Support the implementation of IBP (Integrated Business Planning) in conjunction with S4.

ROSE INTERNATIONAL, Client: EXELON Corp., Kennett Square, PA Oct. 2016-Dec. 2016

Contract: Senior Financial Analyst in Nuclear Engineering group. Month-end close, budgets, forecasts, long-term capital planning. ERP Systems: Oracle (Passport), Hyperion, Custom long-term planning system.

ROBERT HALF/PROTIVITI, WAYNE, PA December 2015 to October 2016

Client: APPLE LEISURE GROUP, NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. SAP Implementation, S4 HANA, Contract. Master Data Lead, wrote functional requirements, managed ETL function. Led the development of the master data requirements, processes and procedures over the full project lifecycle. Supported the conversion and installation of master data to client’s S4 HANA environment. Reviewed and updated documentation, processes & procedures. Coordination with functional managers to ensure effective integration of master data finance processes into the business. Large travel business. Some exposure to ABAP plus LSMW and IDOCs. Collaborated with cross functional teams from client groups, project teams and the IT organization. Significant data cleansing and data transformation work: Vendor and Customer Master. Provided ad hoc reporting and extracts. Responsible for documenting design of master data record layouts. Assured that master data met stated business rules.


Contract work, medium sized businesses: financial analysis & planning.


Principal Consultant-SAP Implementations/Data Quality Management (Employee)

Client: Exelon, Kennett Square, PA, electric power generator and supplier. Part of team in charge of establishing a Data Quality Center to improve client’s financial and operational data management. Implemented Enterprise Data Governance strategy. Established a data quality measurement process with correct responsibilities and ownership. Insure that the data governance system assured availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed.

Client: Aptargroup, Crystal Lake, IL. Master Data Teal Lead, 2 year SAP ECC6 implementation project, $2 B multi-site manufacturing company. Was responsible for managing conversion of clients’ legacy system master data into new SAP ECC6 environment. Led team of consultants utilizing LSMW for data conversion. Responsible for data integrity and data management. Project Management experience as extension of PMO. User acceptance testing.

• Writing of training documents, design documents and flow charts.

• Led the creation of functional design specifications for the Material Master module.

• Familiar with integration points for MM with PP, SD, QM, PM, and WM.

CONSULTING: FINANCE, ACCOUNTING and ERP contract project work: Sept. 2008 – January 2012

Projects included:

• Cost Accounting support, management report design, month-end close support for $5 billion chemical company.

• Accounting Policies Update: (AC Lordi): Updated accounting policies & procedures for $600M manufacturer.

• Plant Controller/Accountant (Relevante): Planned and executed relocation of two Dupont accounting units.


Manager, Business Advisory Services (includes predecessor company GR Consulting)

Projects included process improvement, technology, and finance. Manufacturing, retail, publishing clients.

• As Project Manager, revamped National Starch subsidiary’s procurement controls, in conjunction w/SAP conversion.

• Re-engineered royalty model for Wolters Kluwer (publisher), reduced month-end close by one-half day.


Engagement Manager/Professional Consultant, Financial Operations

Consulting projects included business process improvement, SAP/ERP systems implementation, finance, accounting.

• Safety Kleen: SAP Team Leader, R3 4.6c implementation for $1.5B firm. MM, PP + FI-AP (Accounts payable).

Led full cycle implementation. Gathered requirements. wrote Business Process Procedures. Respond to Help Desk inquiries.

• Motorola: Analyzed inventory processes, implemented new procedures. BTP variances reduced by 91%. Familiar with Kanban.

ARKEMA (ELF ATOCHEM NO. AMERICA), PHILADELPHIA, PA Aug. 1990 – November 2000 $2 Billion North America Chemical Sales; $300 million Division sales.

Demand Manager (Supply Chain Manager), US Agchem division, Philadelphia. PA 1996-2000

• Promoted to business management position, utilizing new ERP system SAP R3 4.6c MM (Materials Mgt.) implementation and supply chain function. Supervised ordering of raw materials, cartons, boxes, labels and supplies. Managed public warehouses. Experience with Goods Movement and inventory control.

• Re-engineered Sales & Operations planning, or S&OP. Master Data maintenance experience-Materials Management MM and PP Production Planning. Ensure integrity of master data in order to optimize Supply Chain performance.

• Reduced inventory $4M, freight costs $1M (24%) year over year. KPI’s: Inventory Days on Hand, Freight cost per pounds shipped. Designed new warehousing program yielding savings of $250K annually.

Senior Financial Analyst, Global Agchem Division, Philadelphia, PA 1994-1996

Relocated and promoted to Division Finance function for $300M international Agrichemicals group with 7 financial managers in 6 countries. Strategic and business planning, forecasts, investment economics, variance analysis, KPI.

• Performed global cost analysis of major product line, resulting in reversing $3M loss to $500K profit in 1 year.

• Drove the automation of international financial reporting to one standardized system.

Financial Manager/Controller (Plant and Division) Post Harvest Agchem, Monrovia, CA, 1990-1994

Managed cost & general accounting, monthly reporting, budgeting, forecasting, accounts payable, inventory reconciliation, customer service and capital project accounting. Managed staff of 6 including coaching and training.

• Coordinated Real Estate tax reduction efforts on owned properties with Tax and Legal departments.


MBA, International Business, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA.

BS, Business Administration, Accounting, California State University Los Angeles.

CMA (Certified Management Accountant). Member, Institute of Management Accountants.

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