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Sap Management

Location:
Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States
Posted:
January 30, 2018

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VARADA RAJ PONDICHERRY

Sr. SAP Solutions Advisor / SME / Enterprise Architect

CIVIL STATUS - GREEN CARD

Email: ac39mp@r.postjobfree.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/pondicherry PHONE: 1-732-***-****

Profile and Experience:

I have 20+ years of experience, of which 16+ years in Business Solution Advisor, SAP ERP systems implementation/project deployment and Integration experience with Large to Very Large and diverse organizations, with complex environments (non-standardized applications, multiple technologies, decentralized IT organization with presence in multiple countries/locations).

. Extensive experience in a Manufacturing Execution related Architecture and solution Advisory including experience with manufacturing execution, manufacturing integration and product lifecycle management systems.

. Being an Advisory and/or Subject Matter Expert had constantly been in direct engagement client, Vendor, Business with respective CIO’s, CTO’s, BPO’s, Support, Delivery and Engagement leadership on daily basis.

. S/4 HANA: Responsible to lead project deliverables for Finance and Logistics implementation with considerations as impacted areas, infrastructure requirements and path forward for the whole enterprise with active engagement of SAP leadership.

Provide Subject Matter Expertise for solutions and with business process in the areas of Production Process (PP) with APO/IBP, SAP IBP S&OP, SAP APO DP, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Strategic Sourcing, Procure to Pay (P2P), Ariba, Order to Cash (OTC), Vendor Development, Inventory Management (IM), Transport Management (TM), FICO, AP, AR, CRM, SRM, Plant Maintenance (PM), Spares Management/MRO, Quality Management (QM), Global Trade Services (GTS), Environment Health & Safety (EHS) and Extended Warehouse Management (EWM).

I have 4+ years of SAP implementation experience with Oil and Energy industry and 5+ years of experience with SAP Retail/AFS/FMS implementation experience with big Clients in USA, Canada, UK, China, Mexico and Middle East in understanding their complex business practices /scenarios for SCM, PM, QM including integrating with Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and 3rd party Warehouse Systems across their Stores and Distribution Centers (DC's).

Proven ability to understand and deploy all phases of SDLC including project sign-off, business process review, gap analysis, requirements gathering, specifications, project planning, risk identifying and management, documentation, monitor and report progress, resource allocation, system testing, coordination with development, deployment training, go live support, post implementation support, and technical cutover activities.

Proven ability to effectively, strategically and confidently collaborate, influence, negotiate, act and drive for continuous process improvements as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), Sr. Solution Advisor, COE Practice, Enterprise / Solutions Architect, Practice and Delivery Head to effectively liaison between Senior Executives or JV stakeholders, Proponents / BPO’s, System Integrators, Implementation and deploying teams.

Proven solution implementation experience in industry verticals like Retail (CPG), Apparel and Footwear Solutions (AFS), Chemicals, Manufacturing, Energy and Petro Chemicals.

Proven ability to evaluate, analyze, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements to functional and technical design required for Deployment, Implementation, Testing and Go-Live.

Expertise in understanding the Client’s business requirements and promote the value proposition of SAP solution to meet business requirements and deliver benefits. Well versed in skills like Problem-solving, negotiations, decision-making and to diligently influence BPO’s, Program Management, Stakeholders, internal and external partners.

Engage the team to effectively translate client objectives and requirements into a viable SAP solution.

Develop an optimum solution for requirements which includes managing COE, solution options, governance structure, delivery model, service level framework etc.

Methodology Proficiency:

SAP ASAP, ACTIVATE

Business Integration Methodology (BIM)

Agile, Waterfall

Industry Proficiency:

Manufacturing (Consumer, Electronics, Energy, Health Care, Industrial, Safety & Graphics)

Medical Devices and Life Sciences.

Petro Chemicals, Oil, Gas & Energy

Retail Industry (SAP IS-Retail / CPG).

Apparel and Footwear Industry (SAP IS-AFS / FMS).

Electronics and Semi-Conductor Industry

Food and Beverages Industry

Technologies and Delivery of Newer Capabilities:

Responsible for understanding and gathering business needs and/or requirements, evaluation, planning, re-engineering efforts with SAP EHS, SAP S/4 on HANA, SAP MOC, SAP REA (Recycling Administration), IoT Platforms, FIORI, SOLMAN 7.2, WORKDAY, CONCUR, LOFTWARE, SAP AFARIA, ARIBA, VISTEX etc.,

Leadership Competencies:

-Strategic thinking

-Innovative

-Ability to identifying, convince and convert business processes and/or procedures into viable plans.

-Motivate and demonstrate to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization to achieve common goals.

-Takes a constructive and proactive approach to problem solving

-Thrives in a high pressure, fast-paced environment

-Coaching and Developing

-Communicating and Influencing

-Strong leadership

Thank you for your time in reviewing my brief profile, I would be glad to hear from you and happy to share my detailed resume.

I look forward to speaking and working with you.



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