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Location:
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Salary:
150000 - 170000
Posted:
February 03, 2018

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Athar Masood

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www.linkedin.com/atharmasood, ac4bns@r.postjobfree.com, skype: athar.masood2011

Professional Profile

** ***rs of experience in Oil & Gas, IT, and Manufacturing delivering enterprise level project and program management, business process solutions, and setting-up strategic direction.

A senior program manager with extensive international and global experience specialized in delivering performance improvement, business change, and large scale complex transformation projects. Key skills include:

Project, Program & Portfolio management with emphasis on process, governance, and performance improvement. Extremely familiar with Waterfall and Agile project management frameworks.

Expert in hardware architecture / environment design and implementation especially, cloud infrastructure via Public and Hybrid cloud architectures.

Extensive operational enhancement background focusing on operation excellence, cost reduction and increase in business value while successfully managing change across business functions.

Acknowledged for coaching skills, communication, and leadership of challenging organizational changes. A strong change management champion focused on business vision, goals, objectives, and results delivery. Effective collaboration with executives, clients, vendors, contractors, internal and matrix team environment.

Expert in guiding and directing teams and individuals and development of effective solutions. Strong transactional and operations management experience with focus on quality, risk management, customer satisfaction, timely decision making while demonstrating high degree of personal/professional ethics & integrity.

Monitoring of project financial metrics, risk management of required actions and closure plans across all levels of project teams, governance and steering committees, and c-level management.

A hands-on Project & Program manager with extensive expertise in limiting risks, creating & managing lean teams, developing & establishing creative strategies to implement complex & global business solutions/implementation. Expert in SOW/RFI/RFP preparation, execution along-with corresponding contract negotiation, preparation, and management.

Expertise in SAP project planning, estimation, process design, architecture definition, and system implementation. Highly self-directed, tactful, diplomatic and courteous in dealing with teams and customers.

Area of Expertise

Leader in business processes, SAP and Open Link Endur project management methodologies with full technology accountability including defining robust strategy, development of scalable systems architecture, laying-out strong disaster recovery & business continuity strategy, full life cycle implementation, effective project management delivery, directing, planning, managing, meeting governance and regulatory requirements and collaboration with cross-functional multicultural global teams, and timely communication with sponsors, internal & external stakeholders spanning 3+ organization boundaries.

Effective IT manager of Applications, Infrastructure, Telecoms, IT Planning, and Service Desk functions - management via strong governance, timely resource allocation, contracts management, and reduction in total cost of ownership managing large scale EPC and CAPEX projects and an operational annual IT budget exceeding US$ 35m. Extremely familiar with Waterfall and Agile project management frameworks.

Leader in implementing IT governance for SAP & Open Link Endur projects yielding measurable results via strategic and tactical IT and project planning, managing milestones, timely escalation, enhanced systems & improved project and process performance. Key skills include:

Business Process Analysis, SAP Design & Consulting

IT & SAP Architecture & Roadmap Development (ITIL)

Effective IT Planning, SAP Portfolio Mgmt. & Oversight

Standardized SAP Implementation-ASAP Methodology

Effective Team Building & Workshop Facilitation

Optimal Business Process Design & Reengineering

Win-Win Negotiations, Persuasions and Influencing

Timely Stakeholder Communications Management

Effective Project Metrics, Progress & Decisions Reporting

Effective Data Governance & Data Quality via GRC/MDG

Problem Solving, Decision Making, Change Management

Efficient IT Procurement & Vendor Management

Strategic SAP Technology Selection & Implementation

Strong Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring

Effective Project Cost Management (CAPEX, OPEX)

Timely Project Budget Monitoring & Control (AFEs)

Effective Project Governance, Risks, & Issues Mgmt.

Efficient Operations - Issues & SLA Management

Effectively established Project Methodology (PMI/PMBOK)

Effective Enterprise Process and Data Modeling.

Experience

Mitsubishi Corporation (DGNA), Houston, TX 12/2016 – Current

Senior IT Advisor & ETRM (Energy Trading & Risk Management) Program Manager - Mitsubishi/Cameron LNG

•Finalized business requirements for the LNG value chain starting from Gas procurement to Cargo Off-loading processes.

•Developed design and implementation program for business initiatives across the organization (HOU/SING/TOK).

•Prepared RFP and evaluated ETRM solution bids, awarded contract to best & finalist System Integrator (SI), Sapient.

•Designed ETRM IT system for NA Gas Procurement/Transportation/Storage, Gas/LNG ADP/NDS, LNG Sales / Trading / Shipping to SPA customers, Invoicing, Accounting, and Financial reporting to Corporate (SAP) system.

•Developed Open Link Endur v16 based systems strategy & roadmap for a $6m+ green field IT implementation solution.

•Designed and Managed hardware architecture/environment in MS Azure Public cloud for DEV/TEST, PROD, HA/DR.

•Developed effective JIRA based QA testing plan for the end to end process testing based on business test scenarios.

•Liaising with SI (on/offshore) teams, LNG value chain process design, business expectations, PMO and C-level reporting.

•Developed an effective post go-live support model spanning multiple geographies for 24x7 business and operational support.

Freeport LNG, Houston, TX 06/2015 – 10/2016

SAP Program Manager

•Developed and executed SAP program for business-critical initiatives across the entire business organization.

•Developed SAP systems strategy & roadmap over several implementation phases for a $20m green field SAP project.

•Liaised with Capgemini (onshore & offshore teams) to design & implement SAP 6.0 (EHP8) projects & provide daily support.

•Phase 1 included SAP FI/CO, PS, AM, BO, BPC, Dolphin, HRMM, PTP/MM, FIORI/UI5, Winshuttle & SAP HANA Interfaces.

•Phase 2 included SAP PM, Syclo mobile solution, MDG, GRC, EHSM (IM, SO), MOC, & Viziya Scheduling Solution.

•Phase 3 included SAP EHSM (EM, RA, CM, IH, OH), SAP GRC Access Roles clean-up, and Viziya Analytics Solution.\

•Developed effective QA testing plan for the end to end process testing based on business test scenarios.

•Deployed HP ALM for managing UAT & SAP WPB for company-wide transformation via BPPs & class room training.

•Managed multiple tracks and SAP projects within cost, time, budget, and quality across SAP verticals.

•Focussed on increasing business value, reducing risk and time to market by managing timely implementation.

Turnkey Solutions Inc., Denver, CO 03/2015 – 05/2015

SAP Project Manager

•Enhanced and implemented SAP 6.0 (EHP7) supported business processes via c-Factory from Turnkey Solution.

•Integrated c-Factory script-less automated testing tool with HP ALM/QC and UFT/QTP within SAP environment.

•Collaborated product configuration and development across international design and development teams to provide support on releases of SAP ECC 6.0/ALM12 /UFT 12/CF 5.0 versions.

•Analysed business processes to improve process accuracy and reduce process bottlenecks via implementation of automated script-less testing across all verticals within SAP environments.

•Successfully set-up and tested script-less testing solution with SAP/ALM/UFT to increase business value, reduced risk and increase in capability to time-to-market.

ORYX GTL Ltd., Qatar 2011 - 2014

Head of Projects & Planning Feb ‘14 – Sep’ ‘14

Project: Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) is the JV of Qatar Petroleum & Sasol producing Diesel, Naphtha & Paraffin from Nat./Gas.

•Supported implementation of IT CAPEX projects. Developed 5 years long-term SAP ERP (ECC 6.0) implementation plan. Presented monthly update to senior management steering committee.

•Facilitated SAP projects business case approvals from sponsors and based on corporate stage-gate approval process.

•Developed common and standardized set of practices and templates for IT&T department projects. Successfully lead the project in establishing a fully functional IT Project Management Office (PMO) for Oil & Gas (GTL) facility.

IT Project Management Office (PMO) Processes Design and Development

•Developed common & standardized set of practices & templates for PMO function – program and portfolio management.

•Successfully lead the project to establish a fully functional IT PMO for GTL including operating model, governance structure, stage-gate model, and interaction with Enterprise Architecture (EA) processes, IT strategy planning model, security processes, interfaces to cost & budget management and procurement processes.

•Developed Portfolio and Project Management streams including setting-up PM methodology and development of procedures and standards based on PMI, performing project assessments, project scoring and prioritization models; managing capacity plans and forecasts, supporting project resource requirements, ensuring projects align with organization’s vision and strategy.

•Organized project documentation templates, development of procedures - quality audits, process analysis for quality assurance and quality control activities, and the desired metrics required throughout the project life cycle.

Head of Business Solutions Jun ‘11 – Jan ‘14

SAP ERP Strategy & Program Development

•Developed and initiated $14 million SAP ERP enhancement strategy & implementation road-map for GTL facility including SAP SRM, BI/BW, MSS/ESS, BPC, GRC, SM, SAP Portal, SAP PI/IDM and their integration within SAP or externally while supporting and managing SAP Basis, SAP FICO, MM, PM, PP, SD, WM, QM in production.

•Established multiple IT consultancy contracts to execute the implementation of SAP ERP roadmap.

•Executed plans based on business priorities and corporate strategy to implement projects within the strategy.

ECM Program Development & Deployment

•Developed $ 3 million Enterprise Content Management (ECM) program strategy and implementation road-map based on EMC Documentum including information, life cycle management (taxonomy, classification, security access, records management, information delivery), data and documents archiving, documents scanning, business process management, and reports and dashboard for GTL facility.

•Established IT consultancy contract to execute the implementation of ECM program.

•Executed plans based on business priorities and corporate strategy to implement and support projects within the strategy

BPM Project Implementation and Support

•Managed $ 1 million Business Process Management (BPM) project based on EMC Documentum for GTL facility. Managed consultancy contract to execute implementation of BPM solution.

•Performed Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) for 20% of the processes.

•Managed organizational change and its impact across the entire company.

SAP Program Management and Support

•Effectively managed IT Business Solutions team of 12 IT/SAP systems analysts, SAP programmers, and SAP Basis administrators responsible for identification, design, implementation, and deployment of new technologies using ASAP methodology to timely support business users & goals thus adding measurable business value to ORYX business.

•Demonstrated strong leadership in the areas of SAP ERP functional & technical system upgrade from ECC 5.0 to 6.0.

•Supported Logistics Supply Chain requirements of Global Procurement, Receipts, Warehouse Management, and Payments. Followed ASAP methodology from Project Preparation to Go-live & Support.

•Efficiently executed SAP projects/phases – Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Go-live/Closure.

•Actively managed communications of project metrics, risks, actions, issues, and decisions plans across all levels, project teams, governance and steering committees, and c-level senior management. Developed project documentation, and deployed quality assurance and quality control tools and techniques throughout the project life cycle.

•Effectively supported SAP operations with a diverse team of permanent employees and onshore/offshore contractors.

•Managed offshore team SLA within required results for the core business functions.

•Executed implementation of SAP GRC, SAP BPC, and EMC Business Process Management (BPM) within required cost, quality and on-time delivery KPIs.

•Managed change across business functions by building strong partnership, documentation, timely communication at all levels, workshops, facilitation sessions, and training.

•Efficiently managed teams for SAP Basis PM, MM, WM, FI/CO, BPC, HCM, PS, GRC, SM, EMC Documentum and cross-integration. Ensured all business requirements are thoroughly tested and signed-off by business users.

•Supported change management process to move SAP transports via CTS in a 3 tier landscape propagating changes to production. Implemented release process to ensure all changes are released based on published procedures.

Qatargas Operating Company Ltd. Qatar 1995 – 2011

Information Technology Manager Nov ‘06 – May ‘11

Project: Qatargas is the largest producer and premier supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the World, head quartered in Doha, Qatar and project office locations in Ras Laffan, Doha, UK, France, Japan, Korea and China. Qatargas is a Joint Venture of Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Total and Qatar Petroleum.

SAP ERP Program & Portfolio Management and Implementation/Support

•Plant maintenance (PM/EAM) process leader for a $6 million SAP ERP – Basis, PM, MM, WM, FI/CO, PP, HR, SM, BI/BW, KM, JVA green field project for the world’s largest LNG production facility.

•Executed change management across the entire organization including deep-water platform.

•Established SAP ERP governance and control processes in line with ITIL, SDLC and in general PPM.

•Established organizational support structure within agreed budget constraints and schedules.

IT Organization Benchmarking & Restructuring

•Managed IT function of 85 permanent staff and 10 contractors for the world’s largest LNG producing facility.

•Restructured IT function based on benchmarking study from world’s largest Oil & Gas giant.

•Managed organization change and its impact across the function.

•Enhanced human capital IT capabilities and skills set in IT function to efficiently and effectively provide project support and operational needs.

Condensate Refinery IT Systems Set-up & Support PPM

•Managed IT function of green field Condensate Refinery associated with World’s largest LNG producing facility. Restructured IT function to support Refinery project and its operation.

•Managed organizational change and its impact across the entire function.

•Enhanced SAP ERP system – Basis, PM, MM, WM, FI/CO, PP, HR, SM, BI/BW, JVA to support the condensate refinery operations.

LNG Receiving Terminal & Regasification Facility SAP ERP Strategy & Roadmap Development/Implementation

•Developed IT strategy and participated in the corporate Build-To-Producing Organization (BTPO) task force.

•Managed SAP ERP- PM, MM, WM, FI/CO, SM, JVA implementation & support for the green field regasification facility located in South Wales (UK) of the world’s largest LNG producing facility.

•Established SAP ERP governance and control processes in line with ITIL and SDLC. Interfaced with Audit and CSO processes.

•Established and managed systems support structure within agreed budget constraints and schedules.

•Managed change and its impact across the organization and facility.

SAP Business Intelligence Strategy Development and Implementation

•Developed Business Intelligence strategy of 7 trains LNG operation facility based on SAP BI/BW technology.

•Developed a long-term SAP BI road-map for enterprise-wide data based on SAP BI/BW, BOBJ set of tools, standard business content and SAP product release offerings / timelines.

•Developed the hardware architecture based on SAP recommendations and sizing.

•Ensured business requirements are aligned and support corporate strategic needs / directions.

•Developed processes to collect business requirements to perform data modelling and to prepare BW layer.

•Managed system delivery with team of 3 to support Finance, and Operations requirements.

•Managed design and implementation of project delivering information to users for analytical analysis and trending as well as management reporting at various levels within business functions.

•Developed software, hardware requirements/SOW, and followed corporate-wide RFP/RFQ contract process/approvals.

•Managed hardware and software vendor requirements and related relationships in line with corporate policies and procedures.

•Managed organizational change and its impact across business functions.

Enhanced SAP ERP Strategy Formation and Deployment

•Developed and managed implementation of SAP ERP strategy - 4 additional $42 billion world’s biggest LNG mega trains 7.8 MTPA each into existing plant framework.

•Supported mandatory joint venture agreement requirements to re-engineer existing business processes and systems.

•Enhanced SAP ERP strategy including SAP JVA technology to meet complex JV contractual requirements. Managed organizational change and its impact across the entire company.

Business Process Management (BPM) Strategy & Implementation

•Managed Business Process Management (BPM) project for LNG facility.

•Designed software, hardware and support strategy.

•Enhanced, optimized & digitally integrated 65 processes across Administration, Finance, Operations, & Engineering functions.

•Managed organizational change and its impact across the entire company.

•Established ERP governance and control processes in line with ITIL and SDLC.

IT Risk Management Strategy & Implementation

•Developed Risk Management (RM) strategy for IT function based on COBIT and NIST.

•Developed and released RM policies, procedures.

•Established RM training, awareness and culture to successfully support the initiative.

•Established organizational structure within IT function to execute RM procedures.

•Identified gaps in IT function and its operations, timely executed closure.

•Managed organizational change and its impact across the entire function.

•Actively managed communications of risks, actions, issues, and decisions plans across all levels, project teams, governance and steering committees, and c-level senior management. Developed procedures and templates, and quality assurance and quality control tools and techniques throughout the project life cycle.

IT Functional Management and Support

•Efficiently managed within agreed KPI the entire IT department of 85 staff including applications development & configuration, Network infrastructure & Operations, Telecom. systems, Service desk, and IT planning functions.

•Effectively led IT operation supporting 3500+ users in 7 global locations with complex IT solutions, planning & scheduling including SAP, MS Exchange, Business Workflows, Portal, Web applications, VPN and Citrix based connectivity and numerous system solutions for upstream and downstream facilities including Qatargas corporate office, LNG Plant, Terminal Operation, Condensate Refinery and Overseas offices, and LNG receiving terminals during EPC and production operation.

•Supported Logistics Supply Chain requirements of Global Procurement, Receipts, Warehouse Management, and Payments.

•Demonstrated strong leadership in managing a well-equipped data center, onsite passive data center location, offsite data storage sites, DR site operations - consisting of critical applications, SAN, Backup & Recovery systems in 24x7 operations.

•Within the tight budget constraints, implemented & supported CCTV and Card Access based security for all locations.

•Demonstrated strong leadership and implemented effective IT Risk Management culture managing risk registers at all IT levels to support proactive and strong control and compliance based IT function.

•Consistently demonstrated leadership to evaluate, select, purchase, develop, configure, and implement software and hardware to support business processes teaming up with SMEs, consultants and vendors.

•Implemented multiple SAP technologies namely, SAP Basis, PM, MM, WM, FI/CO, HR, PS, Versa, Joint Venture Accounting (JVA), BI, KM, LMS, Solution Manager and their integration within SAP and to external applications.

•Ensured business requirements are thoroughly tested and signed-off by business users based on test scenarios and quality standards. The solution follows strict compliance. Train the users via user friendly CBT or web based training solution.

•Implemented change mgmt. process to move SAP transports via CTS in 3 tier landscape propagating changes to production.

•Implemented release process to ensure all changes are released based on published procedures.

•Facilitated and implemented regression testing based on in-house scripts developed.

•Managed change across business functions via documentation, timely communication at all levels, workshops, facilitation sessions, and training.

Head of Applications Development Aug 95 – Oct ‘06

•Setup a dynamic and effective Applications function and lead technology team of 16 IT systems analysts, programmer/developers, and database administrators responsible for identification, design, implementation, and deployment of new technologies thus adding value to Qatargas business during EPC and daily operations.

•Efficiently managed the software development life cycle process (SDLC) - business requirements development, project plans development, and eventual implementation of business needs via technology solutions.

•Within budget constraints, managed SAP ERP operations with a diverse team of direct hire employees & SAP consultants.

•Demonstrated strong leadership in the areas of SAP ERP functional and technical system migration and upgrades from version 2.2e, 3.0f, 4.5b, 4.6c, and ECC6.0 (EHP 5).

•Implemented SAP BS, PM, MM/WM, FI/CO, HR, PS, JVA, Versa, BI within budget, cost/quality constraints.

•Efficiently conducted and solicited end user interviews, review of business process documentations, user workshops to understand and gather business requirements, translate them into system design and manage timely sign-offs.

•Managed change across business functions via documentation, timely communication at all levels, workshops, facilitation sessions, and training.

•Demonstrated flexibility and teamwork to document designs and use cases by liaising with business analysts/SMEs.

•Continually brought innovative ideas in leading a team of 5 to design and implement SAP Plant Maintenance module, equipment/task list/specifications data load and its integration with Materials Management and Finance and Controlling.

•Possesses strong hands-on experience in development and testing of SAP security access profiles, SAP system testing, and Management of SAP Basis transports via CTS in a 3 tier landscape propagating changes to production.

•Ensured all business requirements are thoroughly tested and signed-off by business users based on test scenarios.

•Implemented change management process to move SAP transports via CTS in a 3 tier landscape propagating changes to production. Implemented release process to ensure all changes are released based on published procedures.

•Facilitated and implemented regression testing based on in-house scripts developed.

•Managed data governance, data quality, and master data as part of information lifecycle for LNG plant equipment.

IBM Austin, TX 1990 – 1995

IT Staff Systems Analyst

Project: IBM AIX/UNIX RISC/6000 systems manufacturing - one of the biggest facility producing AIX/UNIX server from entry level single user machine to large scale multi-million-dollars servers manufacturing based on world-wide customer orders.

FDM Strategy Implementation

•Developed systems strategy to full-fill customer orders via phone – Factory Direct Marketing (FDM) to achieve 100%-time reduction in order fulfilment.

•Implemented the ERP strategy based on CIIM system from AVALON with a team size of 7 of programmers and analysts.

•Implemented IT systems to support business strategy within constraints of schedule and cost.

FCS Implementation and Support

•Implemented Shop Floor Control System (FCS) for the Build-To-Order manufacturing facility for the world’s largest UNIX server manufacturing facility.

•Increased data collection accuracy by 50%. Increased data availability for development team within 4 hours’ vs 3 days.

•Lead analyst for customer orders of the RISC/6000 workstation manufacturing plant supporting RISC/6000 AIX/Unix based server manufacturing.

•Lead a team of 7 analysts and developers through all phases of product life cycle - from design to implementation and maintenance of multi-million-dollar project based on CIIM AVALON software solution for multi-channel order processing including Factory Direct Marketing (FDM) interfacing to order/release system, shop order, floor control, inventory management, purchasing, MRP, pick/pack, shipping and financial systems. Managed change across business functions.

Education & Training

•MS, Industrial Engineering, SUNY, Binghamton, NY, Dec ‘89

•BE, Mechanical Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, PAK, Dec ‘86

•Non-matriculation credits in core computer science curriculum, UTA, ACC, SWU, TX, 1990-1993

•SAP PM, MM, FI/CO, PS, HR, BPC, BI/BW, BusinessObjects, PI, EHSM, JVA, Basis, GRC, MDG, HANA, HANA Live, Winshuttle, FIORI, Syclo, ABAP; Viziya; PMI-PMP certified, ITIL, RACI, Soft Skills, Leadership-Change Mgmt., Safety (HS&E) trainings, MS Project, MS Office, JIRA, Bitbucket, MS Share-point, MS Visio, Oracle, SQL server, Team-building, UNIX, APICS, ASAP, Meridium, EDW, Aris, Captaris.

Personal Information

US Citizen, interested in reading & community work; PMI member, PMP# 1787805 validity Feb 2018, references on Linkedin.



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