A challenging career which will utilize my diverse Functional and Project Management experience, and expand my Managerial and Functional skills
14+ years of overall IT experience working as a SAP Functional Project Manager, Lead, Application Architecture and Senior Consultants skilled in SOA (service oriented architecture), design and development of applications and full-cycle implementations.
Worked across diversified industries including retail, healthcare, chemical, Oil & Gas with expertise in coordinating diverse teams, external vendors and resources to complete objective
Excellent communicator; leverage technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective team.
Ability to across Location under pressure and tight delivery schedule.
o Resources Planning o SAP ASAP Methodology
o Project Scheduling o SAP Financial Accounting (FI )
o Requirement Gathering o SAP Fixed Assets (FA)
o Process Improvements o SAP Controlling (CO )
o Skilled Negotiator o SAP Financial Accounting Testing
o Internal and External Communications o Costing & Budgeting
o Testing/QA/Rollout/Support o Cross-Functional Supervision
o Team Building & Mentoring o Client Relations & Presentations
o Business & IT Planning o Vendor Management
o System Migrations/Integrations o Enterprise wide Implementations
o Global Template Rollout
NIMS, MBA (Information Technology), Mumbai 2003
Dyneshware Vidhapeeth, B.E (Computer Science), Pune 2001
Bombay Technical Board, D.M.E (Mechanical), Pune 1998
SAP Certified Solution Consultant Financials - Financial Accounting with SAP ERP 2005 ECC6.0
Client: GE(Oil and Gas), New York, NY March 2014 – Till Date
FICO Implementation Project Manager
SAP rollout project for SAP Company specific add on requirements due to demerger of the company.
Managing a portfolio of functional and technical projects relating to its SAP systems.
Working on Multiple SAP Mini projects across all phases of development
Monitoring workflow and making timelines adjustments as needed
Develop Project Charter, Status report, cost estimation, resources plan, detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures.
Make vital decision and drive decision making across project life cycle
Implement and maintain SAP Best Practices with respect to business requirement.
Led teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
Mitigated risk factors through careful analysis of financial and statistical data. Anticipated and managed change effectively in rapidly evolving global business environments.
SAP FICO Functional responsibilities included requirements determination, configuration, reporting, output development, master data conversions, training, go-live support and post implementation.
Implemented SAP FICO with GL & Asset Consolidation. Responsible for Requirements & Blue Printing, Multi-Company Integration, & Go-Live.
Pentair, Minneapolis, MN Nov 2012 – Feb 2014
SAP FICO Project Lead
Project Description: Support Project to work on Daily issues and additional enhancement projects including business critical functional upgrade.
Developed Internal SOW and project plan.
Manage resources and capacity planning for SAP FICO project
Coordinating with end user to gather requirement and manage expectations
Set Project milestones and project tractors
Project-managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems from acquired client companies
Contributes to the development of new ideas and methods to fulfill business requirement.
Making sure that all SAP solutions are resilient, fit for purpose and supportable.
Collaborating with colleagues both within, and outside the IT organization.
Delivering of projects within timescales and budgets.
Provide expertise with SAP integration technologies and enforce interface standards.
Weekly development meeting with the team to monitor progress.
Approve functional specs and technical designs in SD, PS, FICO, PP, MM.
Developed tested and deployed for all types of RICEF objects to meet project goals.
In the role of Functional lead, help other team members understand an issue, explore the options, and determine solution
Kraft Foods, Mumbai, India April 2011 - Oct 2012
FICO Implementation Lead/PMO Analyst
Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for dozens of custom solutions.
Giving guidance and support to team member’s right across the board.
Leading SAP FI solution implementation at a detailed level.
Full SAP FICO project life-cycle experience from quotation right through to implementation.
Ability to manage people across different geographic locations, and cultures.
Detailed knowledge of the SAP components and their integration with other related to SAP FICO.
Overseeing the delivery of projects based around SAP roll out.
Putting together project contractual documents.
Managed internal team to create PMO charter, competency definitions, prioritization roadmap and roles & responsibilities matrix.
TCL(Tata Chemicals) India & Kenya April 2010 - March 2011
Project: Support and Enhancement Project for TCL India and Kenya, to Support Current Operations and New enhancements for TCL(Tata Chemicals) India & Kenya (Magadi Soda) for SAP (Basis, FICO, MM, SD, PS, PM, PP and QM) and Lotus Notes.
Negotiate, analyze, and prepare purchase order agreements, subcontracts, and cost control budgets
Analyzing, projecting, and distributing budget items in SAP FICO
Experience using project management software (MS Project ).
Ability to quickly identify problems and recommend solutions.
An experienced leader with the ability to motivate others.
Third party supplier experience
Travelling to Various regional sites on a regular basis.
Facilitating project governance at all levels
Managed the SD, MM, FICO, PP, PM and QM ‘proof of concept’ activities including requirements gathering, fit/gap analysis against the existing solution and solution presentation
Created standardized templates for capturing the deliverables required for the Project Planning, Blueprinting and Realization phases (client not using Solution Manager due to budgetary constraints)
Defined the project charter including project documentation standards, communication strategy and issue management policy
Developed the project plan including tasks, durations, dependencies and key milestones. Identified critical path items and formulated contingency plans.
Interviewed and on-boarded external consultants to provide SAP expertise and to transfer knowledge to employees
Reliance Tech Service (RCOM) July 2003 - March 2010
Infrastructure Project Manager / SAP FICO Consultant
Managing highly matrix teams of more than 30 plus people across multiple functional and technical disciplines.
Managing project expenditure.
Keeping an eye out for project risks and managing them if they occur.
Experience of working in a multi-vendor and geographically diverse environment.
Aiding the growth aspirations of the company at every opportunity
Providing leadership to project teams and clients in a SAP environment.
Oversee SAP project to provide metrics for reporting to executive team on business case ROI.
In charge of the contractual and administrative aspects of a SAP project.
Directed SAP global rollouts of new software and systems with respect to regional consolidation
Resolving SAP FI operational and technical issues before they get out of control.
Worked on implementation of SAP FICO ( AP, AR, GL, AA, CO) including integration FI-SD, FI-AA, FI-MM .
Suyog GIS Pvt Ltd March 2001 – April 2003
Project: The Project was regarding Maps (Town Planning) for India Cites Utility by giving final output as Arc-View.
Heading a 5-member team for project execution for GIS base solutions.
Successfully completed Bank expansion project with GIS solution.
Designing and Execution of Bank Expansion Software with Arc View and Avenue programming.
Handled all Sections such as Registered Images on Base Map using Cad Overlay and other activities such as Digitization, QC, QA, and Mosaic and to create Shape Files with programming wherever required.
Environment: AutoCAD R 14, Cad Overlay, Arc Info and Auto LISP, Arc view