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SAP Project Manager

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
January 26, 2017

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Swaroop Kuchimanchi

**** ******** ***** *** *, Saginaw, MI 48603


SAP Project Manager

Career Profile:

-11+ years of overall SAP experience with all project stages including project initiation, blueprinting, business development, project estimating, requirements determination, gap analysis, business process reengineering, issue resolution, configuration, custom code specifications, testing, training, go-live assistance and post implementation support.

-6+ years of SAP Project Management experience: Project Lead for FFIC, Program Architect for DOW-SADARA joint venture, Project Manager for DOW.

-Successfully managed teams across geographical locations & projects up to 2 Million dollars in yearly budget.

-Ability to handle Client Partner relations by managing the Project Governance, Metrics Reporting, Scheduling, Resource Management and Change Control.

-Led successful large global teams through complex program and project tasks. Project Management focus areas include project planning, financial cost management, staffing, communication, schedule and scope management.

-Experienced in leading large global teams through complex program and project tasks. Detail-oriented, delivery-focused and able to motivate teams.

-Performed extensive work with project proposals, oral presentations, timeline determination, budget estimation and staffing plans.

-Multiple engagement experience with global delivery model including offshore functional and development support.

-Hands-on industry and consulting experience with best practice receivable management, invoice billing and collections management in financial services and supply chain processes in repetitive manufacturing and high volume warehouse environments. Knowledge of insurance, chemical and high-tech industries.

Professional Experience:

Associate Manager, Accenture, Southfield, MI June 2014 – Present

Project: DOW Chemical Company / Sadara – BSD Program

Role: SAP Project Manager / Architect Specialist

-Finalized project scope for system enhancements up to 3 million dollars yearly budget

-Created Project schedule by defining Roadmaps and Milestones

-Created Project activity list and estimations based on work breakdown structure

-Worked in conjunction with the company’s Finance Compliance team to scope the business and system processes for the Joint Venture organization.

-Created Requirements Traceability Matrix by leading the Requirements discussions with non-technical business teams.

-Staffed project resources based on the skill needs for the project work

-Updated project documents and scope for approved change requests.

-Led Enhancement Pack upgrade of SAP ECC 6.0 to EHP7.

-Monitored team deliverables related to design, configuration, test, implementation go-live & user training phases of the project.

-Reported weekly, Monthly status of the ongoing projects / tasks to the project stakeholders from client vendor organizations.

-Advised Risk mitigation options by Coordinating with Cross functional application teams to understand impacts and issues that are majorly impacting project timelines.

-Effectively communicate to the user groups and higher management of the changes in scope vs time impacts to the projects / enhancements.

-Coordinated Onshore-Offshore Communication effectively for managed timely delivery.

-On a periodic basis helped with functional designs in Batch Tracking & Production Order processing operations designs to bridge gaps within team.

-Reviewed and provided guidance to the team to develop detail level documentation (job aids) for the custom build application.

-Co-ordinated integrated testing needs with test captains from various work streams

-Assisted new project proposals and RFPs.

Team Lead, Accenture, San Francisco, MI Nov 2012 – May 2014

Project: Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company – Billing Simplification

Role: SAP Project Lead / Vendor Relation Manager

-Responsible for maintenance and support of existing application.

-Communicated with Business stakeholders and Portfolio management to clearly understand business direction and goals in delivering better collections experience.

-Tracked and Reported Project Health & Governance to Project stake holders.

-Directly reported to Accenture’s Client Partner Relations Managing Director by providing technical advice & status updates.

-Co-ordinate Onshore/Offshore Work Interaction & Management connects.

-Resolved production support Cases, problem tickets, defects within the SLAs.

-Conducted Root Cause Analysis for the issues reported in the production environment along with the impact analysis.

-Coordinated with the middleware team, Basis & Transport management team to carry out smooth deployment into Production, QA, Staging and Training environments.

-Provided functional guidance and assistance in shaping the application roadmap.

-Guided functional team in configuration & customization of various Business Processes in FICA / FSCD.

-Coordinated Change Management.

-Provided Resource & Cost Estimations for RFPs.

Team Lead, Accenture, India May 2010 – Nov 2012

Project: Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company – Billing Simplification

Role: SAP FICA/FSCD Functional Lead / Solution Architect

-Managed functional deliveries by leading a team of functional consultants.

-Configuration lead for Master Data, Receivables & Correspondence (Invoicing & Dunning).

-Configured FSCD Master Data objects - Business partners, Contract Accounts, Contracts, Receivables, Invoicing, Dunning and Collections

-Customized of Master Data screens using BDT & Process Changes (FQEVENTS configuration / Exit Handling).

Senior Software Engineer, Wipro Technologies, India Aug 2009 – May 2010

Project: Farmers Insurance Company

Role: SAP FICA/FSCD Functional Consultant

-Lead a team of 14 technical resources for Receivables & Correspondence process.

-Participated in War Room sessions with Business / Clients in understanding the requirement changes to identify the Gaps.

-Prepared Functional Specifications for Business Requirements.

-Configured FSCD Master Data, Receivables, Invoicing and Dunning.

Junior Associate, AIG Systems Solutions, India Jan 2007 - Aug 2008

Project: AIG CIG (New York) & AIG Sun America (Los Angeles)

Role: SAP FICA/FSCD Techno Functional Consultant

-Interacted with Customers in understanding the requirements and Production issues

-Prepared Technical documentation by analyzing Requirements & Design documents.

-Created Reports SAP scripts & LSMW data loads.

-Created & Monitored the Batch Cycles (as a part of regression Business Testing)

-Worked in SAP ECC Upgrade projects.

Software Engineer, Spectraforce Technologies, India Mar 2006 - Jan 2007

Project: Nexlink Systems

Role: SAP Technical Consultant

-Developed Reports for various Business needs of the Shipping & Logistics operations.

-Created Custom tables & table indexes for improving performance.

Domain Experience:

-Management Trainee, Seaways Shipping Limited, India (2005)

-Project Intern, Minerals & Metals Trading Corporation, India (2004)

-Project Intern, NIIT Technologies, India (2003)


-MBA (International business) from Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade, Hyderabad in MoU with Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi.

-BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Trainings & Certifications:

-Workshop on Solution Delivery – Agile Project Management from Accenture-DOW collaborated learning activity in October 2016.

-Workshop on SAP Production Planning (PP) module from Accenture Learning academy in November 2014

-Workshop on SAP Financial Services – Claims Management (FSCM) module from Accenture Learning Academy in August 2012

Awards & Recognitions:

-Accenture & Fireman’s Fund Insurance – Client Partner Appreciation Certificates.

-Accenture FS Insurance Recognitions – Significant Delivery – February 2014

-Accenture FS Insurance Recognitions - Driving Growth & Client Partnership – July 2013

-Accenture NA Insurance Team Recognition – Best Project Team & Individual Contributor - July 2012

-Accenture Celebrates Excellence (ACE) – Individual Performer & Mentor / Good Samaritan- Q4 2010

-25 Accenture Celebrating Performance Monetary Awards since May 2010 (Award Categories - Anticipates and Handled Critical Situations, Builds Technical Capabilities, Communicates and Influences Effectively, Demonstrates Professionalism and Confidence, Drives for Value Added Results, Maximizes Team's Performance, Organizes and Directs Quality Work Efforts).

-Wipro & Farmers Insurance - Certificate of Appreciation – March 2010.

-NIIT Technologies – Best Project of the Year – March 2003.

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