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Hyderabad, Telangana, India
September 18, 2019

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Phani Shekhar Vanka

Business/Technical Consulting Principal Consultant/

SAP FICO Principal Consultant / SAP ERP Project Leader/SAP ERP Solution Architect


Certified SAP S4HANA 1709 consultant with 12+ years of SAP FICO experience.

Managing a team of 10 members for a prestigious global client.

Core Team member for BBP Sessions with Global Clients in an on-shore role providing walk-through sessions, presentations, information gathering and conduct process related workshops for finance, controlling, project systems, investment management modules.

S/4 Hana Design and Implementation Assessment Core Team member. Represented best practices solution approach towards manufacturing, usage and benefits of COPA, Material ledger, COPC.

8+ months of on-shore experience in UK and Canada in client facing role with delivery engagement within SAP ERP enhancements and architectural assessments to perform custom changes as per user requirements. Leader for team of 11 members under 2 SOW’s and aligned 6 members under another SOW. Valid UK T-II WP till Nov 2019 and Business Visa for Canada till 2027.

Commendable 18+ Years of Expertise and leadership in Financial Sector with 11+ years into SAP FICO, Project/Portfolio Management and 7+ years of functional experience in Finance, Banking, Manufacturing, IT, Oil& Gas and life-sciences Industries.

Demonstrated leadership in handling implementations, support projects and maintenance activities. Efficiently handled team size of more than 40 members in various projects. Mentor and motivator for staff and colleagues to have progressive advancement towards career objectives.

PMP/PMI Member ID: 3171294. Appeared for the examination in 2015. Will have to re-appear for the examination to get the required credentials to attain the membership. Fulfilled required qualification hours and minimal knowledge to apply project management techniques to drive project success.

Driving Excellence in Implementation and managing projects within timelines with ASAP/Ascendant/Agile/Scrum methodologies by providing quick estimation and proposal(RFP),(project planning, effort tracking, budgeting), documentation and presentation(blue printing, functional specifications, process definition and technical design documentation, training documentation, test scripts), Realization/build, final preparations (testing, cutover planning and obtaining UAT), making Go Live and providing Hyper care support in Operate phase for client satisfaction.

Support and Advisory to key stakeholders on project operational performance and metric maintenance.

Focus on account growth and profitability with ensuring business objectives are converted to monitory terms and value addition is catered and delivered.

SME for FI process (AR/AP/GL/US TAXATION).

Several documentations and presentations on projects developments, customization and knowledge articles including AID documentation have been submitted to ensure client satisfaction and reference.

Excellence in resolving FICO/MM/SD issues quickly and ensuring effective backlog reduction has been demonstrated and recognized in client environments.

Catered and delivered within timelines for legal reporting to client specific needs to meet country specific legal requirements for USA(1042), Mexico(Electronic Accounting), Thailand Legal Reporting, Malaysia(GST), China/APAC (BOA requirement),Chili and EU countries.

Trained on S/4 HANA Finance and Central Finance.

Core team key member for GST implementation for India.

Expert in IDOC processing with lock boxes.

Management Skills

Projects Implementation-Delivery Management

Managed and delivered 50+ enhancements in 5 months with a revenue generation of over $4M in ERP space including interfacing to various SAP applications with the role of Project/Delivery Manager for FICO/SD/MM enhancements onsite in the UK within offshore delivery model.

Coordinated the effort with a team of 17 members with a portfolio and communicated with several high level stakeholders as part of the engagement.

Managed and was accounted for ensuring delivery of multiple revenue generating SAP Projects in Finance and Controlling of varying scope, complexity, time lined projects and have provided consistent, scalable, and robust business solutions to have client satisfaction.

Handled a team of 40 members across modules for effective implementation of projects and custom developments. Demonstrated leadership and was responsible to lead a team of SAP Business Analysts, SAP technical staff, and project team members from the business with diverse and geographically dispersed project team consisting of both internal and external (partner) resources while maintaining control of progress, quality and budgets aligned with commitments and effectively lead them through SAP implementations.

Played lead role in communicating with business partners to understand requirements, gain knowledge transfers on business and special processes, conduct meetings with BA’s across locations, ascertain local requirements.

Develop project task list, assign functional and technical resources based on complexity, budget project and gain acceptance and lead through project lifecycle (select, define, build, test, cutover, Go Live and hyper care) phases of the project.

Projects Maintenance-AMS

Conduct Daily and weekly meetings with BA from business and business partners across globe to track progress on tickets and multiple custom developments.

Assign the tickets based on resource availability and capability. Effectively communicate, manage team meetings and provide presentations in a client facing role across locations. Level 1 escalation point for Severity 1 and 2 tickets. Involve RCA analysis for problem tickets.

Ensured timely resolution of tickets within SLA agreement through effective user follow up, expertise and user training on several issues.

Present management related data for weekly meetings, resource planning for shift details, tickets monitoring and impact analysis for specific processes of release management. Attend stage gate review meetings and CAB meetings for specific change requests and special processes.

Develop management reports and documentations for effective management.

Employment History






Capgemini India Pvt ltd

Feb 2019

Till date

IT Manager


NTT data India Pvt Ltd.

May 2015

Feb 2019

ERP Specialist/Principle Consultant cum Project Leader


Hitachi Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Sep 2014

March 2015

Project Leader


EOK Technologies

April 2014

July 2014

Project Manager/Delivery Manager


IBM India

Mar 2011

Mar 2014

Project Leader


Caterpillar India(Payroll Idolvision)

Aug 2007

Feb 2011

FICO Consultant


HSBC Global Services, India(Payroll Metaphour)

July 2005

Aug 2007

Business Analyst



Sep 2004

March 2005

Customer Service officer


United Co-operative

Jan 2003

July 2004

Retail Sales Advisor


Spenser Harrods Ltd

May 2002

September 2002

Management Trainee



The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coca-Cola formula and brand were fully bought with US$2,300 in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1892.

The company—headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware-has operated a franchised distribution system since 1889: the Company largely produces syrup concentrate, which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold exclusive territories. The company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments

Feb 2019-Present

Manager leading a team of 10 members for FICO AM and AD contracts.

Conduct incident problem, change management for FICO related activities and coordinate developments with on-shore members.

Understand business process and due to heavy customization manage complex business process workflows and provide L-2 support.

Manage Idoc process and solution for issues with technical understanding and making the required changes through the change management process.


As a $40 billion USD company, with operations in 25 countries, Aditya Birla Group is in the league of Fortune 500 companies. AV Group NB is proud to be a member of the India-based Aditya Birla Group and contribute to an extraordinary workforce of 130,000 employees.

July 2018-Jan 2019

ERP Specialist-SAP Controlling/Project Systems/Investment Management

Successful with on-shore engagement in conducting BBP sessions with client business and finance teams and provide them walk through, demo sessions, make information gathering, suggest best practices for product costing, COPA, ML, IM and PS modules of SAP.

Make BBP with all the requirements and required process flows to convert from existing ERP to SAP environment.

Provide awareness and training on SAP processes and guide through transformation.

Make required functional specifications for custom and interfacing objects.

Make design documentation and build SAP system.


ThermoFisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at ThermoFisher Scientific. ThermoFisher Scientific is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

June 2015 – June 2018

SAP FICO/PS Principal Consultant and Project Leader/Onshore Coordinator(Onshore/Offshore)

As a principal consultant and project leader I am demonstrating leadership in account maintenance with high level advisory to top management and key stakeholders on account maintenance, delivery and performance of a team of 10 members from all modules.

Successful with on-shore engagement in client facing role with key stakeholders and signed in 3 SOWs to deliver various MM/SD/FICO enhancements by leading a team of 17 members from off-shore.

Managed and delivered 50+ enhancements in 5 months with a revenue generation of over $4M in ERP space including interfacing to various SAP applications with the role of Project/Delivery Manager for FICO/SD/MM enhancements onsite in the UK within offshore delivery model.

Successfully transitioned the project and all support activates to NTT Data and have ensured that all backlog activates are maintained at below 20% as per KPI’s from key stakeholders.

Proactively resolve incidents and change requests with multiple queue maintenance on different landscapes and instances. Core Team member for 3 different instances and 6 queues.

Resolved over 570 tickets (Incidents/Change Requests/Tasks) in the last 21 months with an individual contribution of +300 tickets.

Connect and interact with several stakeholders of Thermofisher (Business Analysts and Managers and work towards resolution of tickets from FI, SD, MM, SM, CO, PS and PC.

Ensuring team to meet the SLA and objectives of business analysts and end users from all regions with utmost focus on quality of delivery without re-work, customer satisfaction and stakeholder appreciation.

Bridge the GAP between internal management and key stakeholders and liaison best practices to ensure smooth flow of operational processes.

Co-ordinate with technical team and have the required processes followed by the support team to meet the requirements to have the required developments/enhancements completed within required timelines along with document maintenance.

Focus on account growth and profitability with ensuring business objectives are converted to monitory terms and value addition is catered and delivered.

Support and Advisory to key stakeholders on project operational performance and metric maintenance.

Several appreciations received with excellent client feedback and a trust member of the client and NTT Data Team.

Perform and conduct interviews as part of the NTT Data Interview Panel and aid in resource scrutiny and mapping.

Be part of NTT Data Response to RFP as and when required.

Provide Training to the FICO team as part of competency training initiatives.

Resolved CIN related issues in import processes and GI/IR clearing for India Division.

Part of Core Team for India GST Implementation and worked on client side in Mumbai. Addressed, resolved and solution critical GST requirement processes to fulfill the client requirements whilst working along with the Infosys implementation team.

<< Hitachi-Hi Fronts A IAAP AMO Project >>

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and established in Singapore in 1989, has offices across seven Asian countries focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia's business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, R&D, digital media systems, international procurement and Center of Excellence.

Hi Front Asia is a Unified Finance and Accounting System that caters to the needs of Asia Pacific regions and few European countries. This is a process oriented approach with operations center and maintenance team providing solutions for incident management and change management.

September 2014 to March 2015.

Team Leader(Offshore)

Understanding client's business processes and requirements and ensuring the team is following the process and meeting the delivery requirements.

Involve in complex migration processes and provide in-detailed documentation and ensure quality deliverables are met.

Ensuring the team understands and coordinates with the on shore team and performs as per expectations and maintain communication balances and set priorities and expectations

Provide daily status reports and update planned action and actual performance on a daily basis to the client.

Involve in incident management processes and change requests to provide on demand support to user queries.

Meeting the client needs effectively and building client relationship to ensure the communication model is effective.

Ensuring compliance objectives are met and update the project manager with status updates, dealing with escalations, coaching/training the team.

As a team leader have to manage a team of 6 members to ensure delivery of solution on development requests, enquiries, migration projects.

Go through the KT plan and suggest solutions on project planning, scope acceptance for deliverables with tight deadlines, communication model, and resource and people management.

Catered and delivered within timelines for legal reporting to client specific needs to meet country specific legal requirements for USA(1042), Mexico(Electronic Accounting), Thailand Legal Reporting, Malaysia(GST), China/APAC (BOA requirement),Chili and EU countries.

<< Pacific Bio Sciences>>

PacBio was founded with the goal of developing a Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) approach for nucleic acid sequencing. This concept was initially developed at Cornell University in the Laboratories of Watt Webb and Harold Craighead. Michael Hunkapiller became President & CEO of Pacific Biosciences in 2012.

April 2014-July 2014.

Project Manager- AMS Transition & Delivery Management (Offshore)

As a Project Manager and Delivery Manager solely responsible for AMS transition. Single point of contact for delivery management processes and incident management processes whilst leading a team of 10 individuals. Co-ordinate all project activates and as well the role of the design lead for major implementations and solutions. Roles also include extensive support to business and provide required knowledge transition to business users and technical teams. Responsible for provision of audit reports to internal and external auditors as and when required.

FICO Knowledge Transition to EOK

Basis and Security Transition/SOD to EOK

Documentation and Remedy Force Tool Training to EOK Staff

Communication with the PacBio Directors and Staff

Scheduling Projects and designate the required Staff

Provide vital information for monthly review meetings, sox audits and release reviews

Take care of Monthly, Quarterly system refresh activities

Oracle Agile to SAP Interfacing change in architecture and design, exercised scrum methodology, project planning as scrum master and conducted daily review meetings, scrum meetings, retrospective meetings and effectively handled the development and product owner team to see through the project.

<<W R Grace & Company>>

Grace is a premier specialty chemicals and Materials Company noted for experienced people, global reach and strong customer relationships. Grace provides reliable, value-added products and services to thousands of customers in a wide range of industries.

Grace's leadership team has nearly 200 years of collective business experience from a variety of industries with employees located in more than 40 countries.

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and, specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments- Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction Products -provide innovative products, technologies and services that enhance the quality of life.

The SAP environment

Grace began implementing SAP in September of 1995 for Construction and Darex locations in North America and went live in December 1996. SAP is currently live in GPC and Davison locations in over 30 countries with 256 company codes including inter-company processes.

August 2012-March 2014.

Project Team –FICO Project and Design Lead

As part of the developments team across landscape, take initiative in gathering the requirements, contact and establish rapport with important stakeholders, gain required approvals, review the BRS(Business Requirement Specification Document), prepare questionnaire for additional questions and clarifications, prepare the Scope Document, Process Definition and Design Document, Functional Specification and the Business Blue Print document. Demonstrated expertise and experience in writing documents that provide a holistic view of the development

Project Lead-Design and Implementation

Independently handled several multiple projects including L1 (>500 hours) and L2 projects (300<500 hours) from FICO including estimation, blue printing, development and end to end testing, go-live and post go-live support.

Independently delivered US Withholding Taxes Project with form generation for 1099 and 1042 and submitted knowledge article in IBM and SAP Portal which provides detailed information regarding migration of 1099 and implementation of publication 515 of the Internal Revenue Service USA for 1042 form generation including customization.

Handled multiple complex projects and small projects simultaneously and delivered with client satisfaction.

Worked on CIN related issues for India Company codes and conducted configuration settings as per statutory requirements.

Projects Delivered

Lockbox Configuration-Treasury

BOA IPS-GPS Migration 12 Company Codes

Fuel Surcharges SD Integration

COPA Re-alignment with PC Derivation

Drop Shipment Process-Intercompany

Extended WHT USA(1099 and 1042) Config

Japanese Statutory Requirement-Asset

Management Reports Chili/Brazil

Bank Configuration and IDOC process

HSBC Boleto Config-Brazil

India TB-Archive Enabled

FI only Invoices-Customization

Upgrade from 4.6 to ECC6 EHP 6

Payment Terms Config with Text Display on invoices

Project Lead-AMS Team

Provide support as part of AMS on critical issues and level 1 escalation for P2/P3/P4 incidents.

Conduct meetings with client BA and team members to track and update daily resolutions of tickets, including aging reports and approach to have quick resolution.

Present Trend analysis to IT directors of IBM and Business to provide a concise report to minimize regular and duplicate tickets.

<<British Petroleum>>

British Petroleum (BP) is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.

A single, dedicated SAP platform across all of the Lubricants SPU businesses and functions in Europe will be implemented, to simplify the technical landscape and drive adoption of standard and simplified business processes. The result will be to reduce 31 applications down to 1.

Initially the project was developed in SAP R/3 4.7 and SAP BW 3.5 environment, Later on they it was decided to upgrade it to 7.0 for individual countries, This project involves the End-To-End Implementation of SAP R/3 ECC 6.0, 4.7 incorporating modules. This project will also deliver custom solutions to the client after a detailed functional and technical analysis. Regression testing, User documentation and post go-live production support will also form an important part of this project.

This client is having multiple vendor for IT development, ACE (Own developers), TCS, Accenture and IBM. They have used the multiple technologies like Mainframes, Informatica, SMT tool, Tivoli, SAP, .net, VB, and Oracle DB..etc for their business development.

BP uses the modules in SAP ABAP, FI, CO, PS, SD, MM, CRM, SRM and apart from these modules also using BI for staging of the data and reporting. The Project Team and the Local Teams work along in providing 24/7 support and also aid in enhancement developments as per requests from the client.

March 2011 to July 2012.

BP Upgrade Program-Cross Location

About the Program

BP has invested heavily in the implementation of SAP solutions over the past decade, with many strategic programs still in flight. However, it is clear that the focus now needs to shift to upgrading the existing systems to maximize value of new SRM release and ECC (6.0). In response to this business need, Enterprise Systems (ES) is undertaking a multi-year programme of SAP Upgrade Projects, with the following objectives:

Maximize Value: Deliver SAP Upgrade Projects with minimum downtime. Ensures that the

Systems back to a supportable state with reference to the End of Maintenance schedules with SAP.

Establish an Optimized Delivery Model: Deliver the projects using an End to End approach,

With a full “Turn Key”, from Analysis and Design through to Transition to Support, and

Deployment into the production environments;

Develop BP Capability: Develop BP assets and capability, in setting up an Upgrade Service

Line set up alongside other ADAM services as well as supporting the KL strategy

Minimized Risks: Ensure that the risks are minimized, with the assurance of operational

Integrity across the SAP landscape, alongside successful delivery of in-flight programmes for special systems and process like NIKE, FVC, Divestments and Shipping, amongst others

Delivering a programme of upgrade projects presents key challenges for BP and specifically for


1.Preserving the Operational Integrity of the SAP landscape;

2.Ensuring continuity of key SAP programmes against their published roadmaps;

3.Certifying that all systems are covered by an appropriate level of SAP maintenance.

BP(British Petroleum) and IBM conducted an SAP Upgrade and Planning Exercise during the month of February 2012. BP is looking to conduct upgrades to ECC 6.0 EHP5 for its R/3 Systems in its landscape. The instances in scope within this exercise and their related modules are: BP PRV, PR4 and PR9 systems. This is a Technical Upgrade only and limits the scope to such extent. PRV is the R3 system for Nerefco and Castellon Refinery.PR4 instance of SAP R/3 supports all business units other than Acetyls and Aromatics within Refining and Marketing, US Lower 48. The businesses supported include - Air BP -Convenience Retail - IST - OA- FVCs MoW & WC - Refining -Carson City, Cherry Point, Toledo, Texas City, and Whiting -Functions including Excise Tax, Remediation Management, Finance and Accounting & IT&S. PR9 is the R/3 system for E&P Backbone Indonesia. The modules include FI/CO, AM, MM, PM, PS and a part of Treasury for cash flow processes.

SAP FICO and PS Senior Advisory Consultant

Lead communications with the run team and spocs of the respective systems for information gathering. Played key role for select phase.

Independently designed questionnaire for information gathering and conducted high level meetings across systems with the designated spocs to analyze the system.

Analyzed and listed out the key findings and considerations for the upgrade for the specific systems in scope.

Co-coordinated across the teams for technical information and for the system interfaces.

Took lead in digging information from the Sharepoint sites, SAP market place, of the relevant systems and provided reports appropriately and abruptly in timelines.

Independently provided the scope and impact assessment report for the complex r/3 systems in scope with more than 138 company codes and more than 150 interfaces. Covered the entire scope for the dual maintenance systems. Provided accurate reports on interfaces and information pertaining to the interfaces and their connectivity to the r/3 system.

Prepared Test strategy, project task list and sub tasks for the project plan. Also contributed to PEP. Involved in IAT, Regression Testing Stress Testing, UAT phases.

Provided assessment at the minutest level for the tool based assessment reports to ensure the client is satisfied with the assessment. Reviewed the documentation for RFP for the Client.

Helped and coordinated across satellite systems SRM,SCM for documentation and information gathering. All Deliveries made within timelines.

BPRR-ISDC FICO Enhancements Project Leader

The Nerefco Deployment and Castellon Deployment have been rollout projects by the GFT in 2007 and 2010. The PRV system is the production system for both these refineries. We are providing 24/7 support and enhancement developments for these company codes. They form part of the vast BP landscape and are integrated to satellite systems of RRV (SRM system), CRV(SCM System), ERV and FRV(Portal) and HR One(HR system).

Projects Team-Application Development/Enhancements

Provide quarterly estimation on several projects based on scope and make preparations for information gathering.

Create, update, maintain Work Request Tool and ensure necessary approvals are in place.

Conduct meetings and directly speak to business partners for business knowledge transfer, understand requirements and drive the project.

Design and develop blue print as per expectations and have business sign off.

Develop functional specifications, process definition and technical design documents.

Build the configuration and conduct regression testing, internal acceptance testing and UAT.

Develop Release management plan whilst updating the tools and attend CAB meetings to gain approval for cutover. Prepare cutover plan and do cutover and Go Live.

Provide Hyper care support as per project plan.

Provide Knowledge transfer for special processes and developments to the AMS Team members

Key Deliverables and Accomplishments

Effectively delivered End 2 End Global Enhancements including Sox/audit Report and Payment Medium Functionalities. Provided transport/Break fix management and cutover activities for Global Template Enhancements.

Supported enhancements for PS module enhancements.

AMS-Support Group Member

As a member of the FICO and PS Team, responsible for providing support on FI, CO, PS issues.

Understand and Analyze complex scenarios of AP, AA, GL, CO-PS modules to trouble shoot issues within a limited time frame and provide initial response to the client.

Play a vital role in effective communication and handling meetings with the client and related support functions. Resolved P2 issues with high level across locations meetings and communications.

Upload required data through LSMW, conduct rigorous testing whilst resolving issues and obtain CAT (Customer Acceptance Test) confirmation from the client.

Create Change Management Requests (RFC) with due diligence based on the type of change request and urgency. Create Problem Tickets and conduct meetings for RCA analysis. Attend RCA meetings for the Five Why Analysis for Problem Management to ensure no/zero occurrence of the incident.

Conduct Testing of the system on a periodical basis for related applications after refresh activates. Provide necessary and required information for PWC audits.

Report capacity planning and resource utilization for the enhancement team.

Gather transports from the enhancement team and ensure that they are successfully deployed in the Quality and Production Systems. Handled key role for QR3

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