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SAP Functional Lead

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Ontario, Canada
Posted:
September 21, 2019

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Rakesh Shah – ERP/SCM Functional Solution Architect/Project Lead

* ************ ****, ********, **, L6P 3C2

Phone: 647-***-**** (Cell), 905-***-**** (Home)

E-mail: adaeqq@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

To pursue position as Functional Lead /Project Lead/Functional Solution Architect where I can utilize my extensive SAP ERP logistics modules experience to implement projects along with and by managing internal/external resources in an organization where SAP ERP is a core system for all activities.

Personal Summary

An independent, self-motivated and result oriented professional with overall 29+ years of experience including 19+ years in IT in SAP Project Implementation/ Enhancement/Maintenance and Project Management.

Worked as system configurator, project lead, consultant of SAP ERP functional specializing in Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Customer Care, Project systems related business processes.

Managed and implemented many small to medium size SAP projects with a team size of 6 to 9 persons and delivered on time within budget.

SAP ERP logistic modules experience includes business process study, functional and technical documentation, configuration, project management, implementation for 3.0F, 4.6C and 4.7, ECC 6.0 versions.

Implemented; upgraded; enhanced and supported CRM (5.0 and 6.0 Version)

Supported and upgraded SCM (APO 4.0, 4.1, 7.0)

Worked with global team (Japan, US, India) for implementation of different projects as well managed external consultants.

Worked as a configurator and lead from ERP side for many EDI IDOC (850, 855, 856, 810) and Web (Extranet – B2B and B2C) related projects.

Well conversant with BW, Production planning, Plant Maintenance, Warehouse Management and Quality Management modules of SAP.

Proficient in use of office automation tools including: Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Visio and Outlook.

Domain experience

Worked for different domain of industries such as Textile, Automobile, Oil & Gas, Postal services, Electronic sales and services, Service industry (Product standard development and Inspection/testing/certification for product standards), Construction industries for end to end implementation, roll outs and maintenance of SAP ERP (SD, MM, APO, PP, CRM, PS modules)

11 years of engineering experience in manufacturing, quality management and maintenance fields

Professional Experience

Company: Aecon (Full time) March 18 - Till date

SAP R/3Version ECC 6.0

Role: SAP Functional Lead / Project Lead

Aecon is a leading construction company of Canada with presence in all types of construction sectors i.e. Energy, Utilities, Nuclear, Mining, Infrastructure sectors. It is a true leader and most renowned Canadian company who has built iconic place like CN tower in Toronto.

As an SAP Functional lead, my role needs participation in business requirement gathering, finalization of scoping, cost benefit analysis in some cases, risk analysis, identify time required to implement the project, liaison with external consultant (if any), prepare blue print, prepare functional designs, identify gaps and design solutions, define development objects, manage issues, work with business for UAT and training; participate in cutover and go live; provide go live support for defined period.

Currently looking after SD module related projects and getting word done through externally agency as a project lead

New construction act implementation (Pay when you get paid)

Proforma invoice process implementation

Intercompany resource related billing project

Complete restructuring of invoice print outs

US tax implementation

Company: Canadian Standards Association (Full time) July 16 – March 18 date

SAP R/3Version ECC 6.0 - HANA database

Role: IT Manager – Application management Jan 2018 to March 2018

Role: Senior Solution Architect/Project Lead (SAP functional) July 16 to Dec 2017

Canadian Standard Association is a global company with presence in 14 countries that develops product safety standards and certifies products against developed standards as well as inspects production facilities/labs that produces/tests those products.

As a system application manager, my role needs participation in business requirement gathering, finalization of scoping, cost benefit analysis in some cases, risk analysis, identify time required to implement the project, liaison with external consultant (if any), prepare blue print, prepare functional designs, identify gaps and design solutions, define development objects, manage issues; work with business for UAT and training; participate in cutover and go live; provide go live support for defined period.

With more focus on Sales and distribution; few SD projects implemented that includes

Simplification of quote creation process (Day2 and Day 2+Phase1)

Automation of NUG projects creation

Electronic invoicing

Sales force (CRM) quote functionality implementation with existing SD (SAP) module as a back end with Mulesoft as middle ware

Sales force/Kimble (PS) implementation with SD (SAP) as a back end

Company: Panasonic Canada Inc. (Full time) July 06 – July 2016

SAP R/3Version 4.6C, ECC 6.0

CRM Version 5.0 (Win GUI), 2006 (Web GUI)

Role: System Configurator/Project Lead/Project Manager (SAP functional)

Participated in many initiatives across the company for enhancement; implementation and upgrade related projects; worked as a system configurator and lead within all logistic functional area but with core focus area as Sales to revenue (SD) and Customer interaction as well as Complaint management (CRM).

My role is to act as a configurator and lead that includes participation in business requirement gathering, finalization of scoping, cost benefit analysis in some cases, risk analysis, identify time required to implement the project, identify suitable resources, liaison with external consultant (if any), prepare blue print, prepare functional designs, identify gaps and design solutions, define development objects, assign work to team; manage issues; track progress and report to management; work with business for UAT and training; participate in cutover and go live; provide go live support for defined period.

With more focus on Sales and distribution; many SD projects implemented that includes

Upgrade from 4.6 to ECC 6.0 version

Implementation of Proof of delivery (POD) cycle to bill customer only after sending goods to customer

Parts business implementation (Legacy to SAP for parts business)

Other company merger with Panasonic Canada

Automation of Pricing

Automation of Price protection and Sell thru margin processes

Many EDI IDOC related projects (850, 855, 856, 810)

Many WEB (Extranet B2C and B2B) related projects

New customer specific sales cycle,

Implementation of Strategy group 82 to link production cycle with Sales and Distribution (Legacy to SAP for computer build business)

Electronic invoicing

Automation of return cycle for dealers

Merger of different sales division in to one division

Worked for many CRM related projects that includes

Customer interaction center and Complaint management implementation for consumer product division

Upgrade of CRM from 5.0 to 6.0 (WIN to WEB GUI)

Enhancement and new process implementation for Customer interaction center and Complaint management such as

Survey implementation and it’s reporting

Automation of interaction and complaint transaction creation and integration with ERP for service charges

Pricing replication from ERP to CRM

Limiting customer private information accessibility

As a lead I have also successfully delivered few projects in MM/SCM (APO) area that includes

MRP implementation for Parts business (MM)

Other company merger with Panasonic Canada (MM)

PSI and PO data transmission project (MM)

Upgrade of SCM (APO) – 4.0 to 4.1 and 4.1 to 7.0 versions

Worked with BW resource for development of many reports in BW

Achieved almost 98% of key performance indicators in all projects

Responsible to consider contingency plan, work with third party service provider, communicate to Japanese counter part

Responsible for providing feedback of team member and improvement plan if necessary during performance appraisal

Successfully handled many KPMG audits, internal audits, Panasonic Corporation audits

Successfully provided knowledge transfer training to colleagues, business process owners and end users

Trained colleagues for many functional area of SD, transaction variants, CATT, ECATT, LSMW

Project: Enhancements for many companies (CGI as Employer) April 06 – July 06

Role: Consultant – SD/PP/MM module

CGI has considered me for implementation of SAP R/3 for Magna group of companies but as the project start was delayed, CGI has used my skill set for enhancement related work for 6 companies e.g. Magna, SLSMC, Progistix, Bell Canada etc where I worked for Sales and Distribution, Material management and Production planning related area.

Business process study and based on that design new process suggestions.

Gap analysis study, functional design development and approval to meet objectives by suggesting configuration changes and new development requirements.

Master data conversion using LSMW, CATT

Project: Canada Post – SAP R/3 Version 4.6C (SAP retail) Oct 05 – March 06

(Accenture as Employer)

Role: Consultant - SD module

Canada Post has implemented new processes to control revenue losses; I was responsible for development of functional designs for new order to cash cycles, to take approval from Canada post COE, and SD module’s new business process configuration. Overall responsibility includes:

Business process study and based on that design new process suggestions.

Gap analysis study, functional design development and approval to meet objectives by suggesting configuration changes and new development requirements.

Follow up of MDM (internal implementation methodology tool of Accenture)

Work with other consultants to consider other modules like as CRM, EM and third party systems in to consideration while designing functional designs for new requirements.

Project: British Petroleum – SAP R/3 Version 4.7 June 05 – Aug. 05

(Accenture as Employer)

Role: Lead for Toronto West team for SD material development

British Petroleum was in process of implementing global finance roll out for streamlining the processes and makes it uniform for all its operations worldwide. I was responsible for:

Worked as a lead and co-ordinated all activities of SD module material development for British Petroleum

Lead a team of five members and responsible for work plan preparation, monitoring of work plan, reviewing documents, maintain MS project plan, issue resolution etc.

Project: my SAP implementation in GSPC Aug. 04 – March 05

(TATA CONSULTANCY as Employer)

Role: Consultant - SD module and Project Management

Responsible for SD module as a module lead and managed over all progress of project as a project lead. Tasks accomplished by following ASAP methodology:

Business process study for all five group companies

Business blue print, Sign off on BBP, Training to process owners

Realization phase work of configuration and end user training

Configuration of sales activities, listing/exclusion, scheduling agreement, contracts, sales order, delivery, PGI, billing, pricing conditions, pricing procedure, credit management, Performa invoice, return cycle, credit and debit memo etc. for all five companies of GSPC group

SAP audit for blue print and realization phase

Company: General Motors India (Full time employee) Feb. 03 – Aug. 04

SAP R/3Version 4.0b and 4.6C

Role: Assistant Manager (SAP functional)

Supported and implemented many scenarios/projects across the company such as:

Sales and distribution module:

New product launches related system changes and integration with FI and PP

Continuous improvement and utmost optimization of existing system configuration as per business process requirement. New business requirement mapping of following functionalities such as:

Material determination, listing for spare parts division

Listing/Exclusion for spare part division

Availability check for spare parts and car divisions

Credit management for spare parts and car divisions

Item proposal for spare parts division

User status profile for spare parts and car divisions

New pricing conditions, procedures as a part of regular change in business

PP module:

Variant configuration: Roll out of functionalities such as super BOM, super routing, object dependencies for new product launch

Planning strategies: Planning stock item with planning material (65)

Master data maintenance and training to process owners for classes and characteristics maintenance, material masters for configurable material, configured material and planning material, configuration profiles, super BOM, routings, object dependencies etc

Serial number concept: Configured the serial no. concept for applying chassis no. to every production orders

Shop floor control: Production order creation w.r.t. schedule agreement base MRP, release of PO with serial no., confirmation with GR, de linking of back-flushing as well as costing, shop floor papers printing with user defined layouts

New projects successfully executed such as following (which includes SD, PP, MM, WM and FI-CO modules):

New warehouse configuration includes SD, MM, WM, and FI-CO modules

MRP implementation for local procurement includes SD, PP, MM modules

ITS project -Web based ordering system for car and parts dealer includes SD

Transportation module implementation includes shipping

Implemented PP, SD and costing part of CO for new plants and new products

Other regular work:

Manage external consulting resources, vendor management and budget

Analysis for fulfillment of MIS requirement

Development of ABAP reports with help of programmer and query by self

Documentation, End-User Training and Post Go-live support

Company: The Arvind Mills Ltd. (Full time employee) Jan. 01 - Jan. 03

SAP R/3 Version 3.0F – Roll out, Maintenance and Enhancement Role: Manager Systems (SAP functional)

Maintenance of PP, PM, QM, SD Modules: Jan. 02 - Jan. 03

Supported many scenarios across the company such as:

Variant Configuration, different planning strategies e.g. make to order for configurable materials (25), make to order (20), make to stock (10)

Master data maintenance and training e.g. Classes and characteristics maintenance, material masters, configuration profiles, super BOMs, alternative BOM, super routings, alternate and parallel sequences, customer master, pricing, functional location, equipment, task list etc

Configured the batch management functionality to facilitate inventory visibility

Production order creation, release, confirmation, back flushing, shop floor papers printing, sales order, delivery, billing, returns, notification, maintenance order etc.

Analysis for fulfillment of MIS requirement and reports development

PP/CO redesign project: Oct. 01 - Dec. 01

Studied existing design and recommended design change for order wise posting to cost center wise posting for all businesses across the company

Changes carried out for masters and back flush indicator removed from material master, routing and work centers (As different design for different plants)

UPM for new process prepared and users are trained for cost center wise posting

Fulfilled MIS need by providing cost center wise consumption report, which even shows per meter consumption in rupees

PP and PM rollout for Jacquard division: June 01 - Aug. 01

Configured PP with make to stock scenario

Trained users for PP for day-to-day SAP R/3 functions e.g. Production order creation, release, confirmation and back-flushing, shop floor papers printing etc

Batch class updating for important parameters for intermediate & finish product In process quality inspection for intermediate process by integrating PP

Supported senior consultant of PM and configured PM module. Maintained master data such as functional location, equipment, permits, class, characteristics, BOM, work center, task list, catalogs profile etc. and used functionalities like maintenance notification, planned maintenance and break down maintenance

PP module - roll out for yarn division: Jan. 01 - April 01

Maintenance of master data with documentation detailing the use of material master, BOM, work center and routing fields

Documented configuration in the IMG

Finalizing and specking the enhancements and reporting requirements

Professional Experience Prior to SAP

Company: The Arvind Mills Ltd. (Full time employee)

Weaving Supervisor/Manager Manufacturing April 91 - Dec. 00

Involved in process control and development of new varieties of fabrics, production planning, shop floor control, quality control, preventive and break down maintenance of all machines in “Denim” business

Involved in procurement, development and maintenance of spares for loom shed

Implementation of quality management procedure as per ISO-9002 as certified auditor of ISO-9002

Company: Shri Dinesh Mills Ltd. (Full time employee)

Manufacturing Officer Jan. 90 - April 91

Production planning and quality assurance for “Sulzer” division

Education

Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management (MBA), 2000

Bachelor of Engineering (Textile), 1989

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