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Saginaw, MI
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January 13, 2020

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EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Versatile IT professional with vast knowledge of Enterprise Project Lifecycle methodology and strong background in project management, enterprise data management and application support. Very conversant in SAPs ASAP methodology and other Software Development Life Cycles such as traditional Waterfall, Agile, and V-Model. Has more than 16 plus years of experience of which over 11 years leading the development team through all phases of implementation – blueprinting (requirements gathering & gap analysis), realization (design, development & test), go-live and post implementation support. Highly motivated individual with a willingness to learn new skills and take more responsibility and capable of working independently and as well as in a team.

Excellent working knowledge in SAP ECC and trained in S4 HANA Simple Logistics 1709 with hands on experience in SAP MM, SAP MDG and other integrated work processes. Have experience leading & managing the development team from different geographies and cross culture.

Have experience working as a SAP Global test lead for end-to-end implementation projects. Also have testing SAP modules such as S/4 HANA-MM, SAP-MM, SAP-EHS, SAP-MDG etc. Have experience developing test plan, test strategy, system inputs & outputs, limitations, leading test execution, test phase entry and exit criteria to facilitate manual, leading cross functional discussions with integrated teams like FICO, SD, PP, PS etc., defect management and automated testing of enterprise applications through all phases of the testing cycle. Extensively used testing tools such as HP-QC or HP-ALM, Worksoft Certify to manage and test application requirements.

Have working experience in Enterprise Data Warehousing using SAP BW, Crystal Reports and SAP Business Objects along with the newer visualization tools such as Power BI & Tableau.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SAP COMPETENCIES

oTrained in S4 HANA Simple Logistics 1709 and have hands on experience in SAP MM configuration, process mapping and custom development along with leading the technical team spread globally for implementing different purchasing business scenarios.

oOver 10 Full life cycle Implementations, System Upgrade/revamp implementations, rollouts and several post GoLive support activities.

oProject types: SAP full lifecycle implementations, roll-out projects, major enhancements, M&A, Divestiture, JV implementation.

oExcellent experience in requirement gathering, business process mapping and suggesting industry recommendations.

oExcellent domain knowledge and worked in manufacturing and trading businesses in Oil & gas, Engineering, Construction, Apparel and Telecommunication industries.

oGood knowledge of procurement and Inventory management.

oStrong Knowledge in MM with good integration and cross-wide knowledge with Production Planning (PP), PM, project systems (PS) and FI.

oExpertise in analyzing business/ system requirements documents and use cases

SAP TESTING COMPETENCIES

oHands on experience in writing test plan, test strategy, best practices for test documentation, test tools, and test approach

oWell versed in the Software development life cycle along with different types of tests such as functionality or component test, positive, negative, integration (Assembly and/or Product test), User Acceptance, performance, regression, security, internal controls testing etc.

oExperience leading cross-function discussion with other work streams for integrated testing scenarios.

oExperience managing test execution, defects and driving defect resolution during test execution for successful business outcome.

oExperience with identifying and implementing test scripts and scenarios for automation using Worksoft Certify.

oExperience managing Testers & collaborating with Implementation Leads & project management in delivering test services to the program including test planning, specification, development, execution, and defect management activities.

Self-motivated in handling the work assigned and in adherence with SLA deliverables and meeting deadlines. Work well under pressure and comfortable working with local and global teams.

TRAINING/ CERTIFICATIONS

SAP S4 HANA Simple Logistics 1709

SAP MM, SAP MDG 7.0, SAP BW 7.0

Trained DOW Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader

EDUCATION

MASTER’S IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MASTERS - COMPUTER SCIENCE

SKILLS PROFILE

ERP PLATFORM

SAP R3 4.7c, ECC 6.0 Eph7 and earlier, S4 HANA_1709, S4 HANA_1809

ECC MODULES

MM, PS

APPLICATION MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTATION

SAP SOLUTION MANAGER 7.2 and earlier

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY

SDM-WATERFALL, SDM-AGILE, ASAP, V-MODEL

SOFTWARE TESTING

HP-ALM 12.3, WORKSOFT CERTIFY (TEST AUTOMATION)

DATA WAREHOUSING/ REPORTING

SAP BW 7.0/3.5, SAP BWA, SAP BW on HANA, MICROSOFT POWER BI, CRYSTAL REPORTS, SAP BUSINESS OBJECTS 6.0/XI, XCELCIUS, SAP BODS

ENTERPISE DATA MANAGEMENT

INCA (BUILT IN-HOUSE ON MAINFRAME PLATFORM FOR VENDOR AND CUSTOMER DATA)

SAP-MDG-S, MDG-C, MDG-M

CMT – BUILT USING SAP-PPM FOR MATERIAL REQUEST AND CHANGE-MANAGEMENT

SUPPORT TOOLS

SERVICE NOW, ISM, IBM-MAXIMO

DATABASE/ OTHER

MICROSOFT OFFICE, WINDOWS OS, MS SHAREPOINT, MS PROJECT

ORACLE 9i/10g, MS SQL SERVER 2000/2005, MS ACCESS

WORK EXPERIENCE

02/2017 till date

Lead Consultant Architect SAP-MM Seivanetworks

Currently leading the SAP S/4 HANA 1709 migration project for MM Sourcing and Procurement Business Process.

oReadiness Assessment

Prepare and present the process improvements with S/4HANA 1709 Best Practices to the business in the area of Source To Pay.

Identify the gaps in the design and suggested simplified solutions to save cost and time.

Identify S/4HANA designs, configuration and implementations relevant to STP.

Identity processes in Source To Pay for Fiori enablement

Work closely with the development team and the RICEF team to identify custom development objects and strategize the best option for migration.

oImplementation

Performed and lead the requirements gathering and gap analysis sessions.

Participated and represented the Purchase To Pay workstream in governance meetings.

Lead the team in creating the functional designs for configuration and RICEF objects as per the design requirements

Lead the team in implementing the configuration and conversion of Vendor master to Business Partner.

Collaborated with the Master Data team and P2P team members in implementing the configuration required for the technical activation of Material Ledger.

Collaborated with the Planning team in implementing the master data updates required to utilize the new MRP Live feature/ functionality in S/4.

Collaborated with the data readiness team in the migration of master data and transactional data pertaining to Purchase To Pay workstream

Collaborated with business partners and data readiness team in identifying the test scenarios and scripts for various test phases along with test data requirements.

Collaborated with the implementation team in identifying the Application Readiness activities.

Represented the team in senior and executive leadership meetings for status updates.

Collaborated with the security team in reviewing and implementing role design for Purchase To Pay work process.

Collaborated with the Business Process Experts & implementation co-ordination team in developing training materials for end-user training.

Testing

Collaborated with the Data Readiness team to identify test data and created as needed to facilitate testing.

Collaborated with the business process team and technical team in identifying the test scenarios and test scripts required for the different test phases.

Performed Component Tests for Config Designs and Assembly test for RICEF designs.

Collaborated with the business process lead and business process expert to define scope, test data requirements and entry/exit strategy for Product Testing and User Acceptance Testing

Performed CT for Config, AT for RICEF designs and performed Product test with Business Partners for end-to-end integrated and standalone scenarios such as Limited Service Procurement with Invoice Plan, POs for services at external manufacturing, Equipment Rental based on Contract, Payment of migrated Invoices with Remittance Advice, etc.

Conducted Regression test for existing designs to ensure functionality was not impacted.

Identified test scenarios for automation and implemented automation using Worksoft Certify

Utilized ServiceNow to manage Production Support incidents.

Collaborated with the ServiceNow team and WebApp development team in implementing the Master Data request process whereby the user submits a request for new master data or maintenance of existing master data via a web application and the application subsequently generates a ServiceNow incident.

Lead or participate in the formulation and execution of Source To Pay related IS projects, including business needs assessments, scope definition, architecture, estimate preparation, risk identification, timelines and implementation strategies.

Play a lead role in the change control process responsible for reviewing the validity of the change and estimating the work effort needed for the changes or improvements in the Source To Pay work process.

Lead the technical team with System Architecture development and support efforts.

Accountable for ensuring that the functional and technical designs meet requirements, conform to company’s architecture standards, and optimize productivity and long-term cost of ownership

Creatively collaborate with the Global IMPL leaders, Master Data Systems Architect, Product Owners, and Domain leaders to define and select effective solutions.

04/2015 to 12/2016

Lead Architect (Sr. Manager) Source To Pay DOW Chemical Company Midland, MI

Lead and oversee implementation of MM designs and run the business activities. This includes configuration as well as customization (RICEF).

Responsible for providing functional design and configuration direction for the delivery of SAP-based solutions to meet business needs and requirements

Serve as a project lead and technical resource for small through large improvement projects regionally and/or globally with a primary focus is to support the customization and implementation of SAP MM designs to meet the business requirements of the company and joint venture business.

Serve on the project team as the Subject Matter Expert to help identify and select new software packages or products.

Serve as systems consultant during divestiture and acquisition of business units.

Collaborate with the Enterprise Data Management team for master data and master data design requirements for Vendor and Material master that impacted Purchasing.

Manage relationships with third-party solution partners, participate and collaborate with all data stakeholders, in the system designs, architecture principles, policies, standards and procedures

Responsible for Providing technical review of the teams work and impart coaching or mentoring or corrective feedback.

Manage and co-owned the yearly Investment plan budget for Source To Pay.

Collaborated with the Business Process Lead and OA specialist in defining Opportunity Analysis and Value Analysis in conjunction to yearly Investment Planning process.

Work closely with the DOW leadership to implement the defined Source To Pay strategy and data governance for data migration in association with projects pertaining to acquisition, merger and divestitures.

Work closely with Architects Specialist, I&I Specialists & developers in the team to maintain and implement configuration and enhancements pertaining to Procure To Pay work process.

This covers but not limited to MM Organizational elements and MM objects such as Source List, Purchase Info Record, Service Master, Scheduling Agreement, RFQ, Outline Agreement, PR, PO, Release Procedures for PR, PO and Contracts, Control Parameters, Message Types, Message Determination Schema for Output Control of Purchasing documents, Access Sequences, Pricing Procedures etc.

Worked with the strategic IT consulting partner vendor to implement SAP Ariba and the interface to ECC.

Lead the business process team and technical team during test script development.

Testing

oCollaborated with Project Leadership and Business partner in developing and finalizing the test strategy and the entry/ exit criteria

oTest Planning

Lead technical and business team members in the planning activities to develop test scripts and uploading them into HP ALM using excel upload templates

Collaborate with Business Process Lead to identify and prioritize various test integrated and standalone scenarios of Purchasing such as Sourcing to Contract, Procurement of Consignment, Stock Transport Orders, Subcontracting Procurement, Labor Service Procurement, Procurement for direct consumption etc. Then mapping the scripts into these various scenarios for execution.

Collaborate with the Business Process team in identifying scenarios for test automation.

Lead cross functional discussions with Finance, Plant Maintenance etc. for Integrated Test scenarios

Provided weekly status on Test Preparation activities to Project Leadership by using data in HP ALM.

Collaborated with the Data Readiness team in identifying the data required for testing in various test phases.

oTest Execution

Lead the technical team during execution of Component Test (CT) & Assembly Test (AT) and participated in Product Test (PT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Lead daily Execution status meetings for the team and represented the team in weekly status meetings with Project Leadership.

Collaborated with Cross functional teams for test execution hand-offs

Provided daily and weekly executions status report by using data available in HP ALM.

Collaborated with the Test Automation Team developers for tests automated using WorkSoft Certify

oDefect Management

As the defect triage was responsible for managing the defect queue and assigning the defects to the appropriated resources for resolution.

Lead and facilitated daily defect status and handoff meetings (handing off defects to resources in other geographies such as Asia Pacific/ Europe/ Latin America) for effective defect management.

Provided daily and weekly reports on defects identified during execution

02/2013 to 03/2015

Lead Architect (Sr. Manager) Enterprise Data Management DOW Chemical Company Midland, MI

Responsible for managing all aspects of enterprise data and syndication to other systems such as ECC and Data Warehouses

Lead and oversee implementation of EDM-vendor designs and run the business activities

Manage relationships with third-party solution partners, participate and collaborate with all data stakeholders, in the definition of enterprise data & information architecture principles, policies, standards and procedures

Lead the technical team in implementing SAP MDG as the System Of Record for Vendor and Customer.

oLead and participated in requirements gathering and review sessions with the business process team.

oLead the team and converting the requirements into Functionals Specifications for configuration and RICEF development

oImplemented the configuration required to enable and convert Vendor and Customer to Business Partner along with the required configurations in MDG based on requirements.

oCollaborated with the Shared Application Development team (RICEF) in implementing Data Model changes, UI Modeling and Process Modeling

oCollaborated with the and RICEF team in implementing BRF+ workflows and assignment of agents to respective tasks.

oLead the configuration activity required for Data Replication Framework

oCollaborated with the Data Readiness team and the RICEF team for the data migration requirements and activities.

oCollaborated with the Basis team and RICEF-PI teams to implement the integration framework for MDG to integrate with ECC and other third-party systems.

Collaborate with specialists and developers in the team to create technical requirements into a usable enterprise data & information architecture

Collaborated with executive leadership to implement the defined Enterprise Data Management strategy and data governance for data migration

Manage all phases of testing, testers & collaborate with Implementation Leads & upper management in delivering test services to the program including test planning, specification, development, execution, and defect management activities.

Work with the workstream business leaders in defining the exit criteria and work arounds.

Report on testing progress & defect management to program leadership

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the master data hubs and syndication of enterprise data across multiple applications

Ensure data security regarding IP and compliance processes are implemented and practiced

Identify and collaborate with the data quality team in implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to monitor and measure data quality and process effectiveness

Delivered to the successful Implementation of various non-DOW tenants as part of the M&A and divestiture projects by leading the configuration and enhancements designs for Vendor Master.

Collaborated with the business process lead and business process experts in EDM and cross functional teams for requirements gathering, design review and sign-off.

Designed and Implemented the configuration and custom enhancements to integrate SAP Ariba with the Vendor Master Data object in ECC

Implemented the design for Thailand VAT – Brach Codes as part of the ECC Enhancement pack 7 upgrade projects

Collaborated with cross-culture/cross-functional teams in different regions such as Europe, Latin America and Asia pacific for implementation and RTB support.

Participated in Solution Fit/Forward deployment sessions, gap & decision meetings, governance meetings etc. for Vendor designs

Developed and maintained the gap & decision and functional specification documents for Vendor Master designs implemented for DOW and non-DOW tenants in SAP Solution Manager

Participated and lead the team in pre/post data validation as part of the data readiness and migration activities associated with each implementation

Lead the design and development of semi-automated data validation process using MS Access which significantly reduced manual efforts

Lead application readiness activities for implementation during implementation and provided L4 technical support during Cut-over simulation and Hypercare.

Provided Level 3/4 (Run the Business) Support which includes mass change requests using WinShuttle, Master Data extensions and other individual data maintenance activities

Maintained and Administered the SharePoint site for the EDM-Vendor team

Developed Job Aids and training materials for newly implemented functionalities. Conducted demo and training sessions for the end users and BPSC resources.

Developed MET and MOC documents for specific designs and work process and participated in document reviews.

Testing

oCollaborated with Project Leadership and Business partner in developing and finalizing the test strategy and the entry/ exit criteria

oCollaborated with the Data Migration Team to identify data for testing.

oManage Testers & collaborate with Implementation Leads & upper management in delivering test services to the program including test planning, specification, development, execution, and defect management activities.

oCreated scenario templates for reusability by working closely with the business process team.

oTest Planning

Lead technical and business team members in the planning activities to develop test scripts and uploading them into HP ALM using excel upload templates

Collaborate with Business Process Lead to identify and prioritize various test integrated and standalone scenarios of EDM such as Returns Vendor Functionality, Vendor Bank Data Maintenance, Customer Master Payment Terms change Auto Update, Customer extension to Company and Sales Org, Create Finished Material, Create Semi Finished Material etc.

Collaborate with the Business Process team in identifying scenarios for test automation.

Lead cross functional discussions with Finance, Purchasing, Order to Cash, Plant Maintenance etc. for Integrated Test scenarios

Provided weekly status on Test Preparation activities to Project Leadership by using data in HP ALM.

oTest Execution

Lead the technical team during execution of Component Test (CT) & Assembly Test (AT) and participated in Product Test (PT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Lead daily Execution status meetings for the team and represented the team in weekly status meetings with Project Leadership.

Collaborated with Cross functional teams for test execution hand-offs

Provided daily and weekly executions status report by using data available in HP ALM.

Collaborated with the Test Automation Team developers for tests automated using WorkSoft Certify

oDefect Management

As the defect triage was responsible for managing the defect queue and assigning the defects to the appropriated resources for resolution.

Lead and facilitated daily defect status and handoff meetings (handing off defects to resources in other geographies such as Asia Pacific/ Europe/ Latin America) for effective defect management.

Provided daily and weekly reports on defects identified during execution

04/2010 to 01/2013

Sr. Functional Architect Procure To Pay DOW Chemical Company Midland, MI

Participated in Forward Deployment and Solution Fit workshops to review business requirements with key business partners.

Performed Gap Analysis and developed configuration & rationale documents and functional designs for RICEF or custom designs

Implemented and maintained configuration for purchase requisition, Purchase Orders, Contracts, RFQ, release procedures, pricing conditions, info records, invoice verification, Service Masters and source list, automatic price determination.

Implemented and/or maintained design for consignment-based procurement, Source Determination etc.

Collaborated with the Shared-Development (RICEF Team) to implement Workflows for PR release process.

Collaborated with the RICEF team to design and implement PR upload tool.

Collaborated with the RICEF team to design and implement the SES upload tool.

Testing

oLead the test planning activities by collaborating with resources dispersed globally to identify test scenarios and test scripts and mapping those to the requirements.

oLed the test execution and tested application in different test phases of the implementation life cycle.

oSupported testing for production issues.

oPerformed Component Test for configuration designs

oPerformed Assembly Test for RICEF objects

oPerformed Product Test for end-to-end Scenarios that are integrated and standalone

oPerformed Regression Test for existing designs

oSupported testers during Product Test and User Acceptance Testing phases

oIdentified test scenarios for automation and implemented automated scenarios using Worksoft Certify

oProvided Technical Support and functional leadership during Product Test and User Acceptance test cycles.

Lead the Application Readiness and System Health check activities associated with the implementation.

Provided L4 Support for Run The Business activities.

06/2009 to 03/2010

Global Test Lead & Front-End Sr. Architect – Procure To Pay DOW Chemical Company Midland, MI

Delivered to the successful implementation of Purchase To Pay reports using SAP BW for the migration of Heritage Rohm & Haas chemical company into the DOW Next Enterprise Architecture platform after acquisition

Successfully delivered reports in mySAP SRM, Contract, Services, APAY and Purchase Orders

Participated in all phases of the development life cycle (Blueprinting, Realization, Final Preparation and Go Live & Support

Collaborated with Business Partners for requirements gathering and performed fit-gap analysis

Developed gap & decision documents for gaps identified and participated in governance review sessions

Developed functional documentation for approved gaps

Collaborated with the BW back-end architects for the design and development of the reporting multi-providers and ETL

Implemented the OpenHub Services interface out of BW for Emptoris (an application used by Rohm & Haas for expense reporting)

Collected and managed BW query transports for the team

Created Job Aids and trained new team members on BW Query Designer

Identify test data and create as needed to facilitate testing.

Performed test execution (CT, AT and PT) in different test phases of the implementation life cycle.

Performed Regression Test for existing designs to ensure the functionality works while new designs are implemented.

Support testing for production issues.

Collaborate with Business Partners to understand business processes.

Testing

oCollaborated with Project Leadership and Business partner in developing and finalizing the test strategy and the entry/ exit criteria

oCollaborated with the Data Migration Team to identify data for testing.

oManage Testers & collaborate with Implementation Leads & upper management in delivering test services to the program including test planning, specification, development, execution, and defect management activities.

oCreated scenario templates for reusability by working closely with the business process team.

oTest Planning

Lead technical and business team members in the planning activities to develop test scripts and uploading them into HP ALM using excel upload templates

Collaborate with Business Process Lead to identify and prioritize various test integrated and standalone scenarios of Procure To Pay BW reports.

Collaborate with the Business Process team in identifying scenarios for test automation.

Lead cross functional discussions with Finance, Purchasing, Order to Cash, Plant Maintenance etc. for Integrated Test scenarios

Provided weekly status on Test Preparation activities to Project Leadership by using data in HP ALM.

oTest Execution

Lead the technical team during execution of Component Test (CT) & Assembly Test (AT) and participated in Product Test (PT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Lead daily Execution status meetings for the team and represented the team in weekly status meetings with Project Leadership.

Collaborated with Cross functional teams for test execution hand-offs

Provided daily and weekly executions status report by using data available in HP ALM.

Collaborated with the Test Automation Team developers for tests automated using WorkSoft Certify

oDefect Management

As the defect triage was responsible for managing the defect queue and assigning the defects to the appropriated resources for resolution.

Lead and facilitated daily defect status and handoff meetings (handing off defects to resources in Asia Pacific for effective defect management.

Provided daily and weekly reports on defects identified during execution

09/2008 to 05/2009

Global Reporting SME – Purchasing DOW Chemical Company Midland, MI

Worked with the primary developers in the team to build the P-Next Universe, participated in requirements gathering meetings and developed the functional specification.

Developed WEBI reports for PO, PR, Contract and Services.

Performed Component Test and Assembly Test and documented results.

Created Test Data to validate various design scenarios.

Worked with Tech Management team to migrate the universe and WEBI reports.

Prepared 5.08 technical documents for the universe and WEBI reports.

Provided post implementation support. This included universe enhancements and supporting production issues on a needed basis.

Reviewed and approved access request for Users

06/2005 to 08/2008

Lead SAP BI/ Crystal Report Consultant Planet Consulting Omaha, NE

Below are the different projects I handled as a consultant at ConAgra Foods

Sales Analysis Dashboard: This dashboard tracks sales of different products across the globe for ConAgra Foods by gathering data from various sales agencies. My responsibility in the project was:

Lead the team of developers/analysts in the development and implementation of the dashboard by working closely with the requirements owners and BW Architects to build the BEx queries that are used in the dashboard (Web templates for the dashboard were developed and managed by the portal team).

Worked with the team in preparing the test scripts and performed unit testing and supported UAT activities.

Prepared and reviewed the technical documentation for the queries.

Worked with the migration team to collect queries to migrate along the landscape.

Partnered with the team to develop end user training materials and imparted training

SAP BI Reporting upgrade from BW 3.5 to BI 7.0: This project was to upgrade the current BW 3.5 system to the SAP BI 7.0. My responsibility in this project was:

Lead the development team to convert existing BW 3.5 BEx queries to BI 7.0

Converted BEx Excel Workbooks in 3.5 to 7.0

Update Crystal Reports that used BW queries to use the 7.0 queries.

Performed unit testing & supported UAT for the converted queries and documents, and fixed issues if any, after conversion.

Worked with the migration team to migrate the queries along the landscape.

Supported the implementation and hypercare activities

Federated Portal Activity Reports: This project was implemented to store user activity information from Con Agra's Federated Portal activity logs and then report the activities on a dashboard. The underlying InfoCube holds different types of metrics like, named users, anonymous user, iView requested, pages requested, roles, systems etc. The data from the log is extracted into flat files and loaded on a weekly basis by the development (warehouse) team. Portal activity data is downloaded from the Portal Content



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