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Manager Sap

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
September 28, 2020

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Anand Kumar Jayaraman

Mobile: +919****-***** / +918****-*****


Address: Chennai, India

Digital Transformation Program Management Delivery Architecting


ITIL® Certified, astute and a result-focused IT Leader holding 20 years of significant experience in Project Management, Delivery of SAP Projects and most recently in Group IT Governance & Digital Transformation

Possess skills of Strong technical knowledge, thus capable of architecting complex solutions and systems.

Demonstrated excellence in managing SAP Delivery projects for high profile clients including strategy development, requirements definition, stakeholder involvement, change management, risk governance, user training, application customisation, UAT & support

Finance prowess, evidenced by the fact that self has handled multi-million-dollar worth projects across various origins in Olam; adept at creating and tracking budgets and reporting variances

Evangelises the awareness and drives the adoption of Digital Transformation by encouraging leadership alignment, understanding organisational impacts and driving value capture

Known strategist for cultivating, sustaining, and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships with IT stakeholders; in the current organisation, providing IT Support to Business Units across 70 countries


Strategy Planning

Digital Transformation

Requirement Elicitation

Mobility Solutions

Continuous Improvement

Project Management

Resource Management

Change Management

SAP Implementation

Delivery Management

Consulting/Solution Architecture

Stakeholder Management

Vendor Management

Influential Communicator

Problem Solving



University of Mysore, 2000

B.E. (Instrumentation Technology)


SAP Development Consultant in ABAP 4.6C, SAP AG, Sapient College – Chennai, Mar 2003

SAP Development Consultant SAP NetWeaver 2004 - Exchange Infrastructure & Integration Technology (XI 3.0), SAP AG, SAP, Bangalore, Feb 2006

SAP Certified Associate - SAP Activate Project Manager, 2020

SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Cloud Platform Integration, 2020

PMP 2005, ITIL, Aug 2007


May 2011 – Present Olam Information Services, India Senior Manager (Technology)

Olam International Limited is a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, supplying various products across 16 platforms to over 12,300 customers worldwide.

Olam Information System provides IT support to Olam International Limited

SAP Program Management/Delivery

Provided leadership to a high performing SAP team, driving the strategy that positively affects operations across 70 countries

Was involved in building a professional team comprising 30 members, from scratch, through collaboration with the HRM

Gained experience of handling projects on fixed bid and smart sourcing

Experience in handling SAP projects main focus in Supply chain and Finance

Built & scaled the SAP competence, spearheading ~ 15 high-impact projects

Key force driver in architecting, designing and implementing one unique table for all enhancements.

Leading technical architecture discussion for critical business and technical decisions for successful SOH upgrade and higher value realization

Coordinating with external vendors at various stages to augment the timely completion of the milestones

Serve as a domain expert and focal point for architectural frameworks including, capacity management; defining reusable components, frameworks, common schemas, standards, and tools to be used across platforms

Overseeing SAP-related technology landscape, outlining architectural changes for Roll-in and Template Enhancement

Creating and managing complex enterprise-wide project plans and lead activities to develop and manage scope, budget, dependencies, risks and schedules for SAP projects

Project: SAP Global Template implementation and roll-out Project Description: Designed the roadmap for mobile solutions and catered to business requirements like offline capabilities and global requirement

Working with the site business customers and global process owners to define business requirements and use cases

Managing the agile and iterative planning, execution, and completion of deliverables

Governing the unit and integration testing of enhancements and patches, including creating the documentation, running and documenting unit tests and supporting end-users performing UAT

Providing knowledge transfer on current technologies to stakeholders and junior level staff

Digital Transformation

Lead overall program integration across key teams working with business partners as well as internal teams

Driving Sustainability Project – AtSource, a project pegged at $150 million, which provides end to end Traceability for customers from Farm to Fork; pumped the data to the data lake and showcasing the key matrix based on the data inflow from various digital and ERP systems

Collaborated with the Senior Leadership and prepared a road map for mobile solutions, synergising with growing business requirements as well as evolving technologies across the globe

Managing, evaluating and enhancing overall digital experience strategies and their related implementation tactics

Managing digital transformation projects in digitalizing supply chain, thus bringing reduction in operational cost, authenticity of data, trackability of work force.

Design and implementation of the solution on mobility considering offline capability, enabling workflow despite connectivity issues, that in turn successfully reduced lag in data from 15 to ~ 2 days

Piloted the S/4 Hana conversion POC project

Experience Highlights

Leading a 65+ membered team covering the end to end delivery of SAP and Digital Transformation applications

Performing high-level systems analysis, evaluation, designing, integration, and implementation of various solutions

Spearheading the application implementation and integration efforts for new and existing products and custom development

Progressed from a Delivery Lead role to Project Manager, evolving in skills, competence matrix and job responsibilities

Project managed high profile SAP Projects, ensuring timely and cost-conscious completion of the projects

Governed project management, project planning, resources utilisation, scheduling and risk identification/ mitigation

Managed the projects through the cycles of Design, Coding and Unit testing, System testing and User Acceptance Testing

Gathered and defined business requirements/gaps and translated the requirements into solutions

Supported the technical architect and the process SME in converting business requirements into technical specifications, developing feasibility report, business case and the final solution for the project

Oversaw and provided Go-Live and Post-Live support for projects

Trained the product owners on the appropriate use of the products and resolving their queries in a time-bound manner


Jul 2007 – May 2011 Tata Consultancy Services, India/ Australia/ USA/UK Project/Technical Manager

Sep 2006 – Jul 2007 L&T Infotech Limited, India Project Lead

Aug 2004 – Aug 2006 HCL Technologies, India Tech Lead

Jun 2003 – Jul 2004 L&T Infotech Limited, India ABAP/Workflow Consultant

Oct 2000 – Dec 2002 Future Focus Infotech Private Limited, India Programmer

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