SAP Project Manager (SAP B1)

SAP Project Manager (SAP B1) – English Speaking – Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Start: 27th May 2019. 6 Months+ Contract Role. End-Client!

Our reputable end-client in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, are currently looking for an SAP Project Manager to join their ongoing SAP B1 implementation project.

*Must have experience of PM and PM tools.
*Have previously worked as a PM within a business application development areas and not their first job!
*Will not have direct reports but will be working closely with a project team of 9.
*Experience of global ERP implementation is a must. SAPS/4, SAP EEC, SAP B1, Oracle all suitable.
*Working knowledge of Change control and document Management processes a must.
*Excellent communication skills at all levels.

Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Head of IT, the B1 Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of Global B1 project deployments. The role requires extensive project management, system development and deployment experience, working within a fast paced dynamic, distributed and diverse organisation. Taking into account the strategic aims of the business aligned to the Global IT strategy the IT Project Manager will work to ensure that SAP B1 business system functionality fully meets the needs of the businesses.

Key Responsibilities:
*To project manage and plan the Global SAP B1 deployment ensuring tight controls are maintained through all aspects of the project lifecycle.
*To generate relevant project documentation such as Business Case Justifications, PDR, RAG reports and associated project plans, etc.
*To develop a project management methodology and assist in the roll out across the business
*To act as the interface between the B1 Project Team and the organisation’s SAP Steering Committee.
*To ensure IT Policies and Standards are complied with and within the project remit.
*To be responsible for the documentation of all aspects of the SAP project including functional specifications, technical architecture and IT impact Analysis.
*To provide financial management of the project, actuals, budget management, forecasting and procurement, in line with standards, processes and procedures.
*To work with the global IT service desk to ensure appropriate support mechanisms and processes are in place to support the Global B1 deployments.
*To ensure that any IT application development activities are coordinated and aligned with the Global IT strategic and operational targets.
*To maintain all external relationships necessary with suppliers to ensure projects are deployed and supported effectively and successfully.
*To facilitate and Chair regular workshop, project updates and SAP Steering Committee meetings to ensure the correct level of project control and governance.
*To create and maintain key relationships with internal stakeholders and Senior Management to ensure that both the business and Global IT are aligned during ongoing projects and implementations.
*To ensure that all project and business related operational and strategic risks are identified and managed effectively in line with Project Management controls.
*To work with Project and business resources to effectively plan and deliver major and minor application developments.
*Ad Hoc management of virtual project teams and senior management steering committees.

Essential Skills & Experience:
*Experience of project management and project management tools
*Preferably have previously worked as project manager within business application development areas with a strong operational and IT background
*Experience of managing staff and teams both directly and in virtual project environments
*Experience of Global ERP implementations, and business system integrations,
*Soft and people skills including administration, motivation, coaching, meeting management and delivery, etc.
*Excellent communication skills at all levels, written and verbal
*Ability to multi-task and prioritise work in line with day to day requirements
*Working knowledge of Change Control and Document Management processes
*Proficient use of Microsoft Office products

Complexity and Creativity:
*Works well with internal teams and managers at operational and senior management level
*Works well with internal and external IT support teams and operational staff
*Works well with external vendors and service providers building on relationships
*A Proven ability to communicate and influence at a senior level
*Provides management reporting in a clear presentable format
*Develops rapport and trust
*Sets and works to own standards and team standards
*Able to work well under pressure with the ability to deliver
*Global application development and delivery experience.
*Understands the relevant aspects of the products/programs supported
*High level of accuracy
*Highly innovative and solid problem solver taking into account multiple variables
*Data capture and data quality
*Time keeping and attendance

*Some ad-hoc domestic and international travel may be required with this role