SAP Project Senior Consultant Job in Beijing, China
Requisition ID: 188610
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Define appropriate delivery model for customer project as a composition of pre-defined services, on-site and/or remote delivery
Scope and estimate the engagement
Determine required resources for the project
Understand and be able to deliver according to the SAP delivery models – e.g. ability to engage local, near-shore and off-shore teams for most efficient delivery of project, ability to coordinate project delivery across organizational boundaries including participation of SAP ecosystem partners.
Assess, document and communicate risk for the engagement
Position SAP Activate as the delivery methodology for customer engagement, program or project.
Conduct project planning activities and manage the execution of projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, initiating to closing…)
Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress, risks and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them; create a project environment that enables peak performance by team members.
Ensure proper use of SAP Activate methodology, tools and procedures
Ensures proper governance is in place to best meet project objectives and that this governance is operating effectively.
Provide oversight over the end-to-end SAP engagement where required. Bring together siloes and ensure overall delivery accountability exists.
Balance the trade-off of the triple- constraint (time, cost and scope) to realize the expected business value.
Experience in delivering SAP primed Fixed Price Projects (FPP) or Time and Material (T&M) engagements.
Proactively identify changes in work scope early and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess and amend the scope of work requirements, budget and timeline.
Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance. Ensure quality forecasting is conducted to understand accurate financial position.
Analyze risk, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action.
Escalate issues early about the project to account management or delivery management.
Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained.
Plan and execute formal Quality Gate process following the Q-Gate approach in SAP Activate methodology.
Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer reference and success story.
Engage with SSP or SSL if applicable to ensure P&L targets and KPI's are achieved. Closely collaborate with SSP or SSL in project delivery related topics.
Coaching & Mentoring
Position project management reviews with customers and effectively manages their deployment.
Mentor project teams to ensure implementation of enterprise project management methodology, standards and processes.
Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables to project team; review quality of work and manage integration of team members’ work; provide performance input to project team members’ functional management.
Takes responsibility from time to time as team lead and supports respective line manager(s) in people development tasks
Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community.
Participate in the development of project management best practices.
Industry and Solution Experience
Experience in the industry the customer belongs to (core processes and trends of the industry) is a plus
Proficient understanding of SAP solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions.
Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of the project management business unit.
Proficiency with project management tools used in SAP.
A clear vision of what determines a successful project for the customer and for the enterprise.
Knowledge of and competency in project management processes including planning tasks, resource allocation, risk management, time management, financial management, HR management, quality management, monitoring and reporting, documenting and record keeping.
Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change.
Ability to negotiate consensus amongst diverse groups and impact the activities of others not in own reporting structure.
Conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills.
Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear concise and tactful communication with senior management, clients, peers and team members.
3 – 5 years of project management experience in project implementations using formal project management methodology, techniques and tools.
Demonstrated experience in teambuilding and leading teams.
Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule.
Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.
- Some international implementation experience is a plus
Management and Leadership Experience
Management experience in managing small to medium size teams or organizations
Management experience of medium size multilayered team is desirable
Management of remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization) is a plus
P&L of LoB in small to medium size organization is desirable
Cultural awareness and experience working across different cultures and nationalities
Strong leadership and people management skills are desirable
Experience leading in matrix organization without formal authority is a plus
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
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