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SAP Project Manager

IBM Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP805-1321

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Introduction
At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities
- Responsible for directing the IBM team and resolving critical issues/escalations among the team and with the customer
- Review Project materials and provide feedback to align it with customer expectations
- Ensure the IBM expertise & gold standards in all areas of the implementation is incorporated in the Project results
- Provide support to the program management in all necessary areas of responsibility
- Stimulate thorough stakeholder management to ensure provide high visibility of the project progress
- Liaises with the Client Project Manager team to review progress and resolve issues/escalations
- Chair the project management meetings and will facilitate key decisions/milestones
- Responsible to provide guidance and coaching to the Team Leads
- Facilitate quality control reviews and governance across different teams, customer
- Secure overall Project materials and delivery against the plan (human capital and financial resources)

Requirements

Required Experience
- At least 10 years of experience, preferably with a manufacturing background in automotive, aerospace, MRO, services
- At least 5 E2E implementations, with 2 implementations in S/4HANA.
- At least one E2E implementation tied with a business transformation (restructuring, mergers, process harmonization, data harmonization) - or
- At least one E2E implementation following a global template approach with subsequent deployments and incremental improvements for templates - or
- At least one E2E implementation for a large group with more than 5 entities.
- Good to have: Project Delivery experience where a business consulting firm (such as EY, KPMG, Booz Allen, PWC, etc..) was working along with IBM to deliver the project.
- The candidate should have experience in owning SAP Implementation initiative by taking overall responsibility for driving it towards a successful implementation.
- Experience with working with a multi-cultural offshore team in large projects (30+ team members) and with a culture where team members are working remotely
- Strong experience in managing stakeholders expectations and difficult situations to ensure the project objectives are met

Additional Skills
- Must have 10+ years' SAP experience, with at least the last 4 years as a delivery manager/project manager for large SAP implementations
- Must be approachable and work cohesively with other team members for the required deliverables.
- Experience in delivering projects where automation (RPA, Machine Learning, IOT) components where implemented
- Knowledge/experience to SAP Activate methodology and agile best practices a must.
- SAP/Architect/TOGAF certification (preferred)
- Preferred to be English, Arabic speaker

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Must have 10+ years' SAP experience, with at least the last 4 years as a delivery manager/project manager for large SAP implementations
- Must be approachable and work cohesively with other team members for the required deliverables.
- Experience in delivering projects where automation (RPA, Machine Learning, IOT) components where implemented
- Knowledge/experience to SAP Activate methodology and agile best practices a must.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- SAP/Architect/TOGAF certification (preferred)
- Preferred to be English, Arabic speaker.

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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