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SAP Program Director

IBM Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP805-1175

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Introduction
As a Business Sales & Delivery Executive, you will support IBM's consistent growth by bringing to the table your business development, sales, account management, and delivery skills. Picture yourself working with a highly motivated, highly successful team with a proven sales record in IBM's top technologies. If you're ready to bring insights and experience in areas such as IoT, Blockchain and digital transformation, we are ready to offer you a best in class career development.

Your Role and Responsibilities
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 steering committee in all necessary areas of responsibility
- Stimulate thorough stakeholder management to ensure provide high visibility of the project progress
- Liaises with the Client Program Manager team to review progress and resolve issues/escalations
- Chair the steering board meetings and will facilitate key decisions/milestones
- Responsible to provide guidance and coaching to the Project management
- Facilitate quality control reviews and governance across different teams, customer
- Secure overall Project materials and delivery against the plan (human capital and financial resources)

Experience Required
- At least 20 years of experience, preferably with a manufacturing background in automotive, aerospace, MRO, services
- At least 8 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 10 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 (60+ 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

Requirements

Additional Skills
- Must have 20+ years'SAP experience, with at least the last 7 years as a delivery manager/program 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 highly preferred.
- SAP/Architect/TOGAF certification (preferred)
- Preferred to be English, Arabic speaker

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Must have 20+ years' SAP experience, with at least the last 7 years as a delivery manager/program 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 highly preferred.

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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