SAP Project Manager

IBM Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP805-1046

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

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 mangement 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)

Key Job Details

- Country: AE
- State: ABU DHABI
- City: Abu Dhabi
- Category: Consultant
- Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
- Position Type: Professional
- Employment Type: Full-Time
- Contract Type: Fixed Term - Long Term
- Company: (0143) IBM Middle East FZ-LLC
- Req ID: 360570BR
- Travel Required: Up to 50% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)
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- Currency:
- Location: Abu Dhabi, ABU DHABI AE

Requirements

Required Experience
- At least 15 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 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

Additional Skills
- Must have 15+ years'SAP experience, with at least the last 7 years as a delivery manager/projectmanager 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 15+ years'SAP experience, with at least the last 7 years as a delivery manager/projectmanager 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 Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life at IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You at IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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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