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CV, Swiss based SAP Program Manager, Business Transformation Expert

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10238

List top 5 skills: business transformation, consulting, program management
Short Bio:

• More than 15 years of SAP experience (more than 16 years of IT experience)
• Managed large business transformation program with budget above $200 M
• Managed individual contracts worth $50M+
• Peak team size of about 250 consultants
• Have been working closely with regional CXOs and reporting to Global CIO
• Worked in 15 countries for clients who are industry leaders
• Had worked for Fortune Global 500 clients in Apparel & Footwear, Auto, Hi-tech and Discrete Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Oil & Gas.
• Worked in repetitive and process manufacturing industries- namely Bathroom Products and Flavors & Fragrance industry
• Diverse experience in business transformation program, greenfield implementation, rollout, support and upgrade assessment
• Executed projects in Global Delivery Model with offshore, near-shore and on-site team with diverse nationalities (10+)
• Worked with IS products - extensively on VMS( IS – Auto) and has good exposure to IS – Oil & Gas
• Hands-on SAP experience across functional and technical domain
Core competencies are Business-IT integration, business value articulation, delivery through GDM, stakeholder management, team management and Project management. Possess strong analytical abilities, interpersonal and communication skills.

Current location: 

Geneva, Switzerland - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

switzerland



  • Core competencies are Business-IT integration, business value articulation, delivery through GDM, stakeholder management, team management and Project management. Possess strong analytical abilities, interpersonal and communication skills.

Different dimensions of experience have been detailed below: 

Program and Project Management Global Exposure – Work Locations
  1. Business integration
  2. Value articulation and realization
  3. Stakeholder management
  4. Change management
  5. Risk management
  6. Planning (scheduling) and estimation
  7. Project control
  8. Quality assessment
  9. Senior management reporting and communication management
  10. Methodology administration  with Global Delivery Model
  11. Cutover management
  12. Contract management

(PM Methodology – Houston Framework of Project Management, PMBOK, ASAP, i-SIF)

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil – very short stint
  4. China
  5. Czech Republic –  very short stint
  6. France
  7. Germany – very short stint
  8. Japan – short stint
  9. South Africa – very short stint
  10. Singapore
  11. Spain
  12. Switzerland
  13. Taiwan
  14. Thailand – very short stint
  15. The Netherlands
  16. United Kingdom
Roles Played (Chronologically) Clients and Industry Sectors
  1. Program Manager – Business Transformation
  2. Global Delivery Manager
  3. Program Manager
  4. Consulting Project Manager
  5. Rollout Manager and Project Lead
  6. Functional Team Lead – Rollout
  7. Project Reviewer
  8. Functional Team Lead – Support
  9. Business Analyst
  10. ABAP Team Lead
  11. Developer
  12. Fortune Global 10 Auto major
  13. Fortune Global 10 Energy company – short stint
  14. Fortune Global 100 Auto Major
  15. Fortune Global 500 HTDM Major
  16. Fortune Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Major
  17. One of the top three Apparel and Footwear companies
  18. One of the top three Flavor and Fragrance manufacturing companies
  19. One of the top three Bathroom products manufacturing companies
  20. Leader in tools and compressors
Package Implementation Activities Practice Level Activities
  1. Process harmonization and business blueprinting
  2. Configuration
  3. Functional specification
  4. Testing
  5. User training
  6. Data migration – ETL
  7. Client engagement during sales
  8. Handling client visits and presentations
  9. Overseeing proposals
  10. Preparation of Infosys methodology
  11. Lateral and B-school recruitments
  12. Skill build up for verticals
7.    Building up contract awareness
Projects SAP Components Managed
  1. Three business transformation programs
  2. Two greenfield implementations
  3. Two rollouts
  4. Two SAP support and maintenance projects
  5. Sell-thru IT support
  6. Project management consulting
  7. Upgrade assessment
SD/ MM/ FI/ CO/ EP/ BW/ PP/ PP-PI/ AFS/ CRM/ Mobility/ SRM/ APO/ ABAP/ IDOC/ BASIS/ PI/  VMS – IS Auto/ IS -Oil & Gas/  Composite Environment

Hands-on:

SD/ MM/ ABAP/ IDOC/ VMS – IS Auto/ IS – Oil (limited exposure)/ Solution Manager

Achievements and Highlights

  • Professional Achievements
  • Managing large Business Transformation Program with budget above $150M under constrained environments
  • Managing individual Infosys contracts of about $50M+ and a peak team of about 250 Infosys consultants and successful delivery
  • Successful execution of the fastest rollout of SAP template for Global Auto Major in a market like China and with intense organizational dynamics
  • Recipient of Infosys Esteem Award for Best Managed Project
  • Drawn Infosys methodology for SAP Global Template and Rollout single-handedly
  • Secured $9 M worth of business with Fortune Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Major while Infosys almost lost hope
  • Turned around an engagement from legal proceedings to successful completion
  • Turned around the present engagement
  • Secured top performance rating in Infosys consistently for last 6  years
  • Varied career progression through self leaning and quick adaptation

Scholastic Achievements

Secured All India Rank 44 and score of 99.33 percentile in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).

Awarded National Merit Scholarship twice

Professional Exhibits (available on request)

Digital video of SAP Go-live speech and ceremony of Fortune Global 10 Auto Major

Reward recommendation  and appreciation mails from client

Appreciation letter from Fortune Global 500 HTDM Major

Latest employer rating

SAP Assignments – summary of last 5

01 Client : Leader in compressors, construction and mining equipment and industrial tools manufacturing.
  Primary Locations : Brussels, Belgium

Studen, Switzerland

Essen, Germany

  Description of the project
  Client embarked on Business Transformation program for Customer Centers worldwide across 170 countries. Along with transforming and implementing global template for Sales and Marketing, Services, Finance, Logistics and HR including mobility solutions. The program also includes Finance BPO and MDM Hub set up. In 2 years already major markets in Europe have gone live with revenue stream covering close to one Billion Euro.
  Role : Program Manager
  Estimated Budget : $150 M+
  Estimated Contract Value : $50 M+
  Present Team Size : About 230 consultants full time along with client team and business process experts
  Responsibility :
  1. Business integration
  2. Value articulation and realization
  3. Stakeholder management
  4. Change management
  5. Risk management
  6. Planning (scheduling) and estimation
  7. Project control
  8. Quality assessment
  9. Interface with global councils
  10. Methodology with Global Delivery Model
  11. Contract management
  12. Country engagement
  13. Partnering with SAP
  Duration : From:  November 2011    To: Date
02 Client : Leader in Bathroom Products manufacturing
  Primary Locations : Geneva and Basel, Switzerland                                      Barcelona, Spain
  Description of the project
  Client made many acquisitions and is continuously looking for more. This created present day operations with non-harmonized processes and disparate systems. More the operations have become global and share of new markets and brands are growing, more has been the need of harmonized processes to ensure easier and more effective governance and to reduce TCO through shared services and centralized system maintenance. This is an end-to-end Business Transformation program in which Infosys got involved from Day 1. However, after global blueprinting – program is paused for economic conditions.
  Role : Program Manager
  Estimated Budget : $100 M+
  Estimated Contract Value : $40 M+
  Present Team Size : About 45 consultants full time

About 60  Business Process Owners – part time

  Responsibility :
  1. Business integration
  2. Value articulation and realization
  3. Stakeholder management
  4. Change management
  5. Risk management
  6. Planning (scheduling) and estimation
  7. Project control
  8. Quality assessment
  9. Senior management reporting and communication management
  10. Methodology with Global Delivery Model
  11. Contract management
  Duration : From:  May 2010    To: October 2011

 

03 Client : Leader in Flavors and Fragrance industry
  Primary Location : Geneva, Switzerland
  Description of the project
  Client embarked on a business transformation program backed with Global SAP Template. Infosys is jointly program managing after taking over from IBM. The scope is an all encompassing Business Transformation program across – Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, HR and OTC processes. It is a 3 year long program being rolled out across 3 continents
  Role : Global Delivery Manager
  Budget : $100 M+
  Managed Contract Value : $40 M+
  Peak Team size : 100+ consultants with about 15 business process owners full time
  Responsibility :
  1. Sub-project review
  2. Planning and Estimation
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Global operations ( Asia, Europe and Americas)
  5. Integration among teams across different time zones
  6. Integrate 7 Infosys units and deliver One Infy
  7. Contract Management ($40 M+)
  8. Manage relationship with SAP AG for the Account
  9. Knowledge Management
  Duration : From:  Dec 2007    To: May, 2010

 

04 Client : Fortune Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Major
  Primary Location : Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
  Description of the project
  Upgrade assessment (both technical and functional) of the SAP instance, supporting shared finance and accounting related services to marketing companies in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal and Central & Eastern Europe countries (12 countries like Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary etc.). Infosys performed an assessment of the R/3 4.6C and BW 3.5 systems for an upgrade to ECC 6.0 and BI 7.0 respectively.
  Role : Upgrade Assessment Lead
  Responsibility :
  1. Technical upgrade assessment
  2. Functional upgrade assessment
  3. Presentation to system Director
  Duration : From:  October 2007    To:  November 2007

 

05 Client : Fortune Global 100 Auto Major
  Locations : Weybridge and High Wycombe, United Kingdom
  Description of the project
  Client wanted to adopt SAP for their pan-European operations for both flagship companies. They started off with UK sites to go live with SAP template and did process harmonization between two diverse companies. Infosys has been consulting partner for their template design. Budget 5 MUSD.
  Role : Program Manager
  Responsibility :
  1. Business integration
  2. Design review
  3. Project controlling
  4. Quality assessment
  5. Risk management
  6. Advise client on planning and processes
  Duration : From:  Jan 2007    To: September 2007

Language skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English