• SAP Project Manager Jobs in Netherlands - 23844181

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  • Netherlands

Job Description:

SAP Project Manager Job

City s-Hertogenbosch, NB, NL

Company SAP

Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks

Opportunity Management

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
Assess, document and communicate risks for the engagement
Position SAP Activate (and relevant variants) as the delivery methodology


Conduct the project planning activities SAP Cross-LoB and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, Initiating to Closing)
Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcome for the customer
Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables
Manage and communicate a clear vision of the projects objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them; create a project environment that enables peak performance by team members
Ensure proper use of 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
Evaluates strategic options and alternatives for delivering or offering services in a more efficient or cost-effective manner
Builds customer relationships with the clear expectation to deliver follow-on business or identify opportunities within an account Deals with difficult issues at the customer and finds win-win solutions for both Customer and SAP
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 ad identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action
Communicate and/or escalate project issues early to account management and delivery management Drive de-escalation management on behalf of the project with SAP and customer stakeholders
Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when prior to project closure
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 KPIs are achieved Closely collaborate with SSP or SSL in project delivery related topics

Coaching and Mentoring

Perform Project Management Reviews and mentor project managers on 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

Knowledge Management

Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organizations project management community
Participate in the development of project management best practices

Competencies and Skills / SAP Values

Experience in the industry the customer belongs to (core processes and trends of the industry) is a plus
Excellent understanding of SAP solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions
Highly developed business acumen
Liaison and consultative skills negotiating skills within a context of high political sensitivity and conflicting interests
Strong writing, mentoring, decision making, communication, and meeting facilitation skills; ability to utilize a combination of formal authority and persuasion skill sets
Ability to train and mentor project managers or teams in project management methodologies
Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of project management
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
Strong leadership, organizational and 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 executive management, clients, peers and team members

Experience & Language Requirements

Functional Experience

5 7 years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic projects
3 5 years of supervisory or coaching experience in teambuilding and leading teams
Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology
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

International Experience

Some international implementation experience required

Management and Leadership Experience

Management experience in managing medium size teams
Management experience of medium to large size and multilayered teams is desirable
Management of remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization)
P&L of LoB in medium to large organization is desirable
Experience in managing project P&L in cross-LoB delivery of SAP engagement
Cultural awareness and experience working across different cultures and nationalities
Strong leadership and people management skills are desirable
Leading in matrix organization and without formal authority a plus
Fluent Dutch and English


Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience
Masters degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or MBA an asset

Professional Training & Certification

PMP certification and /or other industry and project management certifications
PM Fundamentals class certification or similar
Project Leadership Excellence (PLEX), Excellence in Delivery Management (EDM) or similar interpersonal skills course
Understanding of SAP Solution Manager
Project Management Tools (PEM, PtD, etc)
One Service Enablement Courses
SAP S/4HANA Training Programs including management of digital transformation projects, management of projects with Engagement, Enterprise Support, Custom Development, System Landscape Optimization, Cloud (SaaS), HANA Enterprise Cloud and internet of things projects
SAP Activate certification C_ACT_2016 SAP Activate Project Manager

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Project Leader/ Project Manager
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Apr 2020

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