IBM

SAP Program Director

IBM

June 10, 2021

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

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
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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.
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