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Associate, SAP Program Manager


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 21, 2023.

Description This position plans and directs a set of applications/technology projects, which typically involve multiple systems or impact more than one area of a program.

Responsible for the overall on-time, on-budget delivery of ongoing SAP module implementations and change requests.

Organizes and leads a cross functional team in developing and implementing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency Key Accountabilities: Overall SAP Program Management: -Single point of contact for all SAP project statuses -Develop strategies and procedures for efficient implementation of all SAP related projects -Team management, including regular evaluations budget management, risk management and the support of business activities -Develop and implement project tools specific to SAP implementations -Manage Corporate Finance SLA’s with Production Support & Application Support to ensure end user support needs are met & service levels are maintained -Manage multiple teams and co-ordinate with IS to support all SAP related disaster recovery testing -Liaise with Centrica UK SAP resources to leverage project knowledge and experience -Serve as an SAP subject matter expert on aspects of SAP deployment and integration projects Develops program plans — time and cost estimates: -Manages project staff, some of which are not accountable to the Program Manager.

-Work with business sponsors in identifying business requirements and developing project plans and business cases -Provides formalized, continuing work direction and leadership to assigned team(s) of Analysts and Technical Specialists including the scheduling, assignment, and review of project work.

-Tracks, monitors and communicates program progress against the consolidated plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes and milestones.

-Oversees program budget.

Cordinates Program Communications: -Co-ordinates the input, support, and communication with all functional groups that impact program scope, business value, risk and resource requirements.

-Provide technical direction and control of project planning, communications, reporting, procedural and contractual activity Manages resources: -Estimate project skill requirements, working with deployment to identify appropriate resources and managing their integration into the team Project Management Processes: -Ensures that periodic quality reviews, internal audits, synergy team and architectural reviews are carried out.

-Ensures timely escalation and resolution of project issues -Accountable for defining and producing the content deliverables as defined in the project plan -Lead Steering committee meetings, consulting with senior executives as well as leading developers and users -Identify gaps in project delivery process and make recommendations for improvement -Manage all internal IS processes for project initiation, approvals, reporting, close-out, and third party billing -Supports all internal and external audits related to SAP Qualifications -Strong hands on technical experience in at least one core SAP module certification in any of: FI-CO, RE, AM, PS, MM, SD, HR modules CATS, ESS, FS-CD, BW, BCS, BPS.

-5 or more years of Project Management experience including management of projects and programs -3 years of SAP Configuration/Development -Minimum experience in managing one complete SAP implementation end to end -Highly proficient in all tools required for a world class SAP Program (PMO) structure -Relevant degree and/or equivalent work experience.

-Proven IT experience in business applications/technology solutions.

-Expertise in complex business/technical processes and their application with the organization and/or business area.

-Expertise in project management discipline/protocols including project management tools -A sound business knowledge with an Information Technology background -Working principles that are process oriented and methodology driven -Data analytics and business impact assessment -Experience managing minimum 10 resources -Managed end to end business change and cross functional teams -Excellent customer oriented service skills to manage senior management and business unit stakeholders Preferred: -SAP Certification -Current experience managing a SAP implementation, roll-out, or upgrade would be a definite asset (Release 4.7 or higher) -PMP Certification -Post Secondary Degree Mandatory (Computer science degree preferred) -Experience in Financial Systems projects (Analyst or PM role) preferred -Experience with Energy or Brokerage Trading environments an asset Click here to apply online