SAP Delivery Leader - Services & Time Management

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Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2016
Closes
06 Jan 2017
Ref
2758835
Sector
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The SAP Delivery Leader - Services & Time Management will partner with the implementation and delivery teams and will be responsible for the coordination of the architecture and delivering of world class technical designs leveraging industry standard processes & SAP ERP. Specializing in Global SAP implementations, new technology introduction, project management, people management activities, training, hands on configuration activities, application of methodologies and practices

Essential Responsibilities

The SAP Delivery Leader - Services & Time Management will:
  • Responsible for leading technical solution design of the SAP systems for Power Services business
  • A strategic thinker from a solid technical background, experiences in IT Solution, Application and a solid record of Delivery implementations across a wide range of disciplines
  • Understands the complexity and nuances in various phases of SAP projects with industry specific issues through an ITIL view
  • Perform as Technical Leader with Power ERP COE, driving the common global standards, design and build using enterprise standard systems.
  • Focus will be to provide strategies to lay the ground work for common solutions across multiple business work streams and provide governance processes
  • Have the ability to understand business requirements & requisite processes to enable translation to software requirements, as well as to demonstrate & influence business partners to leverage industry standard processes & out-of-the-box configuration capabilities in SAP (and necessary bolt-ons) to satisfy business needs
  • Come up with the governance strategy to manage the acquired results of analysis and workflows as well as obtain sign-off from the appropriate business partners and/or project teams
  • Perform as Technical leader to come up with a common solution and design for multiple business work streams; proactively wear multiple hats to assist the overall project team as needed during different phases of the program; work across hard line reporting relationships to ensure success of the team
  • Partner with data conversion team members as necessary, defining requirements and designs for legacy migrations
  • Manage change requests related to the working project plans daily to meet the agreed deadlines
  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and major, complex products
  • Own the short-term roadmap for MVPs and quarterly releases
  • Prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs
  • Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity
  • Engage frequently (80%) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions
  • Own and manage the backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready
  • Routinely collaborate with UX, Architecture and engineering teams on multiple issues and decisions
  • Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas
  • Partner with the Service Owner to ensure healthy development process
  • Be regarded as an expert in Agile Methodology; translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team
  • Demonstrate superior product and industry knowledge and helps organization gain the competitive edge
  • Mentor junior team members; provide technical leadership to TPMs across organization




Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 12 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master's degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time, as required




Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in ATLANTA, GA
  • Experience with global template deployment, implementation and integrations with multiple SAP modules such as PS, SD, FICO, CATS, MM, etc.
  • Well-versed in ASAP implementation methodology, in managing all aspects of solution delivery both as hands on functional expert and also as a team lead/manager.
  • Good understanding of existing and emerging technologies in SAP and non-SAP space in the areas of Web Development, Cloud, In-memory Databases, Integration, Infrastructure and Security.
  • Experience working in Water-Fall as well as Agile engineering environment
  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices
  • Demonstrates knowledge on technical topics, such as caching, APIs, data transfer, scalability, and security
  • Skilled in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single synthesized perspective to the scrum team. Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the competitive environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to help make buy vs build recommendations, scope MVPs, and to drive market timing decisions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome.
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making.
  • Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning.
  • Able to effectively direct and mentor others in critical thinking skills. Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analysis skills and best practices. Finds important patterns in seemingly unrelated information.
  • Influences and energizes other toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal even when odds and setbacks render one path impassable.
  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE.
  • Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly. Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems.


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