SAP Delivery Leader – Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Atlanta, Georgia
17 Oct 2016
04 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As SAP Delivery Leader for Manufacturing & Supply Chain within the SAP CoE, you will be responsible for leading the overall build and support deployment of GE Power SAP specific to the plant fulfillment execution streams. You will demonstrate clear communication and build strong partnership with business and IT stakeholders within Gas Power Systems business segment in addition to GE Digital, Shared Services, Power Technology and Finance teams to effectively drive release execution.

Essential Responsibilities

SAP Delivery Leader for Manufacturing & Supply Chain will:
  • Partner with COE leaders, teams and business partners to drive delivery of the multi-year Power SAP roadmap, understand inter-dependencies of different business applications and provide pivotal leadership to the overall business stream's program execution
  • Own senior leadership communication on the delivery cadence
  • Define architecture standards and governance on delivery of Power SAP
  • Serve as the industry segment SAP solution architect and as key partner to solving manufacturing fulfillment process challenges in order to streamline and generate productivity aligned to Digital Thread initiatives across GE Power
  • Own the overall delivery / release program budget, build operating mechanisms to drive visibility to program costs and set up controls to drive cost optimization
  • Lead the risk management portfolio of the SAP program within delivery.
  • Drive early visibility to the upper management on key risks.
  • Point owner of the risk register, set up processes to hold the team (business & IT) accountable for driving the risk mitigation plans
  • Focal point interface between SAP CoE, Corporate IT and Integration teams to foster effective collaboration
  • Manage the MGPP delivery and drive focus towards the critical path items.
  • Define and communicate key delivery milestones and collaborate with the broader team and PMO for tollgate reviews
  • Teach and mentor a team of developers and architects to develop their technical expertise
  • Drive overall coordination for deployment cutover plans in partnership with business deployment leadership engaging multiple teams (outside of SAP CoE) engaged in the release rollout
  • Drive measurable value through business outcomes as part of the overall delivery of the Power SAP
  • Have the ability to understand business requirements and requisite processes to enable translation to software requirements, as well as to demonstrate and 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


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • 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 35% 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

  • Extensive experience running large scale SAP rollouts in mid to large size enterprises
  • Strong hands on experience in SAP delivery methodologies including ASAP
  • Ability to understand end to end solutions extending beyond SAP modules
  • Strong business and systems acumen with clear thinking abilities to drive desired outcomes
  • Strong hands on SAP experience with background in cross functional process design, delivery and change management
  • Continuously strengthen own technical expertise
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge of SAP Manufacturing Fulfillment and Supply Chain, Sourcing & Logistics
  • Experience with a large transformational effort is desired. Proven experience in leading global teams and working effectively in a matrix organization model.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to develop partnership with cross functional teams and develop an inclusive & collaborative 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in ATLANTA, GA.

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