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Principal Solution Architect SAP VMS, SD & LE
Project Management ~ Solution Integration ~ Team Leadership ~ Global Experience
Workshop Design Facilitation ~ Status Reporting ~ Scenario Building ~ Testing Strategy
Offer 20+ years experience in large-scale implementations and business process re-engineering with extensive design and configuration experience in Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), Sales and Distribution (SD) and Logistics Execution (LE).
Played a pivotal role in more than 10 full lifecycle implementations, including in-depth solution assessments and reviews.
Adept throughout all project phases such as initial business process assessments, blueprints, realization, go live, and post-implementation support.
Advanced integration knowledge across disciplines such as Variant Configuration (VC), Automotive Warranty, Vehicle Dealer Portal, Materials Management (MM), Warehouse Management (WM), Production Planning (PP), APO-GATP, APO-DP, APO-PP/DS, Product Costing and Financial Accounting.
Significant experience in advising C-level executives on business roadmaps and solutions transformations strategy.
Vast industry experience spans automotive, high tech, chemicals, consumer products, product development, beverage, pulp/paper, and medical.
Extremely well-versed in ASAP, Agile and A2O methodologies, and proficient with SAP Solution Manager.
Successfully and confidently balanced complexity of integrating VMS with PP, APO-PP/DS, APO-DP, and product costing for multiple engagements.
Guada Consulting Services, Atlanta, GA, May 2014 to Present
Guided team through successful implementation of SAP Automotive Global Dealer Portal for Europe, Australia, China and India in 10 languages, and extended existing solution at client s North America manufacturing facility.
SAP America, Atlanta, GA, February 2005 to May 2014
Joined forces with SAP automotive IBU from US and Germany to identify strategies for challenging issues specific to automotive solutions.
Spearheaded life cycle end-to-end automotive implementation involving 10 ECC modules along with APO-DP, APO-PPDS, ME, PCo, Mii, and CDP development for JIS/JIT; successfully extended existing VMS solution to integrate with new APO-PPDS and product costing for make-to-order and make-to-stock scenarios.
Championed ECC automotive project for Knock Down (CKD) implementation in India and pioneered extension of existing VMS solution to integrate with new CKD operation.
Orchestrated major IS auto implementation (SD, MM, FI, VMS, automotive warranty, custom dealer portal) for Europe, Australia and New Zealand divisions; drastically increased vehicle availability window on dealer portal and achieved seamless integration between VMS and legacy OEM order management and warranty solutions.
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Successfully accomplished integration between Vendavo Price/Deal Manager and SAP ECC including existing pricing, rebates, and contract management solutions.
Steered IS auto ECC implementation for a North America manufacturing facility; persuaded European and Australian entities to implement VMS instead of customizing standard SAP according to specific industry requirements.
Aligned and mobilized Sales and Distribution team through realization, go live, and support phases to complete SAP ECC 5.0 implementation at manufacturing facility.
Ernst & Young, Atlanta, GA, October 1998 to February 2005
Shepherded six team members through finalizing blueprint documentation and delivery for Sales and Distribution module with Materials Management and Financial Accounting integration for commercial vehicle manufacturer in China; also directed US team in delivering fully configured and documented system on schedule.
Successfully guided five client team members who had no prior SAP experience through all configurations, unit testing, and documentations for SAP 4.7 implementation and process improvement initiative affecting 10 manufacturing facilities.
Functioned as integration-testing manager for entire SAP 4.6C implementation at high tech client in California; expertly navigated daily processes such as test scripts execution, issue resolution, and status reports.
Coordinated all aspects of integration testing and daily status reporting for business process re-engineering intuitive including upgrade from 3.1i to 4.6C for SAP modules spanning Financial Accounting, Materials Management, Sales & Distribution, Logistics Execution, Production Planning, HR, and Quality Management.
Oversaw all process design changes, configuration, data loads, end user training, integration testing, and post go live support within Sales and Distribution and Logistics Execution areas for nine-month SAP 4.6b rollout to client s North America plant.
Directed team throughout all facets pf SAP 4.0 roll-out to Asia, from daily testing activities to reporting progress to project manager; served as SME in several design sessions for client s inter/intra-company and foreign trade processes.
Upgraded SAP systems from version 3.1H to 4.0B; proficiently redesigned and configured several functionalities such as foreign trade, rebates, and IS-OIL shipments to accommodate new SAP functionality changes and business requirements.
IBM Global Services, Philadelphia, PA, March 1996 to October 1998
Designed and delivered order-to-cash prototype model as part of business re-engineering and SAP implementation for retailer of office products.
Quickly promoted as SD production support team lead, effectively providing influential post-implementation support and designing several SAP R/3 applications for pulp and paper producer.
BA, Mathematics & French, Lincoln University, PA
SAP SD, Partners Academy, Waltham, MA
Professional Certification in Sales and Distribution
Vehicle Management System
Variant Configuration Modeling and Integration
SAP Foreign Trade
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