SAP SAP Project Principal Consultant in Lisboa, Portugal
Requisition ID: 279409
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The SAP Project Manager / Principal Consultant is responsible for the overall management of a project throughout its lifecycle. The SAP Project Manager has the qualifications and business acumen to manage large scale, high risk, strategic projects, portfolios, and engagements that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners/vendors. They provide leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria. The SAP Project Manager / Principal Consultant also ensures adherence to project management methodology best practices, provides project manager mentoring, performs Project Management Reviews and reinforces the enterprise knowledge management through the communication of lessons learned and best practices development.
The SAP Project Manager / Project Principal Consultant assists during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement by providing input into the proposal especially in the area of delivery methodology and delivery model (e.g. SAP Delivery management model for delivery of particular customer project – like assemble-to-order, industrialized or design-based), project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment.
The SAP Project Manager / Principal Consultant has the ability to manage complex projects or smaller programs that require coordination of work between various parties like third party sub-contractors (incl. hyperscalers) and SAP internal teams (for example: Consulting, Near-/Off-shore Centers, Product Management, Custom Development, Cloud Delivery or SAP Support organization).
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Define the appropriate delivery model for customer project as a composition of pre-defined services, on-site and/or remote delivery
Position SAP Activate (and relevant variants) as the delivery methodology
Conduct the project planning activities SAP Cross-LoB and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, Initiating to Closing…)
Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcome for the customer
Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables
Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them. Create a project environment that enables peak performance by team members
Ensure proper use of methodology, tools and procedures
Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance. Ensure quality forecasting is conducted to understand accurate financial position
Analyze risk, establish contingency plans ad identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action
Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer reference and success story
Coaching and Mentoring:
Perform Project Management Reviews and mentor project managers on project management methodology, standards and processes
Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables to project team. Review quality of work and manage integration of team members’ work. Provide performance input to project team members’ functional management
Takes responsibility from time to time as team lead and supports respective line manager(s) in people development tasks
Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community
Participate in the development of project management best practices
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
A clear vision of what determines a successful project for the customer and for the enterprise
Knowledge of and competency in project management processes including planning tasks, resource allocation, risk management, time management, financial management, HR management, quality management, monitoring and reporting, documenting and record keeping
Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
Excellent understanding of SAP solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions
Highly developed business acumen
Liaison and consultative skills: negotiating skills within a context of high political sensitivity and conflicting interests
Strong writing, mentoring, decision making, communication, and meeting facilitation skills; ability to utilize a combination of formal authority and persuasion skill sets
Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of project management
Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear concise and tactful communication with senior executive management, clients, peers and team members
Fluent in Portuguese and English (both written and oral)
Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience. Master’s degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or MBA is an asset
PMP certification and /or other industry and project management certifications
5 – 7 years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic projects.
Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology
Experience in the industry the customer belongs to (core processes and trends of the industry) is a plus
Experience in delivering Fixed Price Projects (FPP) or Time and Material (T&M) engagements
Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule.
Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.
Some international implementation experience required
Experience in managing project P&L in cross-LoB delivery of engagements
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
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