Job Description

Requisition ID: 191134
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 80%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.
The Principal Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of a project throughout its lifecycle. The Principal 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.
Principal Project Manager 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 Principal Project Manager 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 Principal Project Manager has ability to manage complex projects or smaller programs that require coordination of work between various parties like third party sub-contractors, SAP Custom Development, SAP Global Consulting Delivery, SLO, Cloud Delivery (incl. HEC), CoE and SAP Support organization.
Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks
Opportunity Management
+ Define appropriate delivery model for customer project as a composition of pre-defined services, on-site and/or remote delivery
+ Scope and estimate the engagement
+ Determine required resources for the project
+ Assess, document and communicate risks for the engagement
+ Position SAP Activate (and relevant variants) as the delivery methodology
Delivery
+ 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
+ Ensures proper governance is in place to best meet project objectives and that this governance is operating effectively.
+ Provide oversight over the end-to-end SAP engagement where required. Bring together siloes and ensure overall delivery accountability exists.
+ Balance the trade-off of the triple- constraint (time, cost and scope) to realize the expected business value.
+ Experience in delivering SAP primed Fixed Price Projects (FPP) or Time and Material (T&M) engagements.
+ Evaluates strategic options and alternatives for delivering or offering services in a more efficient or cost-effective manner.
+ Builds customer relationships with the clear expectation to deliver follow-on business or identify opportunities within an account. Deals with difficult issues at the customer and finds win-win solutions for both Customer and SAP.
+ Proactively identify changes in work scope early and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess and amend the scope of work requirements, budget and timeline.
+ Manage the financial aspects of the proje
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