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Last update: 16.03.2021

SAP Project/Programme Manager

Company: Freelancer
Graduation: Bsc. of Computer Science
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
May vary depending on project scope
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)

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SAP Project Manager Ivonne Mestre_detailed CV.pdf

Skills

Highly knowledgeable SAP Project Manager with +18 year experience. Responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion, within budget, value, scope and quality. I have been leading cross functional, multidisciplinary and multicultural local, regional and global teams, managing a total budget of up to +40M$, leading programs of about +26 end to end projects and serving +30 different customers in a variety of industries such as Oil and gas, Pneumatic and automation, Education, Electricity, Energy, Transport, Telecom, Bank and finance, Manufacture, Production, Retail, Insurance, Laboratories and pharmacy, Health, Construction among others.

Committed to service excellence, increasing productivity and efficiency, results-driven, business development and strategy, supporting in pre-sales process, preparing Commercial and Technical proposals, project estimating, teams management, requirements determination, gap analysis, vendors management, business process modeling, maintenance and support, risks control, change management, issues resolution, testing, training, go-live assistance and post implementation support and new developments, with broad experience in SAP implementations and management as same as using ASAP methodology, PMBOK Processes and best practices of PMI, SAP Activate and Scrum framework.

Project history

01/2019 - 12/2019
SAP Global Integration Project Manager
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International (1000-5000 employees)
Other
  • Leading the SAP HCM 6.0 Core Template development project and its integration with SAP FI/CO, SAP Success Factors and legacy systems getting a standard model to be deployed to the client offices worldwide.
  • Lead the Project Team composed by the following streams: Implementation Management team in Spain, Global Process Owners team in France, Test and release Manager Team in Spain, Training Manager Team in France, Spain and Canada and consultants from an external provider. Onsite and offshore.
  • Liaising with the Programme Manager, Deputy Programme Manager in France, IT Technical Lead in London, HR Business Global Project Lead and Subject Matter experts in France and Switzerland.
  • Planning and monitoring the project schedule, the budget and the resource allocation.
  • Preparing and conducting the Project Status and progress report to all levels involved in the organization.
  • Validating the functional specifications and the test script related with the change request.
  • Validating and approving the change request and following up the build, unit test and the update on the Business Blueprint document.
  • Monitoring and following up the interfaces/integration with legacy systems.
  • Following up and monitoring the Integration tests, User Acceptance Test, Data migration.
  • Supporting the definition of the Industrialization Toolkit as part of the standardization, providing standard formats, deliverables and accelerators. 

04/2017 - 07/2018
SAP MEA Delivery Project Manager
LafargeHolcim (1000-5000 employees)
Other
  • Leading the Salesforce Sales Cloud Rollout Project integrated with SAP to Lebanon, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Cyprus business offices, achieving to start in production before the date planned.
  • Leading Gatemix/LabMix/BCMix project implementation integrated with SAP MM and SD to Lebanon which are applications that belong to the company and handle the logistics and dispatching processes in the plants.
  • Leading the SAP Bank Communication Management Implementation project integrated with SAP Financials to be deployed to Algeria and Egypt business offices.
  • Liaising with the Programme Director, the Programme Team Lead, the PMO Director and the IT Architect and Governance Director.
  • Liaising with Global Business owners, Subject Matter experts, and Bank Service Bureau provider.
  • Lead and manage the project team – functional and technical - internal and from external providers – onsite and offshore including SW Factories in India.
  • Planning and monitoring the projects schedule, the budget and the resource allocation.
  • Preparing and conducting the Project Status report.
  • Using ServiceNow and MS Project to handle the projects
  • Following up and monitoring the Integration tests, User Acceptance Test, Data migration and the cutover activities.
  • Supporting the hypercare post implementation phase using Jira and ServiceNow tools.

01/2016 - 01/2017
SAP S/4 Hana Project Manager
Freelancer (1000-5000 employees)
Transport and Logistics
  • Leading remotely the S4/Hana system conversion project to a regional Manufactory company, integrated with SAP Success Factors among others legacy systems.
  • Manage/lead entire project including technical solution, implementation, support, quality and ensuring the application of all relevant SAP notes and the pre and after conversion software execution.
  • Review project team deliverables to ensure quality (configuration needed in the ERP and in S/4 Hana environments, design walk-through) and adherence, before and after conversion.
  • Interact with stakeholders to understand their business needs and to anticipate IT solutions based on business and functional knowledge.
  • Organize and chair design workshops through Fit/Gap analysis between SAP Best Practices and current business requirements.
  • Evaluation and Analysis of project to identify the overall health and identify areas that require remediation, escalation or additional management focus.
  • Monitoring the full data migration of selecting, preparing, extracting, transforming and validating, to ensure that the data is of high quality, is fit-for-use, and supports the underlying business processes and operational goals of the organization, doing the adjustments according with SAP S/4 Hana needs before and after system conversion.
  • Complete build of Organizational Change Management (OCM) including test coordination, training documentation and coordination, business readiness and management of change impact.
  • Prepare and conduct workshops related with the agile mindset and SAP Activate framework.
  • Preparing and updating the project plan following the SAP Activate Methodology according with the roadmap, accelerators and deliverables, Prioritize work and schedules to ensure compliance to project milestones and timelines
  • Leading and synchronize the different work streams such as: Solution Architect, Applications Design and configuration, Organizational Change Management, Systems and data migration, Application Solution adoption, Testing, Integration, Operation and support and liaising with Global Process Owners and Subject Matter experts.
  • Orchestrate the cutover activities jointly with the SAP S/4 Hana Technical leads.
  • Controlling and monitoring the Integration tests, the User Acceptance Tests, Data migration, the Q-Gates after each phase completion, the projects progress and communicating the status to all levels in the organization.

03/2015 - 12/2015
Global PMO SAP Project Manager
Telefonica (>10.000 employees)
Telecommunications
  • Managing the Global HR Digital Transformation to harmonize the processes and Global SAP Talent Management Success Factors implementation projects of the modules: Learning, Recruiting, Recruiting Marketing, Succession, Performance and Goal, Jam, Compensation and Employee Central to Spain, Germany, Americas and also Global Units offices of a Telecom Company.
  • Liaising with the Human Resources Business Programme Manager in UK, the Global IT Programme Manager in Spain, Global process owners and Subject Matter Experts in different locations worldwide.
  • Supporting the gap analysis workshops and participating in the demo reviews presented to the stakeholders for validation.
  • Following up the Organizational Change Management, Training and Communications streams.
  • Preparing and tracking the Master Project Plan jointly with the third party provider following SAP Activate methodology.
  • Keeping an up-to-date repository of projects underway and requests pending review.
  • Preparing and conducting the project progress/status presented in the Opex Committee meeting. .
  • Supporting and mentoring to the countries deployment leads.

04/2014 - 12/2014
Global SAP Project Manager
IATA (5000-10.000 employees)
Other

Global SAP Project Manager

  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0 Global Rollout of FI, CO, SD and MM modules to Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa business offices of a company from Air Transportation sector.
  • Direct Liaising with the Programme Manager, Data Manager and the Release Manager in Spain, Canada and Switzerland respectively
  • Leading and manage the cross functional project team, internal and from a third party provider, on site and offshore, distributed in Spain, Switzerland, Canada and USA.
  • Defining the Master Project Plan and taking into account the dependencies across the multiple rollout projects as same as communicating the projects progress and status to all levels involved in the organization.
  • Ensuring that any requirement/change to the template was from a legal nature.
  • Monitoring and validating Integration tests, User Acceptance test, Regression tests.
  • Supporting post implementation processes and activities.

 


07/2013 - 03/2014
Global SAP Project Manager
Hibu (1000-5000 employees)
Media and Publishers
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0 Global Rollout of FI, CO, SD, MM, CRM and SRM modules to Spain, USA, Argentina, Chile and Peru business offices of a company from E-commerce sector.
  • Liaising with the Programme Manager and the Release Manager in UK.
  • Liaising with the IT department and stakeholders in Spain, Argentina, USA, Chile and Peru.
  • Managing dependencies across the multiple rollout projects.
  • Ensuring that any requirement/change to the template was from a legal nature.   .
  • Monitoring and validating functional and technical specifications.
  • Following up and verifying results of integration tests, regression tests and User Acceptance tests.
  • Supporting post implementations activities.
  • Defining the Master Project Plan and taking into account the dependencies across the multiple rollout projects as same as communicating the projects progress and status to all levels involved in the organization.

12/2010 - 06/2013
SAP PMO Project Manager
Softtek (500-1000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • Leading the SAP Business One Greenfield implementation of FI, CO, SD, MM, WM, PP and PM modules to a company of manufacture sector that handle plants.
  • Leading the Technical upgrade from SAP R/3 V 4.6 C to SAP ECC 6.0 of Financial and Logistic modules to a company of insurance sector.
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0 Global Rollout of FI, CO, SD, MM and WM modules to Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia business offices of a Laboratories and pharmacy company. 
  • Support in Pre sales phase working together with the Customer Engagement Managers and Sales managers.
  • Create Delivery Projects from the Technical Proposal ensuring the correct project execution strategy.
  • Liaising with IT area and the key stakeholders.
  • Monitoring the customizing, Integration test and UAT tests results.
  • Managing dependencies across the multiple rollout projects.
  • Planning and monitoring the projects schedule, the budget and the resource allocation.
  • Conducting scoping meetings and blueprinting sessions for gathering requirements to identify all GAP's/RICEFW's needed by the business and IT.
  • Ensuring that any requirement/change to the template was from a legal nature.  
  • Lead and manage the project team(s) – functional and technical - internal and external – onsite and offshore.
Supporting post implementation phase using help desk tools

09/2008 - 12/2010
SAP Project Manager
CSCorp Andean and Caribbean (500-1000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0.HCM and ESS/MSS Greenfield Implementation to a company from Banking and financial sector in Trinidad and Tobago and its integration with Financials.
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0 Processes Reengineering Project of FI, CO, MM, SD and WM modules to a company from Energy and transport sector.
  • Leading the implementation of SAP IS-U CCS, FI-CA (Contract Accounting), Device Management, Billing & Invoicing, Customer Service (Front Office) and Work Management as same as the integration with SAP PM to an Electricity and Energy company.
  • Leading the Technical upgrade from SAP R/3 V 4.6 to SAP ECC 6.0 of FI, CO, MM, SD and PS modules to an Electricity and Energy company  
  • Leading the SAP Business All in One Baseline Package ECC 6.0 Greenfield implementation of FI, CO, ECSS, SD, MM and SCM modules to a Corporation composed by 23 companies from several economics activities such as: Pharmacy and laboratory, Banking and finance, Services, Manufacturing, Production, Retail, Energy, Transport, Construction, Insurance and Health, achieving to start in Production the same date with all the companies (Big Bang).
  • Support in Pre sales phase working together with the Customer Engagement Managers and Sales managers.
  • Create Delivery Projects from the SLA ensuring the correct project execution strategy.
  • Liaising with IT area and the key stakeholders.
  • Monitoring the customizing, Integration test and UAT tests results.
  • Planning and monitoring the projects schedule, the budget and the resource allocation.
  • Conducting scoping meetings and blueprinting sessions for gathering requirements to identify all GAP's/RICEFW's needed by the business and IT.
  • Lead and manage the project team(s) – functional and technical - internal and external – onsite and offshore.
  • Supporting post implementation phase using help desk tools.
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0.HCM and ESS/MSS Greenfield Implementation to a company from Banking and financial sector in Trinidad and Tobago and its integration with Financials.
  • Leading the SAP ECC 6.0 Processes Reengineering Project of FI, CO, MM, SD and WM modules to a company from Energy and transport sector.
  • Leading the implementation of SAP IS-U CCS, FI-CA (Contract Accounting), Device Management, Billing & Invoicing, Customer Service (Front Office) and Work Management as same as the integration with SAP PM to an Electricity and Energy company.
  • Leading the Technical upgrade from SAP R/3 V 4.6 to SAP ECC 6.0 of FI, CO, MM, SD and PS modules to an Electricity and Energy company  
  • Leading the SAP Business All in One Baseline Package ECC 6.0 Greenfield implementation of FI, CO, ECSS, SD, MM and SCM modules to a Corporation composed by 23 companies from several economics activities such as: Pharmacy and laboratory, Banking and finance, Services, Manufacturing, Production, Retail, Energy, Transport, Construction, Insurance and Health, achieving to start in Production the same date with all the companies (Big Bang).
  • Support in Pre sales phase working together with the Customer Engagement Managers and Sales managers.
  • Create Delivery Projects from the SLA ensuring the correct project execution strategy.
  • Liaising with IT area and the key stakeholders.
  • Monitoring the customizing, Integration test and UAT tests results.
  • Planning and monitoring the projects schedule, the budget and the resource allocation.
  • Conducting scoping meetings and blueprinting sessions for gathering requirements to identify all GAP's/RICEFW's needed by the business and IT.
  • Lead and manage the project team(s) – functional and technical - internal and external – onsite and offshore.
  • Supporting post implementation phase using help desk tools.
  • Builds up a common set of practices, principles and templates for managing projects

09/2006 - 09/2008
SAP Delivery Project Manager
SAP (>10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • Leading three SAP Currency Conversion simultaneous implementation projects to a Telecom, University and Oil and gas companies of FI, CO, FI/CA SD, MM, HCM and BW/BI modules.
  • Leading SAP Point of Sales (SAP POS) Implementation to a company from Retail sector.
  • Leading the Technical Upgrade from SAP R3 to SAP ECC 6.0 of Financial and Logistics modules to a Manufactory company.
  • Support in Pre sales phase and ensure correct global project execution strategy and resource availability.
  • Elaboration of Statement of Work (SOW) and Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • Contacting with the Customer Engagement Managers and the Sales Managers.
  • Liaising with the Landscape Optimization area in SAP Germany and with the Global Delivery area in SAP Argentina.
  • Liaising with the SAP Retail Hub in Canada, Argentina, India and the ISG Retail group in SAP USA carrying out activities related with the SAP POS product.
  • Managing multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in multiple locations. 
  • Controlling projects budget, revenues and costs.
  • Selecting national and international human resources.

Time and spatial flexibility

70% Availability for traveling.
100% to be relocated into Spain

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