Neeraj Gupta available

Neeraj Gupta

SAP Functional consultant and Solution Architect

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  • Languages: English (Full Professional) | Hindi (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 27.10.2016
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SKILLS

Summary
 
·         Expertise in integration technologies SAP to EPM, SAP FIORI consultant (Apps Implementation & Customization Skills, SAP UI5 consultant working for last two years in development, implementation of SAP FIORI and UI5. Handled 2 E2E implementations in SAP FIORI and SAP UI5. Training assignments completed in SAP FIORI, SAP UI5.
·         Project Management Professional, PMP®. Well versed with process groups and knowledge areas of project management that is gained by working as team leader & project lead on various Construction and SAP projects. Project Management with SAP Portfolio and Project Management. Attained 60 PDU’s for re-certification
·         SAP PLM Certified Consultant with 16 years in SAP and around 5 years of functional experience
·         Corporate & authorized trainer. Handled 4 authorized trainings in SAP PLM, ISU and SAP Project systems at authorized training centers and around 7 trainings in IBM, Accenture, Siemens, Walmart as corporate trainer in boot camp, Fast track initiatives.
·         Freelancer Corporate trainer in project and portfolio management.
·         ITIL® V3 2011 foundation 2011(APMG) certified. Well versed with IT service management process and experience in service design, service transition and service operation processes
·         Six sigma black/green belt. Experience of handling a E2E six sigma process improvement project
·         Professionally qualified having business knowledge in Plant Maintenance, Project systems, Material Management, IS Utilities - EDM, Warehouse Management which is gained by working in Continuous Process industries and management consultant firms
·         Have extensive exposure to International and Domestic SAP projects across geographies, which include GD Migration project, SAP implementations, upgrade and support projects in Energy & Utilities, textiles, pharmaceuticals and FMCG/distribution sectors
·         Present role & responsibility also include People management (people manager/supervisor role) and career counselor
·         Consistent high achiever with top rating in performance assessments in Accenture, IBM, Siemens and Reliance
·         Client facing core consulting skills with customer focus, dedication, result oriented, team player, have work ethics with analytical and leadership qualities which are gained by working with domestic and global clients
·         Experience of working independently, delivering solutions and mapping business processes in SAP using bespoke developments and custom built complex enhancements
·         Experience in solution, Customization and configuration in SAP R/3 Enterprise and ECC independently
          Exposure in handling integration of SAP modules including solution Manager, DMS, e-CATT, RQM etc.

IT Consulting Experience 
SAP Projects *:
?1.

Bayer, Thane
SAP FIORI
Solution lead
FIORI Integration, O-DATA services, UI5 customization
Prozia
1 year

2.
Siemens
Siemens            e-Meter, EDM
Process owner
Responsible as delivery manager
Prozia
02/2014 to date

3.
 ITNL, Mumbai
SAP DMS Implementation
Module Lead
DMS implementation
Accenture
05/2013 to 02/2014

4.
Carlsberg A/S, Denmark
BSP /P1 Implementation /Offshore Support
Team Lead – MM/WM, DMS
Design review/ RICEF’s/Testing /Handling ASR’s / Custom solution and Support operations
Accenture
03/2012 to 04/2013

5.
Global career program, Australia. BHP Billiton
Support Project
Team Lead - PM
Design review/ RICEF’s/Testing /Handling ASR’s / Custom solution and Support operations
 Accenture
06/2011 to 02/2012

6.
Canadian Pacific Railways, Canada
Offshore Support
Team Member- PM
Handling ASR’s / Custom solution and Support operations
IBM
01/2011 to 06/ 2011

7.
Severn Trent Water, Birmingham, United Kingdom
High Level Design / E2E implementation with post Go-live support
Team Lead /WFM/PM /IS-Utilities Consultant
100% custom solution and complex developments
IBM
09/2008 to 12/2010

8.
Arla Foods, Arhus, Denmark
ECC Upgrade
Process lead / Offshore project lead PM/ MM / WM
E2E and testing
IBM
12/2007 to 08/2008

9.
Fastrack Functional
Implementation
MM / WM Team Lead
Implementation
IBM
09/2007 to 12/2007

10.
Merck Comet Mexico
Implementation
PM Team Lead
Unit Testing/ Ecatt/documentation
IBM
05/2007 to 08/2007

11.
Arla Foods, Denmark
Migration, Rollout /support
PM & MM Team Lead
MM configuration /Production Support
IBM
08/2006 to 04/2007

12.
Nestle Globe, AMM
Implementation
Consultant PM / MM, DMS/WM
E2E and testing
Siemens
10/2005 to 07/2006

13.
Appollo Fibres
Implementation/Support
PM Consultant
E2E / Production Support
Reliance
08/2000 to 08/2005

Range of On-Project Experience:
 
·         Design of complete SAP PM/ISU – EDM Solutioning for more than two Projects. I have implemented one or more components of an established development, execution, or operations architecture and can articulate how architecture components will be utilized by applications.
·         Collaborating with SME’s & users understanding requirements, analysis and design of business processes
·         E2E Design, review and document ‘To Be’ Business Processes. Preparation of Business Blue Print and Gap Analysis
·         Have done requirement gathering, analyze, design and built of SAP master data, data conversion and reporting in multiple projects. 
·         Developing custom solutions and Proof of Concepts for 100% bespoke developments and enhancements
·         Preparing Functional Specifications for enhancements, interfaces and reporting requirements
·         Have been responsible for planning and execution of test strategies, involving third party tools. Executing configurations and test modules for unit, integration and user Acceptance Testing.
·         Have experience of working in service management processes as process practitioner – service level management, business continuity, incident & problem management, application management, change management and release & deployment management.
·         Have led a team in transition, Knowledge transfer and release management for more than one AM engagement.
·         Experience in analyzing business requirements, suggesting process changes and tailoring functional specifications involving interfaces/legacy systems and accordingly arrive at logic to be shared with technical consultants which would help them in creation of Technical specifications.
·         Have the knowledge of integration between ISU, PM and other modules covering FI, CO, IM, SD, MM, PP, CS and PS.
·         Familiar with integration with CATS, Document Management system integration (DMS), SAP PM-PCS interface, 
·         Coordinating cutover simulation activities and user data migration using emigoll, upload and ECATT tools
·         Experience in handling project documentation like preparation of business impact document, user manuals and conducting high level and end user trainings
·         Contribution to LKM driven boot camp and webinar for my primary skill / Specialty.
·         Organize project walkthroughs and co-ordinate with QA for project audits
·         Mentoring & providing functional support to project team members and client

Project Achievements:
 
Carlsberg
Project Performance Recognition award CP points by Onsite lead

Severn Trent Water
Delivery Excellence award / Client appreciation feedbacks / Top Rating in project

Fastrack Simulation
Mentoring a group of 5 vitality hires as MM consultants.
Training focal consultants for client interactions.

Merck Comet Mexico/Bermuda
Extensive use of ECATT tool for data uploads and testing for L&T servers.
Delivered 975 exercises for users and 100 simulations within stringent timelines.

Arla Foods, Denmark
Project excellence award for Best AID document creation / Top performance rating

Nestle, Globe AMM
Imparted User training to 150 Power users across manufacturing facilities.


 

REFERENCES

SAP Work Experience
 
1. SAP DMS / WM Implementation at ITNL, Mumbai
 
ITNL required a robust document management system that allows storage of all types of documents such as simple presentations to complex engineering drawings & SAP transactional documents. Integrates SAP transactional documents within various modules as relevant,
enables online review and approval functionality for better document controls and allows document access to approved users thereby making the documents available to relevant users without redundancy.
 
Neeraj is the team lead for DMS/WM Implementation. The scope of services for this Project consist of project management, application deployment, technical development and training for Document Management capabilities and integration with SAP Objects, Archive Link - Enable Document Management capabilities and integration with SAP HR, PS, PM and FI, TREX- Enable full-text search and document retrieval.  (Go-live date – 26th August, 2013).
Specific Responsibilities:

Neeraj is responsible for the E2E implementation of DMS system. Handled the following areas within the project:
·         Installation & configuration of SAP DMS and EASY DMS & linking with SAP GUI.
·         Installation & configuration of content management server & linking it with SAP R/3 server
·         Storage of any document type such as Engineering drawing, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word document, presentation, scanned document etc. & establishing linkage module wise to SAP objects & transactions. Documents related to MM, SD, FI, PM, PS & HR to be maintained & linkage with relevant SAP objects
·         Methodology to upload documents in content management system
·         Version management, status control, change logs & audit trail configuration, review scenarios to be configured as well as authorizations for creation, updating and deletion of documents
·         Provision of archiving the documents on a separate folder /server & retrieval from the same when required. Search engine that facilitates faster document retrieval
·         Linkage with Lotus Notes for alert / notifications only
·         Real time document tracking & control.
·         Preparation of process flow diagram for integration of DMS functions into Project systems, Operations & maintenance processes. Review of design documents.
·          Configuration, authorizations, setting up content servers, folder structures in EASY DMS
·         RICEFWs   delivery – this includes conducting functional unit testing, integration test. 
·         Support UAT preparation and execution
·         Trainings and Support to functional teams and documentation.
 
2. SAP Implementation for BSP1 Carlsberg (CG&S - Beverages)
 
Carlsberg is the world’s fourth largest brewery group. The Group employs 41,000 people and is characterized by a high degree of diversity of brands, markets, and cultures. The overall ambition in Carlsberg Group is to sustain the position as the fastest growing global beer company. When Carlsberg embarked on the mission in 2008, its goal was to unite the Carlsberg Group on one common platform – a system to standardize core business processes, integrated Supply Chain and IT systems to meet the demands of dynamic and growing markets. The standardization is supported by a common SAP platform. BSP will be implemented in all markets in the Western and Northern European regions except Portugal. BSP will standardize a large part of the Carlsberg value chain - most of our core processes (sales, forecasting, distribution, billing etc.) and a number of supporting processes (e.g. reporting, master data and asset management).

Neeraj was a team lead for the Production team. The scope for the production team covers the SAP areas PP-PI, QM and PM and the team consists of 14 people. Neeraj is assigned to Wave 1 as PM/QM/WM consultant and he will be responsible for individual and specific team deliverables during the Build and Test phases of the BSP implementation. (Go-Live, wave 1 – 2nd April 2013).
Specific Responsibilities:

Neeraj was working from offshore with the onshore team and with the following areas within the project:
·         Review of design documents for Wave 1/2 rollouts.
·         Ensure that RICEFWs are delivered on time in good quality – this includes conducting functional unit test and working with the onshore functional team and the development team
·         Responsible for master data updates during the integration test and the UAT – this includes coordinating updates with other functional teams and documenting relevant defects
·         Execute integration test
·         Support UAT preparation and execution
 
Awards: Performance recognition CP award for Demonstration of Professionalism and Confidence. This award is worth 150 performance points. Delivery excellence award by Client team.
 
3. SAP Implementation Programme for Severn Trent Water (Utilities - Water)
 
Severn Trent Water is UK’s leading Utilities Company. STW has core functions surrounding asset management, customer management, drinking water production and waste water recycling. It serves over eight million people, supplying nearly two billion liters of drinking water a day with the highest standards in Europe. It operates in an area of more than 21,000 square kilometers, stretching from the Bristol Channel to the Humber estuary and from mid Wales to the East Midlands.
 
Neeraj’s involvement in this project was providing on-site functional consultancy for SAP implementation in the areas of Work Force Management (IS-Utilities/ Energy Data Management, Plant Maintenance, Customer service) at Birmingham, UK. Go-live date: 7th June 2010.
Specific Responsibilities:
 
As a lead consultant worked for WFM / PS team. Neeraj was involved in following area:
 
·         Help Build customized solution involving job assessments/ design for Valve management processes of water utilities.
·         Standard SAP PM / CS configuration, c-projects and RPM.
·         Preparation of Proof of Concepts and Functional Specifications for enhancements and interfaces like eSCADA, GIS, Asset management systems, customized workbench and eForms.
·         Preparation of PDD’s / process diagrams / BPML and summary scope documents as High Level design deliverables for SAP implementation for water utilities business processes.
·         Identify interfaces and functional Design requirements for SAP integration
·         Identify requirements for Asset Hierarchy for above ground and below ground assets.
·         In a client facing role, conducting workshops at client locations.
 
Awards: Received client appreciation for deliverables meeting requirements within stipulated timelines and providing ‘Best of Breed’ solutions during HLD phase meeting best practices in utilities sector. 
Delivery excellence award by IBM UK / Client.
 
4. Arla Foods Rollout & Upgrade to ECC6.0 from Enterprise Version
 
Arla Foods is Europe’s largest dairy company and receives 7.1 billion kg milk per year. Arla Foods is a co-operative owned by approx. 13,650 milk producers in Denmark and Sweden. The 7,100 Danish co-operative owners supply 4.0 billion kg milk to Arla Foods every year (corresponding to 90% of all milk production in Denmark) while the 6,500 Swedish owners supply 2.2 billion kg (approx. 60% of Sweden’s milk production). Arla Foods purchases 0.9 billion kg milk in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. 
 
Neeraj’s involvement in this project was providing functional consultancy Project lead & Process lead for Inbound Logistics / PM (Plant Maintenance) / MM (Materials Management) / WM (Warehouse Management) Modules Upgrade to SAP ECC 6.0 Version.
Also Responsible as WM lead in support.
Specific Responsibilities:
 
As a project lead and process lead Neeraj was involved in the following areas:
 
·         Identify catalogue of project and system documents related to processes and configuration
·         Plan and hold knowledge transfer workshops
·         Secure upgrade version Delta training material from SAP and distribute through team
·         Carry out functional testing of converted and adjusted system
·         Identify changes caused by ERP2005 upgrade and test/document them
·         Identify changes caused by Unicode conversion and test/document them
·         Ensure documentation and training materials are updated
·         Identify and document test cases based on existing system functionality
·         Identify, script and provide data for test cases based on new system functionality
·         Build integration testing environment and ensure adequate test data available in the testing environment
·         Execute test scripts as per plan and raise and document testing problems
·         Deliver training on new functionality as required and communicate timeline and activities to end-user community
                                               
Environment:  New SAP tools Used - SAP Solution Composer / RBE Plus (Reverse Business Engineering) / IBM’s SAP Ascendant Methodology & Templates and SAP Solution Manager with SEP (Solution Support Enhancement Package) and IBM’s Extensions / Solution Manager eLearning. 
Awards: 
IBM Bravo award for contributions in Upgrade project as process lead and leading offshore team as project Lead.
Client appreciation and award for work done on project.
 
5.  Fastrack Functional Simulation project
 
Fastrack simulation project is a Structured program to impart consulting skills through simulated projects, shadowing to consultants with sound business knowledge, hired from industry and B-schools
 
Neeraj is responsible as MM/ WM Lead on FastTrack project. Leading a team of 10 Consultants
Specific Responsibility:  
 
Help participants execute project activities though the various phases 
Mentoring and feedback
Evaluation of participants (observe and record)
Detailed planning and task level resource allocation
Suggestions on course improvement including improvement on the documents
Tracking and reporting at task level
Review of deliverables and plans
Coach focal persons from within the team for client interaction
 
6.  Merck L&T (Mexico)
 
Merck is world’s largest Pharmaceutical’s company. As part of its world wide SAP implementation project, it required L&T servers to be prepared for Mexico and US operations.
 
Neeraj was responsible as PM consultant for the preparation of L&T server for Mexico users.
Specific Responsibility:  
 
Created test data for end to end implementation of PM scenarios
Preparation of Test scenarios (74) as per the BPP’s
Mass data upload using ECATT tool in training server
Testing and checking Baseline configuration
User documentation
 
7.   Global Delivery Migration Project Arla Foods Support Project and Roll Outs
 
The project consists of Application Migration Planning / Guided Perform / Assisted Perform / Parallel Perform and Steady State Phases.
Neeraj was responsible as IBM India GD PM /MM onsite resource on Arla account at Aarhus, Denmark.
Specific Responsibility:  
 
Co-ordination with Application SMEs to get detailed information about the application and work in scope
Plan Knowledge Transfer areas that includes Application Overview / Business Processes and Business Rules / External Interfaces / Build / Transport Procedures / Work Authorization Procedures
Ramp up Offshore IBM India Application Team
Create & Update Application Information (AID) and Application specific control Plan (ASCP) documents
Deliverables include - Phase Completion Reports / Production activity tracker / Task take over list
 
Awards:   Project excellence for Best AID document creation.
 
8.  SAP-MM implementation cycle for roll out of Project Blue 
 
Arla Foods amba and Arla Foods AB worked on selling the powder part of factory Götene to a company called Semper in Nordics. The sales are technically done as a sale of a unique company (instead of just selling a part of a business).
 
Neeraj was responsible as IBM India GD MM offshore resource on Arla account. 
Specific Responsibility:  
 
Creation of organizational structure elements
MM Customizing and MM master data uploads
Unit / integration testing with cut over activities
Go – live support
 
9.  SAP–PM/MM/PS/WM implementation cycle at AMM Nestle Globe Project
 
Globe project is a worldwide initiative by the FMCG giant Nestle S.A. It is the world’s largest supplier of processed foods. Nestle India is well known in India and needed Neeraj to provide expert assistance in the implementation of PM, PS, WM & MM modules as part of their Asset Maintenance & Management. He was in- charge for modeling Nestle India Business scenarios setting up integration models for transfer of master data, guiding integration testing for maintenance planning, execution, purchase & logistics execution etc.
 
Neeraj’s involvement in this project was providing on-site functional consultancy as a SAP specialist for AMM team.
Specific Responsibility: 
 
Baseline Configuration
Unit and Integration Testing
Final configurations & testing
Capacity Planning
Super User & End user training
Preparation of customizing manuals
 
 
10.  SAP R/3 Implementation project at Reliance Industries Limited
 
Appollo Fibers Limited (Formerly JCT Limited) is an acquired site of Reliance Industries Limited. It is known for quality production of man made synthetic polyester staple fiber and meets the huge market requirement of North India. Soon after acquiring this site Reliance needed to integrate this site with other RIL manufacturing sites in India. Since fiber manufacturing is a continuous process, Plant Maintenance logistic is a core functional area for meeting their production & quality targets.
 
Neeraj was a core team member for SAP R/3 PM & MM logistics modules implementation & support.
Specific Responsibility:
Finalization of Business blueprints.
Examine the existing PM & MM Configuration of RIL sites and enhancement for Gaps.
Work as a team leader for PM Logistics module and responsible for imparting solution in PM and MM modules with his team members.
Responsible for the entire project deliverables and training including planning and setting up of quality standards for PM Logistics module. This includes business blueprint, Configuration, Unit testing, Integration testing and post implementation support.
Responsible to coordinate and facilitate all Integration Issues with MM and CO team members.
Keys features include preparation of FIR/FARs for breakdown analysis & line performance improvements, use of catalog management tool for material master creation.
Planning and performing super user and end user training.
 

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Current Location: Noida , India
Can work from anywhere
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TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
 
Languages / Software
·         SAP R/3 (4.6, 4.7, ECC 6.0) – Project systems (PS), SAP c- projects, RPM, PM / IS Utilities (Device Management) / EDM / MM / WM / Document Management System (SAP-DMS) / ECATT / SAP Mobile Integration / Integration with Click external scheduling tool, Project Management with SAP Portfolio and Project Management
·         ABAP basics for functional consultants, User exits, CATS and Online de-bugging Tools, PI interfaces, Integration with Legacy systems
·          
·         C, C++ and Object Oriented Programming
 
Methodologies
·         ASAP & Ascendant Methodologies
·         Solution Manager
 
Trainings Undertaken
·         ITIL® 2011 Foundation - Exam - Paper - APMG Foundation Training by Quint Wellington Redwood/Accenture (21 PDU’s)
·         Volunteering in PMI reviews, member of PMI and North India Chapter, Attending Webinars in Consulting, Leadership, EVM communities of practice.
·         Conducting freelancing trainings in Project Management with Portfolio and Project Management.
·         Project Management School 28 PDU’s / Leader’s Window 16 PDU’s trainings from Accenture (PMI-REP)
·         Project Management Professional 35 PDU’s training from Project Management Institute REP.
·         SAP R/3 Solution Consultant Certification Course - Plant Maintenance (PM) module, 4.7 from SISL, New Delhi
·         Warehouse Management - basic and advanced level training, SISL & IBM
·         SCADA Portal with control builder M Certification Course: Programming / testing from ABB, Bangalore
·         Level 1 vibration analysis Certification Course from CSI, USA
·         In–House Six Sigma Black Belt & Green belt training program from ISI, Bangalore
·         Training courses from Siksha Consulting/ IBM Foundational Competencies in Presentation Skills / Time Management / Writing Advantage / Stress Management / Telephone Etiquettes / Interviewing Skills
    
Organizational Initiatives
 
·         SME reviews of Reusable Technical Library (ARTL) assets.
·         People manager / supervisor and career counselor role – Contributions in performance, moderation & career development for 3 employees.
·         Technical paper Publications – Participant in Share net, Blue consulting, knowledge Warehouse programs
·         Hiring - Gold panelists for the Overseas Focused Hiring. 
·         Mentoring – Conducting training sessions for project requirements, cross functional trainings, SAP boot camps, FastTrack initiatives.  
Team Building – Participation in IBM/ Accenture internal organizational Initiatives.
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