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Pedro Leonard


Last update: 26.06.2020

SAP Consultant, PS, FICO, Data Migration Lead, MDM

Graduation: MBA Specialization in Business Analytics and Big Data Management
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Portuguese (Elementary) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)


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Results oriented Senior Executive with a strong commercial and technical background. Over 20 years experience as IT and sales professional within multinational organizations. Extensive experience working with regional vendors and ensuring execution of SOW.

Areas of expertise:
- Sales & negotiations
- Data Mining
- Business Intelligence
- Internet of Things
- Digital Transformation
- Innovation 

Project history

Local Availability

Only available for the countries Argentina


Executive Summary
  • More than twelve years’ experience on Information Technology, covering roles as, Data Migration Lead, Business Processes Consultant, Team Leader and SAP Consultant.
  • Three years’ experience as Team Leader, responsible for project team staffing, scheduling, budgeting, performance, progress monitoring and reporting.
  • More than twelve years’ experience in SAP implementation projects for the modules of Finance, Controlling, Project System and Data Migration.
  • Complete twelve full life cycle SAP projects implementation. Three of them were SAP Global Template implementations.
  • Has configuration and implementation experience with the following SAP functional modules: Financial Accounting (FI, including New GL); Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasuring (TR), Brazil Localization; Project Systems (PS); Cost Center Accounting (CCA); Profit Center Accounting (PCA); Investment Management (IM) and Migration Data Management (MDM) interacting with BOA and ETL tools.
  • Experienced working for Industries like: Automotive, Upstream, Downstream, Gas, Energy, Laboratory, Pharma, Consumer Goods, Beverages, Food, Retail.
  • Skilled in understanding existing business processes and translating them into SAP solution
  • Skilled in implementing merging, splitting and acquisition of companies for Finance and Financial Consolidation purposes.
  • Analyze business requirements, functional and technical, by conducting information gathering sessions, determining GAP’s and performing the necessary configuration to implement the functionality to support business requirements in Finance, Controlling and Project System.
  • Knowledge of data objects, sequence, monitoring uploads and reporting.
  • Develop functional specifications associated with system enhancements (WRICEF).
  • Skilled in managing data transfer using ALE/IDOCs and LMSW for legacy migration.
  • Develop and execute unit and integration test scenarios.
  • Work with other business process owners, end-users and project team members to effectively implement SAP on schedule.
  • Develop, maintain and provide technical expertise in order to transfer knowledge to other associates. 
  • Excellent communication, team building and project management skills.
  • Country experience for localization in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay.
Skills Summary
  • Skilled in understanding existing business processes and translate them into SAP solution
  • Skilled in business analysis, gap analysis, functional specifications, configuration, master data management, customization and implementation.
  • Strong functional experience in business analysis, gap analysis, functional specifications, configuring, integrating, testing, user training and support in the functionalities of General Ledger, New GL,, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payment, Bank Management, Asset Accounting, Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Internal Orders (IO), Investment Management (IM), Project Systems (PS), Purchasing Process and Logistics Invoice Verification.
  • Excellent knowledge of cross-functional integration between FI-MM, FI-SD, IM-PS-AA, PS-MM and PS-SD.
  • Practiced in IBM, ACCENTURE, WIPRO, NEORIS, EVERIS, TCS (Tata Consulting Services), INVENZIS methodology for SAP implementations.
  • Skilled in realize Upgrade Process in different versions.
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Quick Learner and willing to contribute in a team environment.
  • Possess expert understand and knowledge of logistics business processes
  • Fluent in Spanish and English. Good knowledge of Portuguese.
SAP Apps Skills and Tools
Experience by project phase:
According to ASAP methodology, I have very strong experience in the next phases:
  • Project Preparation. Providing high-level plan, initial training for the Project Team and project Team organization.
  • Business Blueprint. Designing how the companies intend to run SAP according to their Business requirements and generating the list of FRICE developments.
  • Realization. Implementing all the business requirements based on the Business Blueprint. Making customizing, organizing integration tests, supporting Legacy Data preparation and Train the Trainers and making Technical Specifications
  • Final Preparation. Supporting End-users training and final rehearsal.
  • Go live & support.
Very strong configuration skills in the following areas:
  • FI – General Ledger, New GL, Taxation Process, Account Payable, Account Receivable, Asset Accounting (Fixed Assets), Special Purpose Ledgers, Bank Accounting, Brazil Localization
  • CO – Controlling, Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Order Process Accounting (OPC), Profit Center Accounting (PCA), Product Costing (PC)
  • TR – Bank accounting and Cash Management
  • IM – Investment Program, Appropriation Request and Measures
  • PS – Full knowledge in Finance and Logistics implementation. WBS structures and templates, Network scheduling, Cost Plan, Budget, Progress, Integration with Purchasing, Sales and Investment Processes
  • EC – Consolidation System, Profit Center Accounting (PCA)
  • LIV – Logistics Invoice Verification
  • MDG – Master Data Governance
Non-Consultant experience:
  • General Manager
  • Business System Manager: Report to the CIO and CFO directly managing more than 10 senior SAP consultant. Contract review and extension.
  • Project Manager
  • Project Lead
  • Business Manager
  • Senior Director IT
  • RFID and ITXPOS (Retail)
  • G-Suites (Google for Works)

SAP Applications Project Experience
Client: Grupo America
Industry: Media
Description: We are a media alliance that generates and distributes journalistic and entertainment content for Argentina and the Spanish-speaking world
Project: ECC 6.0                                                                                                                                 Oct/18 – Present
Description: No SAP Project
Role: Executive Manager
  • Responsible for the complete operation in San Juan, Argentina (+50 employees; 50M Incomes; #1 Media group in the region)
Client: Molinos Rio de la Plata
Industry: Consumer goods and Agro
Description: Molinos Río de La Plata S.A. is an Argentine food products company and one of the leading companies in the food industry in Latin America with access to more than 50 countries around the world.
Project: S/4 Implementation                                                                                                                 Jul/18 – Sep/18
Description: Upgrade
Role: MDG (Master Data Governance)
  • Analysis of the Value Prototype built by SAP team
  • Redesign of the Business functional process
  • Built of Workflows, field mapping and value mapping
Industry: Retail
Description:  Franchise of Inditex (Zara, Zara Home, Pull&Bear, Oysho, Stradivarius, Bershka, Massimo Dutti)

The biggest fashion group in the world, operates over 7,000 stores in 91 markets worldwide. The company's flagship store is Zara, but it also owns the chains Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius and Uterqüe
Project: Implementation and Roll-Out                                                                                                 Feb/16 – Jun/18
Description: Implementation of SAP (Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru y Paraguay)
Role: Senior Director IT - Latin America
  • Support contract review (Suppliers)
  • Actual System: SAP ERP 6.0 - Modules: FI, CO, MM, PM, PS, HCM, BW, PI, SD
  • Report directly to the CEO
  • Built an In-House team with more than 30 professionals
  • Non - SAP:
        • RFID and ITXPOS (Regional implementation)
          • Benefits: Provide the latest technology to all the stores (more than 80)
        • G-Suites for all countries
          • Benefits: Reduce office licenses, Provide a collaborative environment for all the company
Client: PEPSICO Foods
Industry: Food & Beverage
Description: PepsiCo is a leading food and beverage companies with annual revenues of $ 60 billion dollars. The company employs approximately 300,000 people worldwide and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 19 brands that generate more than 1.000 million dollars each in annual sales
Project: Global Template Implementation (ECC 6.0) - OneUp                                                             Jun/14 – Feb/16
Description: Roll Out
Role: FICO Data Migration Lead (Freelance)
  • Develop all the workshops of Data for all the key user in all the countries
  • Countries involved: Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia
  • Data Governance and Data Integration
  • Report to global team about the advance of the FICO objects
  • Generate plan and strategy for loading objects (hierarchy)
Client: ThyssenKrupp
Industry: Contruction
Description: ThyssenKrupp has around 161,000 employees in just under 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress in the manufacturing market
Project: daproh                                                                                                                                    May/14 – Jul/14
Description: Roll Out
Role: Sr PS Consultant (Freelance)
  • In charge of helping the business to understand the process inside SAP
  • PS workshop presentation
Client: Supercanal (Grupo Uno Medios)
Industry: Media
Description: Supercanal MSO (Multiple Systems Operator) is the number one cable company inside Argentina, with a presence in 14 provinces; our main goal is to bring the best entertainment to our customers. 
Project: SAP Implementation                                                                                                              Feb/14 – Apr/14
Description: SAP Upgrade 6.06 and SAP PS Implementation
Role: Sr PS Consultant (Freelance)
  • Business process design
  • Configuration of PS module (Configuration Document)
  • Test scripts, training Manuals
Client: McCain
Industry: Foods
Description: McCain Foods is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties. McCain employs approximately 18,000 employees on six continents supporting our frozen food, produce and transportation businesses
Project: One McCain                                                                                                                           Dec/13 – Feb/14
Description: Roll Out LATAM implementation
Role: Sr Billing and AR Consultant  (Freelance)
  • Functional Specifications: Boleto Brazil, Miscellaneous FI Forms (Invoice, Debit Memo, Credit Memo, Customer Statement, etc), Electronic Invoice
  • Unit testing
  • Daily conference with off shore team for development
Client: Goldcorp
Industry: Mining
Description: Goldcorp is the fastest-growing, lowest-cost senior gold producer, with operations and development projects in politically stable jurisdictions throughout the Americas. Our strong project pipeline is positioned to drive long-term, sustainable growth.
Project: Ecosys Implementation (Integration with SAP                                                                      Aug/13 – Nov/13
Description: Implementation of Ecosys with SAP
Role: Project Manager  (Freelance)
  • Design plan and execution
  • Control the contract with the supplier
  • Manage the design of EFC for downloading information from SAP and uploading It into Ecosys
  • Design integration strategy between both systems
  • Manage the steering committees sessions
  • Report to the headquarters in Vancouver
  • Help the IT Support team in everything related to tickets and reporting
Client: Minera Panama S.A.
Industry: Mining
Description: Minera Panama, S.A. is a wholly owned, Panamanian subsidiary of First Quantum Mining Corporation, a Canada-based global mining company. Cobre Panama, is currently in the construction stage to develop a world-class copper mine in the Province of Colon, Panama
Project: Enhancement and Implementation                                                                                         Nov/12 – Jul/13
Description: Implementation of SAP
Role: Business System Manager (Expatriat)
  • Support contract review (Suppliers)
  • Actual System: SAP ERP 6.0 - Modules: FI, CO, MM, PORTAL, KM, HR (Payrol, OM, TM)
  • Stabilize the actual SAP system. We had several Payrol issues related to Panamenian localization, and also issues in Portal and KM.
  • New implementation (Enhancement): Scoping study, SAP Mining solution. New modules planned: HCM, EHS, PM, PS, EAM, WM, Solman.
  • Report directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • More than 10 consultants, including a Helpdesk manager, an account manager and the rest of Senior consultants that assisted the users
Client: PEPSICO Beverage
Industry: Food & Beverage
Description: PepsiCo is a leading food and beverage companies with annual revenues of $ 60 billion dollars. The company employs approximately 300,000 people worldwide and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 19 brands that generate more than 1.000 million dollars each in annual sales.
Project: Global Template Implementation (ECC 6.0)                                                                           Apr/12 – Nov/12
Description: Roll-out implementation for Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and Uruguay
Role: Finance (FI) and Project System (PS) Consultant (Freelance)
  • Leading the workshop for PS and for FI in Mexico and Uruguay
  • Detecting the Fit-Gaps an discussing the solution with the users
  • Preparing GCF (Global configuration documents), LCF (Local configuration documents), CRF (Change requests documents),
  • Preparing PS solution for A&M LAB (Advertising and Marketing for Latin American Beverage)
  • Preparing FI (TX) Brazil Localization: Withholding tax, Nota Fiscal, payment program configuration, Bank Statements, Bar Code utilization, Bank keys, etc.
Client: Magna Seating
Industry: Automotive Interior and Seating Systems
Description: Magna is a Canadian company that is the leader in the production of Interiors, Seating and Exhaust Systems for cars. They are sailing their products for more than 90% of existing cars in the market.
Project: Implementation project (ECC 6.0)                                                                                          Jan/12 – Apr/12
Description: Implementation for Argentina and Brazil
Role: Finance and Controlling (FICO) Consultant (Freelance)
  • Participating in the solution of open items after the implementation
  • Solving problems with electronic Invoice, printing documents
  • Participating of the Localization of Brazil: Payment program configurations, Bank Statement, Bank keys, Payment methods
  • Controlling: Material ledger and Product costing
Client: SABMiller
Industry: Consumer goods
Description: SABMiller is one of the world's leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. We also have growing businesses in soft drinks and we are one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.
Project: Global Template Implementation for America (ECC 6.0)                                                         Jul/11 – Dec/11
Description: Roll-out implementation for Panama, Honduras, El Salvador and Ecuador.
Role: Data Migration Lead (MDM) (Freelance)
  • Achieving the proposed objectives, dealing directly with regional and global team.
  • Strategic planning to successfully achieve the objectives of the proyect uploding clean data in the new system.
  • Purification and Migration lead.
  • Leading the following teams: FICO/MM/SD/HR/PP/QM/PM
  • Daily conference calls with the headquarters for reporting advance
Client: Bunge Argentina
Industry: Agro Business
Description: Bunge Argentina is one of the most important agribusiness companies in the country. Bunge integrates the whole chain of events: from the distribution of fertilizers, reception and storage of grains, industrialization of oilseeds, elaboration of meals with different protein contents and vegetable oils (crude and refined varieties destined for human consumption), and grain commercialization (cereals, oilseeds and their derived by products) mainly destined to the external market.
Project: Implementation Project (ECC 6.0)                                                                                           Feb/11 – Jul/11
Description: Implementation and impact with GTM project.
Role: Finance Consultant (Freelance)
  • The Modules considered in this implementation were: in Finance, AP, AR and AA
  • Responsible for configuring the AR procedure and the respective process.
  • Responsible to configure inflation process and its respective exchange rate configuration (OB08)
  • Introducing users to SAP functionality and supporting unit test, integration test and User Acceptance Tests
  • Reporting acceptance and functional specifications for the reports that didn’t fit to the business
  • Brazil Localization: Specific Payment forms, integration between MM, SD and FICO, Bar Code, Bank files
Client: San Cristobal
Industry: Insurance
Description: San Cristobal is a General Insurance Company of Argentina with one of the greatest careers in the insurance market. With 73 years of life, lies historically among the largest insurance and solvents in the country. Ranks first of its equity market and ranks among the top five for its production in the automotive branches and hail.
Project: Implementation Project (ECC 6.0)                                                                                          Dec/10 – Jan/11
Description: Implementation project.
Role: Project Leader for Finance and Controlling (Freelance)
  • My main responsibility was to analyze the project plan and reschedule it. Because of my expertise in the market as a Finance Consultant I was able to reschedule the plan changing due dates, changing items and negotiating with the business terms and conditions.
Client: Volkswagen Argentina
Industry: Automotive
Description: The Volkswagen Group closed 2011 as Argentina's leading car market for the ninth consecutive year and set records that place this year as the best in its history in our country.
Project: Billing process reengineering                                                                                              Sep/10 – Dec/10
Description: Project based in the US for the Roll-out/implementation in Latin America
Role: Finance Consultant (Freelance)
  • Responsible for sales and distribution process related to finance.
  • Analyzing the actual process and adapt it to a future SAP implementation (Pre Business Blueprint)
  • Issues that were analyze: Pain point & Root cause analysis, Asses tools - Best Practices selection
  • Defining End-to-End processes with an End-to-End vision
Client: CNT
Industry: Communications
Description: The Ecuadorian state telecommunications operator CNT is dedicated to the installation of fixed telephone lines. Its products include the installation of new telephone lines, telephone lines transfer, caller ID and call forwarding and calling plans long distance and international, among others. CNT is 88.4% fixed telephony market in the country. The company was born from the merger of Pacifictel and Andinatel in November 2008. He also absorbed the state mobile operator Alegro PCS.
Project: Implementation Project (ECC 6.0)                                                                                         Nov/09 - Aug/10
Description: Implementation project for Ecuador (Quito)
Role: Finance Team Leader and Project System consultant
  • Participating in the Business Blue Print phase for Project System
  • Configuration documents for reporting
  • Leading the Finance team having to report in a daily bases to managers located in Buenos Aires and Ecuador
  • Integrating process between MM and PS. Purchase to Pay (P2P) full process.
  • Responsible of making workshops to the users (Change management)
  • Making different proposals for processes restructuring, improving or newly defined
  • Gathering information for new processes defined
  • Defining Processes for Accounts Receivables including checks management, fiscal requirements by country, customer analysis and dunning process. Define cross integration with Sales.
  • Defining Processes for Accounts Payable including vendor payment, DME design with Payment Medium Workbench, Dunning Process, Intercompany Transactions, fiscal requirements and Logistics Invoice Verification. Define cross integration with Purchasing
  • Making a proposal to implement In House Cash Management to centralize the payments and control the current amounts by company. This functionality was not implemented due to Customer decision.
Client: Bancolombia
Industry: Banking
Description: Bancolombia has a wealth of services for wealthy and average Colombians alike. Serving more than 6.4 million customers, Bancolombia is the #1 bank in Colombia, with more than 700 branches and some 2300 ATMs throughout the country.
Project: Implement project                                                                                                                                 Dec/09
Description: SIT and UAT.
Role: Material Management Consultant
  • Responsible of analyzing the risks of the integrating and unit testing.
  • Detail Analysis of the MM flows with relation with finance with workshop with the users
Client: EDET S.A.
Industry: Energy
Description: Varel International manufactures drill bits for the global oil & gas drilling community as well as for the blast hole mining, industrial, construction and water well drilling communities.
Project: Implementation project (SAP ECC 5.0)                                                                                      Jul/09 - Sep/09
Description: Post GoLive support
Role: Project System consultant (Freelance)
  • Helping with unlocking of functional specifications (reporting and user exits – Substitutions and Validations)
  • Training the users (Workshop with users)
  • LSMW tool for uploading data
Client: Skanska
Industry: Oil & Gas
Description: Skanska is one of the biggest construction and services groups in the world, with presence in Europe, United States and Latin America.
Project: Implementation project (ECC 6.0)                                                                                             Dec/08 - Jun/09
Description: Implementation project for Argentina.
Role: Project System (PS) Consultant Lead (Freelance)
  • Responsible for the implementation of Project system (PS)
  • Configuration of Easy Cost Planning
  • Configuration of integration of PS with MM. purchasing through PS
  • Support the users to understand the process of Investments in SAP; considering Investment Programs, Project Systems and Assets under Constructions. Also supporting the understanding of Data Conversion for Projects and AuC.
  • Creating training manuals, workshops with user from all over the country
  • Responsible for FSD (functional specifications) for reporting
Client: Nestle
Industry: Consumer Goods
Description: Nestle is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company.
Project: Global template implemented in Europe (ECC 5.0)                                                                    Jan/08 - Oct/08
Description: Roll-out implementation project for Panama, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Venezuela
Role: Data Migration lead (Freelance)
  • Responsible for all the upload objects related to the modules MM and FI
  • Administration and review of the data.
  • Responsible for the data purification
  • Validation of the data with users
  • Load data with LSMW programs made in India by a development team
  • Create of functional specifications for changing LSMW programs for different objects
Client: Cerveceria and Malteria QUILMES
Industry: Food and Beverage
Description: Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated fibers and polymers businesses with a global presence.
Project: Support                                                                                                                                  Sep/07 - Dec/07
Description: Suppor post GoLive
Role: Support Team Lead
  • Provide support to the business
  • Organizing more than 50 consultants as a team to attack the client´s demand
  • Work onsite managing consultants for support work remote
  • Reporting of status of tickets
Client: Cencosud
Industry: Retail
Description: Cencosud is one of the largest and most prestigious retail conglomerates in Latin America. It has active operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia, where he developed a successful multi-format strategy that today employs more than 100 thousand people.
Project: Implementation Project (ECC 5.0)                                                                                            Jan/07 - Sep/07
Description: PS Implementation project
Role: Project System consultant lead
  • Responsible to realize and document the as-is processes continued of the to-be
  • Responsible to adapt the construction process they had into SAP
  • Full configuration of the system (WBS, Profile project, Substitutions and Validations, Project Status, Settlements)
  • Workshops to users and training manual
  • Reposible to implement PS for Construction and System areas (Three different projects)
  • Post GoLive support
  • Integration between MM with PS (Purchasing process to Fix Asset settlement and future maintenance)
  • IM configuration and integration with PS
Client: ZENI
Industry: Agro Business
Description: Zeni started as a business back in the 1940, operating small-size service-provider Company that grew on a constant basis until becoming one of the main grain brokerage firms of the country
Project: System implementation project (SAP ERP 5.0)                                                                         Jan/06 - Dec/07
Description: Implementation project
Role: Finance Consultant
  • Starting the Implementation as Baseline (Sap Best Practices); Activation of Building Blocks and system pre-configuration.
  • Business process definition applied to FI (Finance) – Account Payable, Account Receivable and Treasuring)
  • Responsible to make Functional specifications and follow up of developments.
  • Configuration of banks and AP
  • Training to key and final users and training material generation.
  • Post production support.
Client: Alto Parana
Industry: Forestry
Description: For more than 40 years, ARAUCO has been driven forward by its vision of being a global leader in sustainable forest products.
Project: Implementation project (ECC 5.0)                                                                                            Dec/05 - Dec/05
Description: Implementation project for Argentina
Role: Finance Consultant
  • Responsible for account receivable
  • Define the business blueprint and sign off
  • Configuration of the system
  • Training the users and Workshops
Client: Clarin
Industry: Media
Description: Clarin is the biggest a most important newspaper in Argentina which leads the list of circulation.
Project: Implementation project (SAP R/3 4.7)                                                                                       Jan/98 - Dec/01
Description: Implementation for Argentina
Role: Sales and Distribution consultant
  • Participation in First Phase of the Project: Organization. Evaluation of the initial situation. Definition of Users to train (interviews). Advance Control.
  • Customizing. Interfaces Analysis
  • Experience in modules: MM, FICO and SD
        • NEWSPAPER “O´GLOBO” (Brazil)    
          • Commercial and Marketing Consultant
          • Analysis of the commercial processes.
          • SAP Implementation (SD)
          • Planning of strategic changes.
          • Product and Market
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