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SAP manager

Graduation: Computer science engineer
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Languages: English (Full Professional) | Russian (Native or Bilingual) | Ukrainian (Native or Bilingual)

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Igor Kupriy
Desired positions: SAP Program/Project/Change/Delivery/Operations/Cutover/PMO/Department manager, SAP solution architect.
Nationality: Ukraine.
Status: married, 3y.o. son.
Mob: +7985 736 07 95
Email: i.kupriy@gmail.com          Skype: igor.kupriy
Date of birth: 06 November 1979

Total experience in ERP
12 years, 14 projects

Experience in project management
11 years

Experience in SAP
11 years, 11 projects

General information and skills

Experience in the following business areas:
FMCG, Oil & Gas (SAP IS-Oil&Gas), Mining (SAP IS-Mining), Utilities & Services (SAP IS-Utilities), Retail (SAP IS-Retail), Telecommunications, Wholesale & Distribution (SAP IS-Wholesale), Engineering, Media & Entertainment, Chemical production.
General skills: 6 years of experience in development of consulting department from scratch. Great experience in managing of consulting department/project team (about 70 consultants). Have a great experience of work in Middle East / Asia region: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Project management:
  • Documentation and project management using SAP Solution Manager and ASAP methodology;
  • Risk management: analysis and mitigation;
  • Scope of project definition, creation of project plan, policies, charters, resource planning, budgeting and etc.;
  • Organization and implementation of UAT, integration tests and users trainings (for > 2000 SAP end-users);
  • Release management: requirements/bugs documenting, release planning, tests providing, etc.
Cutover management:
  • Cutover management: scheduling, resources planning, processes owners definition, tasks and processes definition and alignment, facilitation and ensuring of the process of transitioning from old system to new one, coordination of all other activities;
  • Business continuity management: development of plan B (back-up procedures and tools will be used in case of main system crash), calculation of the minimum inventory required to ensure continuity of production and marketing operations during system stop;
  • Communication management: development and ensuring of communication plan during cutover and go-live stages.
Integration management:
  • Management of cross-functional tasks execution;
  • Management of the integration tests execution;
  • Management of developments of new cross-functional mechanisms in SAP systems;
  • Solving of inter-module issues, developing of SAP architecture.
Change management:
  • Change management procedures development and implementation, tracking and evaluation of effectiveness of its execution, Communication plans and Organizational design, Operative re-planning of project, Risks analysis;
  • Providing of change management tools package to facilitate the involvement of project team in project’s processes;
  • Collaboration with stakeholders regarding the improvement of project management mechanisms and tools.
Services delivery management/Operations management (SAP support management):
  • Development and implementation of Support strategy and Services delivery model based on ITIL;
  • Organization of SAP post go-live support (PGLS) and SAP business as usual support (BAU). Transition from SAP PGLS to BAU;
  • Operations management of BAU. Daily reporting.
  • Management of implementation of ITSM in SAP SolMan: scope/requirements definition & documenting, testing, Go-live coordination;
  • Release management: scoping, planning, execution.
Program management:
  • Management and coordination of implementation of project portfolio from presale to Go-live:
    • for more than 20 legal entities in one project scope;
    • Project scope - SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP HCM, SAP BW, SAP Industrial solutions, Retail system G.O.L.D., POS.
PMO leading:
  • Organization of SAP PMO (PMO model, CHARM, workflow, org. structure, procedures and etc.) and SAP competence centre;
Management of SAP consulting department
  • Development of SAP department from scratch: SAP team hiring and coaching, strategy development, KPI planning and tracking;
  • Reorganization of consulting department;
  • Policies/procedures development, implementation and tracking;
  • Facilities management (ensuring of project infrastructure: work place, hardware/ software, methodology, etc.);
  • Budgeting and recourse loading preparation and tracking.
Solution architect:
  • Design of system landscape on the high level, scope of functionality definition based on clients requirements;
  • Managing: of scope execution, cross-functional dependencies.

English
Russian
Fluent
Native

Education
Donetsk national technical university, Ukraine, Donetsk, 09/1997 – 06/2002
Department: Counting technique. Qualification: Engineer of computer systems.

Knowledge of SAP modules
FI, AA, CO, MM, SD, PP, PM, HR, IS-Utilities, IS-Retail, IS-Mining, IS-Oil&Gas

Experience

03.2014 – up to now
Company: FrieslandCampina Russia Ltd., Russia, www.campina.ru
Position: SAP project delivery manager (contractor). 10 SAP consultants in subordinate.
Branch: FMCG.
Scope of project: Rollout of Summit - global Campina SAP template.
Main responsibilities:
  • Project management;
  • Cut-over management;
  • Change management;
  • Data migration;
  • Integration management.

10.2013 – 02.2014
Project budget –
50M USD
Number of SAP users: >3000
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: Cognizant Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, www.cognizant.com
Position: SAP project manager (contractor). 78 SAP consultants in subordinate.
Client: SEC – Saudi Electricity Company, www.se.com.sa
Branch: Utilities.
Achievements: Successful Go-live of SAP IS-U system in 6 months term.
Scope of project: SAP IS-U: FICA, Billing, DM, BW.
Main responsibilities:
  • Project management;
  • Cut-over plan and strategy preparation;
  • Management of Cut-over activities: data migration, BCP, project readiness control, planning and etc..
  • Services delivery management;
  • Change management;
  • Integration management;
Operations management (SAP support management).

O7.2013 – 10.2013
Number of SAP users: >1000
Company: Mars CIS, Russia, www.mars.com
Position: SAP cut-over manager (contractor)
Branch: FMCG.
Scope of project:
- Rollout of Atlas - global Mars SAP template.
Main responsibilities:
  • Cut-over plan and strategy preparation;
  • Management of Cut-over activities: data migration, BCP, project readiness control etc..

O2.2013 – 07.2013
Number of SAP users: >750
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: Wipro, Kazakhstan, www.wipro.com
Position: SAP Operations manager (contractor), 13 SAP consultants in subordinate.
Client: Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLC. (ENRC) – leading mining company of Kazakhstan
Branch: Mining, utilities.
Achievements: Successful transfer of client from Post-Go-Live SAP support to Business as usual SAP support. Go-Live of ITSM in SAP SolMan.
Scope of project:
- SAP ERP ECC6.0 - FI, AA, FM, CO, PP, PS/IM, PM, MM, SD, SAP HCM, SAP BW.
Main responsibilities:
  • Services delivery management;
  • Development of: BCP, BIA, DRP, SLA, OLA, Services catalogue, Support model/processes/procedure, Handover/Transition planning and execution, etc;
  • ITSM implementation: development of Statement of Requirements, High level design and blueprint for implementation of ITSM in SAP solution manager; testing of new functionality; coordination of integration between ITSM and CHARM; UAT holding; ITSM Go-Live launch.
  • Solution architect;
  • Operations management (SAP support management).

11.2011 - 02.2013
Project budget –
40M EUR
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers CEE, Azerbaijan, www.pwc.com
Position: Manager SAP/Advisory (15 SAP consultants in subordinate)
Client: State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Branch: Oil & Gas upstream, downstream, transition, distribution;
Role: SAP program/change manager (Project portfolio: SAP ERP, SAP IS-Oil&Gas/Utilities, HCM, BW, DMS)
Scope of project:
- SAP ERP ECC6.0 - FI, AA, FM, CO, PP, PS/IM, PM, QM, MM, SD, IS-Oil&Gas, IS-Utilities; SAP HCM, SAP BW. 
- 20 business units: Upstream/Downstream, Oil & Gas refinery, Chemical production, Utilities, Fleet
- >100 SAP core-team members, >3000 SAP end users, >80 000 employees,
Achievements: Successful implementation of SAP transform program, which was previously delayed for more than one year. Organization of SOCAR SAP core team in 1 month. Go-live of project in time, in scope and in budget.
Main responsibilities:
  • PMO Leading: Organization of SAP PMO and SAP practice;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Change management;
  • Integration management;
  • Program management: SAP SOCAR transform program;
  • Operations management (SAP support management);
  • Solution architect;
  • Participation in sales of SAP products.

03.2011 – 11.2011
Project budget –
 >2M EUR
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: NORBIT ltd., SAP Service partner, Moscow, Russia, www.norbit.ru
Position: SAP Project manager
Client: “Beringov proliv” - retail company.
Scope of project: SAP ERP ECC 6.0 – FI, CO, MM, SD, PP, IS-Retail, SAP BW
Main responsibilities:
  • Participation in sales of SAP products;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management.

09.2009 – 03.2011
Project budget –
 >10M USD
Number of SAP users –  >2000
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: DTEK Ltd., Ukraine, www.dtek.com
Branch: mining, power generation (leading holding, accumulates >30% of national energy-generating power);
Position: SAP practice/program/change manager (20 SAP consultants in subordinate, 150 core-team members).
Scope of project:
- SAP R/3 ECC 6.0 - FI, AA, FM, CO, PP, PS, IM, PM, QM, MM, SD, LE-TR, IS-Mining; SAP HCM; SAP BW 7.0;
- 10 coal mines (28000 employees) + 13 business units (Coal production, Utilities, Procurement) + 1 managing company (500 employees).
Achievements: Successful implementation of SAP “Big bang” project (concurrent implementation of all core SAP modules in all business unites included in scope of project) – one of the biggest SAP project in Ukraine. Successful completion of the audit conducted by the PwC Ukraine. Organizations of trainings for >2000 end users in 1 month.
Main responsibilities:
  • PMO Leading: Organization of SAP PMO and SAP practice Management of SAP consulting department;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Change management;
  • Integration management;
  • Services delivery management;
  • Operations management (SAP support management);
  • Solution architect;
  • Program management.

01.2009 – 09.2009
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: SoftLine, SAP Service Partner, Ukraine, www.softline.kiev.ua
Position: SAP practice/change manager.
International clients: T-mobile - international leading telecommunication company, Germany;
Ukrainian clients (state companies): Ministry of Defence, National bank of Ukraine.
Achievements: Reorganization of SAP consulting subsidiary company according to new strategy and policy. Utilization of free SAP resources (ABAP developers, consultants) on the different projects. All the introduced measures allowed the company to get the first profit from SAP department. 
Main responsibilities:
  • Pre-sale for famous international companies in Germany (T-mobile and etc.);
  • Management of SAP consulting department;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Solution architect;
  • Program management: managing of SAP programs portfolio for Ministry of Defence and National bank.

09.2007 – 12.2008
Project budget
12M USD
SAP users – 250
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: Indra Ukraine, SAP Service Partner, Ukraine, www.indra.es
Client: A.E.S. Kievoblenergo and A.E.S. Rivnooblenergo
Position: SAP practice/project manager (25 SAP consultants in subordinate, 50 SAP core-team members)
Branch: Utilities.
Project scope: SAP R/3 4.7 - FI, FI/FM, AA, CO, MM, SD, PM, PP, PS, HR, IS-Utilities, BW, CRM; Roll-out of A.E.S. global template.
Achievements: Successful implementation of SAP system. Creation of scope of additional requirements. Development and launch of more than 100 ABAP programs.
Main responsibilities:
  • Management of SAP consulting department;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Change management;
  • Integration management;
  • Services delivery management;
  • Operations management (SAP support management);
  • System upgrade from v4.7 to ECC 5.0;
  • Participation in sales of SAP products.

01.2007 – 09.2007
Number of SAP users – 50
Project budget–
2 000 000 USD
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: ERP ltd., SAP Service Partner, Ukraine, www.erp.eu
Client: OKey Ukraine ltd., Ukraine – retail company.
Position: SAP Practice/Project/Change manager (15 SAP consultants in subordinate, 25 specialists in project team)
Project scope - SAP ERP ECC 6.0 system: FI, FI/FM, AA, CO, MM, SD, IS- Retail, POS-SAP interfaces.
Achievements: Successful implementation of SAP system. Realization of integration interfaces between SAP and other systems (Retail, POS, HRM).
Main responsibilities:
  • PMO Leading: Organization of SAP PMO and SAP practice;
  • Management of SAP consulting department;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Program management: SAP ERP 6.00, Retail system G.O.L.D, POS, HRM.
  • Change management;
  • Integration management;
  • Solution architect;
  • Participation in sales of SAP products.

06.2006 –01.2007
Implementing system: MS Dynamics Nav 4.0
in Ukraine and SAP R/3 in Russia
ERP users – 100
Project status: productive exploitation
Company: Zeppelin ltd, Ukraine, Russia
Position: IT Project manager/Manager of IT department (4 subordinates)
Branch: Distribution and post-sales services of heavy machines (building techniques, lorries, agricultural techniques)
Project scope: CRM, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Sales, Purchasing, Finance, Services.
Achievements: Successful implementation of Navision system. Realization of integration interfaces between Navision and SAP ERP.
Main responsibilities:
  • Management of IT department;
  • Project management;
  • Project delivery management;
  • Solution architect;
  • Integration management: integration between SAP R/3 and MBS Navision systems;
  • Change management.

01.2006– 06.2006
Implementing system: HansaWorld ERP and interfaces with SAP R/3
ERP users – 70
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: Advertising holding Atlantic Group, Ukraine
Position: IT Project manager (5 ERP consultants in subordinate)
Branch: Advertising company, Mass-media
Achievements: Successful implementation of portfolio of ERP systems in 10 companies within the holding. Realization of integration interfaces between HansaWorld, SAP ERP and HR systems.
Main responsibilities:
  • Project management:
    • Management of process of implementation of ERP system, 1C:Enterprise and HRM-system in more than 10 companies are included in the holding;
    • Consulting in implementation of SAP R/3 system in Managing Company in USA: FI, CRM, SD and interface between SAP R/3 and HansaWorld ERP systems;
    • Managing of integration between SAP R/3 and HansaWorld ERP systems.
  • Change management;
  • Solution architect.

09.2004– 12.2005
Implementing system: SAP R/3
SAP users – 250
Status of project: productive exploitation
Company: Astelit LLC, mobile operator life:), Ukraine, www.life.com.ua
Position: SAP R/3 manager (40 specialists in SAP project team)
Branch: Telecommunication
Project scope: Roll-out of TurkCell global template.
Achievements: successful implementation of FI, CO, MM, SD modules in time (4 months from Blueprint to Go-live). Beginning of entering of Financial documents (Invoices, Payments) in day of their receipt in 1 month after Go-live.
Main responsibilities:
  • Project management;
  • Integration management;
  • Operations management (SAP support management);
  • Change management.

10.2003– 09.2004
 
 
Company: Innoware ltd., Ukraine, Microsoft  business solutions partner, www.innoware.ua            
Position: Senior Axapta 3.0 developer/Junior SAP FI consultant.
Participation in projects: ZTR LLC company – transformer manufacturing.
Main responsibilities:
  • Programming in system;
  • Adjustment and revision of system according to requirements of the customer;
  • Pre-sales activities for SAP potential clients;
  • Self-trainings in SAP FI module;
  • Training of users.

01.2002– 09.2003
 
 
Company: AMI ltd., Ukraine, System integrator, Microsoft  business solutions partner, www.ami.ua
Participation in projects:
UkrUgleMash ltd. – Mining
Concern Stirol join stock company – chemical plant
Position: Senior Axapta 2.5 developer
Main responsibilities:
  • Consulting for key-users of ZTR concerning Axapta functionality using;
  • Programming in ERP-system AXAPTA environment;
  • Programming in system: modifying standard functionality, creation of new opportunities on demand of the client;
  • Training of users.

Courses and Certifications
AC010 (External Accounting and Reporting - Base course), AC200 (Finance: GL, Debtors/Creditors - configuration),
AC201/260 (Payments, Operations GLS, Extra operations in Finance), AC205 (Report period closing, Company balance), AC305 (Fixed Assets), ASAP90 (Project management & Leadership).

Additional professional qualities
Knowledge of ERP systems: SAP R/3; MS Dynamics Ax; MS Dynamics Nav; Oracle EBS; HansaWorld.
Other software: MS Office, MS Project, Lotus Notes, SQL, UML, BPWin, RUP.
Methodologies: ASAP, PMBOK, IDEF0, ITIL;
Knowledge of principles of ERP/MRP/CRM/HRM/SCM-system construction and methodology of implementation;
 

Project history

Rob Llewellyn - rob@consult-llewellyn.com
Occupation – SAP program manager, CTS project for Saudi Electric Company.

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10 Nov 2014.

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