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Jaana Koponen


Last update: 01.03.2023

Senior SAP S/4HANA SD/OTC Consultant and Interim Manager

Graduation: Batchelor of Business Administration
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Full Professional) | Finnish (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Swedish (Full Professional)


A certified freelance Senior SAP S/4HANA SD/OTC Consultant and Interim Manager with over twenty years of experience in implementing and supporting SAP Best Practice solutions in R/3, ECC and S/4HANA. A proven track record of international SAP project delivery in major blue-chip organisations from blueprint and build to go-live and support. An experienced and resourceful individual with strong problem-solving, team-working and communication skills. Extensive international experience and a fluency in several foreign languages.

Experience in six S/4HANA projects.

Skills and expertise:

✅ 20+ years SAP experience
✅ Strong business process knowledge of OTC (Order-to-Cash) and SD (Sales and Distribution).
✅ Extensive experience with OTC processes and functionalities (Quotations, Orders, Contracts, Returns, Deliveries, Billing, Rebates, Pricing, Settlement Management, Intercompany, Outputs, Interfaces, Workflow, Master Data, Data Migration)
✅ Integration experience of SD with MM, LE, TM, EWM, FI, CO, C4C, CRM and BI.
✅ Good technical understanding and hands-on experience of ABAP, EDI, IDocs and PI.
✅ Knowledge and experience of S/4HANA Sales, SAP Fiori and SAP Activate.
✅ Experience of developing solutions from business requirements through build, test and go-live.
✅ Extensive international project experience including team leading, offshore delivery model and working in virtual teams.
✅ Excellent business, functional and technical knowledge.
✅ Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; delivery-focused and solution-oriented.
✅ Able to interact with stakeholders at all levels and adapt to different ways of working in different cultures. 

Language skills:
Native Finnish; fluent English, German and Swedish; basic French and Spanish.

Industry experience:
Healthcare, chemical wholesale, online retail, building materials, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, luxury goods, wholesale, energy (oil & gas), automotive, FMCG, professional services, telecommunications.

As a freelance consultant I am interested in hearing from new projects and interesting opportunities, both SAP and non-SAP related. I enjoy taking on new challenges, resolving complex problems and delivering value to customers.

Project history

10/2021 - 01/2023
Interim Manager OTC (S/4HANA Greenfield EMEA Rollout)
Confidential (5000-10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Provided advice and guidance on SAP standard processes, functionality and S/4HANA project delivery
  • Managed a team of SMEs, functional consultants and key users
  • Acted as a sparring partner to CFO, BPO and PE

06/2021 - 08/2021
Lead OTC and Intercompany Consultant (S/4HANA Template Rollout Explore Phase DACH)
Confidential (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Conducted fit-to-standard workshops
  • Gathered business requirements and identified gaps
  • Identified and defined configuration values

11/2020 - 05/2021
Lead OTC Consultant EMEA (S/4HANA Template Rollout Wave 2 EMEA)
Confidential (5000-10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Performed fit-gap analysis, gathered requirements, identified solutions, designed, built and performed testing
  • Managed SIT and UAT
  • Completed cutover activities
  • Provided post go-live support during Hypercare

05/2020 - 08/2020
Senior SD OTC Consultant / Senior Data Analyst (Global S/4HANA Template Rollout Wave 1 EMEA)
Confidential (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
  • Supported business with data cleansing, data conversion and data migration activities
  • Identified areas for data quality improvement
  • Participated in sprints and workshops

11/2019 - 04/2020
S/4HANA Sales Managing Consultant OTC (S/4HANA Greenfield Transformation)
Confidential (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Gathered requirements and delivered solutions for Rebate Processing in Condition Contract Management (Settlement Management), Advanced Returns Management (ARM), Intercompany Sales and other topics
  • Analysed and designed an end-to-end solution for Premium Additional Services in SD, TM and EWM
  • Moderated and facilitated sprints and workshops
  • Acted as a leading Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for various integration topics

10/2018 - 04/2019
Senior SD/MM OTC Consultant
Confidential (1000-5000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
  • Analysed and documented Business Partner and Sales Order interfaces between Webshop, S/4HANA, C4C and EWM
  • Implemented Change Requests in S/4HANA Sales, e.g. a new plant
  • Designed and implemented business process and technical documentation standards
  • Provided coaching and support to SAP Competency Centre members

Local Availability

Only available for remote work


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