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Senior Techno-Functional SAP Consultant and Project manager for Sales, CRM, Logistics and SAP ABAP

Company: The Value Scouts Consulting Ltd.
Graduation: Master of Business Studies degree (FH) with Focus on IT, Business Administration and Business Reengineering
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Verhandelbar, abhängig von Projektort, Länge und Rolle im Projekt
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)

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MU_CV_Long including all projects EN V9 202106.docx

Skills

Markus has spent over 23 years working in the SAP world for consultancies, end users and as freelancer. He has successfully implemented multiple full life cycles of complex international largescale SAP rollout and business transformation projects (including S/4 HANA) in leading technical roles as SAP Sales, CRM, Logistics and ABAP solution architect as well as in leadership capacities as Project-, Program- and SAP Centre of Excellence Manager.

He possesses in depth technical specialist knowledge in the SAP Sales, CRM and Logistics modules (SAP SD/MM/LE, SAP CRM Sales and Service). He is able to develop in ABAP/4+OO and beside that has a profound expertise in touching modules and systems like FI, CO, PM, CS, WM, SAP BW, SAP Hybris C4C.

Markus has a strong international stakeholder management experience on various management levels and his broad and in-depth technical knowledge and business acumen helps him to bridge gaps and “translate” between business leaders, operational business users and technical experts in the SAP and web/digital world. He is at ease in collaborating with CxO’s, various management and staff levels as well as with SI partners, consultants and developers in multi-cultural environments to drive things forward and inspire teams. 

Whilst at Brother International Europe Markus has contributed to their SAP practice by providing solution architectures for strategical initiatives, key business transformation projects, working as counsellor responsible for the development and progress of SAP personnel, lead of SAP projects and SAP support teams and the recovery of problem projects.

Markus latest roles were an assignment in the largest S/4 HANA Greenfield implementation in Germany in 2018/19 as Sales and Logistics consultant and data migration specialist. After that (2019/20) he took on a leading “cross-over” role of project manager and techno functional Lead for Sales/CRM and Master Data Governance in an SAP S/4 HANA Greenfield implementation at an international retail company. This assignment is now finished, and he has just started looking for his
next contract.

Qualifications: 
  • PRINCE2 “Practitioner” Project Management Certification • Axelos • 06.2019
  • Data Migration to SAP S/4 HANA • SAP AG •02.2018
  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Project Implementation (Sales) (C4C10E) • SAP AG •10.2017
  • SAP R/3 ABAP Consultant Certification • SAP AG • 03.2000
  • Project Leader Certification • CSC Ploentzke • 06.1999
  • Project Manager Qualification • Technical Academy Esslingen • 10.1998
  • SAP Senior Consultant “Expert” Certification • IBM • 06.1999
  • SAP R/3 3.1 Development of Internet Applications • SAP AG • 07.1997
  • SAP Basis Consultant Qualification •IBM • 07.1996

Project history

06/2020 - 05/2021
SAP MDG and SD/MM Techno-functional Specialist - SAP MDG Rollout and Hypercare Support
Heraeus Group (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

Company  
The Heraeus Group is a leading international family-owned portfolio company which includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health industries and industrial applications sectors. In the 2019 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues of €22.4 billion with approximately 14,900 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is now one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.

Project
Strategical SAP Business process and System Standardisation project including Master Data standardisations via SAP MDG (SAP Magellan project)

Role 
My role included the review and analysis of SAP MDG system, process and interface issues around SAP Business Partner Management with view to stabilize and improve the system and MDM process setup. (including integration with SAP backend and improvement of SAP Customer Vendor Integration (SAP CVI) processes

Accomplishments:  

  • Incident, Change and Problem Management of SAP MDG Business Partner Master Data Management processes and SAP class and characteristics maintenance
  • Multiple successful improvements and root cause resolutions of highly complex technical process issues covering MDM process, SAP MDG, Web Dynpro applications, SAP Workflow, BRF+. SAP ECC, SAP CVI and more. When I finished my contract the newly incoming Incidents level was to close to zero, all CRs with big and reasonable benefit were implemented. Only very few "nice to have" improvement CRs left.   
  • Configuration in SAP MDG, SAP ECC and SAP Web Dynpro applications

Environment:

  • SAP MDG, BRF+, SAP ECC6 EHP7, ABAP OO, SAP Workflow, SAP NetWeaver, Web Dynpro, ALE/EDI/IDocs, SAP Solution Manager, GxP

08/2019 - 04/2020
SAP S/4 HANA SD/MM Techno-Functional Solution Architect and Project Manager for Master Data Governance
Albert Berner Group (5000-10.000 employees)
Architecture and civil engineering
Projekt:  SAP S/4 HANA Greenfield Implementation (Berner Group CCA project)
Project requirement was to keep a S/4 HANA and SAP ECC legacy system that contained a lot of customer own developments running in parallel

Role: My role included the review, architecture and set up of the cross-system master data maintenance process including design of the technical distribution and
migration. I was also responsible for the design of the Master Data Governance workflows and the project management of the Master Data management project.

Accomplishments:
  • Project management of Master Data Management project team
  • Configuration in SD/MM/HR and ALE/EDI 
  • Full review of Master Data Management processes for objects Business Partner (customer, vendor and employee) and Material 
  • Carried out SAP S/4 and SAP ECC process analysis and designed future Berner MDM architecture: Cross system master data maintenance process under consideration of SAP Best practice processes for SAP SD and MM including SAP Ariba and a future C/4 HANA CRM 
  • Delivered Migration concept to convert business partner from multiple country individual SAP ECC customer and vendor objects into one central S/4 HANA business partner object 

Environment: SAP S/4 HANA SD/MM, OTC, ALE/EDI/IDocs, SAP ARIBA, SAP Solution Manager
7.2, STIBO/STEP
  • Projekt Management des Stammdaten Projektes 
  • Design und Entwicklung der Stammdaten Governance und Workflow Pflegeprozesse für SAP Geschäftspartner (Business Partner) und Material 
  • Verantwortlich für Design und Architektur eines systemübergreifenden Stammdatenpflege prozesses unter Berücksichtigung von S/4 HANA, SAP ECC (Altsystem), SAP Ariba, C/4 HANA und weitere non SAP Systeme    
  • Technische Realisierung der Stammdaten Distribution via SAP ALE (EDI, IDOCs, ABAP OO
  • Konzeption und Entwicklung der Migrations strategy für Business Partner und Material   
Further project backgrounds: 
SAP S/4 HANA GREENFIELD IMPLEMENTATION (BERNER GROUP “CCA” PROJECT) • 08.2019 - 04.2020 • BERNER TRADING HOLDING GMBH, COLOGNE, GERMANY
The Berner Group is an international, family-run, successful and high-performing trading company with more than 8.200 employees across 46 companies in 23 countries. The Berner Group and its five brands (Caramba, BTI, Berner, Ambratec and Kent) offer products and solutions for professional customers.  Tools and equipment for craftsmen and garages, materials and fire protection for construction projects and even specialist chemicals for industrial systems, carwashes and cleaning services to name a few.
The “Berner CCA (Customer Centric Architecture)” project is by far the largest transformation program the Berner Group has ever carried out. It is a business and digital transformation initiative in which the S/4 HANA Digital Core Greenfield implementation project plays the key role. Amongst other components the program also includes an SAP C/4 HANA Sales cloud implementation and SAP Ariba. In short words a large business transformation project with massive organizational, change management
and technical challenges. SAP S/4 HANA replaces the SAP ECC system that is heavily customized and adapted by Berner customer own developments. (It says “SAP” “on the tin” – but it is not “SAP” what is inside!) SAP Standard Processes are significantly adapted so they fit requirements of satellite systems using the data. SAP S/4 Modules implemented are FI/CO, SD, MM, SAP C/4 HANA, BW, SAP Gateway, Fiori, Solution manager 7.2. The combination of the different applications and the integration of all the data made the data migration part highly complex.

01/2019 - 05/2019
SAP Logistics Consultant (MM/EWM) and SAP AIF Specialist - SAP S/4 HANA Logistic Process improvements
Haribo GmbH (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
Project: Logistic process Review and improvement (including Interfaces to the WAMAS Warehouse Management System – managed via SAP AIF)

Accomplishments: Markus acted as Logistics business process analyst, Solution architect (MM, EWM, SAP AIF) and Project manager.
  • Carried out root cause analysis of errors and designed process corrections in MM, SD, LE, EWM and SAP AIF, EDI/ALE/IDoc area
  • Project management and coordination with near shore team members (Italy)
  • Logistics process solution design including configuration in SD/MM/SAP AIF and ABAP OO development
  • Successfully resolved all major business impacting issues within 3 months.
  • Decreased operational workload for the business power users to a minimum as the SAP AIF interface errors reduced to close to zero and the business processes are now much smoother to handle
Environment: SAP S/4 HANA SD/MM/EWM, P2P, SAP AIF, ALE/EDI/IDocs, ABAP 00, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 (CharM, Focus build), WAMAS (Ext WMS system)

11/2018 - 05/2019
SAP S/4 HANA SD/MM techno-functional Consultant / Solution Architect for OTC and P2P
Haribo GmbH (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
Project: SAP S/4 HANA Intercompany Process Redesign (Haribo ONE Project) for OTC (Order to Cash) and P2P (Purchase to Pay)

Accomplishments:
Markus acted as a techno-functional SD/MM Consultant including project management tasks
  • Designed technical solution architecture for the intercompany process
  • Carried out very complex configurations in SAP SD and MM pricing
  • Development of Badis, User exits, pricing requirements using ABAP OO
  • Project Management of the development, tests, cut over and post go live support
  • Successful implementation of a completely new Intercompany pricing process template in a very complex environment covering subsidiaries spread all over the world
Environment: SAP S/4 HANA SD, MM, FI/CO, SAP CRM, Intercompany Pricing, ABAP OO,  BADI/User exit techniques, EDI/IDocs, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 (CharM and Focus build)

03/2018 - 05/2019
SAP techno-functional SD/MM Sales and Logistics Solution Architect and SAP Data Migration Specialist for OTC (Order to cash), MTS (Make to stock) and Logistics
Haribo GmbH (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
Summary of my "Haribo ONE" project roles and acvities: 
SAP S/4 HANA GREENFIELD IMPLEMENTATION (“HARIBO ONE” PROJECT) • 03.2018 - 05.2019 • HARIBO GMBH & CO KG, BONN, GERMANY
Haribo is a consumer goods producer with 7.000 employees worldwide and produces around 100 million gummy bears daily across 16 factories in 10 countries.
The “Haribo ONE” project was the largest S/4 HANA Greenfield implementation in Germany 2018 and by far the largest “IT” project in the history of Haribo armed with more than 260 project team members across multiple streams and a budget of more than €100 Mio. The project also included the implementation of one of the most modern distribution centers world-wide in Grafschaft using SSI Schaefer logistics and conveyor technologies and their WAMAS WMS software. In summary a huge
business transformation project with immense organizational and transformation challenges.
SAP S/4 HANA replaced the Steeb SC/400 and different local software systems used in the manufacturing locations. SAP S/4 Modules implemented were FI/CO, PP, APO, SD, MM, EWM, SAP CRM, GTS, BW, SAP AIF, SAP Gateway, Fiori, Solution manager 7.2. The combination of the different applications and the integration of all the data made the data migration part highly complex. 
Markus took on various roles over the course of the project and his contract was extended multiple times:
  • SAP Data Migration Specialist • 03.2018 - 12.2018 - Migrations of master data for Bupa, Material, OTC, P2P and MTS objects 
  • SAP Logistics Consultant • 01.2019 - 05.2019 - Logistic Process Improvements including Improvements of Intefaces to the WAMAS warehouse management system
  • SAP SD/MM Consultant • 11.2018 - 05.2019 - SAP S/4 Intercompany process improvements    
(All roles includes usage of ABAP Skills) 
Further details of the specific roels can be seen under the relevant project entry in this CV

03/2018 - 12/2018
SAP S/4 HANA Data Migration Specialist for OTC (Order to cash), MTS (Make to stock) and Logistics
Haribo GmbH (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
Project: SAP S/4 HANA Greenfield implementation (Techedge GmbH / Haribo ONE)
Haribo One was the largest new implementation of SAP S/4 HANA in Germany in 2018 (including S/4 Core, CRM, APO, EWM, BW, Fiori)

Accomplishments: My Role started off as SAP S/4 HANA Data Migration Specialist for objects in the MTS (Make to stock), P2P (Purchase to Pay), LOG (Logistics MM, EWM) and OTC (Order to Cash) area. Over the course of the project I also got involved in SD/MM process configuration areas and supported consultants and business power users with configurations, solution advise and trainings in SD/MM.
Role included SAP technical hands on tasks in SAP MM/SD configuration, ABAP developments, LSWM and SAP query and management tasks like Project-,
Cutover- and Test Management.
  • Successfully migrated all OTC (SD, MDM), MTS (PP) and Logistic master and operational data within in required deadlines. Objects included Material master, Business partners, Stock loads, Price loads, Bill-of materials (BOMs), Work centres, Routings, Product Versions, Open sales and purchase orders and more.
  • Provided Technical and functional support to business power users, process owners and SAP Competence Centre Team members
Environment: SAP S/4 HANA, SAP SD, CRM, MM, PP, EWM, APO, ABAP, PI/PO, Solution Manager 7.2, AS400/Steeb, SAP AIF

06/2002 - 02/2018
SAP Service Operations Manager + SAP Program manager + Senior SAP Techno-Functional Sales (SD), Logistics (MM) and Service (SAP CRM) Solution architect
Brother International Europe Ltd. (>10.000 employees)
Other
Brother is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company with a revenue of around €6 billion, over 38.000 employees and warehouse and manufacturing facilities across the globe.
  • SAP Service Operations Manager • from 05.2005
  • SAP Project/Program manager • from 05.2005
  • Senior SAP Techno-Functional Sales (SD), Logistics (MM) and Service (SAP CRM) Solution architect • from 01.2003
  • SAP ABAP developer • from 06.2002
Acted in a “hybrid” role heading the Brother European SAP Centre of excellence and driving projects as program and project manager and hands on SAP/Digital solutions architect. 
In my role as SAP techno-functional Solutions architect I have provided the solution designs for a large number of sales, logistic, e-commerce and e-service processes required for new business and strategical Brother initiatives and carried out hands on configurations in Sales, CRM, Logistics, SAP Gateway, ALE/EDI and developed solutions using ABAP.
In my role as SAP CoE Manager/Program- and Project manager I have operated teams of 25+ and budgets of €3.5 million, supporting over 1500 users and 100+ applications. I have successfully delivered over 50 SAP and digital projects (New business, SAP new dimension products, International Rollouts, Upgrades, Web/Digital etc.) in technical and management roles achieving over €10 million benefits by cost savings and innovations boosting sales. I have often played a major part in setting up the project- and change management strategies for key initiatives and provided the cost estimates.

06/2017 - 01/2018
SAP SD/CRM/C4C techno-functional Solution Architect
Brother International Europe Ltd. (>10.000 employees)
Other
Project: SAP Hybris C4C Implementation (All Brother Offices across Europe)
Project scope: Cross system analysis and review of customer account data management in Brother's business application systems. Correction of data in source systems,
optimisation of data transfer interfaces into SAP ECC, SAP CRM, SAP Hybris C4C (HCI) and SAP BW.

Accomplishments:
  • Delivered business and technical analysis of the end to end process, overhauled the overall data management and interface strategy and developed and delivered related conversion programs within 3 months 
  • Successfully migrated over 1 Mio business partner records into SAP Hybris C4C covering all European countries by converting them in SAP CRM and distributing them from SAP CRM to SAP ECC and to SAP Hybris C4C via HCI
Environment: SAP Hybris C4C, SAP CRM/ECC, ABAP OO, EDI/ALE, SAP Web dispatcher, HCI...

07/2017 - 12/2017
SAP Project Manager
Brother International Europe Ltd. (>10.000 employees)
Other
Project: Financial Credit check automation with Axesor (SaaS) via the “Magic XPI” integration platform (Brother Iberia)
Customer credit analysis service provider Integration (Axesor) with SAP ECC via Magix XPI integration platform. Automation of cross company credit checks.

Accomplishments:
  • Successfully delivered technical Integration between SAP and Axesor on time and in budget
Environment: Prince 2 PM Methods, SAP ECC, FI, SD, ABAP, RFC, Magic XPI integration platform

12/2016 - 07/2017
SAP Service Operations Manager
Brother International Europe Ltd. (>10.000 employees)
Other
Project: Brother Data centre move (Brother International Europe HQ)
Move of Brother European Data centre from IBM to ENSONO(Attenda) and AWS
Accomplishments:
  • Headed SAP part of data centre migration as key decision maker and achieved go live within budget and tight deadlines (4.5 months)
Environment: SAP ECC Basis, SAP CRM, Solution manager, SAP BW, SAP Hybris Marketing(HANA), SAP Hybris C4C, AWS, Sitecore…

10/1999 - 05/2002
Senior SAP SD/MM/ABAP Solutions architect
Tria IT Training Ltd. (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Senior SAP SD/MM/ABAP Solutions architect
Established new SAP team as part of building up the SAP Consulting arm. Headed strategical SAP projects, formulated end-to-end business process designs and technical solution architectures, customised SAP Sales and Logistics processes, developed large SAP ABAP solutions and mentored SAP Junior consultants.

08/1996 - 09/1999
SAP ABAP Developer and SD/Logistics Consultant
Sercon GmbH (IBM GLOBAL SERVICES) (1000-5000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Successfully implemented the largest SAP R/3 ABAP Add on development project in the Gas Utilities industry in Germany as Lead SAP ABAP
developer. Owned key roles in multiple full life cycle global SAP implementation and roll out projects in as SAP ABAP developer and SAP SD/MM consultant in various industries

Time and spatial flexibility

  • Flexible in Europe and DACH bzgl. Reisebereitschaft
  • 3-4  Days on site / 1-2 days remote 
  • Available from 21.06.2021

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