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Blanca Mendez

SAP Finance Solution Architect

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  • Graduation: Systems Engineer
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  • Languages: English (Full Professional) | Portuguese (Full Professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 13.01.2021
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SKILLS
SAP Finance Solution Architect, with experience in SAP modules as FI, CO and its integrations with other modules as AM, MM, SD and PS. I have played a role as a Finance Solutions Architect under Scaled Agile Methodology (SAFe) since a year and have worked at multicultural environments. The main activities I have done are related to identify business requirements in the End-to-End processes to deliver solutions that meet those requirements and bring benefits for different countries mainly in Latin America. I have experience in both Consulting and Clients industries, and, as an SAP FI Consultant, I also have led Migration projects to FI-New GL and IFRS implementations for Oil & Gas, Retail and Financial companies in Colombia.
I got certified on ITIL V3 Foundations and SAFe 4 Agilist, besides attended Project Management Professional (PMP) course. I have experience and skills as an IT Consultant for IT processes and reengineering, IT strategic planning, and support for SAP and Non-SAP applications.
Soft Skills: Committed, Leadership, self-development and self-learning, goal oriented.

Experience at CenturyLink (January 2018 – Currently)
SAP Finance Specialist, working as a point of contact in Latin America with Global Support team to cover Latin America requirements and doing the following main activities:
  • Meet CenturyLink U.S. guidelines to keep SAP Global model without negative impacts due to Latin America financial/taxes localizations.
  • Give resolution to requirements for 11 countries in Latin America, making configurations in SAP FI modules as AP, GL, Cash Management, Taxes and CO.
  • Build solutions over SAP taking into consideration external applications involved in business processes, some of them are Ariba, Vertex, Concur, BillTrack Pro, banking interfaces and an in-house Invoice Management solution.
  • Play role as Project Manager for new implementations where external vendors are involved.
  • Lead regression testing cycles with the business before SAP upgrade or SAP notes implementation.
  • Get involved on new SAP versions implementation as a key role from IT to identify gaps, risks or issues to avoid future mistakes during supporting processes.
  • Lead development of in/out interfaces with SAP and other legacies.
  • Monitoring SLAs for support team and guide the team to achieve the goals.
  • Report metrics of Support Team, as well as projects progress, to Vice-presidents from business areas as IT, Finance and Procurement, monthly.
  • Coordinate with SAP Security team located in North America the roles and permissions that must be assigned to each new Latin America employee to define users’ profile in SAP correctly.
Experience at Bluemar Creative (June 2016 – December 2017):
As Managing Director, the executed activities have been as follow:
  • Definition of the strategic plan for the business.
  • Designing of processes and formats for different departments of the company.
  • Design and execute marketing strategy for different products of the company.
  • Perform the financial administration of the company.
  • Manage the virtual store project.
  • Perform legal registry of new products of the company.
Experience at Neoris (October 2013 to May 2016):
2015 - 2016 Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (Health Sector)
SAP FI consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for migration project.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document for migration and FI module for implementation of IFRS regulation.
  • Implementation and configuration of FI module for IFRS compliance.
  • Plan and execute scheduled tests for migration process.
  • Plan and execute unit and integral test for new functionality of IFRS.
  • Perform migration of financial documents to new ledgers in Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
 2015 CRODA Colombia (Manufacturing Sector)
SAP FI consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for migration project.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document.
  • Implementation and configuration of FI-SL
  • Plan and execute scheduled tests for migration process.
  • Perform migration of financial documents to parallel ledgers in SAP Special Purpose Ledger in Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
2015 Productos El Rey (Manufacturing Sector)
SAP New GL Migration consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for migration project.
  • Support Basis-team on installation of Migration Cockpit.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document.
  • Define functional specification for BAdIs of migration.
  • Plan and execute scheduled tests for migration process.
  • Submit SAP session reports for scenario and Test Validation session
  • Perform migration process in Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
2015 Supertiendas y Droguerías Olímpica (Retail Sector)
SAP New GL Migration consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for migration project.
  • Support Basis-team on installation of Migration Cockpit.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document.
  • Submit SAP session reports for Escenario and Test Validation session
  • Perform migration process in Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
2014 Crystal (Manufacturing Sector)
SAP New GL consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for migration project.
  • Support Basis-team on installation of Migration Cockpit.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document.
  • Submit SAP session reports for Escenario and Test Validation session
  • Perform migration for scenario 7 in Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
2014 Almacenes Éxito (Retail sector)
SAP PI/PO consultant in charge of:
  • Monitoring SAP PO installation on DEV, QAS, and PRD clients.
  • Designing integration flows for accounting process.
  • Schedule meetings between different teams in the Project, some of these were SD, BCM, MM and FI teams.
  • Definition of documents for integration development specifications.
  • Monitoring the development of designed interfaces.
2013 - 2014 Carvajal Pulpa y Papel S.A and Subsidiaries (Industrial sector)
SAP New General Ledger consultant in charge of:
  • Define activities in the work plan for both migration projects (Propal and Propandina).
  • Support Basis-team on installation of Migration Cockpit.
  • Development of Business Blueprint document.
  • Define logical and functionally BAdIs for migration to New GL.
  • Submit SAP service session reports for Escenario and Test Validation session
  • Perform migration for Propal and Propandina Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
2013 - 2014 Riopaila Castilla (Industrial sector)
SAP New GL Migration consultant in charge of migration process for 37 companies that compose the business group:
  • Define migration strategy and number of migration tests to be performed.
  • Define activities in the work plan.
  • Submit SAP session reports for Escenario and Test Validation session.
  • Define functional specification for migration BAdIs.
  • Perform migration on Production System.
2013 - 2014 Proenfar - Productora de Envases Farmaceuticos de Colombia (Healthcare & Life Sciences sector)
SAP New General Ledger Migration consultant in charge of Migration process driving following activities:
  • Define migration strategy and number of migration tests to be performed.
  • Define functional specification for migration BAdIs.
  • Execute scheduled tests.
  • Submit SAP session reports for Escenario and Test Validation session.
  • Plan and execute activities for Migration on Production System.
  • Support after Go-Live.
Experience at Deloitte (January 2010 to September 2013):
2013 Alfa pisos y cerámicas
SAP FI Consultant in charge of migration process:
  • Support the client in the adquisition of SAP Service Migration by defining the migration scenario.
  • Perform the migration project schedule including the migration tests defined before the Go-Live.
  • Perform the migration’s Business Blueprint document.
  • Define the client’s strategy to keep the system running.
2013 Propilco
SAP FI Consultant of the Migration to New GL:
  • Support the client in the adquisition of SAP Service Migration by defining the migration scenario.
  • Perform the migration project schedule including the migration tests defined before the Go-Live.
  • Perform the migration’s Business Blueprint document.
  • Executes the migration test scheduled.
  • Executes the final migration to New General Ledger in order to activate the new functionality.
2012 Ecopetrol
SAP FI - Migration consultant and Solution Manager support consultant.
  • Support the migration process by the different companies in the Holding ECP.
  • Execute the migration tests with document splitting according the Work Schedule.
  • Customize the Business structures in Solution Manager in order to keep the record of the project.
  • Customize the Test Plans and scenarios in order to execute the unit and integral tests.
  • Support the execution of units and integral tests from Solution Manager.
2012 Bancolombia
SAP XI/PI consultant for INNOVA Project as part of the CRM team in the implementation of Products I.
  • SAP XI/PI consultant to design, develop and customize messages between SAP CRM and third-party.
  • Develop objects design and setting in the Repository and Directory in order to send/receive messages.
  • Mapping structures using graphic scenario and Java Mapping.
  • Creation of interfaces for consumer services through SOAP.
  • Implementation of interfaces with SOAP channels and MQ Queue.
  • Design and execute of test cases to certify the sucess send/receive of structures according the business requirements.
  • Develop technical and test documentation for the interfaces.
2012 Colombiana de Comercio Corbeta
IT consultant for project “Comprehensive Assessment of IT” through processes evaluation and design in order to define the roadmap.
  • Definition of current capability assessment of IT.
  • Definition of current maturity level of IT.
  • Define the roadmap strategies to align IT services to Business requirements.
  • Define the Project Priorization criteria in IT department.
  • Support implementation of designed strategies to improve the IT processes.
2011 Caja Social Bank
IT consultant in charged for gather information for applications architecture and data model.
  • Gathering and definition of IT process.
  • Data modeling for application structure using ITIL V3.
  • Defining data model to CMDB construction.
  • Gathering and documentation of applications structure.
  • Customer’s support in the ERP selection and evuation. 
PROJECT HISTORY
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TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Currently I only have permission to work in Colombia. For other countries, remote work is prefered otherwise sponsorship is required.
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