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Nabeweya Creighton

Lead SAP PP and SAP PP:PI Consultant Project Manager with S/4 Hana

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SKILLS
Primary skills:
  • Lead SAP PP functional consultant (certified)
  • Lead SAP PP:PI subject matter expert (certified)
  • Manufacturing (SAP PP and SAP PP-PI) Project Manager
  • Experienced in S/4 Hana for Manufacturing
  • Skilled in SAP PP Variant Configuration LO-VC
  • Skilled in advanced planning APO
 
Secondary skills:
  • SAP ABAP/4 programmer (certified)
  • Function as senior/principal PP functional consultant on manufacturing support projects; upgrade projects; enhancement projects and data migration projects
  • Function as SAP integration manager to MM, QM; SD; VMS; PM; CO; WM; IM
  • Fulfilled the role of ‘Head of SAP’ in a cloud-based Business-By-Design (ByD) solution
  • Data migration lead for PP, PM, QM and SCP (Supply Chain Planning)
  • SAP Trainer for SAP PP; SAP PP:PI
  • MySAP Business-All-in-One (BAiO) functional consultant
  • SAP Business Suites - SCM (Supply Chain Management) functional consultant
  • Configuration experience on EWM
Specialisation is in SAP full life cycle implementations from conceptualisation to go-live for both large corporates as well as for small and medium enterprises. 
Total experience in SAP spans across 23 years.  Completed six full life cycle implementations on SAP PP and SAP PP-PI.  Past involvement in more than fifteen other SAP implementations, support projects, upgrades and enhancement projects. 

WORK EXPERIENCE
 
SAP  PRINCIPAL PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) CONSULTANT using SAP S/4 HANA – AAT Composites on behalf of Beyond Technologies, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.
 
June 2018 – present 
 
Industry Exposure: Aircraft & Automotive Manufacturing
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Serve as expert SAP PP advisor to the client.
  • Implement new SAP PP initiatives, functional enhancements and mini projects, as directed by business.
  • Function as project manager with duties that includes project planning, progress reporting, resourcing and approval of deliverables.
  • Drive the proper integration between Production, Logistics and Finance.
  • Deliver a pilot project as per the agreed project plan.  The pilot project involves the update and re-implementation of  all SAP PP master data (BOMs, Routings, Work Centres, Material Masters).  The aim is to ensure correct costing, WIP (Work-In-Progress) processes and plan-actual variance reporting. 
  • Ensure a roll-out of the pilot project to eight other projects for all products that are sold to AAT customers.
  • Develop standardised business processes for SAP PP.  Bring business to an understanding of what this entails.
  • Provide training to super users.  Ensure that training documentation is done according to standard.
  • Ensure the ongoing understanding by users of both their transaction responsibilities and the integration aspects with Logistics and Finance and the impact across the end-to-end supply chain.
  • Integrate the SAP PP solution with the intended stock control measures.
  • Utilise SAP S/4 HANA version 1709 across all projects.
 
 
Reason for leaving: Present contract.
 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP SUPPLY CHAIN SCM SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT – McCain Foods South Africa for on behalf of SweetThorn Consulting
 
September 2017 – October 2018
 
Industry Exposure: FMCG
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Implementation of a SAP MRP (Material Requirements Planning) coaching programme. 
  • Provide expert advice on how the existing SAP supply chain environment can be optimally used and what needs to be changed.
  • Provide thought leadership with the aim to achieve business maturity optimisation across the client’s end-to-end supply chain.
  • Review the existing SAP Supply chain data findings and it’s integration into the SAP PP-PI (Production Planning – Process Industries) solution.
  • Function as trusted SAP PP-PI advisor to the director of SweetThorn Consulting.
  • Provide guidance on current SAP solution that was developed by the previous consulting partner four years previously.
  • Analyse the existing solution.
  • Present proposed solutions to the executive management team in order to achieve buy-in.
  • Study the business integrity and the business rules that govern the accuracy of the client’s data.
  • Resolve existing errors that they are unable to overcome and provide guidelines on new solution, with the aim to establish data governance and trust.
  • Utilise the information stemming from SAP MRP exception management, SLA adherence, user performance management, process ownership, lead time accuracy and stocking strategies in SAP.
  • Develop training material for the boot camp programme.
  • Ensure business confidence in the proposed solution.
  • Provide ongoing support.
 
 
Reason for leaving: End of ad-hoc engagement.
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP PP-PI SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT – Remote Consulting for Montash Consulting on behalf of Dawn Foods USA & UK
 
September 2017 – October 2017 
 
Industry Exposure: FMCG
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Implementation of the SAP PP-PI (Production Planning - Process Industries) for PI-Sheets solution for the client Dawn Foods.  Sites are based in the USA and in the UK.
  • Be a trusted advisor to the in-house SAP PP-PI resources and provide SAP standard best practice guidance.
  • Resolve existing errors that they are unable to overcome and provide guidelines on new solutions that involve minimal use of programming.
  • Provide inputs to the programmers on integration issues that does require programming.
  • Review the production process and advise on the PI Sheet integration that is best to use.
  • Enhance existing PI-Sheet solutions to better meet business requirements.
  • Present proof of concept to the team, of the proposed error resolution.
  • Suggest new avenues of functionality to explore for PI-Sheets going forward.
  • Provide Skype-based training to business resources.
  • Liaise with the Basis team to ensure that the source client characteristics are copied to the production environment.
  • Ensure business confidence in the proposed solution.
 
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SENIOR SAP SCM (SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING) CONSULTANT FOR APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation) and EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) – Sentech on behalf of Baraka Consulting South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa
June 2017- September 2017. 
Industry Exposure: Radio and Audio Visual Signal Transmission
 
Responsibilities
  • Enable a go-live of  SAP SCM (APO and EWM) at Sentech (I joined the project during the realisation phase).  The SAP SCM business suites implementation is earmarked for SAP Hana.
  • Complete the configuration and build of EWM:
  •    Work in a decentralised extended warehouse management solution as part of Supply Chain Management in a Business Suites environment.  Integrate with SAP ERP as part of data transfer.
  •    Build warehouse structure.
  •    Manage movements in the warehouse.  Enable precise location of the material in the system.
  •    Mitigate problems and issues with enhanced warehouse efficiency.
  •    Ensure that the physical bin structure will match the bin structure on  the system.
  •    Work with different storage types and storage sections.
  •    Use print control settings through SAP scripts and Smart forms via the post processing framework.
  •    Enable picking, put away, handling unit management, serialisation, RF connectivity.
  •    Provide accurate, on-time stock to bin level.
  •    Provide analytics.
  •    Make use of Yard Management.
  •    Provide integration to ERP and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
  •    Enable efficient distribution and storage and tighter inventory control.
  • Develop a relationship with users and understand their requirements.
  • Initiate master data integration between SAP ECC and SAP SCM.
  • Review existing functionality and implement improvements where needed.
  • Review existing documentation and complete quality control updates.
  • Enable integration between SCM and SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) for shopping carts and purchase orders.
  • Deliver training documentation as well as training to the users.
  • Deliver User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Test the solution and fix errors where needed.
  • Develop a cut-over strategy for go-live.
  • Work under extremely tight deadlines.
  • Manage the expectations of users and ensure that sign-off obtained.
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract.
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
 
SENIOR SAP PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) with Variant Configuration CONSULTANT – Remote- and Onsite Consulting for Bell Equipment Germany on behalf of Alliance Enterprise Consulting and BluePencil Consulting, Eisenach, Germany.
March 2016 – October 2017 
 
Industry Exposure: Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing of mining & construction vehicle equipment)
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Deliver a full life-cycle green fields PP implementation project using Variant Configuration, from BluePrint stage to Go-Live.
  • Use MTO (Make-To-Order) and MTS (Make-to-Stock) planning strategies for a Discrete manufacturing design that has full integration with logistics including WM (Warehouse Management) and VMS (Vehicle Management System).
  • Build the solution based on Bell specific custom requirements and in accordance with the requirements of the company internationally between Richards Bay and Germany.
  • Facilitate- and workshop  functional requirements with stakeholders.
  • Highlight and resolve integration aspects between PP, SD, MM, VMS (Vehicle Manufacturing System) and CO product costing as part of the proposed solution.
  • Provide guidance on the master data requirements for PP which includes BOM (Bill of Materials); Work Centres; Routings; Configurable Materials; Super BOMs; Super Routings etc.
  • Present PP solution to client Business Process Owners via demonstration of a prototype.
  • Ensure that MRP (Material Requirement Planning) is fully configured, understood and utilised.
  • Provide Change Management input to the client and Develop Blueprint documents.
  • Configure the SAP ECC6 system in accordance to business requirements.
  • Integrate with the existing MES Mapics and AS400 systems.
  • Develop functional- and technical specifications.
  • Build the solution based on the IMG (Implementation Guide) during the Realisation Phase.
  • Complete Data Migration via LSMWs (Legacy System Migration Workbench).
  • Conduct Unit Testing, String Testing, IntegrationTesting, Authorisation Testing, Data Migration testing, User Acceptance Testing as well as testing of ABAP developments.  This includes a RICEWF list for Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Workflow and Forms.
  • Provide input to the Cutover Plan.
  • Provide solutions on issues during - and post - go-live to ensure a smooth transition from non-SAP legacy systems to SAP ECC6.
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
HEAD OF SAP BUSINESS-BY-DESIGN (ByD) – Remote- and Onsite Consulting for Keto Pumps Australia, USA and  South Africa Boksburg, Johannesburg, Australia.  September 2015 – May 2016
 
Industry Exposure: Mining & Manufacturing in an ERP SAP Cloud based environment.
 
Modules on SAP ByD:
SCM (Supply Chain Management); CRM (Customer Relationship Management); PM (Project Management), SRM (Supplier Relationship Management); FM (Financial Management); KUA (Key User Administration); BA (Business Analytics)
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Work closely with Keto businesses across the globe (South Africa, Australia, North America).
  • Function as subject matter expert and project manager on ByD (all modules listed above) for new implementations and enhancements.
  • Act as the single central point of contact for SAP ByD.
  • Lead ByD Implementation/Enhancements.
  • Provide extensive ByD support.
  • Set up and execute a process for monitoring and supporting SAP ByD key users.
  • Analyse all support queries and provide feedback on corrective action to minimise similar issue.
  • Work with Key Users to understand the ByD issues ensuring these are addressed.
  • Work closely with ByD consultants and monitor work.
  • Continually revisit business process with key users ensuring increased efficiencies across all sites.
  • Translate business processes into system requirements/scope.
  • Co-ordinate all aspects of implementations /enhancements (Key Users, End Users, Consultants).
  • Report on status of implementations when required.
  • Provide effective management of workload, focusing on priorities and deliverables.
  • Provide multi-site, multi-currency and multi- jurisdiction experience.
  • Exercise multi- function experience (Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Service, Projects).
  • Display analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written skillset.
  • Provide on-site presence at international sites for lengthy periods of time e.g. at least 1 month.
  • Perform administration duties from time to time on ByD.  This includes but not limited to:
  •    Monitor all calls raised with SAP.
  •    Keep track of ByD costs and licenses.
  • Deliver ByD enhancement projects and provide motivation to executive management thereof.
 
Reason for leaving: North American SAP ByD implementation project cancelled
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP PP SENIOR FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST IN SUPPORT – Macsteel on behalf of Modus Business Process Specialists (BPS) South Africa, Boksburg, Johannesburg.
April 2015 – June 2015
 
Industry Exposure: Steel Manufacturing
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Support Macsteel VRN and Trading business units across all plants on the implemented SAP solution across the supply chain which includes the following modules:
PP (Variant Configuration); SD; MM;  FI; CO; TM; CRM.
  • Present enhancement opportunities and problem resolution at senior management and executive level.
  • Provide functional solutions to SAP problems across all the modules.
  • Ensure management buy-in of the SAP system by users through health reports and through real-time resolution of problems.
  • Identify weak points in the delivered solution.
  • Provide training to business users where needed.
  • Follow up on change requests and test solutions prior to delivery to business.
  • Drive Solution Manager calls and ensure that calls are expedited timeously.
  • Manage an Issues Log with high priority calls.  Meet with business executives to discuss progress and further action. 
  • Advise business executives on system inefficiencies, employee structure changes-, business process changes- and new integration solutions required in order to enhance the efficiency of the SAP solution.
  • Optimise integration points between legacy systems and SAP.
  • Drive health checks per business unit and ensure that action is taken by management based on the generated reports.
  • Coordinate and manage activities between business users, business management and functional team members.
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP PP-PI SENIOR FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST – Kansai Plascon on behalf of Modus Business Process Specialists (BPS) South Africa, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg.
November 2014 – March 2015. 
 
Industry Exposure: Paint Manufacturing
Project: Synergy
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Decide on the SAP manufacturing design most suitable for the client.
  • Conceptualise and model the business processes during the detailed design phase of the project in preparation of the new SAP system.  This is a green fields implementation.
  • Align stakeholders to the to-be SAP solution.
  • Lead and workshop business requirements and reach agreement on the process going forward.
  • Review Advanced Planning as part of the solution.
  • Model the business processes using the Aris 9.6 modelling tool.  The tool is based on the standard BPM (Business Process Methodology).
  • Highlight and resolve integration aspects between SAP PP-PI (Production Planning : Process Industries), MII (Manufacturing Integration Intelligence), SAP QM (Quality Management), SAP MM (Materials Management), SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) and SAP CO (Costing) as part of the proposed solution.  Ensure that the integration is embedded into the Aris model.
  • Assist with the design of MII as a MES function for SAP PP-PI shop floor control (SFC).
  • Provide knowledge transfer of ECM (Engineering Change Management).
  • Deliver a responsibility matrix based on a RASCI (Responsible, Accountable, Support, Consulted, Informed) per function.
  • Identify RICEFWs (Reports, Interface, Conversion, Enhancements, Forms, Workflow) for the SAP implementation.
  • Write functional specifications based on business requirements.
  • Ensure that the model is aligned to the company’s strategic objectives and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Structure the business processes so as to prepare the organisation for SAP Solution Manager.
  • Generate consolidated reports of the model for business review and ensure sign-off.
  • Ensure business confidence in the proposed solution.
 
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SENIOR SAP PP-PI (PRODUCTION PLANNING - PROCESS INDUSTRIES) CONSULTANT – Specpharm Pharmaceuticals on behalf of BluePencil Consulting South Africa, Pharmaceutical Road, Midrand, Johannesburg.
November 2013 – November 2014. 
 
Industry Exposure: Pharmaceutical
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Deliver a full life-cycle PP-PI implementation project, from Blue Print stage to Go-Live.
  • Make a decision on the PI Sheet design most suitable for the client.
  • Build the solution based on international Pharmaceutical Best Practises components and in accordance with the requirements of the South African Medical Control Council (MCC).
  • Facilitate- and workshop  functional requirements with stakeholders.
  • Highlight and resolve integration aspects between PP-PI (with PCL integration), QM, MM and CO as part of the proposed solution.
  • Integrate with existing AS400 MES application and other non-SAP standard applications.
  • Present PP-PI solution to client Business Process Owners via a  prototype.
  • Provide Change Management input to the client.
  • Develop Blueprint documents via SAP Solution Manager, with a proposal to deliver the solution via SAP PI-Sheets.
  • Work with the Solution Builder tool (add-on to Solution Manager) to Configure the SAP ECC6 system in accordance to business requirements.
  • Make use of the CBTA (Component Based Test Automation) tool to test and to record transactions based on the Blueprint Configuration.
  • Develop functional- and technical specifications.
  • Build the solution based on the IMG (Implementation Guide) during the Realisation Phase.
  • Complete Data Migration via LSMWs (Legacy System Migration Workbench).
  • Conduct Unit Testing, String Testing, Integration Testing, Authorisation Testing, Data Migration testing, User Acceptance Testing as well as testing of ABAP developments.  This includes a RICEWF list for Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, Workflow and Forms.
  • Provide input to the Cutover Plan.
  • Develop the  solution for touch screen capturing of PI Sheets on the production shop floor.
  • Provide a business case for weigh-scale integration via ERP-Scale and for the Global Label Management (GLM) printing solution.
  • Provide solutions on issues during - and post - go-live to ensure a smooth transition from SAP 4.0B to SAP ECC6.
 
Reason for leaving: New contract.
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
 
SAP PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) MANUFACTURING CONSULTANT & TRAINER – Danone Clover on behalf of BluePencil Consulting South Africa, 99 Skew Road, Boksburg, Johannesburg.
April 2013 – 31 July 2013. 
 
Industry Exposure: FMCG
 
Responsibilities
  • Deliver training to Manufacturing key users on implemented ECC6 SAP Solution.
  • Deliver training to Research and Development director on master data and reports.
  • Develop Manufacturing Master Data training material.
  • Provide solutions on issues during- and post- go-live to ensure a smooth transition to SAP.
 
Reason for leaving:  End of contract.
 
 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
 
SAP SENIOR PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) CONSULTANT – Sasol Corporate on behalf of EOH Consulting South Africa, 12 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
May 2012 – March 2013. 
Industry Exposure: Petrochemical (Oil & Gas & Mining)
 
Technology:
o   SAP ECC6
o   Solution Manager 7.1
o   ARIS Toolset
o   SAP PI (Process Integration)
o   Netweaver Platform
o   ASAP Methodology
 
Responsibilities
  • Apply my experience as a senior SAP PP consultant to the PP (Production Planning) module plus other operational modules of SAP that integrate with PP.  This includes PM (Plant Maintenance) and QM (Quality Management). 
  • Deliver a transactional analysis project on behalf of the MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) team using the tool SAP Solution Manager.
  • Develop a business Blueprint in SAP Solution Manager:
  •    The Blueprint design is aimed at standardising transactions across the business units of Sasol globally.  It also serves as a baseline for Sasol’s pending SAP  consolidation project.
  •    Perform SAP transactional analysis with the help of an RBE (Reverse Business Engineering) tool.  RBE is an automatic, tool-aided business analysis of productive SAP systems.
  •    Develop MS Excel based framework of transactional analysis of SAP using the BPML’s generated by the ARIS toolset.
  •    Provide a baseline project structure for overall application management at Sasol.  This is from requirement/change request management through design, build, test, deploy, operation/optimization.  A  major focus is on future change control (CHarM) for MES.
  • Project manage and functionally develop MES interfaces to SAP via SAP PI (Process Integration).
  • Provide general input on SAP related investigations and queries linked to interfaces.
  • Ensure effective use of SAP for the MES team to align with the rest of Information Management and to achieve ownership of the SAP  environment.
 
Reason for leaving:  End of contract.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP SENIOR PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) BAiO (BUSINESS ALL-IN-ONE) CONSULTANT – Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing on behalf of T-Systems South Africa, Isando, Johannesburg.
December 2011 – March 2012 
Industry Exposure: Automotive Manufacturing
Technology:
o   SAP ECC6 PP module using Business-All-in-One (BAiO) and Netweaver
 
Responsibilities
  • Function as senior K4/K5 PP resource.
  • Make a decision on the PP design most suitable for the client using SAP BAiO scenarios.
  • Provide input to the Solutions Architect and Project Manager on areas identified as risks to the project.
  • Highlight and resolve integration aspects between PP, MM and CO as part of the proposed solution.
  • Facilitate and workshop  functional requirements with stakeholders.
  • Generate a Gap/Fit solution document to present to Bridgestone in aid of making an informed decision on the SAP BAiO solution.
  • Develop a decision paper which highlight PP design implications as well as scenario advantages and disadvantages.
  • Model process overview diagram of existing Bridgestone business processes in relation to SAP BAiO processes.
  • Present PP solution to client executive team members via Playback sessions.
  • Design master data requirements.
  • Test standard BAiO PP configuration using IMG.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to junior PP resource.
 
Reason for leaving:  Project engagement design phase completed.
 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP DATA MIGRATION MANUFACTURING TEAM LEAD (PP, PM, QM, SCP) – SABMiller Data Migration Project on behalf of Wipro Consulting 25 Fredman Drive, Sandton. July 2011 to November 2011
Industry Exposure: FMCG. 
Technology:
o   SAP ECC6 PP-PI/QM/PM/SCP (Supply Chain Planning) modules
o   Cransoft Data Migration tool (Back Office Associates)
 
Responsibilities
  • Lead the release 2 (R2)  Data Migration implementation project as part of the SAB Global Data Migration Team (GDMT).
  • Manage team deliverables.
  • Deliver build of all objects for modules PP/PM/QM/SCP.
  • Support offshore model with data analysts based in India.
  • Provide functional input to data analysts in order to complete build.
  • Facilitate conversation between the country (Panama), the functional solutions team and the GDMT.
  • Status updates to management on build progress and loads.
  • Issue resolution with the aim to continue with project plan.
  • Ensure alignment between the R2 team and the R1 team.
  • Document process per object.
  • Drive new initiatives to ensure process improvement.
 
Reason for leaving:  Go-live Data Migration for Latin America (Panama) postponed until 2013.
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP PRODUCTION PLANNING (PP)  BUSINESS PROCESS SPECIALIST - Sasol Polymers Business Support Systems, 56 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston, Aug 2005 to Nov 2010.
 
Technology:
o   SAP R/3, SAP ECC6: SAP PP and SAP PP-PI modules. 
Responsibilities
  • PP and PP-PI consultant for the full life cycle implementation of Peroxide Chemicals on SAP ECC6. Assistance with the system build, user training, quality assurance, user acceptance testing, cut-over and going live of the PP module.
  • PP and PP-PI team lead for Sasol Infrachem Polymers (IP) cluster on SAP ECC6, with subsequent support and thought leadership responsibilities for enhancements. 
  • PP and PP-PI team lead for support of Sasol Solvents cluster on SAP ECC6.
  • PP and PP-PI consultant for the upgrade of the Sasol Infrachem Polymers (IP) cluster from SAP R/3 4.6c to SAP ECC6.
  • Configure the PP module using the SAP Implementation Guide (IMG) and test new system developments prior to implementation.
  • Integrate with Advanced Planning Tool called ‘Aspen Mimi’ instead of SAP APO.
  • Provide first line, second line and third line module support to super-users and business management. 
  • Map existing processes, identify process improvements and drive these initiatives.
  • Develop business requirement statements (BRS), return on investment (ROI) investigations, functional- and technical specifications.
  • Ensure that new technical solutions integrate into existing configuration – this includes MES integration.
  • Develop business- and PP module roadmap.
General Management
  • Function: ABAP Prioritisation Manager to the SAP ABAP team.
  • Prioritise development escalations based on business case from the business and negotiate resource availability. 
  • Manage external service provider resource hours. 
  • Ensure maximum use of standard system functionality, only using ABAP development as a last resort.
  • Identify, measure and publish statistics to ensure business process health is maintained.
  • Audit and monitor SAP master data compliance against agreed procedures and standards.
  • Ensure that standards for support documentation, transaction data and data housekeeping according to SOX requirements are set and controlled.
  • Develop user training material and present training to users.
  •  
Reason for leaving:  Non-core functions (SAP) outsourced.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
SAP PRODUCTION PLANNING (PP) BUSINESS INFORMATION ARCHITECT - Sasol Information Management Infrachem, Klasie Havenga Road, Sasolburg,
June 2003 to August 2005
Implementation projects:        Project Optimal – Petrochemical Industry (Oil & Gas)
Production Planning Resource To Product (RtP) Architecture
 
Responsibilities             Identify process re-engineering opportunities during analysis of existing business processes of the Production Planning (PP) module.
Manage the communication channel between end users at plant and other stakeholders.
Advise Central Planning Office of business improvement opportunities during the analysis of SAP process flows.
Evaluate and make recommendations on integration optimisation opportunities between SAP and legacy systems.
Adopt Sasol methodology and standards to ensure consistency across business units.
Develop knowledge on month-end procedures and document steps.
Write functional specification documents.
Facilitate user acceptance testing.
Conduct testing cycles of the developed applications.
Perform ad hoc special projects as required.
Reason for leaving:  Promotion to SAP PP Business Process Specialist.
 
 
CONTRACTING BUSINESS ANALYST - 40 Megahertz Consulting (Pty) Ltd,
Fourways, Johannesburg, July 2002 to October 2002
Engagement: Standard Private Bank
 
Business Analysis         
§  Facilitate workshops with users to obtain the business requirements for converting existing Wealth Management application into robust solution.
§  Develop conceptual architecture diagram.
§  Investigate client’s partnership opportunities with other vendors within the required time and costing framework.
§  Develop framework for RFI/RFP during tender process.
§  Identify process re-engineering opportunities.
§  Adopt client’s ‘Blue’ methodology and standards to ensure consistency throughout client environment while documenting business processes.
§  Write functional specification documents.
§  Conduct testing cycles of the developed application.
§  Demonstrate intended solution to client management team.
§  Consolidate the relevant project documentation for quality control and tracking purposes.
 
Present Training           Present training on the newly developed Wealth Management System to \
end users nationally.
 
Reason for leaving:  Contract completed.  Job offer from Sasol Infrachem.
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
BUSINESS CONSULTANT - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services,
Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg,
April 2002 to June 2002
Engagement:
 
  • Standard Private Bank (see work experience for the same project outlined above)
 
  • Reason for leaving:  IBM project end date reached.
 
 
ERP STRATEGY CONSULTANT - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services, Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg,
August 2001 to September 2001
Engagement:
  • African Explosives Ltd (AEL)
 
  • Theory of Constraints (TOC) by Dr. Elliot Goldratt.
  • ‘Necessary But Not Sufficient’ (N&S).
  • Lean Manufacturing (for increasing throughput, reducing cycle times, eliminating back orders and reducing cost).
 
ERP Consulting Resource
                                   
Gain an understanding of implementing TOC in South Africa.
Investigate IBM’s partnership opportunities with AEL to increase profits and grow business based on the entire supply chain identified.
                                    Assist in developing a cost model with assurance of minimum degradation in performance and no heightened level of risk.
                                    Recommend a training plan for nurturing TOC methodology growth in South African market.
Knowledge transfer to local IBM resources based on guidance and mentoring of two IBM US consultants.
Assist in developing a high level implementation plan for delivering N&S for AEL support.
Investigate impact of Lean Manufacturing principles on current SAP R/3 system.
Develop presentations for AEL executive team.
 
Reason for leaving:  IBM project end date reached.
 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
E-COMMERCE SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services, Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg,
April 2001 to June 2001
Implementation Project: Transnet Ariba B2B (Business to Business) e-Procurement
 
Ariba Team Leading      Lead a team of Ariba developers.
Manage and develop the Ariba IT infrastructure and integrate ‘Ariba Buyer’ with the existing customer infrastructure, including backend systems.
Understand and resolve the technical complexities of integrating the Ariba solution.
Identify non-standard environment variables that may impact the progress of the project.
Familiarity in the following areas: Java, JavaScript, AML programming, networking, databases and operating systems.
Acquire business knowledge and apply system solutions.
Collect, process, analyse and integrate facts into a useful, relevant outcome or conclusion.
Realisation of process redesign into technical solutions.
Apply AribaLive methodology against timelines and project scope.
Encourage and support positive cross-functional team ethic.
Reason for leaving:  Project engagement requirement completed.
 
 
CONTRACTING Technical ABAP/4 Team Leader - IBM Global Services, Sandhurst Park, 65 Park Lane, Sandown, Johannesburg,
June 2000 to January 2001
Implementation Project:South African Breweries Johannesburg (SAB)
 
Abap/4 Team Leading    Lead a team of SAP ABAP/4 developers.
Understand the SAP system development life cycle and methodology.
Interlock with customer’s SAP Business Functional teams and manage relationship.
Determine functional requirements from the business and produce technical specifications for the development team.
Apply project leadership using project management principles.
Provide support for SAP related applications and software technology.
Manage SAP daily operational issues and ensure that Service Level Agreements (SLA's) are met.
Conduct Root Cause Analysis of all incidents.
Provide management reporting of team's work deliverables.
Provide technical lead role.
Manage work activities and assign tasks to ABAP/4 team members.
Track team's activities against project plan.
Guide team member’s career development plans.
Integrate development tasks with Basis related operations (upgrades,
                                    ‘hotpacks’, system responses).
Ensure that quality assurance standards are adhered to.
 
Reason for leaving:  In-sourcing option offered by SAB.

WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
Senior SAP Consultant - Combined Design Engineers (C.D.E) Consulting, PSI Building, Howick Close, Waterfall Park, Midrand, Johannesburg,
August 1998 to May 2000
 
Implementation Projects:
 
  • Metrorail Johannesburg                      - March   1999 to August 1999
  • Senwes North West                             - March   1999 to August 1999
  • Delta Motor Industry Port Elizabeth   - August  1998 to February 1999
  • Toyota Motor Industry Johannesburg - October 1998 to November 1998
 
Abap/4 Programming    Design, coding and debugging SAP R/3 programs.
- Interface programming
- Conversions
- Batch Input Programming
- Dialog Programming
- Layout Sets
- Enhancements & Modifications
- Report Writing
- UPI (Universal Portable Interface)
- ITS (Internet Transaction Server)
 
Testing                         Ensures that programs are tested with both test data and with live data                                                and that integration testing has been done.
 
Business Analysis          Analysis of business requirements during  implementation of the new SAP R/3 system.
Data quality extraction from the legacy systems to upload relevant data to SAP R/3.
                                    Documentation of extraction files and of requirement specifications.
                                    Customization of the modules.
                                    Writing functional- and technical specifications.  These specifications are based                            on the user's needs and are aligned to SAP’s business processes.
                                    Proposals to clients about SAP technical solutions.
                                    Presentation to client managers about SAP modules and its integration.
 
            
SAPSA SAP R/3 Lecturing:
q     Level 2 BC400 - ABAP/4 Development Workbench
q     Level 3 BC420 - Interface Programming
 
Reason for leaving: End of contract.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (continued)
 
Junior SAP Consultant - Spearhead Logistics Consulting, 12 Summer Street, Ext. 5, Rivonia, Johannesburg, January 1997 – July 1998
Implementation Projects:
  • SAPPI   Wastepaper                           - August   1997  to  July 1998
  • Plessey Johannesburg & Cape Town  - June       1997  to  July 1997
  • TVNZ  New Zealand                          - March    1997  to  June 1997
  • SASOL Twistdraai                              - February1997  to  March 1997
  • FAG South Africa                              - January  1997  to  February 1997
 
Abap/4 Programming, Testing, and Business Analysis (as outlined in the position of Senior SAP Consultant - Combined Design Engineers (C.D.E) above).
 
Implementation             Implementation of SAP R/3 system for Materials Management, Plant                                                 Maintenance and Human Resources for both technical- and business                                                support.
Programming for Financial, Costing, Materials Management and Sales & Distribution modules at Television New Zealand (TVNZ) in New Zealand.
                                    On - going user support.
Reason for leaving:  Promotional job offer from C.D.E.
 
Senior Analyst Programmer -Transnet Information Systems, Datavia Consulting,
33 Hoofd Street, Forum 1, Braamfontein, Johannesburg,
May 1996 - 4 January 1997.
Implementation Projects:
  • Datavia
  • Petronet
  • Transmed
  • Metro Rail
 
Abap/4 Programming, Testing, and Business Analysis (as outlined in the position of Senior SAP Consultant - Combined Design Engineers (C.D.E) above).
 
Analyst Programmer Transnet Information Systems, Spoornet Information Systems,
222 Smit Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, May 1994 - May 1996.
Implementation Projects:  
SAP R/3
  • Spoornet
  • Promat
  • Monarcs
SAP R/2
  • Spoornet
 
Exposure to SAP R2 platform in the following area:
 
Business Analysis           Writing business specifications for SAP R/2 programmers.
 
Reason for leaving:  Job offer from consulting firm Spearhead.
 
REFERENCES
SAP  PRINCIPAL PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) CONSULTANT using SAP S/4 HANA – AAT Composites on behalf of Beyond Technologies

SAP PP-PI SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT – Remote Consulting for Montash Consulting on behalf of Dawn Foods USA & UK

SENIOR SAP SCM (SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING) CONSULTANT FOR APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation) and EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) – Sentech


SENIOR SAP PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) with Variant Configuration CONSULTANT – Remote Consulting for Bell Equipment Germany on behalf of AECSA Consulting

HEAD OF SAP BUSINESS-BY-DESIGN (ByD) – Keto Pumps (global)

SAP PP SENIOR FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST IN SUPPORT – Macsteel

SAP PP-PI SENIOR FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST – Kansai Plascon

SENIOR SAP PP-PI (PRODUCTION PLANNING - PROCESS INDUSTRIES) CONSULTANT – Specpharm

SAP PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) MANUFACTURING & TRAINING CONSULTANT – Danone Clover

SAP SENIOR PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) CONSULTANT – Sasol Corporate

SAP SENIOR PP (PRODUCTION PLANNING) BAiO (BUSINESS ALL-IN-ONE) CONSULTANT – Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing

SAP DATA MIGRATION MANUFACTURING TEAM LEAD (PP, PM, QM, SCP) – SABMiller Data Migration Project on behalf of Wipro Consulting

SAP PRODUCTION PLANNING (PP)  BUSINESS PROCESS SPECIALIST - Sasol Polymers Business Support Systems

SAP PRODUCTION PLANNING (PP) BUSINESS INFORMATION ARCHITECT - Sasol Information Management Infrachem
CONTRACTING BUSINESS ANALYST - 40 Megahertz Consulting (Pty) Ltd

BUSINESS CONSULTANT - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services

ERP STRATEGY CONSULTANT - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services

E-COMMERCE SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - IBM South Africa Business Innovation Services

CONTRACTING Technical ABAP/4 Team Leader - IBM Global Services

Senior SAP Consultant - Combined Design Engineers (C.D.E)

Junior SAP Consultant - Spearhead Logistics

Senior Analyst Programmer -Transnet Information Systems,
Datavia Consulting

Analyst Programmer Transnet Information Systems, Spoornet Information Systems
TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
I am available to start a new role.

I live in Johannesburg (Gauteng) South Africa. I am able to work both onsite and/or offsite.  

For work outside of South Africa (international) I require is sponsored Visa.
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  • Primary skills:
  • Lead SAP PP functional consultant (certified)
  • Lead SAP PP:PI subject matter expert (certified)
  • Manufacturing (SAP PP and SAP PP-PI) Project Manager
  • Experienced in S/4 Hana for Manufacturing
  • Skilled in SAP PP Variant Configuration LO-VC
  • Skilled in advanced planning APO
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    Secondary skills:
  • SAP ABAP/4 programmer (certified)
  • Function as senior/principal PP functional consultant on manufacturing support projects; upgrade projects; enhancement projects and data migration projects
  • Function as SAP integration manager to MM, QM; SD; VMS; PM; CO; WM; IM
  • Fulfilled the role of ‘Head of SAP’ in a cloud-based Business-By-Design (ByD) solution
  • Data migration lead for PP, PM, QM and SCP (Supply Chain Planning)
  • SAP Trainer for SAP PP; SAP PP:PI
  • MySAP Business-All-in-One (BAiO) functional consultant
  • SAP Business Suites - SCM (Supply Chain Management) functional consultant
  • Configuration experience on EWM
  • Specialisation is in SAP full life cycle implementations from conceptualisation to go-live for both large corporates as well as for small and medium enterprises. 
    Total experience in SAP spans across 23 years.  Completed six full life cycle implementations on SAP PP and SAP PP-PI.  Past involvement in more than fifteen other SAP implementations, support projects, upgrades and enhancement projects. 
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