Jörg Kling not available until 07/31/2019

Jörg Kling

Principal Consultant SAP BI

not available until 07/31/2019
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  • Graduation: Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur (master equivalent)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 14.04.2019
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• Architecture and conceptual design of reporting solutions (22 yrs) • Project Management agile/waterfall (16 yrs) • Requirements analysis, functional and technical specifications (22 yrs) • SAP BW (21 yrs) • SAP Planning (BPS, IP, BPC) (12 yrs)  • SAP HANA (4 yrs)
• ABAP (22 yrs) • Functional understanding and data extraction from ERP business modules FI, CO, MM, SD, APO (22 yrs) • SAP BO (5 yrs)  • SAP Banking: CMS, CML, Smart AFI (4 yrs)  • SAP HANA Streaming / Data Integration (1yr) • Various Business Standards like EVCA, IFRS/HGB, SOX, ITIL, Prince2, SCRUM (19 yrs) 
Private Break London, UK      Nov 2018 – now

Principal Consultant
Klarna Stockholm, Sweden      Feb 2018 –Oct 2018
Technical lead for implementing multiple data streams for sub-ledger accounting and IFRS 9 reporting.
* Designed the system architecture for the streaming environment.
* Implemented several streams for for IFRS 9 and transactional data using Hana, BW and Abap functionality.
* Technology in use: SAP Hana, SAP Banking Services (Smart AFI), Hana Streaming Analytics and Smart Data Services (HSA/SDS), Kafka

Principal Consultant
Airbus Toulouse, France      May 2017 – Dec 2017
Solution Owner of a financial reporting system for Airbus’ Integrated Functions. The project was a demonstrator for applying Agile(Scrum) and DevOps principles at Airbus.
* Led the IT delivery of the project and met functional & technical requirements within budget and schedule.
* Coordinated all IT stakeholders, ensured the IS vision of the IFRP platform.
* Defined and implemented DevOps processes in a rather classical development/support divided environment.
* Supported the IT delivery by implementing the data collection functionality of the solution using BW-IP.
* Technology in use: SAP BW on Hana, IP, Analysis for Office, UI5

Principal Consultant
Airbus Munich, Germany      Dec 2016 – April 2017
Technical project lead of a financial reporting system for the Airbus Helicopter.
* Inflight takeover of the troubled IT delivery; stabilized the technical delivery by applying project management best practices.
* Regained the trust of the business stakeholder leading to the approval of EUR 200k for change requests.
* Managed the contractual aspects with the IT Service Provider.
* Technology in use: SAP BW on Hana, Analysis for Office

Managing Consultant
CGI      London, UK      Feb 2016 - May 2016
Led a CGI internal initiative leveraging SAP HANA technology to create analytical propositions based on the SAP HANA platform.* Technology in use: SAP Hana, SAP Fiori, SAP RDS - Big Data

Managing Consultant
Deutsche Bank      London, UK      Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
Managed the planning and specification phase of a project implementing a greenfield reporting solution for the Credit Risk department.* Created and owned the project plan covering a budget of EUR 5 Mio* Liaised with business stakeholders to get requirements and explain feasibility; worked with BAs and architects to define and document the target solution.* Technology in use: SAS VA, Oracle, CA Clarity

Managing Consultant
European Space Agency      London, UK      Jan 2015 - Mai 2015
Senior Architect for a greenfield strategy planning and financial forecasting system.* Owned the overall system architecture, aligned with Subcontractors on integration issues.* Led the creation of business blueprints in the area system integration and reporting.* Technology in use: SAP BW 7.3, BO 4.0, Portal, ECC, BPC, Strategy Manager

Head of IT Platform SAP BW
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank      Munich, Germany      Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
Responsible for the overall strategy, development and maintenance of the Bank's Business Intelligence platform covering risk and financial reporting.* Successfully managed the greenfield implementation of a state-of-the- art BI platform shared by all business departments. Defined the system architecture with special focus on strictly adherence of LSA architecture and single-point-of-truth principles. Coordinated service requests between business's key stakeholders, onsite delivery team and external service providers. Responsible for SLA observation and reporting in an ITIL compliant environment. Support of external auditors.
* Responsible for the silent running of the reporting platform, including adherence of regulatory requirements. * Conducted resource and delivery planning for a team of 10 external consultants.* Technology in use: SAP BW 7.3, BO 4.0, Portal, CML, CMS, BCA, RBD, New-GL, CO; Summit, Jira

Managing Consultant
UBS AG      Zurich, Switzerland      Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
Interrupted Sabbatical and returned to previously supported project on temporary base to guide the Supply and Demand Management department in SAP BW related matters.

Managing Consultant
UBS AG      Zurich, Switzerland      Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
Lead Consultant for the implementation of a bank-wide business warehouse for the supply & demand management department with an additional master data module interfacing to Dun and Bradstreet. * Liaised with business on functional requirements and other IT service providers (Security, Basis, and IT Governance). * Delivered a detailed design document, customized the BW system and developed the data extraction using Abap-OO. Suggested an innovative architectural approach to ensure high flexibility, sustainability and minimal maintenance effort. * Technology used: SAP BW 7.0, FI-GL, FI-AP, Abap, HP Quality Centre (Mercury).

Managing Consultant
British Petroleum      London, UK      Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Accountable for the silent running and enhancement of a worldwide financial planning application and delivery of all required IT changes in an ITIL and SOX compliant environment. * Escalation point for all technical issues. * Delivered the first release of a multi-stage enhancement project: Aligned with business stakeholders on functionality, designed and developed key elements of using BW-IP and Abap-OO. * Led an off-shore team of six consultants, provided technical guidance and ensured the team's compliance with all relevant processes. * Technology used: SAP BW 7.0, SAP BW-IP, Abap-OO, SharePoint, Clearquest.

Managing Consultant
Shell      Copenhagen, Denmark      Oct 2007 - Apr 2008
Shell, GSAP Nordics Roll-Out * Responsible coordinator of three Live Environment Simulation (LES) weekends for the business unit Lubricant Supply Chain. In these weekends, normal day-by-day business was simulated in the new global SAP ECC environment. 120 Participants in seven countries spread over 20 locations were involved in the simulations. * Subsequently took over the take-it-live planning and monitored the go-live execution for the Lubricant Supply Chain business unit in four countries.

Managing Consultant
Arla Foods      Aarhus, Denmark      Apr 2007 - Sep 2007
Lead consultant for an enhancement project of a financial forecast solution. * SME for the planning system: aligned with business stakeholders on the functionality and design solution's design and provided principal input to the functional blueprint. * Implemented key elements of the solution. * Worked with business and service department on the transition and ensured a successful go-live. * Technology used: SAP BW, BPS, ABAP.

Managing Consultant
Mondi Packaging      Vienna, Austria      Nov 2006 - Mar 2007
System Architect and implementation consultant for a greenfield reporting solution. * Design of a SAP BW based reporting template in the area of order-to-cash, material management, financial and controlling based on best practices. * Roll-Out to Polish subsidiary: Gathering of local requirements by analysing legacy reporting and conducting workshops with business stakeholders. * Performed go-live activities, training of local users and management. * Coordinated between the local business and central IT. * Technology used: SAP BW, ABAP.

Head of BI Development
zetVisions AG      Heidelberg, Germany      Jul 2002 - Jun 2006
zetVisions AG is a SAP Development Partner offering software solutions in the area of corporate investment management. * Built and led the BI team of 6 developers; recruited professionals as well as graduates from university. * Product Owner for a SAP BW based Performance Management System for the Private Equity Industry. Won two pilot customers which was a key milestone for the release of EUR 8 Mio venture capital. * Liaised with pilot customers to specify requirements, coordinated with development and sales team. * Successfully led the certification process for the zetControl suite of products as authorised SAP solutions. * Technology used: SAP BW, BPS, ABAP.

Senior Consultant
Aventis AG      Frankfurt am Main, Germany      Feb 1998 - Jun 2001
Development of an EC-EIS based legal and management consolation system for more than 160 subsidiary companies. * Responsible for the solution design and delivery of several elements of the group reporting system, i.e. in the streams financial consolidation, management reporting, operational cost reporting and treasury. * The program was awarded with the Financial Times Pharmaceutical - World Class Finance Award. * Technology used: SAP BW 2.0, SAP EC-EIS, EC-CS, ABAP, Arcplan inSight / DynaSight.

Senior Consultant
OSS Consulting GmbH      Heidelberg, Germany      Jun 1993 - Jan 1998
Engaged on several development and implementation projects as consultant or lead consultant.• Delivered one of the first SAP BI implementation worldwide (EC-EIS in 1997).• Operational and technical responsibilities in 4 full cycle projects in the area of SAP Business Intelligence and Reporting.• Initially employed part-time to install and operate the company’s internal IT landscape with up to 50 workstations, LAN, mail & web servers, three SAP R/3 systems (Release 1.1 – 3.1).
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