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Nicolas Lassen

Project Manager. Program manager. Business Analytics (EPM & BI) expert. Architect.

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Profileimage by Nicolas Lassen Project Manager. Program manager.  Business Analytics (EPM & BI) expert. Architect. from Lasne
  • 1380 Lasne Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Bachelor in Business and Administration (BBA) (4 years) - Top 5% in class
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 90 €/hour 750 €/day
    Rates vary based on scope, duration, and localization. Travel expenses negotiable.
  • Languages: Danish (Native or Bilingual) | German (Full Professional) | English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Native or Bilingual) | Dutch (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 06.11.2019
KEYWORDS
PROFILE PICTURE
Profileimage by Nicolas Lassen Project Manager. Program manager.  Business Analytics (EPM & BI) expert. Architect. from Lasne
ATTACHMENTS
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SKILLS
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Leadership and management of multiple large-scale programs / projects
  • Multiple solutions configurations of Business Analytics solutions (management, financial and operational reporting)
  • Change management on newly implemented solutions (training and documentation)
  • Internal team leadership
  • SAP Top Talent

Details
  • Program / project management (usually with finance departments)
    • 15+ directly managed initiatives
      • Mainly in EPM & BI
      • Mainly in the 800 – 2000 external (supplier) man-days range (5-10 project members, local, remote & offshore)
    • Additional projects supervised during SAP services account manager role
    • PMI, Agile, Prince 2 and ASAP methodologies
  • Architect – Business processes and solution design
    • Special focus on Business Analytics (BI & EPM)
    • Identifying, defining, challenging and documenting business requirements
    • Designing complex data model structures based upon Attributes, Measures, Privileges and data tiering.
    • Ensuring solution feasibility in collaboration with technical solution experts in line with business / functional requirements
  • Team leadership +/-15 people
    • Motivated and satisfied team members
    • Low attrition rate
  • Consulting services sales
    • > 4 million € per year as services account manager (SAP)
      • Business Analytics projects (EPM & BI)
      • SAP ‘core’ projects
Key functional skills
  • Program / project management
    • PM lead (PMI, Prince 2 and ASAP methodologies)
    • PM maturity audit & process improvement
  • Architect – Business Analytics
    • Excellent data structure and requirements analysis and design skills
      • Functional (financial and production) process review, analysis and design
      • Matrix data analysis & Data logic
    • Enterprise Performance Management
      • Management reporting
      • Budgeting & Forecasting
      • Consolidation
    • Business intelligence
      • Multidimensional financial and operational data visualization design
        • KPI analysis & definition
        • Dashboarding (financial & operational)
        • Data model design
    • Analysis and design of efficient and value adding solutions
  • SAP
  • Communication, presentation, facilitation and documentation
  • Customer Management
  • People Management
Keywords:
Project manager, Program manager (Agile, PMI framework, Prince 2),
Team Leader, Finance processes, Financial reporting, Operational reporting, Reporting processes,
SAP - Analytics, EPM, BI, S/4 HANA,
KPI, Dashboard, Data structure, Data analysis, Attributes and Measures, Data visualization, Big data, Data consistency, 
SAP Global portfolio vision,
SAP Financial consolidation, SAP FC, SAP Intercompany, SAP BPC, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP BI,
MS Project, MS Office suite.
REFERENCES
  • 10/2018 - Present

    • Amplify Resources Group
  • Amplify Resources Group - Partner - Head of EMEA
    • Setting up a Business Analytics practice in Europe from scratch (long-term 5-year plan)
    • Objective: Manage and lead implementations / configurations of IT solutions for internal and external reporting in Finance, Controlling, Accounting and Operational topics as well as S/4 HANA implementations on finance related topics
    • Key focus:  SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Group reporting, S/4 HANA
    • Individual project management and implementation activities
    • SAP licenses and services Partner (with full access to SAP materials)

  • 01/1994 - Present

    • Obel Energy
  • Founder - Management / Invoicing company
  • Management / invoicing company

  • 10/2017 - 06/2018

    • KPMG Advisory
  • KPMG - Director
    • Provided guidance and shared knowledge with team members focusing on complex, specialized topics.
    • Worked with KPMG teams to plan engagement objectives and RFP responses.
    • Led relationships with software vendors for EPM

  • 07/2015 - 09/2017

    • Prime Reporting Group
  • Prime Reporting Group - Founding Partner – EPM (& BI) services
    • Addressed Business Analytics initiatives for clients:  Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) on SAP solutions
    • Managed and lead implementations / configurations of IT solutions for internal and external reporting in Finance, Controlling, Accounting and Operational topics.
    • Provided guidance and change management best practices for clients during strategic implementations of reporting solutions.
    • Led Business Development activities in client acquisition and services sales.

  • 11/2013 - 06/2015

    • EY Belgium
  • EY - Director – Business Advisory Services
    • Led multiple engagement teams within the practice.
    • Delivered Program Management services (hands-on program management & audits) for large IT programs.
    • Provided guidance and share knowledge with team members focusing on complex, specialized topics.
    • Worked with EY team and client to plan engagement objectives and the strategy to comply with professional standards and address risks inherent in the engagements.

  • 07/2007 - 10/2013

    • SAP BeLux
  • SAP BeLux - Client Engagement Manager Core SAP - Client Engagement Manager Business Analytics - Business Analytics Practice Lead
    • Managed client engagements for the implementation of SAP core ERP solutions
    • Managed client engagements for the implementation of the SAP Business Analytics suite of applications (EPM, BI, HANA).
    • Implemented SAP Business Analytics solutions.
    • Trained, coached and mentored all members of the Business Analytics practice team on solutions, program management (PMI, Agile and ASAP frameworks) and best practices.
    • Engaged customers in Global escalations to resolve issues with the Business Analytics solution implementations.

  • 05/2001 - 06/2007

    • Cartesis
  • Cartesis BeLux, Services Leader - Enterprise Performance Management
    • Managed client engagement for the implementation of Cartesis solutions for management reporting and consolidation.
    • Led and managed projects from inception to post go-live support (PMI framework project management)
    • Configured solutions for multiple customers (Cartesis Magnitude – now SAP FC, Cartesis Planning)
    • Led customer change management initiatives (training development and roll-outs)
    • Trained, coached and mentored all members of the consulting practice team on functional and program management best practices.

  • 01/1998 - 04/2001

    • TMA Group (Lux)
  • Senior consultant – Business process reengineering
    • Analyzed business processes and proposed improvement scenarios
    • Hand in hand coaching of customers on introduction and follow-up of new processes
    • Implemented formal measurement of progress by creation of KPIs and Dashboards

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Fully flexible regarding location.
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