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Anton Zotov


Last update: 08.09.2022

SAP Sourcing & Procurement Consultant | Team lead

Graduation: Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Master's degree majoring in Engineering Management
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional) | French (Limited professional) | Russian (Native or Bilingual)




A multi-skilled Supplier Relationship Management professional with good all-round functional and technical expertise. Outstanding ability to identify and then deal with client’s needs by translating them into appropriate technical solutions. Extensive process mining capabilities and presentation skills, including at C-level. Different types of implementation in portfolio: from setup-only to design-from-scratch. Multi-platform backround. Worked as part of agile and waterfall teams, as customer and contractor. Has covered all upstream and downstream processes to a different extent - from supplier discovery to invoicing. Overall IT experience: business/system analysis (13 years), software engineering based on SAP technologies and frameworks (8 years), team and product management (2 years). As a contractor, successfully delivered 4 major projects from start to finish. As an inhouse project lead, successfully initiated, carried out and closed a project costing > 1 mln EUR.

Project history

01/2022 - 04/2022
Lead consultant (Stream lead at Digital Procurer)
Sberbank (Largest fintech company in Russia) (Banks and financial services, >10.000 employees)

Led change and run operations with a Supplier Relationship Management sub-product in an agile environment. Managed an IT sub-team of 5 consultants with allocation of up to 3 programmers.

Conducted business analysis and conceptualized a product for low-cost procurement procedures (40k requests per year, worth 250m EUR), including process definition and UI/UX design for new web applications. Described the To-Be process, decomposed it into epics and features and reconciled it with the stakeholders.

Supported a freshly launched integration solution with an ecommerce platform. Carried out transition to a smooth run by
reducing the number of service requests by 90% and decreasing the number of bugs in the backlog from 10 to 2 per sprint.

Additional software used: SAP Solution Manager, Jira, Confluence, Figma, MS Visio, HP Service Manager.

01/2021 - 01/2022
Lead consultant
BDO Russia (Russian branch of the world's fifth-largest accountancy network) (Internet and Information Technology, 500-1000 employees)

Leading business analyst and architect of a supplier self-service portal (procure-to-pay process). It was custom built and integrated with ECC and 3 other systems (23 integration points).

Led a team of up to 5 analysts and 5 programmers using a Kanban board, while engineering own web applications. Assessed labour intensity. Directed subcontractors, including discovery, execution and work acceptance.

Started from scratch with only a business idea and went through the whole disruption process. Defined and negotiated product roadmap, metrics and business process reengineering.

Portal designed, developed, tested, load-tested, refined and handed out to the customer within the deadline despite the doubling of its functional scope.

Prepared all materials needed for supplier onboarding, including presentation materials, user manuals, e-learning courses and business adoption plans.

Product technically based on SAP SRM-SUS, SLC, cFolders, PI, custom enhancements and brand new WebDynpro applications. Additional software used: SAP Solution manager, Aris, SAP Enable now, MS Visio, Trello.

01/2018 - 01/2021
Senior Consultant (Digital Procurer team)
Sberbank (Largest fintech company in Russia) (Banks and financial services, >10.000 employees)

Worked with key users and executive leadership to understand customer pain-points, performed business function timing research, business process mining and scrutineering of formal requirement descriptions. Translated the outcomes into actionable user stories.

As part of an agile team, designed system changes, UI/UX and integration solutions, prepared specifications for coders. Created and managed all artefacts from upper-level epics to test cases.

Conducted all kinds of software testing and passed it through the delivery pipeline. Took responsibility to adopt automated testing in the team.

Led contractors' teams (up to 6 developers) to assure product value and quality.

Conceptualized and launched a requisitioning product and a procurement planning product, reconciled, developed and presented 12 features at C-level, established complex integrations with a central reporting system and a government-held system, designed well-received dashboards.

Technology stack: SAP SRM, SLC, HANA DB, SOAP, RFC, ACF, UI5, OData services (JSON), CDS, Fiori launchpad, WDA, WD Portal, CBTA, e-sign. Additional software used: SAP Solution Manager, Jira, Confluence, Figma, MS Visio, HP Service Manager.

02/2013 - 01/2018
Senior Implementation Consultant
Inline Group (Large system integration and IT consulting company in Russia) (Internet and Information Technology, 250-500 employees)

Automated a number of business processes as a senior consultant at the biggest Supplier Relationship Management implementation in Russia (Gazprom): Procurement planning, Budgeting, Sourcing and Contract Management processes.

Successfully covered for all stages of implementation: performing current state analysis, defining business processes, developing system requirements, specifying custom development, prototyping, testing, training, supporting, etc.

At peaks led a team of 1 consultant and 2 coders.

Defined the user support solution and calculated the required workforce for effective product and user support.

System went live fully operational, additional functionality was implemented within a separate enhancement project.

Technology & software stack: SAP SRM, SLC, cFolders, Solution manager, Aris.

04/2009 - 02/2013
Implementation Consultant
IFS (Russian branch of the multinational enterprise software company IFS AB) (Internet and Information Technology, 10-50 employees)

As vendor representative, implemented an ERP+ system 'IFS Applications' for multiple customers. Specialist fields - Procurement, Inventory, Sales, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and Vehicle Information Management.

Took responsibility for all stages of implementation from current state analysis to user support.

One system went live, partial delivery to 5 customers.

Localized 'MRO service sales' module.


SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP Ariba Supplier Management 2022
SAP Certified Application Associate with SAP SRM 7.0 EHP1
Business Foundation & Integration with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5

Local Availability

Only available in these countries: Serbia
Can now travel freely for long periods of time to: Serbia, Montenegro, UAE, Turkey, Russia
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