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Apparel/Footwear company

June 1, 2009

6/09 -11/10 – Business Process Lead / SAP Project Manager

Partnered with the CIO of a $1.4 billion global enterprise in the evaluation and selection of software. Established the initial business process and project scope through internal interviews and SAP Consulting; this step was crucial to the negotiation strategy employed and the business case. Worked with SAP Value Engineering and the Supply Chain and Finance departments to build a business case supporting the multi-year project. In the end, very favorable terms were gained in the negotiation with SAP, and Columbia took its first step toward improved processes and profitability.

Developed a number of ERP rollout alternatives, with a focus on reducing risk and cost. Then, developed and received approval for a 60+ FTE program organizational structure, including senior project leadership, business analysts, and technical staff. Established processes and standards for project tool usage, including SAP Solution Manager. Negotiated and managed external consultants for various project planning activities. Managed the installation of an ECC 6.0 Sandbox with IS-AFS and Solution Manager 7.0 system, including selection of and negotiation with an installation consultancy. Helped with the significant organizational change aspects during the earliest phases of the project by developing project communication for senior executives, the Columbia business community, and the Information Technology group.

(employment position)


Consumer Packaged Goods client

January 1, 1994

1/94-12/95 – Senior SAP SD Consultant

Performed as an SAP SD functional analyst on a sales and distribution implementation project for one of the world’s largest tobacco products manufacturers.  Performed a detailed requirements definition, gap analysis, process/data mapping, scripting, customization, and development effort of the company’s order processing, shipping, billing, and credit management requirements.  Designed gap solutions and coordinated enhancement developments.  Conducted training and end-user testing sessions. Scope of project included SD, MM, and FI.

(employment position with a Big-5 consultancy)

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