SAP CHANGE MANAGEMENT LEAD in Fort Worth, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

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MDI Group is a premier IT workforce solutions provider with more than 25 years of expertise in finding “best fit” IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients. We have established relationships with our clients and work directly with the hiring managers. Why MDI Group?...You can expect that we will learn what is most important to you in your job search and match that to the needs of our clients. We offer career coaching and resume services, skills certifications, interview preparation skills, health benefits and a 401K plan. We are currently interviewing for the following contract position:

SAP CHANGE MANAGEMENT LEAD

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Ft. Worth, TX

Expert in SAP Change & Release Management, specifically using CHARM, with ability to handle transports/object lock/downgrade protection/retrofits, as well as a strategic understanding of SAP landscapes/how to shift transport mgt within environments to support emergency/temporary envts.  Also should be strong in Solution Manager tools (BPM, etc.).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of SAP Change Management, including oversight of contractors in support of all SAP project initiatives.
  • Complete understanding of, and ability to consult on SAP Change Management strategy in a complex, changing landscape

Includes a working knowledge of:

  • Solution Manager (Solman) 7.2
  • HANA 1.0
  • CHARM
  • Transport management, including sequencing conflicts, cross system object locks (CSOL), and retrofits/downgrade protection (DGP)

Remedy – Change Requests

  • Document/Request Remedy Tickets and WO for all manual changes
  • Multiple SAP landscapes (Primary, Secondary/N+1, Tertiary, Emergency)
  • Manage, communicate and track changes across all SAP environments
  • Oversight of all SAP changes
  • Work with all SAP Teams to understand project needs for Weekly, Minor and Major Releases
  • Advise SAP Teams how to safely move changes through the SAP environments while mitigating risk
  • Support changes for Hana, PI, Portal, BW, ECC, UI5/Fiori, GRC, Success Factors
  • Oversight of SOX Audit of Charm / all production changes
  • Consult on architecture strategies in support of parallel, changing project development demands in a complex landscape.
  • Includes strategies around use of retrofit vs dual development
  • Support Release Management Team on annual project planning
  • Solution Manager
  • Oversight of the Solution Manger System
  • Charm support (Level 3 Support) assistance and questions (note we have 400 users on Charm) 
  • Approve Solman user access
  • Design Charm configuration setup for various project streams (ex. Small Enhancements, Weekly Release, new projects, etc.)
  • Define and refine change management processes and procedures
  • RSLF (Run SAP Like a Factory) assistance setup
  • Support changes to SAP BPMon and Solution Manager work centers (supporting RSLF)
  • Maintain and Enhance Solution Documentation structure
  • Configure and modify documentation templates, status values, and document workflow within Solution Manager
  • Manage change requests to Solution Manager Configuration – either for new document templates, new security roles, or new functionality.
  • Work with infrastructure team to maintain Solution Manager
  • Work with the SAP security team to define team member roles and access requirements.
  • Work with the SAP testing team to ensure integration with HP Quality Center
  • Support the configuration of Solution Manager IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Execute SOLMAN_SETUP for Managed Systems and Technical Operations
  • Managing Solman documentation and document standards
  • Train and provide general technical support of business process documentation
  • Production Support/Monitoring and Problem resolution (including OSSNOTES Review) for
  • Solution Manager Charm
  • Solution Manager UPL
  • Solution Manager CDMC
  • Solution Manager ATC
  • Solution Manager BPMON
  • Solution Manager Upgrade Regression Bed
  • Maintain Solman test cases
  • Prepare management reporting and KPI Metrics

Assist/oversee the following activities:

  • Work with SAP Support team members to support weekly and other release changes
  • Execute Weekly, Emergency, & Unplanned Release Charm Moves
  • Execute  BOBJ Weekly Release
  • Audit Weekly Release prior to Change Advisory Board (CAB) review 
  • Prepare validation log for transports imported to production
  • Delete reverted objects
  • Close changes that have moved to production
  • Document/Track all manual changes for Major Release’s
  • Maintain transport list and order for all upgrades
  • Monitor and report import jobs scheduled in Solution Manager system
  • Monitor clean-up activities for Major to drop down to N landscape
  • Track process of manual retrofits into N+1 landscape (Informatica, Portal, Basis Manual, PI)
  • Create transports for manual changes
  • Create BP User ID’s within Solution Manager after security setup
  • Configure and customize existing and new status profiles, actions, and priorities
  • Modifying charm fields and corresponding values based on end users requirement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in technical field is required
  • At least 7 years leading enterprise project initiatives, with significant experience in multiple SAP system implementations/upgrades.
  • Must have 5 years of experience demonstrating leadership with people either directly (direct reports) or indirectly (project teams).
  • Must have significant project experience with ECC 6.0 or greater, Hana, PI, Portal, BW, ECC, UI5/Fiori, GRC, Success Factors
  • Effective verbal and written communication with peers and all levels of management a must.
  • Able to adjust readily to multiple demands, concurrent projects, and shifting priorities.
  • Able to manage significant workload, remove barriers and influence events to achieve results.
  • Able to lead and monitor resources and work efforts across teams and drive the results of team efforts.
  • Have a basic working knowledge of enterprise technology best practices and architecture, including hardware, software, network and applications.
  • Coordinate governance requirements in support of SAP project implementations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a complex SAP environments with multiple landscapes and competing business project implementations.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the underlying technologies used to support Charm, Remedy, Solution Manager, UI5, HP ALM, Control-M Job Scheduling, Success Factors, Panaya, Informatica and other infrastructure.
  • Work in conjunction with the functional teams within the SAP Support Center and project teams to ensure governance and adherence to best practices.
  • Proven experience in leading large cross-functional teams through all phases of implementing solutions, delivering valuable products and services on time, within budget, and within compliance of internally required and externally mandated standards and practices.
  • Ensure application deliverables are functionally appropriate, technically sound and well integrated. Ensure project team is accountable for risk mitigation through following project methodology and change management standards.
  • Understand and communicate strategic links between technical and business plans.
  • Effectively communicate project plans, project status, and risks to upper management.   

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