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Executive SAP Program Leader - North America & Global Business Transformations


An industry recognized senior corporate executive and thought leader who has led some of the most complex global business transformations and overall North American information technology. He is currently associated with a fortune 500 company which is about to separate into two legal entities.



HIGHLIGHTS
  • Provided executive leadership to large North America ERP business transformation program covering US and Canada for a fortune 500 company generating $3 billions in revenue
  • Led migration of EIGHT acquired businesses in the US and THREE acquired businesses in Canada onto Global Technology Platform on SAP. Chaired end to end program to completion along with C-level stakeholder management
  • Successfully transformed these 8 businesses in North America covering E2E business functions including Quotations, Sales Order Management, Pricing, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain, Finance and Reporting. Complex architecture that involved integration of 11 non-SAP system and 3 other SAP systems on a global platform.
  • Leading all IT functions for North America including infrastructure, systems operations, program delivery, enterprise information management, business solutions management and IT support
  • Defined new IT organization structure for North America as part of global initiative to split current organization into two separate legal entities
  • Extensive experience in managing and heading delivery of large SAP transformation programs
  • Currently engaged by the CFO of a fortune 500 company to head national business transformation program and also serve as interim head of IT for North America since Q1 2015.
  • Solid experience with Technology Architecture that started as Solution Architect with SAP America more than a decade ago
  • Experience leading strategic IT programs with many Big 4 and global technology vendors
  • Prior to 2013, I have been leading many large global business SAP transformation programs with a broad spectrum of clients that include global leading companies such as Dupont, Kodak, General Mills, Luxottica, Dow Chemicals, Bayer Crop Science, BASF, etc.
  • Part of SAP America since 2001, initially as a Solution Architect and then moving into project management and program management roles. Re-hired by SAP after departure to serve in a contract engagement to provide technology development and deployment leadership

PROFESSIONAL CAREER
[ $28B Fortune 500 Company & Global Leader in Diversified Consumer Products and Healthcare]
Transformation Leader and Ad-interim Heading IT for North America
Mar 2013 – Present
Central New Jersey
*Name of current company will be provided later as I am currently still engaged here

  • Engaged by North America CFO to head national

    business transformation

    ERP program for both US and Canada (as an Executive Management Consultant)
  • Chaired and led THREE large E2E SAP programs to transform 8 leading business organizations that were acquired in last few years to common global harmonized SAP platform. Successfully delivered these programs with business operations now running seamlessly in the new landscape.
  • Ad-interim served as the

    Head of IT for North America

    since Q1 2015 heading all functions of IT i.e. IT Program Delivery, IT Operations & Support, Enterprise Information and Business Solutions Management
  • Recently defined the new IT organization for North America as the company is getting ready to legally separate into two legal entities in 2016
  • Led management and resolution of critical issues together with internal IT org and external vendors/partners
  • Defined new IT strategic decision making protocols that included IT vendor selection for transformation program, criteria to assess quality of business transformations, Quality Gates, technology selection, etc.
  • Received several accolades from entire management team for completing large IT transformation programs with quality and also achieving 100% business operational efficiency within weeks after GoLive
  • Vast experience working with outsourced IT vendors that covers production support, infrastructure, networking and select application development with maintenance
  • Experience with leading complex technology architecture that includes SAP as core ERP system along with Vendavo, BusinessObjects, Vertex, SalesForce.com, Tableau, IBM middleware, home-grown applications and many others.

Luxottica Retail
Trusted Advisor (Heading SAP Transformation Program)
Dec 2008 – Jul 2010
Mason, OH

  • Engaged as Trusted Advisor by

    VP of Business Applications

    and CIO to head $90M business transformation initiative that included Accenture, SAP America and other 3rd party vendors
  • Responsible for end to end program management and project control including selection of IT implementation partner and defining the SOW and measures for success
  • Part of program governance and

    steering committee

    leading the business through this migration from legacy systems onto SAP
  • Responsible for review and approvals for program board related deliverables produced by the project team
  • Responsible for review, assessment and approval of each phase of the project and signoff on behalf of executive committee to exit each phase
  • Recommend and advise the CIO and business

    executive sponsor

    on strategic decisions throughout the life cycle of the program
  • Co-chair the project change control board

SAP Program Advisory Services Company, iii Tech (Management Consulting)
SAP Business Transformation Head & Management Consultant
Mar 2005 - Present
Cherry Hill, NJ

  • All engagements since March 2005 are in executive management consultant capacity serving SAP America (2005-2008), Luxottica (2008-2010), MBC-BlueCross (2010-2012) and current fortune 500 client (Mar 2013 - Present).
  • Engaged by

    CIO

    , CFO and executive management of several large North American companies during these 10 years to head

    SAP business transformation

    programs ranging from $8M to $120M in program implementation budget
  • Also engaged by SAP America to lead build and guide deployment large SAP program at some of the leading financial services clients in the United States
  • Responsibilities included leading the overall

    program governance

    , managing executive business stakeholders and also controlling the E2E delivery of the new SAP system by the Big 4 implementation partners
  • Conduct periodic program deliverables review and assess the business acceptance protocols to ensure that business migration is done with high quality
  • Ensure business continuity and seamless migration from legacy systems with minimal impact to business operations
  • Ensure cutover KPIs are defined to measure business operational efficiency, internal & external stakeholder satisfaction and overall business growth

SAP America (TD AG acquired by SAP AG)
Program Manager, Project Manager, Solution Architect
2001 - 2005
Newtown Square, PA

  • Progressive role with SAP starting as Solution Architect in Core SAP Product Development and then into SAP Project Management & Deployment
  • Responsible for E2E project management including estimations, scoping, execution and cutover of mid-size and large SAP implementations
  • Served as ASAP methodology expert managing projects right from planning, blueprint, realization, deployment and go live
  • Defined project implementation strategy and deliverable templates to be leveraged by the business analysts, functional consultants and technical team members
  • Co-led organizational change management along with stakeholder management
  • Experience with SAP AGILE Scrum methodology typically used in-house to deliver product development initiatives under aggressive timeline
  • As solution architect early on at SAP, responsible for developing integrated solution architecture strategy along with functional and technical design of core SAP industry solutions
  • Projects while at SAP included greenfield implementations as well as global template deployments at many of SAP’s premier clients such as:
    • $13 Billion consumer goods company
    • $1.6 Billion Global Flavors & Fragrance Company
    • $7 Billion Global Specialty Chemical Company
    • $16 Billion Leading World Food Company
    • $26 Billion World Leader in Chemicals & Polymer Products
    • Global Leader in Fibers, Resin and Intermediates
    • Global Manufacturer of Agricultural & Non-Ag Crop Science Products
    • $5 Billion Specialty Chemical Company
    • $62 Billion World’s Leading Chemical Company
    • Leading Construction Products Manufacturer
    • Major Fruits & Flavors Company
    • $9 Billion Specialty Chemicals Company
    • $900MM Specialty Chemical Manufacturing
    • $4 Billion Major Latin American Petroleum Products Company
EDUCATION
Masters of Science in EngineeringPurdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Bachelors in Engineering (BE)KIT's College of Engineering
Shivaji University

KEY SKILLS

Global Business Transformation

Governance

Leadership

Change Management

IT Strategy

IT Management

Acquisitions Integration

Program Management

Enterprise Architecture

Vendor Management

Global SAP Transformation

Outsourcing

Process Improvement

ERP

Business Intelligence

Corporate Strategy

IT Operations

Executive Stakeholder Management


EMPLOYERS & CLIENTS
SAP America Dupont Kodak General Mills Dow Chemicals BASF
Luxottica Rohm & Haas Invista Clariant Degussa Bayer

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Note: If you have any questions about this resume or need to get additional information, please reach out to Mr. Deep by phone or email provided above. For the right profile he is willing to consider relocation but preferably looking for a role in and around New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore or Washington DC. Ideally looking for a senior executive management C-level role in North America only. For the right opportunity he can consider a Head of Business Transformation, Senior Vice President of IT or VP of Technology role as long as it is a senior leadership role reporting to CEO or Global Corporate Executive.
He is open to travel 25-40%. He has traveled extensively within the United States and familiar with corporate cultural differences (if any) including New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Western Pennsylvania, Rochester, Minneapolis, Wilmington (DE), Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Dallas, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Virginia, Washington, Baltimore and many other cities. He is ideally looking to work for a company with excess of $3 billion in annual revenue.
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