S4 HANA Transformation Program Manager
S4 HANA Transformation Program Manager
This position can sit in Dallas, TX, Roswell, GA, or be fully remote
Kimberly-Clark’s Aurora Program is a significant upgrade that will move our legacy SAP systems to the SAP S/4 platform, providing connected capabilities for the functions as well as foster a business transformation with re-engineered end-to-end processes (standardization). Business functions in scope include Supply Chain, Finance, Global Business Services and Digital Technology Solutions. Aurora will entail a multi-year financial (capex, opex) and talent investment. Strong risk management and governance will be critical for this program, focusing on project and change management. The Aurora PMO Program Manager (Technology) role will be asked to lead, leveraging business, process, technology and people transformational knowledge and capabilities.
This position takes work direction from the Aurora PMO Manager, Enablement and Deployment, working closely with the Global Aurora Core Team, and supports business and functional leaders to develop and implement actions aligned with all Kimberly-Clark business strategies:
Lead and manage project team consisting of DTS, Business, Partner and PMO resources - deploying them effectively to support/enable successful program delivery
Develop best practices, scalable mechanisms and repeatable processes on all aspects of the transformation: planning, blueprinting, design and build/deploy phases of the program
Program tracking and common project management principles (agile development and project management methods, e.g. SCRUM); mapping resources against objectives, track dependencies and risks, assess impact of change across interdependent workstreams and projects
Ensure proper communication and change management processes are adopted for all major change initiatives, identifying other potential priorities and/or interdependencies
Support Aurora PMO Leadership managing key stakeholder relationships & expectations across the DTS and Business leaders by maintaining effective communication cadence and driving timely & effective escalation & resolution of risks and issues
Provide recommendations, advice/counsel and support to technical leadership and/or Aurora leadership teams on project-related matters (direct & indirect) as well as project team members as required
Responsibilities include – (not inclusive of all)
Help the team coordinate, as well as provide guardrails and structure, for the Solution Confirmation / Template Design Workshops
Drive the development of the comprehensive cutover plan for the initiatives
Manage and support the technology enabling capabilities as applicable
Ensure team, process, and project readiness
Occasional travel may be required
Must have skills:
Experience of driving complex cloud/Infrastructure, SAP platform & Fiori projects globally as a technology program manager
Adequate knowledge of Azure cloud landscape (Virtual machines, Load balancers, Virtual network, Availability Zones, Infrastructure as a code etc.) at least at a high level
High level technical acumen of S4 SAP platform/Basis (SAP environments set up & management etc.) & Fiori (UI, UX, standard Fiori apps, custom Fiori apps etc.) landscapes
Good understanding of end-to-end environments build process & framework (who, what, when, and how)
Basic understanding of the technology architectures & blueprints while partnering with enterprise architects, solution architects and technical SME’s
Relevant technical & project management industry leading certifications are highly desirable such as PMP, PGMP, SAP Project Manager etc.
Bachelors Degree in IT, Computer Science or Related Field.
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Challenge the status quo and facilitate different perspectives to drive solutions
Capable of working in a direct and matrix organization, driving collaboration across businesses and functions
Able to manage large work efforts and coordinate distributed teams
Demonstrated personal credibility and positive energy
Enthusiastic, resilient, and able to manage stressful situations
Innovative capabilities, requiring strategic thinking and foresight
Strong proven project management skills
Exceptional analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to analyze business processes and workflows
Able to demonstrate knowledge in a range of technologies from cloud migration, integration, security/access, and data analytics.
Able to solve organizational problems, articulate views/roadmaps for future development, and understand the interaction between infrastructure, operations, and development.
Demonstrated problem solving, facilitation and business acumen skills
Strong organizational design skills
Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences.
Strong ability to apply internal controls and ethical practices
Outstanding attention to detail
Experience of leading complex projects locally, regionally, and globally
Good understanding of K-C organization & strategy, service delivery footprint and signature capabilities
Good network across global/regional leadership teams and functional leadership teams
Experience in managing stakeholders across functions and locations
Experience in managing multi-functional operations and/or large-scale projects
Understanding of applicable methodologies and program/project management capabilities