04/2015 - present, SAP Solution Architect / Project Manager, Ralph Lauren, Geneva, Switzerland
Transform business processes and legacy interfaces from existing systems with a vast applications landscape into an SAP ERP solution, performing the role of SAP SD/MM solution architect and legacy applications owner.
- Providing As Is analysis and documentation across multiple systems in a complex IT landscape
- Conducting Fit/Gap analysis and Solution Design for the SAP and integrated application interfaces
- Managing delivery of designed solutions with internal and external service providers
- Providing status reports to the programme’s stakeholders
08/2012 - 03/2015, Project Manager / SAP Solution Architect, Cognizant, Geneva, Switzerland
Implementation manager of the MWV SAP project (European SAP template).
Executed the SAP template establishment, business requirement analysis, scope definition, prototyping and alignment with the legacy application interfaces, including change management.
Provided a single point of reference for the business flows and ERP systems analysis, and mentored the business owners and SAP consultants as to the best possible solutions approaches.
Managed the implementation of a team of functional and technical consultants (63 members onsite and offshore).
10/2010 - 08/2012, Project Manager / SAP IS Retail Solution Architect, Richemont International SA, Versoix, Switzerland
Implemented the SAP SD template for a Northern European project involving 23 countries. Responsible for planning and delivering the implementation tasks.
Operated as an SAP SD/LE architect on various projects in the SD/LE area. Implemented the SD/LE and POS interfaces.
Project-managed the following at a global level (Europe, USA, Asia):
- Implementation of the ordering of cash and logistics flows for 180 new boutiques (sites)
- Implementation of the new brand Roger Dubuis
01/2008 - 09/2010, SAP SD/LE Solution Architect, Janssen-Cilag, Beerse, Belgium
Worked as an SAP solution architect on a number of projects in the Sales and Distribution and Logistics areas.
Prepared the functional and technical specification documents for new developments.
Implemented and developed the EDI interfaces of sales order, purchasing, delivery and billing areas.
Advised the management on various technical issues such as border/customs solutions, module integration, system landscapes, transport layers and evaluation of the system’s integrity. Implemented various custom functionalities when the standard SAP system could not meet the relevant business requirements.
06/2007 - 11/2007, SAP SD/MM Solution Architect, Agfa-Gevaert, Belgium
Acted as an SAP SD/MM Solution Architect. Maintained and implemented the project’s global template, and was in charge of the SD/MM fit/gap analysis, user acceptance, integration analysis, sign off, Go Live procedures and hyper-care support processes.
Implemented the specific legal requirements for various countries. Developed and customised complex standard and custom business procedures, and delivered all the required development for the SD MM and FI area, providing risk analysis and alternative implementation approaches.
08/2006 - 07/2007, SAP SD/CS/MM Solution Architect, Getronics, Brussels, Belgium
Responsible for the SD/CS/LES implementation tasks.
Implemented and maintained the project’s global template regarding the legal business requirements of various countries. Performed the SD/CS fit/gap analysis, user acceptance, sign off, Go Live procedures and after Go Live support. Built and customised the template of the CS module and resolved integration issues within the SD FI and BW modules.
04/2006 - 07/2006, SAP SD MM Specialist, Maersk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Responsible for the SD/MM implementation for Greece (Hellenisation), based on the FACT template.
Extended the FACT global template to adapt the legal business requirements for Greece.
Performed the fit/gap analysis for the sales distribution and logistics processes, user acceptance, sign off, GoLive cutover and production support.
10/2005 - 03/2006, SAP SD EDI Specialist, Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Performed the analysis and implementation of standard and custom system modifications in the sales, distribution, logistics, production, finance and controlling areas.
Provided functional and technical solutions within complex business scenarios and procedures.
Resolved production system issues with emergency priorities.
Performed IDoc system monitoring and resolution.
Documented the business and system processes, ensuring clear conception and visibility.
SAP SD ABAP Solution Architect, UPM-Kymmene, Brussels, Belgium
Performed the SAP implementation of the SD/LE areas and the integration with legacy logistics systems.
Delivered standard SAP processes, custom developments and performance optimisations within the SAP IS Mill solution.
Implemented the connection between SAP and legacy systems through RFC and interfaces.
Acted as an SAP system transports gatekeeper, ensuring the performance and stability of the SAP test and production environments.
Supported the onsite GoLive in the UK, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the USA, acting as the project template's point of reference.
01/1999 - 12/2003, SAP Solution Architect, SAP AG, Greece
The following are clients whose SAP full-implementation cycle projects I have been assigned as SD/LE/ABAP implementation solution architect, while employed as a permanent consultant at SAP AG.
- MEL S.A – SD/LE Solution Architect (10/2002 – 09/2003)
- Certh – SD/LE Solution Architect (01/2002 – 09/2002)
- Mevgal – SD/LE Solution Architect (01/1999 – 12/2001)