Transformation Programme Director - SAP

Job Description

IBM is a global Systems Integrator and SAP partner providing innovative and differentiated service offerings to both existing and new SAP customers and have a balanced portfolio of SAP Implementation Projects and Programmes.

We are looking for Programme Directors who excel at leading complex transformational programmes enabled by best-of-breed SAP focused solutions to clients in the UK and Europe. Skills for this position require applicants who can both demonstrate a proven track record of SAP, complex transformation programme delivery and who are equally adept at large-scale people and business management.

IBM Transformation Programme Directors are on the frontline every day; partnering with clients to help shape their programmes every step of the way; taking responsibility for scope, driving change, client relationship management, cost and schedule, you will apply techniques for planning, tracking, change control and risk management to ensure successful delivery for our clients.

Summary: Key Responsibilities
On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for leading and delivering your SAP-enabled transformation programme to meet business benefit KPIs, on time, to quality and budget using defined methods, processes and tools. You will use established techniques for estimating and planning, financial management and quality management. You will also work with your teams to identify and close business growth opportunities.

You will oversee the design, implementation and delivery of complex transformation projects centered on SAP. These will be demanding and large-scale, multinational, needing high performance and availability. You will have a strong Industry focus with knowledge of best practice processes to meet Industry requirements.

Our programmes also involve complex integration to tie processes together across SAP and non-SAP systems and they will involve the latest technologies.

You will lead a multi-disciplined project team aiming to meet specified requirements and to exceed our client's expectations. You will be part of a community of like minded SAP Transformation Directors who share ideas and are keen coaches and mentors of our delivery teams.

In addition to the detailed Requirements you will have proven experience of managing SAP-enabled transformation programmes or services in a client facing role and possess:


  • Strong leadership skills including management responsibility for a team of at least 100 FTEs.

  • Experience of building and maintaining relationships with senior C-level stakeholders.

  • A strong Industry focus.

  • A well-developed approach to problem solving and decision making.

  • The ability to implement a team culture and communicate effectively with people at all levels.

  • The ability to develop enduring relationships of mutual trust with people.

  • The ability to manage programme risks and issues.

  • Demonstrable experience of using structured methods and tools.

  • Eligibility to travel and work across Europe at short notice.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise


  • Extensive SAP experience - minimum of 3 full end-to end project lifecycles including a high degree of business change.
  • Successful track record in project delivery and/or services involving multi-disciplinary teams. Experience of Global Integrated Delivery, managing on & off shore teams.
  • Project plan management & control ensuring successful delivery of a programme of SAP projects to schedule, quality & budget.

  • Experience of using & tailoring best of breed project management processes & tools.

  • Create & maintain complex project plans & execute delivery to schedule.

  • Accountability for Management of teams across multiple locations.

  • Experience of delivering using a remote delivery model.
  • Strong leadership skills with sound SAP technical knowledge & an ability to communicate key recommendations to clients.
  • Track record of creating enduring client relationships based on trust, successful business development & credible project execution.


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


  • Experience of managing infrastructure and application support teams.

  • Experience of delivering in an agile delivery model.

  • Managed delivery of SAP cloud-based solutions.


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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