SAP Program Manager

Posted 25 Jun 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 207618


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

As an SAP Program Manager, you will work in a strategic position and be responsible for the overall management of SAP S4 Hana 1709 deployment and associated systems.  You will be working closely with central SAP master data teams, Operations, Sales, Order Management (OM), IT, Finance, Inventory Management (IM) and other business functions to ensure business readiness for SAP deployment. You will be responsible for:


  • Developing, implementing, and reviewing both strategic and tactile plans associated with SAP ERP and APO systems implementation.
  • Coordinating and implementing resources, schedule, structure, internal awareness, market intelligence, go to market strategies, commercial tactics, and operational readiness for SAP deployment on a global basis.
  • Creating and course-correcting long-term deployment plans throughout the project to align with changing business, IT, and business trends.
  • Leading and influencing cross-functional team members to execute the strategic deployment plan while managing the matrix project team to meet deployment milestones, flag potential deviations from the plan,  and identify potential actions to get the project back on track.
  • Acting as a project owner, champion and spokesperson, helping establish a positive working atmosphere within the organization.
  • Simultaneously managing/supporting several assigned projects.
  • Coordinate between central SAP PMO team, global key users, local key users, master data team and master data planners to manage milestone deliverables, and flag for course correction.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering or IT discipline. 
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience implementing SAP S4 Hana 1709 enterprise project ideally in the Life Science or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent fundamental project management and process improvement skills: planning, organizing, attention to detail, managing competing priorities, analytical and systems thinking. 
  • Ability to travel ~ 15%.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS (CPIM, CSCP) Certification is desirable.
  • Project management certification (PMI or equivalent).
  • Action-oriented, self-motivated, and highly organized with a high-level drive for results and perseverance while acting in a professional and positive manner always with minimal direction.
  • Clear communicator with strong ability to influence, lead and manage a team of diverse stakeholders, including executives.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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