IT Expert – Project Manager Level

IT Expert – Project Manager Level

Summary of Expertise

Candidate is an IT specialist with over 30 years’ experience including in the FMCG sector, from 18 years with an FMCG multinational in Europe and globally.  Other sectors include mining, oil & gas exploration, retail.

For a FMCG multinational, Candidate managed specific IT projects and led the IT function for South Central Europe, growing the organisation into a total of 7 countries, managed from Romania.  Candidate designed and implemented several bespoke IT systems (mainly based on MS SQL databases and Visual studio) covering supply chain, finance, SFO and budget management, and later managed the transition from legacy systems into regional-scale SAP solutions.

Most recently projects have mainly been in change and release management, testing and global change and impact management, developing the framework for a global change & test centre of excellence.  Candidate managed projects in a very hands-on manner to create test assets in HP ALM, automate SAP testing with SAP TAO, impact analysis with Panaya, then a migration to SAP Solution Manager and BPCA.  Candidate was also a Programme Test Manager for a major SAP Retail implementation in South Africa.

Candidate has extensive SAP ECC/R3 experience, with the main focus being SD & MM.  In the test management arena Candidate has extensive experience of HP ALM (QC) , SAP Solution Manager / BPCA, and also Test Tools Automation experience in Panaya, SAP TAO/QTP and IBM’s Rational (Greenhat) Suite.

Candidate’s technical background and extensive experience gives him a keen eye for potential issues, from design through implementation.  Candidate combines flexible, out-of-the-box thinking with a clear sense of the art of the possible.  He has worked with various organisations in UK, Europe, Africa.

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