Capgemini Senior Project Manager - SAP Program Leader / PMO Leader (Deerfield, IL) in Chicago, Illinois

  • Project requires a consultant local to/willing to relocate to Deerfield, IL *

10 years with SAP technology and 6 years with SAP Project Management

  • Agile certification preferred

  • S/4 HANA experience preferred

  • Experience leading teams of 125-150 resources

  • Manage projects in the range of $5-15M

  • Proven ability to help coordinate project plans across workstreams

  • Must have MS Project experience

  • Experience coordinating workstreams for external COE

  • Provide project leadership and assistance across planning and deployment, finance and risk management, operations transformation, systems integration, and program development

  • Coordinate with the existing SAP PM team to ensure that PMO standard toolkits and methodologies are being adopted and maintained

  • Be familiar with and driving RICEF approach for Interface rationalization and related activities; management and financial reporting

  • Assist in maintaining, and on occasions creating, program milestones, interdependencies and training and communication plans

  • Assist in meeting presentations; may lead meetings with stakeholders to move forward key tasks and escalate significant process bottlenecks, anticipated delays and critical path analysis

  • Manage reporting and resolution of issues, risks and dependencies, proactively identifying potential planning gaps, suggesting mitigations to risks, actions to close issues or complete open items

  • Evaluate organizational readiness in advance of transition events

  • Assist in managing the approach, tools and processes that will be used to support transition events

  • Execute key activities within each integration phase; drive meetings and meeting note generation and open items matrix

  • Interact collaboratively in complex and ever-changing situations, strong communication skills and the ability to solve problems, execute and transfer knowledge

  • Prefer technical-functional experience with the ability to liaise and interact collaboratively while maintaining strong communication planning and execution skills

  • Demonstrated experience in leading, coordinating large-scale initiatives, particularly merger integration, within accounting and finance operations in large organizations.

  • Ability to discuss and champion the business case for change to a business audience, and then plan and execute solutions that are of recognizable value to the business

  • Excellent communications and facilitation skills to build relationships and foster trust at all organizational levels

  • Bachelor's degree required; PMP certification required

Required Experience:

  • Experience with the development of all aspects of the SAP system implementation including, but not limited to, gathering requirements, designing the future state solution, the development objects related to their process scope, as well as supporting testing and post implementation support

  • Experience with Architecture, System Design, Configuration, Customization, Integration and Testing, Production Cutover and Support

  • Experience (hands on) with S/4 Hana

  • Knowledge of integration points and the order in which these must be executed

  • Experience working with design, implementation, and support of knowledge management solutions and related technologies for collaborative information sharing

  • Experience with gap analysis and strategic roadmap/blueprint development

  • Experience with large Full Life Cycle (FLC) project implementation

  • Extensive experience within management consulting or consulting services (Big 4 required)

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with CxO level

  • Mentors team members in technology, architecture and delivery of applications

Candidates should be flexible / willing to work across this delivery landscape which includes and not limited to Agile Applications Development, Support and Deployment.

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Capgemini.


Project Managers take full responsibility for managing a project or program. They normally manage a number of related streams or activities to achieve a desired business result, planned profitability levels, quality standards and highest-level client satisfaction. Project Managers are responsible for the project plan, budget, structure, schedule and staffing requirements for the delivery organization. A Project Manager usually has technical expertise in one or more other domains (e.g. a Project Manager with testing skills could perform a test manager function).

Required Skills and Experience:

You are responsible for leading either a large project or a definable segment of a very large and complex project. Clients may be external or internal. You are responsible for the translation of the client's complex business requirements into formal agreements. For these, you establish specific solutions, applications or processes which ultimately culminate in customer acceptance of the results. This includes working with client team members and executives to identify business requirements and subsequently working with, and leading others, in the initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing the client's solution. You are responsible for a wide range of process activities beginning with the request for proposal through development, and final delivery.

• Qualification: Bachelor's Degree

• Certification: Manages engagements with complexity on EM level 1 or higher. Is, if possible, certified on this level.

• Should be experienced in Negotiation, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Project Financials, KPI & Reporting

• Should have progression skills in Quality Management

Capgemini is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is a general description of the Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications required for this position. Physical, mental, sensory or environmental demands may be referenced in an attempt to communicate the manner in which this position traditionally is performed. Whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity, Capgemini will consider reasonable accommodations that might involve varying job requirements and/or changing the way this job is performed, provided that such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship.

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About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion (about $14.4 billion USD at 2017 average rate).

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Job: Project Manager

Organization: NA AS

Title: Senior Project Manager - SAP Program Leader / PMO Leader (Deerfield, IL)

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 038886