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SAP Project Manager (IS-Oil)
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Management of IT projects incl. coordination of external IT service providers Review application options and recommend solutions Development of IT projects and management of project approval
SAP APO Consultant
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Lille, Nord-Pas de Calais
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description I am currently looking for an experienced SAP APO Consultant for a global rollout project. The client is looking for a freelancer who can be available to start at the end of October

SAP (Systems Applications and Products) specialists undertake a variety of tasks based on the sector or industry in which they’re working. For instance, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Marketing) in the Telecom industry require specialists who are technical experts, and have years of experience of the ICM – SAP suite covering design and implementation, configuration as well as technical support and migration. 
An experienced SAP professional may be required to identify the schedules for the completion of existing projects, assemble the necessary resources required and negotiate the terms to deliver the expected outcome. A specialist provides leadership, co-coordinating activities, assigning duties and establishing roles if there is a project management team. An SAP specialist may also monitor project budgets against expenditure during the project.               

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook
SAP Business Analysts are typically responsible for designing, evaluating and implementing Systems Applications and Products (SAP) software programs for businesses and organizations to help them manage areas including sales, inventory, marketing and production within single software. SAP specialists can work across all industries, and provide analyses of customer relationship, enterprise resources planning, HR and financial management, and supply chain management (SCM) strategies and practices to determine how to use SAP software programs. SAP specialists may add new programs to existing platforms or customize existing programs. SAP Consultants deliver SAP software training to management. 
So how much do SAP Consultants earn? It depends on a number of factors, but the average salary for SAP Consultants in the United States is $81,577 per annum, with a range of $54,033 - $164,500. Factors that affect the level of salary include technical skills, job location, on-the-job experience, and academic background. In the UK, an average salary of £45,074 per year can be expected, with a range of £28,141 - £77,049.    

Job Description
An SAP professional is responsible for serving as a functional specialist on an implementation of SAP (SD/MM/PP or any other module) and financial planning. They are also responsible for gathering documentation, coordinating all areas of functional overlap, testing of the assigned functional area, and implementation. They process system integration and flows from a user point of view, identify the resources required to implement changes successfully to business processes, and create potential solutions for system limitations and certain user activities.       

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Defining and creating models explaining the post implementation benefits to users
  • Defining the current requirements, issues and deliverables
  • Proactive identification of issues, escalation and resolution 
  • Managing all project deliverables 
  • Formulating Key SAP software technical requirements
  • Creating future model solutions 
  • Data analysis
  • Developing, designing, testing and approval of solutions 
  • Management and training of Junior Consultants 
  • Activation and identification of business data
  • Extraction of data from various data sources
  • Handling data loading issues
  • Analytics and transportation of data from one environment to another
  • Coordinating with business analysts and users while raising requirements from clients

Key Skills & Qualifications      
SAP Specialists must have leadership qualities, the ability to work under pressure, high levels of technical knowledge and an objective approach. 
This job requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. A consultant should have several years of experience in various SAP functional areas. Proficiency in SAP modules is a must, along with excellent communication and client management skills.

Required job skills:

  • Sound knowledge of SAP software
  • Excellent understanding the pros and cons of SAP software types
  • SAP qualified
  • Knowledge of SAP software module integration in a complex system landscape
  • SAP based solution design in line with business requirements
  • Experienced at writing unit test scripts, functional specifications and configuration documents 
  • Ability to resolve defects to support different testing cycles
  • Experience in supporting post go-live 
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with various SAP projects
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to deliver assigned activities and projects to tight timescales
  • Ability to explain technical information and knowledge in non-technical language
  • Excellent negotiating and technical communication skills
  • A good business and financial understanding
  • A reliable team player and team management experience
  • Good organization, problem-solving and project management skills
  • An analytical and methodical approach

 Job Trends  
SAP specialist jobs are highly desirable as the IT sector continues to thrive, and there are opportunities in many industries. SAP specialists are employed in a range of sectors, including customer services departments, administration and call centers. Roles are available in the construction industry, multi-stream business environments, financial analysis and accountancy. As an experienced SAP professional, there are a range of roles available, including SAP Consultant SAP, SAP technician or SAP Analyst.