Senior Project / Programme Manager S4 HANA Upgrade  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom,


Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire, is seeking a Senior Project/Programme Manager, to join their EMEA ICT Business Solutions team on a 24 month fixed term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard-working, engaging individual with superb communication skills, to thrive in an excellent working environment. The successful candidate will be reporting into the Director of IT (EMEA), and can expect a very competitive salary and benefits package, which will be discussed following application.

Main duties and responsibilities:
• To manage all aspects of the EMEA SAP S4 Hana upgrade
• Interfacing with the Global Project Lead in Japan
• Management of full life cycle SAP deployment
• Setting up of project management system and establishing the PMO structure and governance procedures.
• Taking responsibility for the management of scope, timeline, quality and budget / cost.
• Develop and manage an integration project plan, with associated tracking and reporting, as well as the complementary management of Issues, Risks and Organisational Change.
• Oversee implementation of Accenture Life Sciences Best Practices Template for SAP S4 Hana.
• Oversee integration, testing and cutover management activities, with appropriate use of Accenture and 3rd party tools.
• Manage delivery resources in a variety of local, EMEA, and Japanese resources.
• Manage relationships with key project work stream leaders and other relevant 3rd party stakeholders.

Tools and equipment used:

• Network Analysis, trouble-shooting and Monitoring Utilities.
• Security Analysis, trouble-shooting and Monitoring Utilities
• IT Service Management Tool.
• Standard Microsoft Office Applications.
• Microsoft Project/Visio.
• Some VMWare/Virtualisation exposure
• Some Microsoft Sever exposure

Occasional business travel is required alongside some out-of-business hours project work, from time-to-time.

The successful candidate will be degree qualified, or have equivalent experience, alongside Prince II, Agile and PMI.

Experience required:

• Skills for this position require applicants who have a solid background in SAP Project and Programme management, proven in the leadership of at least 3 major S4 Hana upgrades, ideally in an international pharmaceutical/life sciences environment.
• The role requires an individual who can take charge of large scale SAP implementation, upgrade or support engagements - from Kick-off through to completion
• Ability to travel internationally

Beneficial Experience:
• Strong written and oral English
• Strong presentation skills
• Ability to effectively engage with all levels of a global organization
• Ability to speak and write in Japanese would be beneficial

Skills and aptitude required:

• 5+ years of Pharm/Lifesciences experience required
• Strong SAP S4 Hana background (Functional / Technical) within finance, manufacturing, and procurement is highly desirable
• PMI-PMP / Prince 2 Certification is highly desirable
• Experience in Agile delivery and relevant certification is highly desirable
• At least 7 years relevant SAP project / programme management experience
• Formal project management training is required
• Change management experience highly beneficial

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:

Please quote reference number JobG8 -6698-631899412-TITC