Associate Project Manager - SAP ABAP

Posted 11 Jul 2019

Bangalore Operations, Karnataka - India

Req Id 188494


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Your role: This position will be located in Bangalore. As a Practice Manager – SAP ABAP, your role will be a varied one. you’ll have a key position within an SAP Development team that supports business functions using SAP ECC. You’ll manage an SAP development practice and develop a global team of 50 - 100 developers, leads while leading multiple small projects.



Your responsibilities:

  • Lead great people - attract top SAP ABAP talent to build high performing teams of consultants with superior technical depth, and outstanding customer relationship skills.
  • Deliver the value – Allocation of ABAP resources to the demanding projects and make sure the delivery of solution is of high quality.
  • Maintains a respectful work environment to ensure employee retention, development, and a positive environment which maximizes employee strengths and potential.
  • Work in an evening shift to cover Europe and Americas timezone.
  • Coordinating with the module technical leads to plan for the upcoming projects, demand for ABAP resources.
  • Upskill, train, motivate the ABAP resources to keep them ready for challenging assignments.
  • Recruit top ABAP latent, conduct interviews with the help of module leads, on boarding and off boarding of internal and external employees.
  • Track vacation, work from home (WFH), sick, compensation times, etc.
  • Participate in people management tasks like year end appraisals, increments, mid year reviews.
  • Capacity planning based on demand and supply of the developers.
  • Building the reports on resource allocations, talent pool and updating the leadership with periodical updates.
  • Working with external vendors on SoW, tracking the SoW renewals and forecasting of the ABAP demand.
  • Plan and execute employee activites with the help of HR team.

Who you are:

  • Must have 12+ years of SAP ABAP expertise.
  • 5+ Years of SAP ABAP Practice Management experience.
  • Strong leadership experience, including managing direct reports, global team, project teams and IT projects/portfolios.
  • Experience with best practice project management approaches to ensure team delivers on all project commitments.
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Experience in conducting ABAP interviews, working with recuiters, sourcing the resources from Vendors.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team focused environment across multiple projects.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and non-standard shifts when needed.
  • A bachelor degree with 16+ years of education.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in SAP ABAP.
  • 5 Years experience in managing a large team of 50+ resources.
  • At least 2 plus years of project management experience and project management tools.



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