SAP Cutover Manager

Whitehall Resources are currently seeking a SAP Cutover Manager for a 6 month role in Saudi Arabia.

Rate: Market rate
Duration: 6 months
Location: Saudi Arabia
Start date: Immediate

Job Description

Develops detailed cutover checklist and project plan incorporating both technical and operations or business tasks.
Responsible for creating and maintaining the Cutover Project Plan as per the cutover standards
Responsible for detailed project management of the cutover and conversion deliverables to the new system, resolving discrepancies or process issues related to cutover
Responsible for ensuring successful planning and execution of integrated release cutover activities and associated system outages
Plans the human and physical resources required for cut-over activities.
Develops the execution plan for logistics, communication and escalation plan and documentation. (policies, procedures, downtime processes)
Provides cutover status reporting to project leadership and key stakeholders involved in coordination of legacy shut down activities
Ensures entry into and exit out of cutover stage gates are met including the final Go/No-Go meetings
Acts as the final point of escalation for all cut-over issues, proactively bringing about appropriate interventions when the cutover may be jeopardized
Leads cutover activities for Pre Go-Live, Go-Live, and Post Go-Live
Works closely with the workgroups to document the cutover plan for each application
Develops back out / contingency plans for cutover
Coordinates requirements for Go-Live including staffing and overall logistics

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the SAP Cutover
Solid communication skills
Experience with large organizations and large projects
Proven ability to work on activities with tight timescales
Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.