SAP Project Manager (Schenectady)


: $75,730.00 - $120,660.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Role: SAP Project Manager

Location: Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Duration: until mid-2020 with the possibility for extension to 2021.

Interview: In Person

Client is seeking ahighly qualified and experiencedProject Managerto join our team to help implement an integrated solution composed of aCOTS front-office systemfor its (1) grant making for single-family housing; (2) multifamily housing finance and (3) multifamily asset management/compliance business lines and anERP for back-office functionality (SAP S/4 HANA).The back-officefunctionality uses SAPs Consumer Mortgage Loans, Treasury, Financial Controlling and Accounting, Supplier Relationship Management and Human Capital Management modules.

The position will work to ensure that project is delivered according to a re-planned schedule, scope and budget using best practice project management tools for SAP implementations, including: the business process master list (BPML); traceability to requirements; project schedule or work breakdown structure using Microsoft Project; and budgeting tools including expenditure to date and forecast budget.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of theremaining phases of the project, currently in its final round of integration testing and preparation for cutover and go-live.

The Project Manager will lead the team and help them both understand and abide by project management best practices: proactive risk identification and management as well as a keen eye for identifying and documenting the critical path to ensuring successful execution. The Project Manager will diagnose problems quickly and devise viable solutions, seeing trends or gaps in development that liebeyondthe by-the-book approaches and will propose and implement solutions to address root causes. On a day-to-day basis, the team will use SharePoint in Office 365 as a repository for documentation. The Project Manager should also help execute the shift from old ways of working to collaboration tools like Slack in addition to others.


A minimum of 5 years experience implementing SAP or other ERP systems

Excellent communication and analytical skills

Ability to manage a budget effectively, across multiple concurrent builds

Ability to quickly learn organizational structure, business strategies and processes

Ability to impart structure to ambiguity, to create use cases out of heterogeneous universes, to devise appropriate solutions, responses, and approaches

Proven ability to lead multiple complex work streams in a fast-paced environment

Ability to problem solve independently by diagnosing problems, gathering requirements for resolution and engaging the right stakeholders to determine solutions

Comfortable with extending into activity areas adjacent to project management (writ narrow), including business analysis, working towards progress and objectives and timeframes to be met

Knowledge of change management best practices

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience managing enterprise-wide projects with a geographically diverse implementation team

The Project Manager must be able to communicate effectively and:

Hold regular status meetings with the project team.

Appropriately plan and facilitate meetings leveraging video conferencing, WebEx, and / or conference call lines.

Schedule meetings with multiple stakeholders with challenging calendars and in various locations, which often requires assisting stakeholders to shift around other meetings to accommodate.

Present relevant project information to project sponsors and executive staff.

Deliver engaging, informative, and well-organized presentations.

Spot, resolve and / or escalate issues in a timely way.

Ability to communicate difficult / sensitive information tactfully.


5 years of experience as a Project Manager leading transformative, impactful initiatives with large IT development components; ERP experience necessary.

4+ years of experience as a business analyst

Some experience as a developer, a plus

SAP certifications, a plus

Microsoft Project and SharePoint O365 proficiency required

Interest and experience in public finance, particularly affordable housing finance

Prior experience in government is beneficial, but not required

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Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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