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SAP S4/HANA Program Manager

Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. With sales of USD 1.7 billion in FY 2022, Landis+Gyr employs over 7,000 talented people across 30 countries and five continents.
For more than a century, we've been pioneers in energy innovation, and we continue to lead the way toward a more sustainable and efficient energy landscape.
Join us at Landis+Gyr, where we manage energy better - since 1896. 
 

 

Are you ready to lead and guide our OneSAP business transformation? Landis+Gyr, a global leader in energy management solutions, is seeking a dynamic, experienced, hands-on SAP S4/HANA Program Manager to spearhead the implementation of SAP S4/HANA across the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Japan. Overseeing seventeen (17) cross-functional workstreams, this pivotal role will be instrumental in consolidating seven regional SAP environments into a single, global integrated SAP, harmonizing all relevant aspects, and steering our business towards utilizing the SAP S4/HANA standard architecture, design, and related processes.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the transformation program to move to SAP S4/HANA globally, consolidating seven regional SAP environments into a single global system. Direct the project through all phases of the project life cycle to post-implementation and optimization, ensuring successful delivery on time, on budget, and with the desired end goals, adoption levels, and benefits. Oversee and act as a primary liaison, providing leadership to an international cross-functional team while ensuring the high performance of our implementation partners and business stakeholders.
  • Lead enterprise-wide change through comprehensive strategic planning, engagement, and communications. Oversee all dimensions of the program, including changes to processes, people, technology, technical standards, policy, organizational structure, job descriptions, etc., and the required change management activities. Guide the business to utilize SAP S4/HANA standard architecture, design, and related processes. Proactively collaborate with the Communications and Change Management team to ensure effective communication and timely implementation of changes, especially related to processes and people.
  • Manage SAP transformation readiness activities (e.g., design and oversee detailed blueprinting activities, data transformation preparation, infrastructure set-up, etc.).
  • Design/drive a robust SAP Transformation project governance structure, being accountable for all project activities including planning, scheduling, execution, resourcing, estimating, risk management, cost/benefit analyses, quality assurance, communication, and deliverables. Guide program and project teams in resolving complex issues during implementation. Identify and remove bottlenecks to ensure smooth progress of the transformation program.
  • Guide and maintain momentum of decision-making across all work streams, including Finance, Commercial Operations, Customer Delivery, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Procurement, and Warehousing/Materials Management.
  • Analyze, resolve, and make recommendations to resolve project issues, considering functionality, cost, risk, and quality, as well as managing and controlling the program budget and project change requests.
  • Prepare/update appropriate business case documents in support of short- and long-term planning initiatives.
  • Create and present financial reports to stakeholders, Finance and Audit Committee Board, Executive Steering Committee, etc. Monitor budget and compliance; rapidly escalating budgetary issues to leadership team.
  • Liaise, partner, and collaborate with heads of business functions, work stream leaders, the executive management team, and our implementation partner, to ensure successful implementation of a multimillion-dollar business transformation.
  • Support and adhere to the Company's Core Values and Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.

 

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Program Leadership and Transformational role
  • 5+ years of experience leading SAP S4/HANA implementations across multiple countries.
  • Proven track record of consolidating multiple SAP systems into one integrated system.
  • End-to-end system implementation and transformation experience in SAP S/4HANA and/or SAP S/4 Central Finance at a leading company.
  • Experience working with implementation partners (vendors), while keeping the program on track and managing a multimillion-dollar budget.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to maintain oversight and effectively orchestrate cross-functional teams to gain alignment, make timely decisions, and deliver results.
  • Strong knowledge of ERP business processes with a deep understanding of SAP S4/HANA standard architecture, design, and processes.
  • Good understanding of financial end-to-end processes in SAP S/4 HANA modules: Accounts Receivable, Billing & Revenue Management, Accounts Payable, Integrated General Ledger, Grants Management and Reporting, Budgeting & Planning, Supply Management and Strategic Sourcing/Procurement, and SAP analytics tools.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills with the ability to think strategically, and a passion for collaborative problem-solving. Ability to surface and/or recognize potential problems and take proactive measures to mitigate and/or resolve them.
  • Ability and willingness to initiate, develop and sustain effective, cross-functional working relationships using empathic listening skills to gain information, share ideas, sway opinion and gain alignment without direct line authority across functions and countries.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain and present complex information and influence business leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to simply and effectively present information and ideas to audiences of different backgrounds and at all levels, up to and including the C-suite.  
  • Embrace a culture of open, direct, honest, constructive, and inclusive communication that treats others with dignity, courtesy, and respect. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse, multicultural, multilingual, globally dispersed international team.
  • Operate with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to consistently deliver exceptional results in a highly entrepreneurial and ambiguous environment.
  • Highly self-motivated driven by a passion for results
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

 

If you possess the leadership, strategic vision, and project management skills to drive our OneSAP business transformation, apply now to join Landis+Gyr in Alpharetta, Georgia, and be part of our journey towards shaping the future of energy management.

 

Please note that this position is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, and candidates must be able to reside or relocate to this location.

 

Landis+Gyr is a global leader in energy management solutions. operating in over 30 countries and headquartered in Switzerland. We are thrilled that you’ve considered Landis+Gyr to be a part of your professional journey. As a part of the L+G family, employees are offered a comprehensive and competitive package of benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan featuring a generous company match incentive. Additionally, we offer three (3) weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) as well as eleven (11) paid holidays. We also offer a tuition reimbursement program, optional pet insurance, supplemental medical coverage and a host of other perks to ensure the health, wellness, and enrichment of our team members.

 

Pay is in the range of $153,949 - $188,159 per year.  The position is eligible for a 401(k) match and consideration for an annual bonus.  The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, and certifications or other professional licenses held. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We stand for a workplace that nurtures growth, fosters connection, and embraces authenticity. We believe that fostering a community that values diversity isn't just a goal; it's a way of life. The real magic? That happens when a group of unique minds comes together – bring yours and #EnergizeYourCareer! 

Job Title:  SAP S4/HANA Program Manager

Requisition ID:  19788
Location: 

Alpharetta, GA, US

Workplace Type:  On-site
Career Level:  Experienced Manager
Date Posted:  May 21, 2024


Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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