SAP Project Manager and Procurement Lead Tester

1 yr 10 mos
Full responsibility within Zetes UK to support the whole order to cash process. During this role, I took on responsibility for:
- All areas of Sales Order process including procurement, forecasting delivery, invoicing, returns and credit notes.
- Maintaining hardware, software and services materials within SAP, keeping pricing, descriptions and products up to date.
- Procuring parts for Project Managers in a timely manner to minimise stock on hand whilst ensuring effective delivery.
- Reducing sales backlog through efficient monitoring of systems and checking with suppliers.
- Tirelessly working on business process improvements across all modules together with the Technical Director to improve the return from SAP.
- Mentoring a less experienced team member and helping her gain strong familiarity with SAP

Prior to this, I was a key member of a recovery team introduced to rescue a failing SAP implementation. As a key member of this team, I actively:

- Created and executed key functional test scenarios relating to sales ordering, procurement, expenses, delivery and shipping.
- Took on responsibility to resolve significant issues with the system, including defining appropriate SAP Authorisations for the department and setting the standards for all finance forms. Involved closely with Itelligence implementation team.
- Reviewed and corrected all materials within both production and Q/A and assisted with the creation of suitable LSMWs.
- Design and implement complementary project processes to support our full SAP lifecycle (e.g. web based forms for registering new materials, web based forms for requesting transports)
- Worked with all layers within both our business and with the SAP consultancy responsible for the Fast Start implementation.
- Performed detailed hands-on training to peers and line managers together with complete documentation.
- Worked with mobile technology to goods receipt, issue and stock counting work efficiently.

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Testimonials from Zetes colleges

Rob Wainwright
Mike worked closely with me on a failing SAP implementation, where he was absolutely key to rescuing the project from its dim and darkest days, chipping away to make sure the business was ready to take it on and go live and then being one of the most proactive and hard-working consultants over the following year as he helped all areas of the business work with SAP. He sought out and took on so much responsibility, gaining strong end user experience of a number of modules within SAP.

He has the attitude to succeed at everything he puts his mind too, is a pleasure to manage and should be extremely proud of his contribution to our business.

Neal Chambers
Mike is a very detail orientated worker who enjoys great working relationships across a company. He is always willing to help and share his own knowledge and as such was always regarded as one of key people in delivering projects in a timely fashion, ensuring that all the relevant information is captured and tracked. He would be a fantastic addition to any company he joined.
Will Lewis
I worked with Mike, in his role as a SuperUser, and he had a good understanding of how SAP and our internal processes related to each other, together with the effects of Master Data on those processes.

He was proactive and an intelligent problem solver, a quick learner, and very personable and I have no hesitation in recommending him within this role.

Simon Youdan
Worked with Mike both in his “Day” job and as part of the company SAP implementation. A great team player with an understanding of the importance of partnering the other KPO’s to achieve a common goal. Good communicator with a focused attention to detail, always fully prepared. Accepted new challenges with great enthusiasm, thoroughly hard working and professional.
Santosh Puthran
Mike has a strong knowledge on SAP MM and he has demonstrated it by training the users at all levels on Zetes implementation. He is a team player and a quick learner. All this has lead to successful project implementation in Zetes.
Roger Bannister
Mike is a hard working and professional individual who has a real eye for attention to detail.

He’s a real team player, and understands the importance of good communication, which he demonstrated many times during the spell I spent working with him.

He's a real pleasure to work with, and would add significant value to any organisation.

Pete Grosse
Mike is a great team player, who understands the importance of consistency, open and clear dialogue and attention to detail when working on major projects. Mike was a vital part of successfully delivering one of my projects with a major supermarket and was always excellently prepared when attending critical end user progress review meetings. His commitment to resolve any queries or issues ensured that the rollout schedules (and expectations of senior stakeholders) were met every time. On a personal note, Mike is a hard working and positive influence on all his colleagues and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective employers.
Peter Gilmour
I have worked with Mike on an SAP implementation where he was responsible for the integrity of the Material Master Data. This a particularly meticulous task requiring considerable concentration over large volumes of data records. Mike not only took the role on with great enthusiasm but enhanced the role by taking responsibility for training colleagues in SAP Material Master Data requirements and creating the processes and tools to establish a Centre of Excellence for the control of Master Data.

Mike is a very personable person with great drive and who hs quick learning skills.

He also brings a great working attitude and a bright personality.

I would be happy to work with and recommend him for other roles.