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Job title: Project Manager
Job location: Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/11/14
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Project Manager

Job Description

Job description:
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SAP Custom Development is a global organization dedicated to delivering innovative custom

solutions to meet our customers’ unique business process needs. We deliver a full lifecycle of

custom development services – from strategic planning, risk assessment, development, and

quality assurance to maintenance. With development centers in the United States, Canada,

Germany, India, China, and Japan, we leverage a global delivery model that utilizes the specific

strengths of each location. To ensure excellence in execution, all development is delivered by

following our solidly defined methodology. The SAP Custom Development organization helps

customers maximize the value of their technology investments and can ultimately help enhance

their competitive advantage.

The Solution Execution team within SAP Custom Development is chartered with executing

custom development projects and related services, where success is measured by effectively

leveraging our ability to deliver those projects on-time, on-budget and with superior quality. As

part of the Solution Execution team, you will be responsible for developing solutions while

adhering to SAP Custom Development software development methodology


Manage both internal and external projects as assigned and ensure adherence to the SAP

Custom Development methodology for large scale and high complexity development projects

and possibly managing multiple projects concurrently

Prepare realistic cost budgets and timing estimates for development projects, including detailed,

client ready project plans, identifying milestones, resources and timelines.

Monitor project performance and risk status; identify variances to plan; escalate to management

as appropriate; take or suggest corrective action as required

Manage communications and expectations with customers at all times. Communicate

expectations to team members and follow-up to ensure expectations are met.

Report on project progress to customer and SAP Custom Development management team.

Ensure all client sign-offs and acceptances are completed successfully.

Act in a distributed development environment managing work packages across multiple


Work closely with internal SAP, external partners and customer teams to ensure successful

project completion. Handle legal aspects and ensure customer satisfaction.

Be a multiplier of your skills by actively mentoring other resources within the team.

Continually enhance existing skills and seek new areas for personal development.

Contribute actively to Project Management excellence and Best Practices at SAP Custom


Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

Broad experience of managing SAP software development projects, implementation projects or

equivalent experience. A high level understanding of an industry process and function in at

least one of SAP’s distinct industry focuses. Knowledge of the current concepts and strategy of

SAP with respect to SAP NetWeaver, eSOA, etc.

Profound Software Development background with exceptional Customer Focus

Fundamental understanding of Quality and Risk Management aspects

Strong communication and presentation skills

Knowledge in Agile Project Management an asset

Project Management certification preferred

Bachelor or Master degree preferred


Requires 4+ years of professional experience, 3+ years SAP technology experience
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