SAP Enterprise Solution Architect


Highly motivated and self-driven SAP Solution/Enterprise Architect with a proven track record of over 17 years experience in Senior Analytical SAP consulting.
Published author of a number of best selling SAP Books in SAP ERP and R/3.
Commendable expertise in multiple SAP system applications. Successful in various multi-national SAP projects, developing Templates/Core systems, including a global template design for 147 countries.
Consulted in senior and lead positions in more than 14 multinational companies. Completed more than 12 full SAP project life cycles, in addition to numerous partial life cycles.
International experience having personally implemented SAP systems in more than 39 countries. Consulted in SAP for extended periods in 18 countries.
Experienced within the following industries; FMCG, Manufacturing, Distribution, Automotive, Asset Services, Consulting and Infrastructure.
An excellent communicator able to effectively liaise with all social and cultural levels, colleagues and various stakeholders.
Personally a positive, happy and encouraging father, friend and colleague.
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Experience
Professional Experience:


Responsible for the SAP application landscape and enterprise solution across multiple global companies, ensuring a consistent data model and solution which adheres to strategic roadmaps.
Joined Transfield Services for 6 months and remained in excess of 2 years as their SAP enterprise solution architect, introducing a stable SAP solution design across all aspects of the enterprise, in use within 110 contracts and 24,000 employees.
Integrated multiple mobile technologies, from custom mobile web portals through to SAP Fiori and Syclo. First web portal integration to SAP was with Autodesk in 2002. Most successful integration was with Schneider Electric where I lead the solution design and implementation resulting in a global standard with transactions in excess of 1 Billion USD/year in 2012.
Implemented strategy and guidelines for the Business Intelligence solution, using BW and BO.
Co-developed conceptual design on the new global solution for Asset Services Management to be used at Transfield, from structured estimating in Hard Dollar through to unit costing in SAP and planning in Primavera.
Leading SAP architect with large worldwide network of associates.
Editor of a leading SAP Blog – SAPTricks.com which has 4000 niche SAP Consultant readers/month.
Member of a Start up community – TechBeach. Resulting in improved network of professional peers.
Current director of SAPSOA Pty Ltd and boosterfox.com. Which build custom applications and solutions that interface with ERP.

Technical Expertise


Highly knowledgeable in integration between multiple SAP systems and disparate applications and functional domains within systems. Having solution architecture experience within; SAP R/3 2.2 - 3.0 - 3.1 - 4.0 - 4.5 - 4.6 – 4.7, ECC5, ECC6, SAP Solution Manager, SAP CRM 4.0, CRM5.0, CRM7.0, SOLMAN, XI/PI. BW 3.5, BI 7.0. SAP Mobility (Syclo), Fiori.
Highly knowledgeable in the majority of SAP domains, including SD, PS, CS, PM, FI, CO, MM, HR, WM, BW, BO, PI.
Highly knowledgeable in the new SAP applications and technologies, including UI5/HTML5 applications (Fiori), Personas, Hana, Fieldglass, Knoa, DMS etc.
Highly knowledgeable in Cross System Communication and Interfaces including EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) SOA. (Service Orientated Architecture.) and AIF (Application Interchange Framework.)
Integrated into the continual lifecycle of applications released by SAP and the latest developments in the ERP industry.

Specialties:Other Key Competencies & Attributes:


Goal-Oriented Leader. Brings objectivity, creativity and the capability to forge productive and meaningful relationships where people work together to accomplish tasks in a timely and effective manner.
Present and maintain a positive work ethic. Encourage a strong team environment and ensure both corporate and personal objectives are met. Demonstrate at all times a strong work ethic, resilience and ability to be an enthusiastic and supportive team member. Contribute to the achievement of monthly KPI’s and on-time performance targets.
Effectively lead teams. Facilitate and communicate between diverse teams, utilizing skills to resolve difficult situations and ensure a positive outcome for all concerned. Highly skilled with the ability to deal with people in a tactful and professional manner, often under difficult circumstances.
Interpersonal Skills. Consistently displays effective communication, active listening and body language to reinforce the message being communicated and received by clients and staff.
Problem Solving Skills. Ability to think in a systematic fashion, with appropriate responses to both predicted and unexpected problems. Manage incident and problem management processes to ensure recovery and corrective actions are implemented in timely manner.

Publications

Implementing SAP ERP - Sales and Distribution March 2008 Author (Published by Osborne, Mc Graw Hill)
Implementing SAP- R/3 Sales and Distribution February 2000 Author (Published by Mc Graw Hill)
Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook October 2013 Author (Self Published)

Career Summary

TRANSFIELD SERVICES, Sydney NSW August 2013 Present SAP Solution/Enterprise Architect
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, Singapore October 2012 August 2013 SAP Solution Architect (Sales/Services/Project Systems)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, Brazil & France June 2012 October 2012 SAP Solution Architect
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, Sweden & France August 2012 SAP Solution Architect
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, Worldwide January 2012  June 2012 Business Intelligence Analyst
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, FR, USA, AU, RU, UA & KO May 2009  January 2012 SAP Solution Architect – Delivery Project Manager
SCOTTISH AND NEWCASTLE, IE & GB February 2009  May 2009 Systems Analyst specializing in SOA/EDI interfaces
YELL.COM, GB January 2009 Product Modeller and Variant Configuration, Systems Analyst on behalf of Bluefin Consulting
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, FR, HU, IN, AT & SK November 2006 – December 2008 Sales & Distribution Specialist
PITNEY BOWES, UK January 2005 – May 2005 & July 2005 – October 2006 Sales & Distribution, Materials Management Consultant (SD, MM)
TOYOTA, ZA September 2004  December 2005 Materials & Warehouse Management Consultant (MM, WM, SD)
T SYSTEMS, ZA & BR December 2003  August 2004 Sales & Distribution, Project Systems Consultant (SD, PS)
NETAFIM, IL December 2003 Sales and Distribution Consultant (SD) – On behalf of IBM
PITNEY BOWES, UK September 2003  October 2003 Finance & Controlling, Sales & Distribution (FI,CO,SD)
PITNEY BOWES, UK, SE & FR January 2003 – July 2003 Finance & Controlling, Sales & Distribution (FI,CO,SD)
AUTODESK, UK, CH & SG October 2001 – November 2002 Finance & Controlling, Sales & Distribution (FI,CO,SD)
HEWLETT PACKARD San Francisco, USA September 2000  October 2000 Bristol, UK November 2000  May 2001 Johannesburg, South Africa May 2001  July 2001 Finance & Controlling, Sales & Distribution (FI,CO,SD)
HONEYWELL, FR, IRE & UK March 2000  September 2000 Sales & Distribution, Production Planning and Materials Management (SD, PP, MM) AVNET, DE September 1998  November 1999 Sales & Distribution Specialist, Part of implementation team managed by SAP Walldorf, utilizing ASAP implementation methodology
SADIA, BR June 1998  July 1998 Sales & Distribution Consultant (SD)
MULTIBRAS, Sao Paolo, Brazil February 1998  May 1998 Sales & Distribution Consultant/Assistant (SD)
Short Term Project Assistance
NETAFIM IS December 2004 Sales & Distribution Consultant
T SYSTEMS ZA December 2004 Sales & Distribution Consultant
BUSINESS CONNECTION (COMPUREX), ZA November 2004 SAP Trainer on behalf of SAP