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SAP Transition Manager

Stamford Consultants AG

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SAP Transition Manager

Ref. # 11232

For: SAP Transition Manager

Type: contract for 6 months

Location: Zürich, Switzerland and Konstanz, Germany

Start: from beginning May 2016 until end of October 2016

Workload: 80% onsite in Switzerland, some travel/worklload in USA/ASIA is foreseen


Our client, a major Pharma global player is currently looking for a SAP TRANSITION MANAGER  for a 6 months contract in Switzerland.

Project scope:

The SAP Transition Manager is managing the transition to the new SAP Service Provider of this major Pharma client.


  • As part of the Globalization of our SAP COE, our client has recently selected a new provider to assume the role of Strategic SAP Partner
  • As our Strategic SAP Partner is expected that our new provider will deliver project services and assume full run responsibilities for our European / Emerging Markets System and our US System across both Application and Basis
  • Our client is in the process of recruiting as internal hire for an SAP Service Delivery Manager. In the interim of this appointment my client is seeking external support to manage the transition and on boarding of the new Strategic SAP Provider

The contract should last 6 months.

Key responsibilities:

  • Joint planning of the transition with selected supplier and incumbent teams
  • Close alignment with Supplier and with my client's IT / SAP Center Of Excellence
  • Escalate any delays or missing deliverables
  • Manage risks during transition
  • Setup regular meeting structures
  • Setup regular escalation process
  • Setup reporting of SLA/KPI’s
  • Setup reporting procedures
  • Assists in finalizing the SAP target operating model for my client
  • Setup demand management process for SAP teams between the client's  SAP organization and service provider
  • Assure that operations manual is created by supplier and approved by the company
  • Ensures compliance withclient's validation and compliance requirements
  • Show areas for improvement in support processes and business processes and cooperation with supplier

Your profile:

  • Deep SAP knowledge
  • Transition Manager experience
  • ITIL Knowledge
  • Fluent in English (ideally also Japanese skills)
  • Experience with global organizations
  • Experience to manage Tier 1 SI’s as provider


  • Experience in the Pharma sector is always welcome  
  • SAP Transition Manager is mandatory


If you are interested, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are looking forward to receive your application at: ivan@stamford-consultants.com


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