SAP SuccessFactors Deployment Lead - VR/29472

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Rate: Available Upon Request

Work with a leading energy service company as a SAP SuccessFactors Deployment Lead to help deliver a crucial global project. Based in Westhill on an initial 6-month contract.


The company is embarking on a SAP Success Factors (SF) Transformation programme which involves replacing the current ECC solution with SAP Success Factors (SF) together with the associated business process changes across recruitment/onboarding, success/career development, performance/goals, employee central, compensation and VAR pay, and Learning Management (LMS).


The transformation will be a multi-year programme following a Greenfield, fit to standard approach.


The strategic aim is to deliver a globally standard set of processes and associated data through the modern SF cloud application leading to improved efficiency and operation of the business and providing valuable business insights from increased visualisation, analytics and automation.


You will be required to work closely with project team personnel, delivery partners and key business stakeholders.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Leading and collating and document all Deployment Strategy information required for the SAP SF Transformation programme.
  • Supporting the design, build and test of third-party application integrations into SAP SF and other sub systems.
  • Managing the deployment of third-party application integrations to SAP SF for multi-region deployments.
  • Defining, developing and implementing a detailed plan for all cutover activities within a SAP SF deployment.
  • Providing regular status update to the programme manager and senior management, of all activities agreed against the cutover plan.
  • Working with the company Tech/Business Teams to establish the go-no go criteria in line with the deployment plan.
  • Working with the company to define the deployment/cutover governance framework.
  • Leading the preparation of the service introduction plan and be integral in the setup of support organisations.
  • Leading the cutover planning of configuration of all FO/EO and loading of employee records into SF.
  • Managing technical Go-live, such as business communication, ramp up/ ramp down activities, interim processes, third party activities, final data migration (FO/EO).
  • Leading the company to develop, create and execute the cutover plan. This should include a details step by step set of activities, that will transition all business config and processes at the point of cutover.
  • Managing stakeholder relationships through effective communication and issue resolution to ensure stakeholders are engaged throughout the cutover planning and delivery.
  • Ensuring entry into and exit out of cutover stage gates are met including the final Go/No-Go meetings.
  • Leading the SF knowledge transfer on project technical and functional to support the organisation.
  • Managing and defining readiness criteria Go/No-Go decision process for company owned services/deliverables.
  • Managing assessment readiness for Go/No-Go decision with the company.
  • Leading the preparation and execution cutover governance including programme reporting and communication with key stakeholders.
  • Leading the conduct Dress Rehearsals (DR events) for both company cutover activities as defined and outlined in the cutover plan.
  • Providing expert advice and information to stakeholders on emerging cutover issues and presenting recommendations to support project delivery in line with established plans, timeframes, and other relevant project priorities.
  • Providing cutover status reporting to project leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Supporting cutover communications, checkpoint processes and logistics to ensure smooth delivery against the plan.
  • Driving continuous improvement for repeatable successful cutover delivery for each region.


Applicants to this role require

  • Experience in managing complex SAP Success Factors system deployments.
  • Experience in planning business and technical cutover activities.
  • Demonstrable good knowledge of SAP deployment best practices.
  • Experience of working with and managing an SI partner.
  • Prior experience of managing the delivery of third-party deployment and cutover to SAP Success Factors.
  • Strong business influencing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills and can interface across a spectrum of stakeholders.
  • Pro-active, self-driven, forward looking and collaborative.
  • Knowledge of project management methods, such as PRINCE2 and PMP.

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