SAP Enterprise IT Program Manager



SAP Enterprise IT Program Manager Princeton, NJ

Title: Enterprise Capabilities IT Program Manager

Job Type: Full-Time

Primary Location: Princeton, New Jersey

The Challenge:

Vignetic is looking for an Enterprise Capabilities IT Program Manager who will be responsible for a variety of IT projects and programs focused on optimizing worldwide Enterprise Capabilities (EC) business processes.

Role & Responsibilities:

• Overseeing the planning and execution of Global IT projects and the delivery of project results.

• Directing project managers and cross-functional teams to achieve defined outcomes aligned with business strategy.

• Responsibility for internal stakeholder management and communications and the management of external IT vendors and establishing a strong partnership with stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

• Program financial management

• Working closely with the Business Sponsors to ensure proper alignment and governance.

• Ensuring the proper handover to the users and to the support colleagues in IT Operations.

• Focusing on ERP platform (SAP) and its related financial systems but also overseeing projects and programs for EC platforms for IT&D, Legal, HR, and other EC departments.

• Reports directly to the Head of IT Portfolio & Program Management in IT&D.

• Leads the development of the overall approach for the program, its major time frames, and the definition of its major deliverables to address and meet the desired goals and outcome.

• Leads regular interactions with the executive sponsor to inform, alert, negotiate and maintain a continuing good relationship and shared vision for the program outcome.

• Establishes and ensures appropriate governance functions for the program in accordance with enterprise policies and practices.

• Directs the creation and maintenance of the required program documentation and artifacts.

• Develops and controls the program budget and manages expenditure within agreed spending plans.

• Ensures and balances the availability of the required skills and competencies across project teams within the program.

• Leads the development and maintenance of stakeholder mapping, communications, and reporting.

• Acts as an advisor and builds and maintains relationships across the wider stakeholder community.

• Leads the oversight of program projects’ execution, their progress compared with the plan and the production of agreed deliverables.

• Monitors and coordinates dependencies across the projects in the program and resolves conflicts.

• Directs or approves the establishment of a framework or guidelines for the use of contractors and professional service providers and determines their use across the program.

• Supports and facilitates agenda setting for program committee/board meetings.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

• Master’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field of study, or equivalent experience

• 5+ years’ experience in a strategic IT partner role

• Global consulting experience in/to the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry is preferred

• 10+ years of experience in IT business/industry

• Proven track record deploying SAP in progressive leadership roles across multiple end-to-end implementations

• Broad domain knowledge in SAP across functional modules, technology architecture and data management

• Experience in regulated environments, especially GxP, is required

• SAP S/4HANA experience preferred

• 5-7 years in diverse roles with increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs

• Demonstrated experience in managing “upward” among senior leadership and leading teams

• A high degree of political sensitivity, astuteness, and the ability to use the informal power structure of the organization to achieve program success and overcome obstacles.

• Experience with at least one project/program management methodology, such as PRINCE2, or Agile etc.

• Deep understanding and curiosity towards current and emerging technologies

• A high level of empathy and the ability to vary styles of interaction to match the needs of a variety of temperaments and personalities.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and “sell” the program goals and objectives to the business, as well as technical leadership


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