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IBM SAP Project Manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Client Innovation Center Baton Rouge is expanding and has immediate opportunities for experienced forward-thinking SAP Project Manager with a passion for growth and innovation. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into innovation solutions to drive growth for our clients. Our clients are some of the world's leading companies and you will be part of challenging projects to build and support technical solutions for their needs You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world's technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

The SAP IT Project Manager helps an organization implement software and enterprise applications that promote staff productivity, efficient business operations and resource usage. They lead project teams and oversee the planning, strategy, and execution of tasks to ensure the successful delivery of SAP projects. Their main tasks include network upgrading, hardware and software installations and application development.

SAP Project Managers manages an SAP team, they keep track of output and performance and look for innovative solutions to problems that may arise. They also ensure teams adhere to the project management framework and use the right tools, processes, and reporting principles. IT Project Managers work with different people from hourly support staff all the way to Chief level executives. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the day-to-day IT operations, networks, and computer systems

  • Create/Maintain project budgets and reallocating resources where necessary

  • Directing the onboarding/offboarding of a project staff.

  • Ensuring that employees are following project polices, information security and privacy policies

  • Providing regular and up-to-date status reports to stakeholders

  • Ensuring that the project is meeting deliverables by setting phase gates.

  • Sustaining the project after completion by devising suitable maintenance and troubleshooting methods

The successful candidates for this position will become members of our Client Innovation Team. You will work closely across the CIC network to delight our customers with leading edge solutions with a keen focus on quality and client satisfaction. In addition to strong collaboration across the team, you will be virtually integrated into our deep learning and knowledge program as well as employee engagement across NA. All resources in our CIC network may be requested to travel depending on specific client project needs. US Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and client relationship building at the client site, as well as subsequent travel for key milestones or project initiatives. Travel is generally no more than 50% of the time.

Preferred locations: Lake Charles & New Orleans LA; Mobile AL; Pensacola FL; Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson & Oxford MS; Beaumont & Galveston TX


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4-6 years of IT project Experience for software implementations or AMS.

  • 4 years of experience in SAP Projects (Implementations or AMS)

  • 2+ years of lead experience, managing teams of 6 + personnel

  • Client Facing - Ability to maintain client relationships from hourly employees to C-Suite

  • Experience in Project Change Management/Requirement tracking etc.

  • Experience in Project Financials (Budgets/Forecasting/Labor Claiming)

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills to manage team chemistry and productivity

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2 SAP implementations for full project lifecycle (Prepare to Deploy)

  • SAFe/Scrum Master Certifications

  • PMP/PRINCE2 Certification

  • Jira/Azure DevOps for Agile Project Tracking (preferred)

  • MS Project or similar project tracking tool. (preferred)

  • SAP Test Manager experience previously

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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