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IBM SAP Data Lead in Markham, Canada


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Global Business Services helps top-tier clients solve their most complex business and technical issues. As SAP Data Lead, you will deliver innovative data management solutions to analyze, profile, migrate and maintain data for ensure successful SAP implementations by collaborating with cross functional business and technical resources.

As the premier supplier of SAP integrated software solutions to a rapidly growing list of major North American corporations, we are proud of our talented team. Our commitment to client success, technical expertise and best practices know-how earned us the SAP Canada Award of Excellence for customer satisfaction in every year it's been awarded.

The SAP Data Lead is responsible for managing Data stream activities within a SAP implementation project to ensure quality data migration. This position requires strong knowledge in new dimension SAP products such as Data Services, Information Steward, SAP MDG as well as strong managerial and communication skills. The successful candidate having various industry experience and having exposure to other ETL tools like IBM Infosphere, Informatica and TalenD would be a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Data Migration/Management workstream from design through cut-over managing client stakeholders and team.

  • Conduct explore workshops to identify & finalize Data Management requirements.

  • Identify the key technical / business Gaps and provide innovative solutions to address them in a timely manner.

  • Develop data migration plans, manage deadlines and co-ordinate of data team activities with project time lines

  • Provide techno/functional direction to develop Data Management framework for key activities such as extraction, cleansing, migration, Data quality & validation of data.

  • Estimate the efforts and identify project skill & resource requirements & work with PMO to manage the deliverables on time & budget

  • Develop functional / technical specification documents and design best in class technical solution to support Data Management activities

  • Support Unit testing, SIT, UAT and performance testing activities for SAP implementation

  • Collaborate with the cross-functional team to develop integrated data strategy to support business processes, executing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency

  • Develop cut-over strategy for data migration activities for Go-live.

Monitor and provide data migration status and road map to PMO and stakeholders

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Min of 6 to 8 years of experience required in managing SAP Data migrations from complex legacy systems to SAP for various industry sectors

  • Deep technical understanding of one or more SAP software tools such as Data Services, Information Steward, SLT, TDMS, SAP MDG and GDS.

  • Strong business process & SAP technical knowledge augmented with Data acumen.

  • Experience with Financials, Order to Cash, Materials Management, Plan to Manufacture or Source to Pay Data

  • Ability to work closely with Process Owners and other key stakeholders

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of SAP implementation activities from an Activate perspective , Prepare, Explore, Realize Build, Realize Test, Deploy and Support to Sustainment.

  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Certified in one or more SAP Data or Analytics related modules

About Business Unit

IBM 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.

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Location Statement

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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