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Charles Collins
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Summary


Forward-thinking IT professional with more
than 18 years of experience
delivering SAP solutions.  Excellent SAP
ECC, SAP CRM
and E-Commerce skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results through
team leadership,
collaboration and creative design.

Skills
  • SAP Applications
  • Program and Project Management
  • Team Leadership and Mentoring
  • Requirements Gathering and Solution Design
  • Monitoring/Escalations/Troubleshooting
  • Business Development
Experience
SOLUTION ARCHITECT/CONSULTANT 01/2003 to Present
The Hartfield Corporation, Inc. Chicago, IL
  • Supervise functional teams of 4-30 members for all phases of the project lifecycle. 
  • Construct project plans, gather requirements and propose solutions to accommodate client goals.
  • Review capabilities offered by various software/hardware vendors to meet current and future requirements.
  • Revise business processes to align with SAP Best Practices while preserving client's competitive advantages and industry standards.  
  • Document agreements made for software design and business process via Functional Design Documents, Technical Design Documents, Configuration Rationals and Business Process Procedures. 
  • Configure Sales, Service and Marketing scenarios for SAP ECC and CRM solutions.  11 full lifecycle projects. 
  • Develop specifications for modifications and new reports, queries, work flows and transactions. 
  • Lead SAP training sessions for groups of 10 - 50 participants covering functional and technical subjects based on approved SAP Education courses.    
  • Enforce compliance mandated by federal, state and local government laws to meet guidelines.
  • Draft project proposals including timeline, resource staffing, development requirement and financial budgets for SAP implementations.

SENIOR MANAGER, SAP SERVICE LINE 05/2014 to 04/2015
Capgemini US, LLC Chicago, IL
  • Owned project and resource planning, scope definition, execution and deliverables for Market-to-Customer/Order-to-Cash work stream of SAP projects. 
  • Aligned with PMO to guarantee adherence to timelines and budgets and to resolve cross-functional issues across work streams. 
  • Managed teams of distributed resources to ensure project deliverables conformed to the Statement of Work. 
  • Produced Blueprint workshops to educate client and to gather requirements to build SAP-enabled solutions.
  • Revised Capgemini's iSAP methodology collateral content to improve Blueprint process. 
  • Recruited experienced-hire and college level resources to strengthen Market-to-Customer/Order-to-Cash capability.
  • Mentored junior staff and created tools for internal knowledge transfer. 
  • Collaborated with client key stakeholders to reach understanding of how SAP solution supported their organization's immediate and long-term goals and ensure Capgemini's efforts matched. 
  • Responded to RFPs  ($500,000 to $25M value) from clients for new projects through the preparation of sales presentations, drafting responses with proposed solutions, and serving as a SAP Subject Matter Expert for oral reviews. 
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT 06/2005 to 04/2006
W. W. Grainger, Inc. Lincolnshire, IL
  • Assessed current and future customer needs and priorities through communicating directly with customers and business units.
  • Developed implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI). 
  • Identified and reviewed vendors and consultants to meet project needs to migrate to an E-Commerce platform based on a SAP-enabled solution. 
  • Managed project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.  Applied SCRUM Project methodology to encourage incremental functionality.
  • Supervised E-commerce analysts to ensure that delivery timelines were met. 
  • Prototyped a service-oriented architecture by using SAP XI/PI tools, SAP ECC and SAP CRM  
  • Consulted with management to ensure agreement on system design principals frequently.
SENIOR SUPPORT CONSULTANT 01/2001 to 11/2002
SAP America, Inc. Palo Alto , CA
  • Modified existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
  • Advised customer about or performed maintenance of SAP systems.
  • Analyzed information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system utilizing SAP proactive services.
  • Consulted with developers to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements, or resolve customer problems.
  • Coordinated installation of software systems, offering recommendations for hardware sizing and settings.
  • Prepared reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status.
  • Authored SAP White Papers on safeguarding SAP solutions components for internal and external use
SALES AND MARKETING ANALYST 07/1999 to 01/2001
MSC Pinole Point Steel, Inc. Richmond, CA
  • Represented the Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service objectives on behalf of Senior Management during the JBA System 21 project.
  • Conducted analysis of business processes and interviewed functional users to determine system requirements.
  • Managed sales area master data and transactional data  conversion from two legacy systems. Validated consistency and completeness of data migration.      
  • Authored job aids and  Customer Service and Sales Teams on functionalities of new ERP system applicable to their roles. 
  • Developed specifications for modifications and new reports, queries and transactions within JBA System 21.
  • Provided Post Go Live Support troubleshooting issues affecting Sales, Logistics, Production Planning, Inventory and Credit Management functional areas.  
SAP SALES AND DISTRIBUTION TEAM LEAD 05/1997 to 07/1999
California Steel Industries, Inc. Fontana, CA
  • Managed cross-functional team to implement the full Order-to-Cash scenario, responsible for BluePrint, Realization, Testing and Post Go-Live Support efforts. 
  • Configured Sales Order Entry, Customer Data and Pricing within the SAP Implementation Guide (IMG), customized to meet company standards and comply with ISO-9001 certifications.     
  • Transformed business processes throughout Sales and Shipping areas including distributed order entry and management, a 300% percent increase in efficiencies to process shipments and a 75% reduction in outstanding receivables due to sales errors. 
  • Conducted end user training for over 100 individuals working three different shifts. 
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Economics and American Studies Occidental College - Los Angeles, CA
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Previous Companies:

  • The Hartfield Corporation
  • Inc
  • Capgemini US

Previous Job Positions:

  • SOLUTION ARCHITECT
  • CONSULTANT
  • SENIOR MANAGER
  • SAP SERVICE LINE
  • BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Schools:

  • Occidental College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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