SAP Partner

SAP Cutover Manager – S/4 HANA

SAP S/4 HANA - remote delivery - £500-600/day

Great opportunity to secure a key role on a new S/4 HANA programme being deployed remotely


We are looking for someone with strong Cutover Lead with experience in large scale Business Transformation Programmes who is able to make a rapid contribution with limited day-to-day direction due of the remote delivery aspect of the role.

Key deliverables:

  • Provide end to end Cutover Management expertise through dress rehearsals and Go Live.
  • Collaborate with programme team members representing various business functions to identify and document Cutover impacts.
  • Manage the Business Implementation, Dress Rehearsals and Cutover Planning for the Programme.
  • Ensure coordination and control of the Go Lives across all parties.
  • Ensure each business / function / shared services are ready for the Go Live through regular KPI dashboard reviews working closely with the Change manager & Project Manager
  • Enhance and own the Cutover plan
  • Provide visibility / reporting of progress for the duration of the Mock, Dress Rehearsals & Cutover phases
  • Responsible for delivery of following deliverables:
    • Mock execution and reporting, Business Rehearsals and Cutover Strategy
    • Cutover and Deployment Reversion Detailed Plan / Business continuity Plans (in conjunction with the Change Manager)
    • Cutover issue & risk analysis
    • Documentation of all approvals / sign-off’s required to support the go-live

Key requirements:

The right person will have a deep understanding and knowledge of Cutover Management and engagement methodologies in a large-scale industrial context. We are looking for a recognised expert in this space who has delivered successful Cutovers for a number of customers over the last decade;

  • Extensive experience delivering Cutover management initiatives within large scale business and system transformations.
  • Experience of Cutover management within a global organisation.
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills; Must be fluent communicator in English.  Additional European language skills in any of Spanish, German, French and/or Italian an advantage.
  • Experience of delivering Cutover management in one or more of the following business process areas: Production Planning, Plant Maintenance, MRP, Quality Management, Procurement and Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Experience of delivering appropriate best practice Cutover management tools and delivering appropriate best business practice.
  • Proficiency of managing geographically dispersed stakeholders (global).
  • Experience of new SAP technologies including S/4HANA, Ariba, C4C, Concur or SAP Analytics Cloud will be an advantage.
  • Strong experience in sustaining and continuously improving Cutover management processes, in a low-maturity environment.
  • Experienced in working with multiple SI’s within a programme.
  • Ability to manage disparate teams in multiple locations
  • Ability to work at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to grasp detailed programme demands and translate them to ‘business language’