Rebecca Beer

Rebecca Beer

Summary

  • As a highly motivated individual, Rebecca uses her passionate nature to drive applications solutions to best support the needs of the business.
  • With over 11 years experience in translation of business requirements and strategy into IT and Application Solutions, she has seen many aspects of Solution Lifecycle including strategy definition, stakeholder alignment, design and construct, deployment and sustain of large scale Application Landscapes.
  • Understanding that to Business users, IT is merely a tool by which to work; ensuring successful implementation, sustain and availability management are key to the success of Business Systems Applications Management.Thus she always ensures the priorities of the business are reflected in the Application Design and Management
  • With experience in managing many significant Application programs Rebecca has strong project and risk management skills along with an ability and passion to develop and drive team members to achieve success in every initiative

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Program Manager

SAP Asia PTE Ltd

·Supporting strategic SAP clients in Program Management activities with a scope base covering, methodology definition, establishing global program structures, testing strategies and appropriate toolsets to manage design and implementation

·Development of Testing Strategies to ensure 1st time quality and reliable solution delivery. Working with Toolsets including SAP Solution Manager, TDMS, HP Quality Center.

·Drive Application Strategies and Management across SAP and non SAP application portfolio

·Supporting clients in Business Case definition, ROI studies and TCO reduction

·Lead client architecture strategies, with a focus on architecture harmonization and consolidation

·SAP Resource Management including sourcing, planning and budgeting to meet clients needs

·Providing support to Account Management team through account targeting and expansion through establishing trusted relationship with clients.

Oct 2004 - Dec 2008

Application and Integration Manager

Nestle SA

·     Responsible to ensure integration across functional, technology, development and deployment teams within the GLOBE SAP program ensuring alignmentwith internal and external stakeholders

·Ensure alignment of Business Processes and Architecture of GLOBE SAP Solution to functional and business strategies.Responsible to drive architecture and release level management in accordance with Software Solution Providers Strategies, Nestlé Business Strategies and Implementation feasibility, whilst ensuring solution continuity and TCO reduction. Establishing BPM strategies

·Responsible for establishing and maintaining Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF) and Applications Strategies across Application Portfolio of SAP and non SAP Applications.

·Drive and support the Application Management strategies including Availability Management,Disaster Recovery Planning, Recovery Targets and definition and adherence to critical KPIs

·Responsible for project management and tracking of GAP analysis and requirements approval through management and operational reporting

·Ensure appropriate Data Management within Nestlé Solutions.Responsible to steer and execute necessary Data Architecture, Data Conversion methodologies and execution, Data Quality Initiatives, working with Informatica, LSMW and Data Conversion Techniques

·Initiation and management of XI / PI Implementation Project at Nestlé; Covering a scope of 24,000 interface implementation across 64 locations. Utilizing BPM, IDoc, Proxy and RFC Technologies.Managing Application Integration Strategy, Migration Approach, Design / Construction, Implementation and Sustain.

·Manage Change and Release strategies within the GLOBE Program ensuring appropriate delivery to market of flawless solutions.Scope includes solution change management, release management, testing strategy and execution, Quality Initiatives, Guidelines and Reporting

·Other Cross Functional responsibilities include: Archiving, End User Roles Coordination (Portal / GUI), New Technology Introduction

·Provide sustain services to: Legacy Middleware & EDI Solutions (WDI, Cyclone, WBI / Mercator and Business Connector), Cross Application Solution (Messaging, ALE, IDocs, RFC), Data Conversion,

Jul 2001 - Oct 2004

Technical Consultant

SAP CH

·       Held a principle role in initiation, design/construct, acceptance and implementation of Nestlé Distributed Architecture (split of R/3 4.7 into 3 architectural components to manage finance, supply and commercial)

·Responsible for the Standards Guidelines & Best Practices for Cross Applications Technologies and Interfacing Framework

Established required Support Organization for Cross Application Technologies through successful outsourcing of support.

·Held consulting role to guide Nestlé on appropriate Data Management Architecture and MDM

Responsible to design / construct data management processes, integration and replication within the GLOBE Landscape

May 2000 - Jul 2001

Technical Consultant (ALE)

SAP UK

·Expert consulting for IS-Retail Interfacing including Point of Sale Interfacing , Inbound and Outbound processing functional configuration

Mar 1998 - May 2000

ABAP / ALE Developer

Harrods Ltd

·Responsible for full lifecycle of Point of Sale Interfaces between Harrods EPOS to SAP IS Retail 2.1

·Scope encompassed

  • Functional /& Technical Specification
  • Develop (ABAP/4 and Mercator Mapping ) & Functional & Technical Tests, Sustain

Education

Education
1989 - 1995

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Skills

Skills

People Development and Leadership

Strong people management and development skills.  Strengths in driving and inspiring international teams

SAP and Applications Architecture

Definition and positioning of SAP Applications Architecture and Strategy in order to meet business requirements and manage IT TCO.  

IT TCO Reduction

Lead many initiatives to reduce IT TCO Reduction through process and technology optimizations

IT Project Management

Management of Large Scale IT Initiatives and Projects

SAP Project Management

Project Management of Large Scale Global SAP Implementations