Summary

Sheik is a result-driven senior project manager who operates as ‘interface’ in the areas of business, finance and IT. With a firm financial background he started in IT as business intelligence consultant. He holds more than 15 years of international experience with financial processes and ERP-systems which makes him a sparring partner at all levels within an organization.Projects have been executed in all regions (US, Europe, APAC, amongst which Singapore and India).

 Due to his strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, Sheik is used to operate in multi-disciplinary projects with tight deadlines.

 Next to that Sheik is an accredited PRINCE2 practioner and throughout the years he has been able to combine this successfully with an Agile project approach.

Sheik has built a track-record of successful multi-site implementations of SAP products (SAP ECC6, SAP Business Objects) and Unit 4 products (Coda Financials, Icorp Billing).

Throughout the years Sheik has acquired a broad knowledge of internet-technology, websites and portals.

 He has also more than ten years of experience with business continuity management, application-virtualization and (Agile) collaboration tools a.o. MS SharePoint, Trello, Basecamp and Google Docs.

One of his key achievements is that his way of working has been recognized as ‘best practice’ by one of his clients, Icorp, a Unit4 partner.

Sheik’s way of project control and use of project management tools has now been captured in a new commercial product ‘Icorp Services Planning’. This product will be launched by Unit4 end of 2015/early 2016.

Market Experience

 (non-) profit end-clients

  • BMV B.V.    
  • CBE Group USA
  • Corio N.V.
  • Dunea
  • ESI USA
  • Datamonitor Ltd
  • Fisher Clinical Services
  • FSMA Belgium
  • Heineken Holding N.V
  • Hoyer GmbH
  • IGM Hong Kong
  • Ikea
  • Informa plc
  • KPN N.V.     
  • Maher Terminals USA
  • Michael Page
  • Department of General Affairs
  • Dutch National Railways
  • Philips N.V.
  • Province of Zuid-Holland
  • Rabo Real Estate
  • Stichting Sociaal Fonds Bouw-nijverheid
  • Taylor & Francis India
  • Yodel Delivery Network
  • Several (lower) Governmental organizations
  • Safety region Mid- and West-Brabant (VRMWB)

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

Project Management & Consultancy (Owner)     

The Project Management Network 

Area’s

  • Accounting systems (Unit4 Financials, SAP FI)
  • Credit mgt. systems (Coda, Icorp Billing, SAP FI)
  • ERP –systems (SAP ECC6.0)
  • Business Intelligence tools/analytics (SAP Business Objects, Microsoft BI-tools, Qlikview)
  • Integration projects with a focus on SAP and Unit4.
  • Migration projects
  • Application virtualization
  • Collaboration tools like MS SharePoint, Trello, Basecamp, Google Docs
  • Business continuity management (including Disaster Recovery projects)
  • Performance improvement (using a holistic approach in cross-functional teams uncovering bottlenecks on different layers (networks and infrastructure, databases and applications)
  • Consultancy with the objective to improve the management information process using business intelligence tools and Corporate Performance Management methodologies (Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators).

Since October 2013 The Project Management Network is a preferred implementation partner for Icorp BV, solution provider of Unit4.

Since June 2015 The Project Management Network is a preferred implementation partner of Millennium Consulting in the United Kingdom.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Project manager (contractor) 

Icorp Intelligent Internet Solutions        
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Icorp product family such as Icorp Billing (Credit management application) and Time and Expenses.
  • Management of multiple project teams at different implementations.
  • Next to project management hired for project-portfolio management, whereby all projects with a timeline until one year are planned, resourced and budgeted for.
  • Next to project management working on business analysis during implementations.

 Key achievements:

  • Introduced agile project management with a number of customers.
  • Personal way of project control and use of project management tools has been recognized as ‘best practice and in 2015 the Icorp development team has automated this in a new commercial product ‘Icorp Services Planning’. This product will be launched by Unit4 end of 2015/early 2016.
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Manager Operations (contractor)

Icorp Intelligent Internet Solutions   

Next to my role as project manager at Icorp, also working as manager operations.

In this role I am responsible for planning and budgeting Icorp’s projects and major ‘change requests’ for Icorp’s/Unit4’s clients.

 Other tasks as manager operations:

  • Planning and monitoring issues of Icorp’s clients globally
  • Manage consultants providing global Icorp support as second and third line as part of the Unit4 service model.
  • Key account management with Unit4 customers and Icorp’s support suppliers
  • Develop general IT-strategy together with Icorp’s managing director.
  • Supporting Icorp’s MD with prospects and leads.
  • Management SharePoint site for Icorp-implementations.
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015

Interim Project Manager

Yodel Delivery Network Ltd.

Responsible for the implementation of Icorp Billing (product from Unit4 portfolio) for Yodel Delivery Network in the UK. In this project Yodel’s current (manual) credit management process has been replaced by Icorp Billing, a next-gen credit management solution.

 Management of both contractors and internal IT-staff within the project). Responsible for the introduction of a new project methodology within Yodel, where Prince2 is combined with Scrum for development activities.

Jul 2014 - Mar 2015

Interim project manager

Maher Terminals LLC                        

Responsible for the implementation of Icorp Billing (credit management product as part of the Unit4 portfolio) for Maher Terminals LLC in the US. Within this role responsible for project management, resource management, coordination, resolving escalations and communication with different stakeholders like senior-management.

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015

Interim project manager

Hoyer GmbH                                            

Responsible for the implementation of Icorp Billing (credit management product as part of the Unit4 portfolio) for Hoyer GmbH. Within this role responsible for project management, resource management, coordination, resolving escalations and communication with different stakeholders like senior-management.

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

CBE US       

Interim Project Manager

Responsible for the implementation of Icorp Billing (credit management product as part of the Unit4 portfolio) for CBE USA. Within this role responsible for project management, resource management, coordination, resolving escalations and communication with different stakeholders like senior-management.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2013

Project Manager

Informa PLC                                                   
  • Responsible for the implementation of Coda (financial management software for AP/AR/Credit Management) and SAP (ERP-software) across the Informa offices and Financial Shared Service Centers worldwide.
  • All projects are run according the PRINCE2-methodology with an agile project methodology.
  • During this role project responsible of 15-20 SAP- and Coda-implementations.
  • Responsible for global security of Coda Financials, used as core financial system within Informa.
  • Responsible for the implementation of a global Disaster
    Recovery-solution for Coda and its related applications.
  • Hands-on development of reports in SAP Business Objects XI on Coda in the areas of Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable/Credit Management.
  • Hands-on testing of Coda- functionality during
  • Responsible for project documentation in the Corporate SharePoint environment for Coda and SAP-implementations.
2010 - 2013

Project Manager

Informa Plc

Integration project SAP ECC6 and Coda Financials.

Redesign of a ‘legacy’ interface into a new interface developed in SAP BODS (SAP ETL platform).
Objective: all accounts receivable transactions from SAP into Coda Financials (Credit management module) using SAP BODS.

Scope: All Informa-companies worldwide have been migrated to the new SAP interface.

Duration project: three years

2013

Project Manager

IIR Dubai                                                              

Implementation of Coda Financials (credit management module) integrating with Ungerboeck (Exhibitions software) as replacement of legacy systems for IIR Dubai.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months

2012

Project Manager

IIR South Africa      

Implementation of SAP ECC6 for IIR South Africa: for this company legacy systems have been replaced with SAP ECC6.0 including SAP FICO for AP, AR and Credit Management. Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months

2012

Project Manager

IBC Denmark en IBC Sweden                                  

Implementation of SAP ECC6 for IBC Nordics (Denmark and Sweden): for this company legacy systems have been replaced with SAP ECC6.0 including SAP FICO for AP, AR and Credit Management.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months

2012

Global Project Manager

All Informa Companies

Implementation of a new intercompany solution as add-on within the Coda financials portal: one world-wide solution with a global scope: all Informa-financial entities went live in one go with this new intercompany solution which replaced a labor-intensive manual intercompany process.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months for phase 1.

2011

Project Manager

ESI USA                                                        

Implementation of Coda Financials for ESI USA: as part of an American program, Coda has been implemented with an integration point to Intacct (SAAS exhibition software) replacing legacy software.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 1 year

2010 - 2011

Project Manager

Datamonitor Ltd                                      

As part of a larger UK program Coda was implemented together with SAP ECC6 replacing legacy software.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 1 year

2010 - 2011

Project Manager

Informa Ltd

Move of the Coda-development and test environment from the Dusseldorf European Data Centre to a new cloud environment in AWS (Amazon’. First pilot project where sensitive financial data was moved to the cloud.

Project scope: cost reduction of hosting and exploring new technology for the Informa/landscape.

After this successful pilot, Informa decided to move all core financial applications onto Amazon-cloud globally.

 Duration project: 9 months For testimonial see link:  http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/informa/

2010

Project Manager

IFI USA en IGM (US, UK, HK)

Implementation of Coda Financials for companies above mentioned in all locations (Westborough (USA), London (UK) and Hong Kong. Project went live in one go in all time zones.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months

2008 - 2010

Project Manager

Several (Taylor and Francis India, Informa UK Ltd, etc).

Several similar Coda- implementations in all regions (US, EU, APAC (especially Singapore and India).

 During these implementations the focus has been on account payables and accounts receivables/ credit management with project delivery of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

2009

Project Manager

Euroforum Netherlands

Implementation of Coda Financials- Credit Management module for Euroforum Netherlands.

 Within this role responsible for project management, resource management, coordination, resolving escalations and communication with different stakeholders like senior-management.

Secondary project scope was development of SAP BO-reports for management information.

Duration project: 6 months

2004 - 2007

Senior Consultant

Corio NV                                                   

Continuous improvement of (strategic) management information of all business units within Corio.

  • Evaluate and where possible improve the current management report set in close cooperation with stake holders (e.g. group finance, financial directors and controllers in all Corio business units).
  • Gather all (new and change) requests on functional requirements of the business units across Europe, prioritize and provide recommendation to the CFO/group Finance which ones to implement by the several application teams.
  • Report on all in-flight projects related to finance.
  • Manage teams of external consultants working several projects.
  • Together with CIO responsible for the IT-security with Corio. For this an IT Security Frameworks has been developed using elements of COBIT, ITIL, ISO20000 and ISO17799.
  • Hands-on development of SAP Business Objects reports on Coda for Accounts Payables/Accounts Receivables/Credit
  • Hands-on testing of Coda-functionality and reports during implementations.
  • Management/Real estate management reporting, etc.
  • Selection of collaboration software and which was won by MS SharePoint
  • Project responsible for pilot project of MS SharePoint at Corio Netherlands Retail.

Education

Education
2003 - 2006

Business Studies- Strategy and Organization 

Open University in combination with Fontys                         University of Applied Sciences
1993 - 1998

Business Economics (Bsc.)

Fonty's University of Applied Sciences