Project Manager SAP Manufacturing

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Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Pune, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Description:


1. Purpose of the job

The Project Manager is responsible for the successful execution of IT projects and programs in the IT department. The scope of projects focuses on Manufacturing projects. Projects integration with eternal systems (eg MES), accommodate changes in manufacturing capacity across the globe and other innovations to improve manufacturing efficiency. Our core systems are SAP ECC. Plans are made to migrate to SAP S4/Hana.


2. Key responsibilities

• Create project plans including objectives, deliverables, time plan, budget, organization

• Build effective project team structures and recruit /assign project staff

• Identify, manage, and mitigate project risks and issues

• Deliver on time, within budget and with quality

• Guide, steer and motivate project team members

• Define and project objectives, deliverables, roles, planning and budget to successfully deliver projects.

• Ensure compliance with respect to IT project methods, approaches, and project reporting

• Work with architecture to ensure that standards are implemented consistently in projects

• Promotes best practice methods, approaches, and practices for project management

• Organize post project reviews contribute to improving project management capability.


3. Job requirements

  • A proven track record of successful IT project delivery
  • Project Management certification is a plus
  • >5 years of experience in project management roles
  • >2 years of experience in manufacturing and production planning projects
  • >2 years of experience in SAP modules PP / QM / MM as SAP consultant or SAP project manager is a plus
  • >2 years of experience with integration platforms as engineer or project manager
  • Batchelor or Master degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering or related field study



  • Ability to build relations across stakeholder (business users, engineers, developers, dependent departments, steerco members) and influence.
  • Ability to motivate a project team to drive to success.
  • Self-driven and motivated to reach success.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • People management skills
  • Strong communicator


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.