Project Consultant SAP SD

Date: 03-May-2022

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. 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 the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the job

The Project Consultant SAP SD is responsible for delivery and solution realization, for enabling the execution of major changes and of projects, managed by the project manager.

The role reports into the Functional Domain Lead Marketing & Sales in the Center of Expertise IM (CoE IM).

The COE IM is responsible for providing sustainable, efficient, robust and secured   workplace & core IT solutions. In addition, the team is responsible to train, educate and ensure the right capabilities are available to meet the business project and major change needs.

The CoE is responsible to match resource demand with supply, to ensure delivery of required resources and that target utilization rate of the resources is met.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for solution realization in projects
  • Contribute to the realization of the solution in close collaboration with the project team, the project manager, Solution Architects and business stakeholders
  • Work under operational guidance of project managers to plan and execute projects according to the CIO office guidelines and IM processes
  • Supports the project manager in delivering the project within the defined scope, time utilization and budget
  • Provide functional expertise in the project in the relevant domain.
  • Work with the (Solution) Architecture team to ensure that standards are implemented consistently
  • Provide knowledge and project experience back to Solution Architecture teams
  • Coordinate and execute major/complex changes, as part of the change management process, in the area of SAP SD and related/integrated areas
  • Identification, analysis, mapping and documentation of information needs of current and future processes/systems
  • Ensures that requirements defined in solution description are implemented accordingly
  • Identify, handle and resolve project delivery issues in the associated (business) domain
  • Anticipating issues and acting proactively to address potential issues
  • Collecting and updating project status materials
  • Managing project products and configuration management for deliverables such as process flows, specifications and functional/technical designs
  • Work with users to ensure the project meets business needs
  • Facilitate user testing and user acceptance testing
  • Facilitate user training and workshops
  • Cooperate and collaborate with GBS-IM on Service Introduction management
  • Brings AkzoNobel specific knowledge on processes and systems into the projects

What do you bring?

  • Master/ Bachelor degree in business management, business informatics or a related field of study
  •  5 + years implementation configuration experience in SAP SD and related integrations and ideally with other parts of SAP solutions such as MM, LE, CS or FiCo
  • Fluent in English, verbally and written
  • Knowledge of and experience with generic SAP components such as EDI and SAP transport management
  • Knowledge and practical skills in best practice solutions in the shared solutions space
  • Knowledge of the process industry and relevant application(s) in functional domain
  • Experience with consulting or business roles
  • Key Generic Competencies
  • Professional with broad and/or deep knowledge in own field of expertise
  • Dedicated to reach and maintain high quality standards in project delivery
  • Strong communication- and interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Results-driven and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Able to act in a complex multinational environment
  • Proactive attitude regarding problem solving using knowledge, experience and analysis of available information
  • Ability to remain neutral toward technology, vendor and product choices, more interested in results than in personal preferences regarding a technology type or a specific vendor
  • Ability to balance the long-term (or “big-picture”) and short term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to see the full picture (“helicopter view”) as well as being able to focus on necessary details
  • Dedicated to reach and maintain high quality standards
  • Ability to influence internal and external parties
  • Knowledge of the process industry


Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 vacation days and 21 leave days (CLA 2022) 46 days in total
  • 13th month, 8.33% of gross annual salary(CLA 2022)
  • Hybrid working. As per  May 2022,  60/40%. (2 days home office)
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
  • Travel expenses to and from work
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers.

Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered.

If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands.

If you have any questions, please send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com to the attention of Tim Laan


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 20079