A professional IT manager with extensive experience in the SAP arena, having worked for over 12 years in various capacities in this environment, culminating in the role of: Director of SAP Solution Centre (within Global ISIT), Sony Ericsson Mobile Comms AB. Currently reporting directly to the CIO at Sony Ericsson, Heading R&D IT solutions, my IT career
A professional IT manager with extensive experience in the SAP arena, having worked for over 12 years in various capacities in this environment, culminating in the role of: Director of SAP Solution Centre (within Global ISIT), Sony Ericsson Mobile Comms AB. Currently reporting directly to the CIO at Sony Ericsson, Heading R&D IT solutions, my IT career has developed over many years, from initial hands on SAP configuration and process design, through Project and Program responsibility, to Global Corporate responsibility for total SAP landscape. In my role as Director of SAP Solution Centre my unit was responsible for the support and maintenance of the exiting landscape, as well as responsibility for all projects and programs delivering new solutions or geographical expansion, managing total staffing peak of 120 and an annual budget circa 35m€
Head of IT Delivery for Sourcing @ Responsible for the provision of IT solutions to support global sourcing operations for Barclays Bank. From June 2012 to Present (3 years 7 months) Head of IT R&D Services @ Sony Ericsson runs a diverse set of applications in support all aspects of mobile phone development (technology development, SW / HW development, Test & Verification, PLM etc).
Applications range from industry standard tools inc, DS Enovia (PLM), Clearcase(quest), IBM QC, to bespoke internally developed tools.
The services delivered by my organisation included support and maintenance for existing solutions / landscape and the design, delivery and Program / Project management of all change Programs and Projects for this business area. This unit had an annual budget of 13m€ covering 60 employed staff and varying levels of external consultants.
Achievements in this role include:
• Successful establishment of outsourcing/ off-shoring of IT services, securing an annual cost reduction +1m€
• Organisational restructuring including management de-layering
• Securing of operational structure, roles & responsibilities, processes etc
• Creation of Vision / Mission and objectives for this unit to secure continued improvement direction
My assignment in this role was specific to ensuring outsourcing / off-shoring and organisational restructuring. In the limited time (12 months) allotted for this exercise the main objectives are achieved and plans are in place for continued efficiency and effectiveness improvement. From June 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 5 months) Head of SAP Competence centre @ Responsible for Sony Ericsson’s Global SAP solutions, and integration platform based on IBM Web sphere.
Sony Ericsson runs SAP solutions to support all commercial operations for the total Global organisation inc:
• Sales / Supply Chain / Procurement / Finance & Controlling / HR
The scope of responsibility for my organisation included support and maintenance for existing solutions / landscape and the design, delivery and Program / Project management of all change Programs and Projects large or small.
During my tenure in this role I was also responsible for establishing an outsourcing / off-shoring engagement (industry leading service provider). The scope of this engagement was to provide application management & support services as well as application development for total Global SAP & Integration platform. From January 2005 to June 2010 (5 years 6 months) Team Lead – SAP Finance Solution (Management Office) @ During this period I was responsible for the implementation and support team for Finance, reporting to the Director for Finance Solutions Management Office (SAP) as well as having a “solution manager” role for part of the Finance landscape. Activities included:
• Leading a team of 10 skilled SAPR3 Configuration, ABAP, and process developers
• Process / Systems design, Change Mgmt, Implementation and Support
• Establishment of SAP Landscape in support of Sony Ericsson joint Venture creation Oct 2001.
• Various Geographical rollouts of Global SAP template and new services involving SAP solutions From January 2001 to January 2005 (4 years 1 month)
ITIL / Prince2 / CIMA Timothy Gurr is skilled in: SAP, IT Delivery Mgmt, IT Outsourcing
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