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Functional Architect, Retail, Finance, SCM

• Retail Implementation experience for a large multinational North American retail chain. • 6 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012/2009/4.0 , 2 SAP SD; 1 JD Edword Implementations; • Working as ERP Functional Architect & Functional Lead roles; • MS Certified Trainer (MCT) & Professional (MCP) (Dynamics AX) in Retail, Finance, Trade & Logistics, Project and Production Modules; • SAP SCM Certiied Consultant in Supply Chain Management (SCM-SD & MM) Modules; • JD Edward Consultant in PO, IM, PDM, SFC m

Desired Positions

Implementation Consultant, Senior Consultant / Team Leader, Project Manager, Consulting Manager

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
USD 130 - 180 per hour  
Availability
2 Weeks  
Desired Job Type
Contract or Temporary  
Can Travel for Work
Extensively  
Highest Education Level
Bachelor Degree  
Current Location
Ontario - Toronto / GTA, Canada  
Relocation
Will Consider Relocation to;
National 
Alberta
Alberta - Calgary
Alberta - Edmonton
Alberta - Northern Alberta
Alberta - Southern Alberta
British Columbia
British Columbia - Capitol Region + Island
British Columbia - The Interior
British Columbia - Vancouver/Lower Mainland
Manitoba
Manitoba - Winnipeg
New Brunswick
New Brunswick - Fredericton
New Brunswick - Moncton
New Brunswick - Saint John
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ontario
Ontario - Hamilton
Ontario - Kitchener/Waterloo
Ontario - London
Ontario - Northern Ontario
Ontario - Ottawa
Ontario - Southeastern
Ontario - Southwestern
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon Territory
International
Australia, Bahrain, China, France, Germany, Guinea, Hong Kong (SAR), Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
Dynamics AX Axapta Financial Management Accounts Payable 8 2006  
    Accounts Receivable 8 2006  
    Bank Management 8 2006  
    Fixed Assets 8 2006  
    General Ledger 8 2006  
  Manufacturing and Distribution Enterprise Portal 5 2008  
    Master Planning 2 2008  
    Production I 2 2008  
  Project Management Project 5 2007  
  Reporting and Business Analysis Business Analysis 16 1997  
  Supply Chain Management Logistics 6 2007  
    Master Planning 5 2008  
    Trade (Sales Orders, Quotations, Purchase Orders, Inventory) 6 2007  
Retail Management System Card Processing Card Processing 3 2010  
  MRMS Headquarters MRMS Headquarters 3 2010  
  MRMS Store Operations MRMS Store Operations 3 2010  

Employment History

Job Title
Functional Architect, Functional Lead for Retail, Finance, SCM,
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
11/2010 to Current

§  Partner and Director of a newly established Consulting Firm.

§  Providing services as Independent contractor resource to end-client. 
Projects

a. FurnitureIndustry           April 2011 - Present
b. Oil/GasService Industry November 2010 – March2011


My Role

Working as Sr. Financial Lead on the project, and primary responsibilities include creating a Global Template Company to be used for roll-out for all the countries during implementation.

·        Working with business stakeholders to understand the goals and objectives of the project/assignment.

·        Lead the requirements gathering process, analysis and documentation.

·        Perform system configuration and writing details design specifications for customizations.

·        Design and setup security.

ModuleImplementing

·                                   Retail

·                                   POS

·                                   Finance

·                                   Project

·                                   Trade & Logistics

·                                   Production


Job Title
Project Manager / Functional Team Lead
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
05/2008 to 11/2010

§  As Retail Practice Lead role, responsible for establishment and continuous improvement of retail practice lead expertise within the entire organization.

§  Working as a Project Manager; managing projects /team resources for effective/maximum utilization. Planning and execution of implementation tasks through effective project management, collaboration and communication utilizing Microsoft Business Solutions standard project management techniques.

§   As PM role, primarily responsible for the development of scope of work (SOW), implementation plans, budgets and required resource plans.

§  Identifying and resolving project-related issues in a timely manner, utilizing available resources.

§  As Senior Consultant/team lead role, extensively involved in configuration, setup, testing, training and go-live activities during the entire project cycle.

Projects

 

a.        HDS RNA.

 

The Company

Hachette Distribution Services (HDS) operates the largest network of culture and entertainment stores in the World with over 3,600 retail stores in 19 countries and over $5.5 billion US in sales. The group achieves 26% of worldwide sales in North America between HDS Retail and sister companies.

 

My Role

HDS has two distinct AS400 based system RETEK and LAWSON. They have decided to replace them by MS Dynamics AX 2009 along with the vertical solution LS Retail provided by MS Gold Partner on AX platform. After successfully completing conference room pilot (CRP) now engaged in the implementation of Dynamics AX 2009 along with LS Retail vertical. I am working as a “Functional Lead” on this project, and responsible for the overall design and delivery for both finance and trade & logistics.

 

 

b.       Subaru Canada Inc.

 

The Company

Subaru Canada Inc. (SCI) is a leading vehicle sale organization under the guidance of Fuji Heavy Industries Japan. It offers large variety of Subaru brand vehicles in Canadian Market. It operates with a network of more than 100 dealers across Canada.

 

My Role

Subaru has decided to replace its old AS400 based ERP system by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. We are currently engaged to have the financial module implementation with a go-live date of January 26th 2009. My role in this project is to work as financial lead. I am responsible for preparation of as is blue print documents, to be design documents, and detailed development specification documents for customization tasks. Also involve in preparation of user testing scripts and training of Subaru project team.

 

 

c.        DIS Ltd.

 

The Company

For more than 20 years DIS Limited has been delivering Software Applications and Information Technology (IT) solutions to the independent and franchise dealership market in Canada and abroad. Their Dealer Management Solutions and dealer point offerings are currently installed at over 3200 dealers in 6 countries.


 

 

My Role

Ideaca got the opportunity to perform a fit-gap analysis to confirm if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is a best fit to replace the finance module of their existing solution offering. We have performed a high level fit-gap analysis and provided DIS Ltd. with a solution document for their further decision.

 

 

d.       ESI Canada.

 

The Company

ESI Canada is the leading health claim management company in Canada. It serves over 6.5 million drug plan members and 2 million dental plan members. It helps Insurers, Third Party Administrators and the public sector optimize the value of drug and dental benefits by employing our sophisticated healthcare knowledge, leading-edge technology and innovative managed care principals to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare products.

 

My Role

Ideaca got engaged in evaluating Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 ability to handle high volumes of data. I had analyzed ESI’s eventualities and prepared various scenarios for high volume testing. These testing involved A/P invoices and the entire payment process with cheque-run or EFT-run.

Job Title
Project Manager / Sr. Consultant
Industry
Oil and Gas
11/2006 to 05/2008

§         Working as a Project Manager and handling multiple projects simultaneously.

§         Managing projects /team resources for effective/maximum utilization.

§         Planning and execution of implementation tasks through effective project management, collaboration and communication utilizing Microsoft Business Solutions “Sure Step” Methodology and “Consulting Tool Kit”.

§         Identifying and resolving project-related issues in a timely manner, utilizing available resources.

§         Updating Senior Management and client on project status, including escalation of critical project issues and recommendations for resolution.

§         Collaborating with sales team for Prospecting and Qualifying opportunities.

§         As Senior Consultant role, extensively involved in configuration, setup, testing, training and go-live activities during the entire project cycle.

§         Also working as Techno-functional capacity and assisting technical team in installation and minor customization of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Implemented projects

§         Completed five mining implementation in North America.

§         Major modules implemented:

·         Finance

·         Trade & Logistics

·         Project

·         Inventory

·         Fixed Assets

§         Third-party adds-on:

·         ReQlogic by Tectura (involved in coordination and every step of implementation)

·         FRx (Good knowledge of developing balance sheets and income statements)
.         EAM (Enterprice Asset Management - Former MRO) Got on job training for the product.

Projects

 

§  Completed six mining implementation in North America.

 

a.        Adanac Molybdenum Corp., Surrey, BC, Canada

b.       Redcorp Ventures Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada

c.        Strategic Resource Acquisition Corp., Toronto, ON, Canada

d.       Excellon Resources Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada

e.        Anatolia Minerals Development Ltd., USA

f.         NewWest Gold Corp., USA

 

§  Major modules implemented:

·         Finance

·         Trade & Logistics

·         Project

·         Inventory

·         Fixed Assets

Job Title
SAP SD Consultant
Industry
Pharmaceuticals
02/2006 to 11/2006

§         Involved in the development of Business Blue prints by detailed study of Business process procedures & gathering requirements from functional business owners.

§         Supported the configuration of organization structure in sales & distribution.

§         Involved in the configuration of master data - material master, customer master, etc.

§         Coordinated with consultants in other modules while designing new functional requirements.

§         Conducted user sessions for aid to migration of customer master & material master data population.

§         Prepared user training manuals, and.

§         Conducted end-user training.

Job Title
SAP Consultant/SAP Support Specialist
Industry
Industrial Products
01/2003 to 12/2005

§         Involved in Business Blue Printing.

§         Configured Different types of Sales Documents like Standard Orders, Cash Sales, Rush Orders, etc.

§         Worked on Configuring Pricing Determination Procedure including condition tables, condition types, access sequence, Customer and Document pricing procedure.

§         Involved pre & post-implementation testing.

·         Performed Unit testing (U.T.) and,

·         Involved in User acceptance testing (U.A.T.)

§         Involved in analyzing and testing migration data for customer master and material master.

§         Trained end-users in Sales Order Processing.

§         Involved in Go live and support.

§         Worked as SAP help desk support specialist.  Involved in day-to-day level-1 and level-2 support functionality.

Worked as a team member in resolution of various production problems in SD and cross-functional applications. Problems solved include incorrect delivery dates due to improper master data, data inconsistencies, pricing problems, etc.
Job Title
Warehouse Manager
Industry
Apparel
10/2000 to 11/2001

§         Accountable for all the warehouse activities, including import, inventory and shipping.

§         Other responsibilities include liaison with the customs agents, trucking companies and other accessories suppliers.

§         Issuance of management reports for stock, GIT and sales.

Job Title
Business Analyst / JD Edward Consultant
Industry
Retail
07/1997 to 09/2000

q       JD Edwards’ Implementation

§         Member of CIT (Core Implementation Team) responsible for making the organization Y2K compliant by implementing JDE throughout the organization.

§         Extensive training and practical exposure for J.D.Edwards Modules by certified consultants.

§         Special expertise for the following modules:

o        Purchase Order, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, Shop Floor Control

§         Worked mainly in business re-engineering, defining and refining business processes as per principals laid down by best practices of the Organization and ERP.

§         Involved in writing functional specifications.

§         Prepared user training manuals and

§         Trained End-users in handling day to day operations.

§         Provided post-implementation support.

Job Title
Manager PPIC – MIS
Industry
Apparel
04/1995 to 03/1997

§         Planning, establishment and management of new department (PPIC-MIS) of the freshly started Tannery (Leather Processing Unit); setting up different systems & procedures for the factory.

§         Development of comprehensive MIS system to help the CEO, GM, finance manager and production manager to monitor the tanning to finishing process.

§         Preparation and execution of master production schedule and material requirement planning for the production of finished leather.

§         Assisting top management to develop HR and other general systems.

Job Title
Coordination & Planning Engineer
Industry
Chemicals
05/1993 to 04/1995

§         Worked and coordinated as system analyst for the development of the Computerized Project Monitoring System, developed in UNIX environment using Oracle database, which features progress monitoring, resource management, etc.

Efficiently worked as a designer for fast turn-around designing using MS Project & AutoCAD.
Job Title
Design Engineer
Industry
Automotive
07/1992 to 05/1993

§         Worked on AutoCAD for designing various automobile parts.

§         Assisted in designing different heavy automobile vehicle parts.

§         Layout & designing of technical publications, lubrication’s manual, etc. for different vehicles using popular desktop publishing packages.

Qualifications

Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1992 NED University of Engg. & Tech. B S - Mechanical  
2007 Mt. Royal College, Calgary Project Management Certification  
2007 EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) Full Implementation Training  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2006 Microsoft Dyanmics AX Finance V 3.0/4.0/2009/2012  
2006 Microsoft Dynamics AX Trade & Logistics V 3.0 / 4.0 / 2009  
2007 Microsoft Dynamics AX Project Module V 4.0  
2007 Microsoft Dynamics AX Production V 4.0  
2006 SAP Sales & Distribution  
1997 JD Edward Production & Manufacturing