S/4HANA Local Deployment Learning Manager

Bakersfield, California, United States

Job Reference 1242801

Location Bakersfield, California, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Project Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 3, 2024

One of our major Oil & Gas clients is in need of a Learning Manager with expertise in SAP S/4HANA for a 1-year assignment at their facilities in Bakersfield, California.
Job Description: 
The Learning Manager is a pivotal role in ensuring that ~800 employees across our Business Unit are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use and adopt SAP S/4HANA.  You will be responsible for overseeing the training coordination, execution of training sessions and continuously assessing the training needs of local end users to meet the evolving needs of the workforce. Your goal will be to enhance user competency, productivity, and adoption of SAP S/4HANA through effective local training programs and delivery. 
They will also partner with the Central Team out of Houston, as well as the other Upstream Business Units in the same deployment release, to ensure successful execution of deployment activities and business readiness at deployment.  

  1. Collaborate with the Central Program Team (in Houston), the Systems Integrator (in Houston), and the other Upstream Business Units to understand and execute the local deployment learning objectives, requirements, and activities. 
  2. Review and collaborate with local functional team members & process owners to ensure business context training materials and job aids meet the needs of the business unit. 
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and adjust based on feedback and performance metrics. 
  4. Collaborate and participate with other business unit sub-teams to standardize training delivery, address training challenges, and share best practices. 
  5. Stay abreast of the product backlog, release updates, change impacts, and testing results to ensure training programs are current and relevant. 
  6. Facilitate a supportive learning environment, providing additional support where necessary to ensure all employees achieve proficiency and adoption. 
  7. Manage the coordination of training delivery, and programs, including schedules, resources, and technology requirements. 

Required Experience: 
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience as a training manager, trainer/educator, or similar role, with a focus on SAP S/4HANA or similar ERP systems.   
  • Strong understanding of SAP S/4HANA applications, system functionalities, and business processes. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to engage with participants effectively. 
  • Ability to oversee the execution of engaging and effective complex training programs. 
  • Experience with adult learning principles and training assessment methodologies. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related fields. 
  • Multiple full-cycle ERP deployments, with at least one deployment working directly for the client/business. 

Preferred Experience: 
  • Multiple full-cycle ERP deployments, working for any team – SAP, the Systems Integrator, or the Business. 
  • Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, or Power deployment experience that includes frontline operations and maintenance stakeholders.  

  • Location & Schedule:  
    • Choose between a 4/10 schedule or a 9/80 schedule 
    • Both are hybrid locations – Monday & Friday are always remote; Tuesday – Thursday is in-person at the Bakersfield, CA offices.   
    • Schedule is subject to change during cutover, testing, Go-Live, and/or hypercare, based on business needs.    
  • Travel 
    • Travel is required.   
    • The frequency of travel will vary:  low at the onset of the project;  and higher while training is being delivered. 
    • The field locations range from 2 to 110 miles from Bakersfield.  Overnight stays are not expected, but may be warranted on occasion.   

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