Release Planner- Analyst- ESSA Region

Job Description

Auto req ID: 209437BR

Job Description

The main purpose of this position is to review IT programs and release calendars, pre-slot projects, create preliminary release lists, and create deployment plans.
The position coordinates program and release reviews and change approvals for Europe release calendars (SAP and other technologies), ensuring successful end to end execution and delivery of releases across all applicable teams.

Functional Responsibilities
 Defines and improves environment management processes
 Coordinate SAP and other projects within a release including reviews and change approvals
 Identifies opens and escalates issues as appropriate.
 Manage risks, impacts and potential conflicts of change for the planned releases including exceptions for SAP environments
 Guardrail service management standards (e.g., ITIL)
 Governs release compliance and quality (e.g., facilitating adherence to the guardrails for stage gates)
 Facilitates stage gates, guardrails and ongoing planning/status meetings for project releases
 Facilitates approval and delivery of non-Release change to the SAP projects landscape
 Reviews the final project portfolio for the environments for conflicts
 Deliver SAP and non SAP environment calendars with freezes, refreshes and availability, including a 3 year draft
 Conducts weekly release meeting in order to deliver cross-project status
 Coordinates design reviews and stage gates. Facilitates milestone deliveries
 Ensures Europe projects participation in design and test review
 Resolves issues between Europe projects & other project teams in the same release
 Ensures system, user acceptance test (UAT) and regression test are being performed across a project release
 Defines and creates SAP TCO strategy and detailed planning
People Responsibilities
 No formal people management responsibilities
 Will support a team largely based in Europe


 PMI certification (nice to have)
 Knowledge and experience in following tools, disciplines and processes are nice to have: SAP Solution Manager, SAP Charm, Service Now, Microfocus ALM tools, CPG industry experience, project implementation and production support experience
 Embraces Challenges and Risk; Smart Innovator; Demonstrates Global Acumen; Embodies Integrity and Trust; Collaborates Beyond Boundaries; Delivers the Right Results

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular