CI Principal Consultant - FICO

Stamford, CT, US


Leads the client business through all aspects and phases of SAP implementation. Uses in-depth knowledge of SAP best practices, industry standards, and systems expertise to determine the best options for client implementation. Identifies strategic and long-term solutions. May frequently supervise Consultants, Senior Consultants, other Principal Consultants.  May supervise external contractors for the duration of a specified project.

Essential Functions

  • Functions as a team leader or supervisor analyzing client’s business and technical requirements in order to deliver a successful implementation.
  • Develops and maintains client relationships and collaborative team environments with internal colleagues and client business/IT staff.
  • Leads initial process to capture business requirements, system design, recommendations and prototyping including potential solution options.
  • Completes design documentation and defines implementation strategies to include outlining short-term and long-term options for clients.
  • Completes project planning and scoping activities to ensure successful implementation including projecting costs and deliverables, resource planning and utilization, charge management, and user support.
  • Completes system set-up and configuration to ensure technical design specifications to address client requirements.
  • Supervises test development, completes test designs and conducts system testing to ensure effective test execution strategy for project.
  • Identifies and resolves issues stemming from configuration and identified through testing.
  • Develops training materials, identifies a delivery strategy and facilitates training for end-users to ensure client satisfaction and successful end-user adoption.
  • Directs final system set up and cutover, resolving any outstanding exception items or issues.
  • Completes travel planning and logistics, project tracking, project status updates, tracking time and expenses, and ensuring adherence to project budget.

Essential Functions (Continued)

  • Works with Developers, Business Development, Professional Services Management, and other Rizing resources to provide pre-sales assistance and accurate Statement of Work preparation.
  • Provides training, coaching, and mentoring to other consultants and client contacts.
  • Completes continuing education activities to attain and maintain professional certifications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • 10 years SAP Consumer Industries implementation experience including requirements gathering, configuration, system design, training, and change management.
  • 3 years of experience in solution delivery.

Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant SAP Certifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Expert knowledge of SAP Consumer Industry best practices.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Ability to attentively listen and effectively communicate in oral and written format with clients.
  • Ability to build relationships, effectively articulating ideas to various audiences, creating and delivering presentations, facilitating focus groups and workshops.
  • Ability to assess and assist clients with existing systems and optimize their solutions using existing knowledge of system functionality and best practice recommendations.
  • Ability to build and scope a project plan and oversee successful completion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse project team, deploying the features and functions of SAP products as outlined in the Statement of Work.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems, with the ability to implement resolutions.
  • Ability to think in abstracts and logically, diligently asking probing questions and recommending solutions.
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage others.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Continued)

Work Environment and Special Consideration

  • Works in a professional office and/or remote office environment.
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, phones, and headsets. May also use white boards and/or virtual meeting rooms.




Rizing is a privately held multi-million dollar international company fully committed to providing leading SAP functional and technical services to our customers.  We provide  best in-class solutions to meet the global demand for SAP consulting, implementation services, and products by leveraging our industry expertise to help companies run better.   For companies seeking to transform their business through SAP software, Rizing combines the scale and stability of a global company able to take on more complex projects with the expertise, focus, and attention of a boutique firm.   We offer specialized services in:   

  • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Geospatial services
  • Human Capital Management (HCM)  through on-premise HCM and SuccessFactors 
  • Consumer Industries (CI) for Retail, Fashion, Consumer Products and Wholesale

If you value a culture that respects diversity, individual courage, integrity, excellence, and promotes team collaboration, Rizing may be right for you.

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