SAP consultant jobs

SAP Consultant jobs

With the prolific use of SAP software as a common platform, especially in larger corporations, your role as a SAP Consultant is an important one.  Typically you work with several levels of management, particularly in larger companies. In your role, you facilitate the operations of a computer/network system via SAP software. That means you need to be comfortable working at a desk for long periods. In today’s era of mobility, you should also have first-hand understanding of all conventional operating systems. You should also be open to traveling, if necessary.

Much of the time, SAP Consultants work for consulting firms rather than for the client companies themselves. The consulting firms are therefore the SAP Consultants’ employers. Alternately, some SAP Consultants do operate on their own or hold in-house positions, in which case they report to IT Managers, COOs and/or CEOs.

SAP consultant jobs

SAP Consultant job description

In the course of your workday, you:

  • Work with clients to determine their needs 
  • help an organization maximize its use of SAP software according to its specific needs, including business design solutions, business implementation ideas, accounting management, inventory forecasting, cash flow analysis and supply chain management

required skills

To succeed as a SAP Consultant, you need:

  • deep understanding of the platform
  • the ability to think critically
  • good communication skills

future possibilities

Reports from 2010 indicated that SAP Consultants held almost 10 percent of the world’s IT jobs, and this figure is only expected to rise. As the mobility of workers grows, so will the need to protect the safety and accuracy of organizations’ SAP programs. Therefore, it’s unlikely that SAP Consultant jobs will wane any time in the foreseeable future.

The salaries of SAP Consultants range widely depending upon expertise and credentials. Some SAP Consultants may start out making in the mid-$50Ks annually. However, those working for government entities on highly secure projects have been known to make upwards of $150K or more each year. A good baseline expectation in terms of income for SAP Consultants is around $70K plus benefits.

training

A SAP Consultant is usually expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in some kind of technological field or mathematics. In order to use the title of SAP Consultant, an individual should have on-the-job experience with SAP systems. Many consulting firms and corporations have been known to give preference to SAP Consultants with human resources, management, client services, IT, project management and similar backgrounds.

SAP certification courses are available and can increase your credentials. They include SAP Associate and SAP Professional certifications. In addition, some SAP Consultants have added niche certifications to their core SAP credentials, including courses in SAP Composition Environment, SAP NetWeaver Developer Sudio, SAP Project Systems and SAP Service Management.

Randstad is looking for qualified SAP Consultants. Contact Randstad and let us match you with a great company.

If you need experienced SAP Consultants ready to help your business succeed, contact Randstad and let us provide you with qualified candidates as part of your recruitment strategy.

 

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