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Career Advice- getting back into SAP

Former Member
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Hi,

i am a 44 year old guy and am a senior sales manager in an IT company. about 11 years back i was a SAP SD R/3 consultant and completed a couple of implementations as lead SD consultant. for the last decade i have been in industry, in sales, in outsourcing, services etc.

my career has become stagnant for the last few years not only because of my seniority but also because of market conditions. i am seriously considering re-training in SAP and getting back into SAP.

i would appreciate good feedback and comments on this, and what kind of modules i should be looking to train into, what challenges, what opportunities.

thks

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OttoGold
Active Contributor
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Hello,

I have an advise, but must warn you it is just an opinion, not a direct experience.

You can see big picture (various positions), you know how SAP works (experience from past), you`re on the senior level and in ages when customer or junior consultants (teenagers) can trust your judgement and follow your lead. That means... busines consultant/ solution architect/ bridge consultant/ team lead.

Do not try to pretend you can handle the whole project by yourself. Do not pretend you can do all the development. You should be able to understand the need, translate it into the technical language, distribute the sub-tasks, go through the results and do the quality assurance, put pieces from other members of the team together and hand it over to the "customer".

This is the story I would be able to sell to a potential employer if I would have your "experience". We can discuss it further, if you want,

cheers Otto

Former Member
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Hi Otto,

thanks for the post. how can i get in touch with you, off forum?

thks

cp

OttoGold
Active Contributor
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I updated my business card to help you "find me".

On the other hand people often discuss things in public, because only then can othersbenefit from the advise. As you wish.

Cheers Otto