Saumya Ganguly

Saumya Ganguly

ERP Solution Architect ✰ Program & Project Manager for Global Engagements ✰ Practice Area Leader ✰ Methodology Exponent

Woodbridge, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)
Information Technology and Services

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Saumya Ganguly's Overview


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Saumya Ganguly's Summary

I am a practice and engagement lead with a consultative approach delivering value in business application implementations & management.

In my consulting experience of “making strategy happen” I have had roles at both ends of the professional services supply chain – as an external consultant and as an in-house program manager. I have the ability to bring about the orchestration of people with diverse cultures, processes and technology in the organization ecosystem.

I have managed both content (scope, work schedules & teams) and context (business benefits, risks & stakeholders) in multiple ERP platforms. I was identified as a method exponent in IBM as I know how to use methodology to bring structure in a dynamic environment and yet am pragmatic enough to be agile.

My other roles have included that of Practice Business Operations Manager, People Manager, and Competency Leader. I have been responsible for talent acquisition and championing adoption of CMMI Level 5 processes. As Strategic Advisory Services lead, I collaborated with other managers to own and define the medium term objectives of a new business competency unit in alignment to the mission defined by the business unit leader.

In Practice Area Lead and Account Management roles I have had P&L responsibility. My pre-sales cycle experience has been as bid manager and lead pre-sales consulting manager for ERP implementation and management opportunities

My process experience focus is financial accounting with with a good working knowledge of materials management and sales & distribution processes. Manufacturing (process & discreet), Chemicals, Publication, Professional Services and Beverages industries make up my business processes exposure. My experience in Global Delivery Models are across two major organizations in this business are in application management, application implementation, upgrades & development, and course-ware development engagements.


Program & Project Management, IT Systems implementation, Application Portfolio Analysis, Solution Architecture Development, Product Fitment and Feasibility Analysis, Organization Change Management, Application Management Outsourcing, Global Delivery, Financial & Cost Accounting, Manufacturing, Newspaper Publication and Professional Services industries, SDLC Methodologies, Method Exponent, Coaching & Mentoring

Saumya Ganguly's Experience

Project Manager

Allied Building Products

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Building Materials industry

September 2014Present (1 month) East Rutherford

Supporting and collaborating with business process owners to identify application requirements, executing projects and performing tasks designed to fulfill user needs. Project planning/scheduling, setting of deadlines, assignment and management of responsibilities, progress monitoring and reporting, communication with vendors.

Global Engagement / Client Relationship Manager, Practice Area Leader, Business Operations Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CTSH; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2005September 2014 (9 years)

Managing relationship, managing the P&L and point of escalation for application management and infrastructure services for an LOB in a Insurance sector client * Life Science (Pharma) engagement assignments on application rationalization due to separation / spin off, realignment of center of excellence / center of practice, relationship management, and delivery excellence programs * Prior roles & responsibilities include North America initiative lead in a Strategic Initiative that is bringing about organizational behavioral change in the client relationship and engagement execution communities and roles - as part of the Enterprise Transformation function. * Program and Account management (in a relationship of about $15 M) in a Banking Financials major at their Florida Treasury center. * Program Manager of a Budgeting & Forecasting Solution on SAP BPC. * Oracle Solutions/Health-care Practice Area Lead, North America; practice manager of ERP Strategic Advisory Services in business process & applications * New offerings development * ERP maintenance and development support in the outsourcing/"best-shoring" model * Business operations management * CMMI process championing * Resource Management & Talent development

ERP Consultant, PeopleSoft Project Manager, People & Practice Manager, Competency Leader

IBM Business Consulting Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2003September 2005 (2 years 9 months)

Managed ERP (PeopleSoft) Implementations at Toyota, IBM, Birlasoft. * PeopleSoft Competency Lead, ASEAN/SA, BCS Solutions Group, IBM Business Consulting Services * Method Exponent, Delivery Excellence Champion, People Manager * Business Development support - proposal management for a major Media & Publication house* Solution architecting & engagment management for Automotive and Professional Services organizations

Principal Consultant, ERP Implementation Manager, eBusiness Engagement Manager, Practice Manager


Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

March 2000December 2002 (2 years 10 months)

Practice manager - eBusiness practice, PeopleSoft practice * Managed eBusiness strategy and portal engagements * Managed ERP implementation * Finanical/Distribution solutions and engagement for Process manufacturing (Tobacco) and discreet manufacturing, Financial Securities, Career management, Online marketplace, Automotive manufacturing

SAP Functional Consultant


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SAP; Computer Software industry

October 1999February 2000 (5 months)

SAP R/3 CIN implementation * SAP R/3 Treasury exposure * Financial & Statutory accounting in Manufacturing Group company

SAP Functional Consultant

Datacore Systems

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 1999September 1999 (4 months)

SAP FI/CO consultant

Management Consultant, Lead SAP Functional Consultant, Business Systems Analyst


Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

April 1991April 1999 (8 years 1 month)

Managed/Lead FI-CO Consultant in SAP R/3 implementaitons * Project Leads at Custom Software engagments * Systems Analyst & Designer * Instructional Design Analyst/Designer * Strategic Information Systems Planning * Financial Policies implementation (Financial Rehabilitation engagement) * Information System Risk Management * Financial accounting, Cost Accounting, Production Information system, Advertisement management & accounting for Process Manufacturing, Pubishing, Plant Construction & Engineering sectors * Business development - proposals, solution architecting

Saumya Ganguly's Skills & Expertise

  1. ERP
  2. Program Management
  3. SDLC
  4. Methodology
  5. Pre-sales
  6. Consulting
  7. Solution Architecture
  8. Change Management
  9. Global Delivery
  10. Management
  11. Resource Management
  12. Leadership
  13. Project Management
  14. IT Strategy
  15. Business Development
  16. Professional Services
  17. Risk Management
  18. Business Process Improvement
  19. Project Governance
  20. Requirements Analysis
  21. PMO
  22. SAP
  23. Requirements Management
  24. Stakeholder Management
  25. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  26. Social Media
  27. Community Sites
  28. Social Media Marketing
  29. Online Communities
  30. Performance Management
  31. Communications Management
  32. P&L Management
  33. Account Management
  34. Feasibility Studies
  35. Scope Management
  36. Benefits Realisation
  37. Coaching
  38. Financial Accounting
  39. Cost Accounting
  40. Software Implementation
  41. Public Relations
  42. Organization Change Management
  43. Feasibility analysis
  44. People Management
  45. Behavioral Assessment
  46. Outsourcing
  47. Offshoring

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Saumya Ganguly's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Bengali

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Hindi

    (Elementary proficiency)

Saumya Ganguly's Additional Information


Saumya Ganguly's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Citizen Teacher

      Citizen Schools
      • Education
      2011 present (3 years)
    • Neighborhood Lead

      Nextdoor, Inc.
      • Social Services
      2013 present (1 year)

      Have been the founder and lead for neighborhood community website on Nextdoor. Champions the platform to the neighbors and residents - as well as to the City administration for the City Program.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services

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