Manav Anand, Developer in Atlanta, GA, United States
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Manav Anand

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SAP Architect and Developer

Atlanta, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 14, 2023

Manav is an SAP architect with over 18 years of experience implementing SAP solutions for clients in multiple industries. He has a vast knowledge of the SAP supply chain and master data solutions with acute acumen for technical know-how. As a solution architect, he has led delivery teams to successfully implement the SAP S/4HANA suite, handling related enhancement and integration projects.


SAP, SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), APIs, SAP Integration
Freelance Clients
Manhattan WMS, Coupa, SAP Integration, API Integration, SAP S/4HANA, Jira...
SAP, SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Investment Management (IM), SAP Retail...




Preferred Environment

Windows 10, SAP

The most amazing...

...project I've led is the delivery of complex integrations of SAP S/4HANA with legacy applications, redefining and realigning system landscapes and layouts.

Work Experience

SAP Solution Architect

2023 - 2023
  • Led a team of functional and technical consultants to design the integration between SAP and a new AI tool.
  • Reviewed, advised, and approved technical requirements and design documents utilizing SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI).
  • Completed design activities, beating the project's timeline and allowing for fast development of the SAP interfaces within the project. This resulted in an SAP integration timeline reduction of 15% over the whole program.
Technologies: SAP, SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), APIs, SAP Integration

Senior SAP Solution Architect

2021 - 2023
Freelance Clients
  • Successfully delivered SAP S/4 HANA implementation project as a senior solution architect and leading games retailer - GameStop. Consulted with an agriculture client on the S/4 HANA strategy and custom solution designs for the client - Nutrien.
  • Led and owned the SAP supply chain and master data streams within the program. Conducted solution design workshops with businesses to identify and define future state business processes in SAP.
  • Reviewed and advised teams on the solutions being implemented in SAP and worked closely with program managers to align delivery times.
  • Managed the cutover and go-live stages. Oversaw the end-to-end data load and business validations after the data load in the new SAP S/4 HANA system. Led the hypercare team to manage over 3,000 SAP Jira tickets in the first week after going live.
  • Recognized by the program sponsor for having less than 5% system-related issues in the supply chain area the first week after SAP went live.
Technologies: Manhattan WMS, Coupa, SAP Integration, API Integration, SAP S/4HANA, Jira, SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Investment Management (IM), SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD), SAP Master Data Management (MDM)

SAP Solution Architect

2015 - 2021
  • Worked as SAP solution architect for the following clients, delivering innovative SAP Solutions: Discount Tire (2015 - 2019), Under Armour (2019 - 2020), VF Corp (8/2020 - 12/202), Wawa (2/2021 - 10/2021).
  • Worked on projects encompassing SAP ECC Retail implementation and HANA upgrade, SAP Global Template-based Asia Rollout, SAP S/4 HANA implementation with rollout across US-based locations, multiple enhancement projects, and Coupa implementation.
  • Successfully delivered each project under budget, over scope, and on time for all the clients.
  • Promoted to program delivery ownership for HANA upgrade. The client promoted me from senior solution architect to delivery owner for the multimillion Coupa implementation program.
Technologies: SAP, SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Investment Management (IM), SAP Retail, SAP FICO, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD), SAP Logistics Execution (LE), SAP LSMW Data Migrations, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Integration

Senior SAP Consultant

2007 - 2014
Freelance Clients
  • Worked with several SAP projects, at multiple manufacturing, retail, and oil and gas clients.
  • Included in the scope of SAP work were SAP ECC, SAP Retail implementations, multiple SAP enhancements, and SAP integrations with surrounding applications.
  • Led a team of SAP Consultants on SAP projects, as a senior consultant.
Technologies: SAP, SAP Retail, Oil & Gas, SAP Agriculture, SAP Integration, SAP Investment Management (IM), SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Senior Business Analyst

2005 - 2006
Delphi Auto Parts
  • Worked in International Procurement Offices (IPO) as a senior business analyst at Delphi's APAC IPO headquarters in India. Later in my tenure, I became an SME for SAP implementation in the APAC region.
  • Charged with outsourcing existing parts to low-cost South Asian countries. Worked with the engineering team for the development and manufacturing setup of new parts.
  • Led Europe and Asia Pacific EMAC (Enterprisewide Materials Attack on Costing) Program. Guided and coordinated the material cost savings program across 28 regional plants. Conducted business team working on SAP implementation in the APAC region.
  • Won the best employee award in the IPO division in 2006.
Technologies: Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement

SAP S/4HANA Greenfield Implementation

I built this project's SAP supply chain implementation team, collaborating with an implementation partner to interview and onboard team members. The project involved building and finalizing timelines based on the project scope, defining the data conversion strategy, and scheduling project phases for mock cutover and product cutover times. I also participated in the steering committee meetings with senior IT leads to provide inputs on project progress. In addition, I led the team during requirement workshops and discussion sessions for gathering business requirements.

The source-to-pay (S2P) solutions designed during this project covered:
• Purchase orders, electronic data interchange (EDI), advanced shipping notice (ASN), goods receipt, and invoicing
• Sourcing master data systems
• Allocations
• Replenishment processes, including allocation, STOs, outbound and inbound deliveries, and intercompany billing
• Integration with surrounding applications
• Physical inventory processes
• Multiple custom developments

SAP Integration

This project involved designing new integrations with AI solutions. I handled all outbound interfaces from SAP to inventory smart solutions and created the inbound interface for PO and STO creation. I also collaborated on designing a new supersession functionality for the business utilizing SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Fiori. Currently, the project is in the development phase in collaboration with the client's offshore team.
2013 - 2014

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Supply Chain Management and Leadership

Arizona State University - Tempe, USA

1999 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Punjab Technical University - Punjab, India


SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement



SAP Merchandise and Assortment Planning



SAP MM Certification



SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP S/4HANA, Jira, SAP Fiori






Windows 10, Materials Management, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP LSMW Data Migrations, SAP Fashion Solution, SAP Investment Management (IM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Leadership, Engineering, SAP MAP, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), SAP, SAP Integration, Manhattan WMS, Coupa, API Integration, APIs, Mechanical Engineering, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), SAP Retail, SAP FICO, SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD), SAP Logistics Execution (LE), Oil & Gas, SAP Agriculture, Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement

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