Padmini Kusam, Developer in Round Rock, TX, United States
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Padmini Kusam

Verified Expert  in Engineering

SAP Developer

Round Rock, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 17, 2024

Padmini is a results-driven SAP master data quality professional with 15+ years of experience in implementing and managing data quality projects. A highly analytical data analyst with a strong foundation in SAP MDM, she uses industry-leading tools and methodologies to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and data integrity throughout the migration process. Padmini is also skilled in fostering collaboration among cross-functional teams to bolster data governance and adherence to compliance standards.


Data Quality Governance, Data Migration, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office...
SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP MDG, SQL...
SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Master Data Management (MDM)...




Preferred Environment

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

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a data dictionary for a material master, standardizing definitions for industry-specific materials in the oil and gas sector.

Work Experience

SAP Functional Consultant | Customer Master Data

2020 - 2023
  • Led the customer master data (CMD) migration into the SAP S/4HANA platform as a result of a company merger. Assessed source data's quality, consistency, and structure, identifying inconsistencies, errors, and redundancies before migration.
  • Developed a data migration plan outlining the sequence, dependencies, and key milestones.
  • Defined mapping rules for accurate translation of data considering field transformations and conversions. Applied transformations and formatting changes to match SAP S/4HANA. Conducted data validation and reconciliation checks post-migration.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to ensure data accuracy, consistency, and compliance, rectified migration errors, instituted governance protocols, and conducted tests for migration success.
  • Documented migration processes, provided user training, and coordinated cross-functional teams for seamless migration. Offered ongoing support, identified process enhancements, and ensured compliance.
Technologies: Data Quality Governance, Data Migration, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Power BI

SAP Functional Consultant

2016 - 2020
  • Migrated vendor data from Microsoft AX Dynamics to SAP ECC for our client Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie company. Spearheaded a data outreach campaign to widen the scope of data acquisition.
  • Managed data collection, validation, and quality assessment. Established data standards, enhanced data quality, and mapped data fields.
  • Educated procurement on data significance and trained them. Created test scenarios, fixed data errors, and aligned data with SAP standards.
  • Headed data model definition and management for SAP Ariba's sourcing, contracts, and P2P solution for our client Smith+Nephew. Acted as liaison between Global Data Quality and project teams to align data harmonization initiatives.
  • Represented Global Data Quality interests in blueprint and design workshops, compiled detailed project documentation for data quality management, and purified and de-duplicated vendor master data in the SAP system.
Technologies: SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP MDG, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

SAP Functional Consultant

2007 - 2015
  • Worked at various client locations on various SAP Materials Management (MM) and data-related projects.
  • Cleansed and migrated data, established and applied data standards, educated business groups on data significance with SOPs and training materials, and led workshops on post-launch data governance and maintenance.
  • Developed a data dictionary for material master, standardizing definitions for industry-specific materials in the oil and gas sector.
Technologies: SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Master Data Management (MDM), Microsoft Excel, SQL

Customer Master Data Migration for an AbbVie Company

Spearheaded the migration and integration of CMD from ECC to SAP S/4HANA in the context of a significant merger. The process involved orchestrating a comprehensive refinement and data purification procedure, encompassing tasks such as business localization, data validation, and crafting matching rules to ensure seamless integration.

As a project lead, I meticulously managed the phased execution of the project across multiple regions, overseeing each transition to guarantee smooth operations and iteratively refining our implementation strategies. Additionally, I established robust data governance frameworks to maintain data integrity post-implementation. Providing ongoing support to business operations was a key aspect of my role, ensuring that the transition was successful and sustained over time. Leveraging my expertise, I developed Power BI reports to monitor and uphold data integrity across various parameters, further cementing the success of migration and integration efforts.
2005 - 2007

Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

Wayne State University - Detroit, MI, United States

2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad - Hyderabad, India


Microsoft Excel, SAP Materials Management (MM), Microsoft Power BI, SAP S/4HANA, Informatica ETL, SAP MDG






Microsoft Office, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), Data Quality Governance, Data Migration, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Lean Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), Optimization, SAP Ariba, Data Integrity Testing

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